A Christmas Angel
by Constance Gelvin
A Christmas Angel is a historical novella of Colorado Springs' life circa 1909. The problems of our society today (bank failures leading to recession, hunger, alcoholism) were in full force in 1909 without the cushion of public social services. But the love of widowed mother Penelope toward her feisty, overly-dramatic daughter Elsie helps them reach out to a 'soiled dove' and her infant.