Updated: Jan 24, 2022
Books to Gift This Holiday Season
November 21, 2021
If your holiday shopping list includes friends and family who have everything, wrap up some of the latest books to surprise them this season. And remember to pick up a few reads to keep you entertained during the holidays, along with Hallmark Christmas movies of course.
The hottest new releases include a prescient novel by a Charlotte ER doctor, a new mystery from a bestselling author/first lady collaboration, a historical fiction novel about the magic of Narnia and a culinary adventure by a beloved actor.
Shop at Park Road Books or Main St. Books in Davidson or shop via the Amazon links below (book summaries pulled from Amazon.com).
Page Turning Fiction
Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan
Author photo credit: Bud Johnson Photography
Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan was one of my favorite books from this summer, and her latest historical fiction novel explores the magical world of C.S. Lewis.
“Megs Devonshire, on a scholarship at Oxford, is brilliant with numbers and equations. She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live.
When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, who is a professor at her school, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, begging them for answers. What she receives instead are stories . . . little-known tales from different periods in Mr. Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George.
Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother—the story behind Narnia—turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.”