A Christmas in London, England? Children from the workhouse and a kindhearted doll maker? If you don’t mind a bit of sadness before the love, today’s book might be for you.
In a heartwarming novel that is destined to become a Christmas classic, acclaimed author Elvira Woodruff tells the story of two orphaned sisters whose lives are forever changed by a magical doll.
Lucy and Glory are orphaned sisters with no real place to call home. Only their memories of a beautiful doll named Morning Glory brighten their bleak lives. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse where the girls live, Lucy and Glory flee to the mean streets of London.
One day the girls find an old battered doll that Glory senses is their beloved Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll–the girls learn that she has magical powers that will change their lives in amazing ways. With the help of the doll, the sisters discover the true meaning of the Christmas spirit.
My heart goes out to these two sisters, and though the beginning is a bit hard to read because of the harsh conditions, the middle of the book begins to warm things, and by the end a cozy feeling leaves me satisfied.
There really isn’t any “magical powers” in this story. And it’s not a Christian book, so the true story of Christmas is not very well presented. However there is a good message about Christmas. The two sisters, Lucy and Glory are both so sweet and kind. It is a tender story of hardship, friendship, and family.
Is there a secular Christmas story that you enjoy reading? Have you read this book?