Monday, November 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 62: The Christmas Chronicles

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

Back in September, I was honored to receive an ARC of The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover. I loved this book! It begs to be read out loud, and I devoured it in one evening. This would be an excellent addition to any family’s holiday celebration.

That’s when I heard the sound. It was rhythmic, silvery: jing, jing, JING! Jing, jing, JING! And it was coming up on me fast over the slope, just as the snow clouds were rolling down from the mountain.
(pg 8 of the ARC)

About the book:

In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.

Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna...

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* Disclaimer: A copy of this book was received from the publisher through


Shelley Munro said...

This sounds like a charming book, full of Christmas magic.

TheBookishSnob said...

What a great book to read with Christmas around the corner! Great teaser :)

You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a sweet book. Great teaser. My TT:

Sunny said...

Sounds fun!

Here's mine:

Alice Audrey said...

You don't often get to see Santa as a boy. Looks like an interesting book.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That sounds wonderful! Hope you're enjoying it.

Here's mine:

(click my name)

Marg said...

I don't read a lot of Christmas novels, although I do seem to have a few to get through this year!

My teaser comes from Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Pam said...

Oh this is such a pretty passage!

Lady Q said...

Great teaser! This book sounds delightful! Here's my Teaser from Firelight. And I've got a big giveaway, too!

gautami tripathy said...

This is very good!

Teaser Tuesady: Remedies by Kate Ledger

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

That sounds very lovely, almost like a mystery Christmas story!

Mine is here:

Heather said...

Shelley: 'Charming' is an excellent word for it! I certainly felt good after reading it.

Bookish: Thanks, it is indeed a great book for this time of year.

Jennifer: Definitely a sweet little book! Even the sniffly passages were worth it.

Sunny: It is fun, sweet, delightful and poignant all rolled into one. ;)

Heather said...

Alice: No, you don't, but you do get a glimpse of the boy he was here.

Laurel-Rain: I think you missed the part about devouring it in one night. It was indeed a wonderful story.

Marg: If you pick up only one other Christmas book, I highly recommend this one. Kids of all ages will love it!

Heather said...

Pam: Thank you, I thought this would be a great one to share and pique people's interest. *VBG*

Lady Q: It is indeed delightful. I could not put it down once I started reading.

Gautami: Thanks, I'm glad you liked! *G*

Crystal: There is indeed a bit of mystery wrapped around the story, as well as plenty of Christmas magic.

kaye said...

this one sounds very good Heather, I like that you recommended it for family reading. I'll check it out. Thanks for stopping by today.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye. Not much of what I read is appropriate for family reading, so thought it important to point out that this one is. It's excellent for reading aloud.

Aisle B said...

Santa! I promise I've been good .... please no coal for me in the stocking!

Now will have to jump start the Xmas reading soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Aisle B: As long as you've been super good, you should have nothing to worry about. Here's to finding lots of great books in your stocking! ;)