Elizabeth Keith has provided us with a welcomed and much needed alternative to the crass commercialism of the season. She draws beautiful and peaceful word pictures that take us to a much better place and make us want to stay there. Thank you, Elizabeth for your gift of the season!
I am still trying to figure out the unexpected ending, but perhaps that is the point. Being a literalist, I found myself trying to compute how long she was at Fools Rush Inn Only secondarily did I consider whether the story was symbolic in the spirit of the Christmas season? Nevertheless, I enjoyed the great descriptive writing, the development of characters, and the appreciative presentation of human interaction. A great read for a Christmas that we can enjoy in the simplicity and peace of the season.