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With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Christmas comes every year in every era, reminding us to hope, trust, and have faith. This collection of 10 historical fiction stories features moments from America’s holiday past, reflecting inspirational ideas and traditional values. Characters search for Christmas meaning or seek to reconcile their struggles with a message of joy and peace. Each short story presents Christmas in a certain historical era and introduces new characters facing unique challenges. The historical settings include Colonial Era, American War For Independence, Trail of Tears, California Rancho, Civil War, Gilded Age, Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam Conflict, and the Modern Era.