Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Christmas Glass

GuidepostsBooks (October 1, 2009)


Marci Alborghetti


Marci Alborghetti has been writing only slightly longer than she's been reading. In seventh grade she received her first writing prize for a zany Halloween story. The prize? A five dollar gift certificate to a local bookstore. She was hooked. The Christmas Glass is her fourteenth book, and she is currently at work on a sequel as well as a non-fiction book about service. Some of her other books include: Prayer Power: How to Pray When You Think You Can’t, A Season in the South and Twelve Strong Women of God.

She and her husband, Charlie Duffy, live in New London, Connecticut and the San Francisco Bay area. While in New London she facilitates the Saint James Literary Club.


In the tradition of The Christmas Shoes and A Christmas on Jane Street, the heartwarming story of The Christmas Glass shows how, today as always, the Christmas miracle works its wonders in the human heart.

In the early days of World War II in Italy, Anna, a young widow who runs a small orphanage, carefully wraps her most cherished possessions -- a dozen hand-blown, German-made, Christmas ornaments, handed down by her mother -- and sends them to a cousin she hasn't seen in years.

Anna is distressed to part with her only tangible reminder of her mother, but she worries that the ornaments will be lost or destroyed in the war, especially now that her orphanage has begun to secretly shelter Jewish children. Anna's young cousin Filomena is married with two-year-old twins when she receives the box of precious Christmas glass.

After the war, Filomena emigrates to America, where the precious ornaments are passed down through the generations. After more than forty years, twelve people come to possess a piece of Christmas glass, some intimately connected by family bonds, some connected only through the history of the ornaments.

As Christmas Day approaches, readers join each character in a journey of laughter and tears, fractures and healings, as Filomena, now an eighty-four-year-old great-grandmother, brings them all to what will be either a wondrous reunion or a disaster that may shatter them all like the precious glass they cherish.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Christmas Glass, go HERE

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Deanna said...

This will post tomorrow night. I will be including this little book as a Christmas happy along with some Christmas chocolates for several friends!

April Erwin said...

Mine goes up at midnight. Love Christmas novels.

Janna said...

Posted with review... nice book with a different premise.

Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

Mel said...

Reviewed and posted.

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Pattie said...

Posted and reviewed. Thanks for the opportunity!

Stephanie said...

Reviewed and scheduled to post at 9 tonight.

Kim said...

Posted and reviewed.

Carly Kendall said...

Posted with a review at:

Jim Thompson said...


Tarasview said...

posted on Tara's View on Books

Margie Vawter said...

Scheduled to post early Friday morning.

southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up at www.ineedtoread.blogspot.com

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting with a review at midnight.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted the cut & paste. Found it so depressing I hesitated to write a review.

Michelle Sutton said...

Will go up tomorrow night. Almost finished reading it.

Ausjenny said...

posted review to come

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Susan Stitch said...


Jenny said...


Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Posted with review. :)

Brittanie said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted! Great Book!

Abi said...

My review is posted
view it here

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