This is a great read for Christmas!! The cover page states: "Before he was Father Christmas...He was simply a father.... A novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart....this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long-overdue Christ-centered mission."
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. The pacing of this one is a little off - slow through the middle and rushed at the end - but those who are longing for a visit to a magical boarding school won't be disappointed. A cool twist on classic fairy tales. (Children's/ YA Fiction)
Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated, determined to walk home to his sweetheart Ada. He finds the land and the girl he remembers to be changed by the war. This book is a bit depressing but a great historical fiction read. Lengthy but worth the number of pages. Liked the movie, too.