Item description for O Little Town: A Novel by Don Reid...
Overview Three families in the small town of Mount Jefferson must deal with the sudden problems of individual family members and the tensions that arise among them.
Christmas, 1958: Elvis is on the radio, Ike is in the White House, the Lord is in his holy temple . but there is no peace in Mt. Jefferson.
In a small town where everybody seems to know everybody, there are still a few secrets. Three families find they are connected in ways they never suspected: an angry teen, a dying man, a lonely wife, a daughter in trouble . just ordinary people, muddling their way through ordinary challenges. Illness. Marriage. Bad decisions. Friendship. Faith. Forgiveness.
Spanning three generations, "O Little Town" is a tender tale of love and redemption . and a lonely gravesite where roses mysteriously appear every Christmas. It will touch your heart.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.22" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.09" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher David C. Cook
Series Mt. Jefferson
ISBN 1434799301 ISBN13 9781434799302
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 02:03.
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More About Don Reid
Don Reid, a member of the Statler Brothers, country music's premier singing group for nearly forty years, has established himself as a singer and professional writer in multiple fields.
As a songwriter of 240 published and recorded songs, many of them number one and top ten hits, Reid is the recipient of 18 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) awards, 3 Grammy awards, 9 Country Music Association awards, 48 Music City News/TNN awards, 13 gold albums, and 8 platinum albums.
Reid also cowrote (with his brother Harold) the television series The Statler Brothers Show and numerous TV specials. He has published three nonfiction books (Heroes and Outlaws of the Bible, Sunday Morning Memories, and You Know It's Christmas When.). O Little Town is his first novel.
Don lives with his wife, Deborah, in Staunton, Virginia.
Don Reid currently resides in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about O Little Town: A Novel?
I Know It Has To Be Good! Nov 2, 2009
I have not yet read this book personally as I purchased it as a Christmas gift for my mother. I did not want to spoil the book by putting creases in it reading it before she has a chance to read it herself. I shall read it when she has finished it. I know if it was written by Don Reid it is a fine read indeed! I am a long time fan of the Statler Brothers and I have read some of his other books as well so I know this book will not be a disappointment. He is indeed a very talented gentleman! I anxiously await my turn to read it!
good relaxing read Jun 26, 2009
This book is fun to read. The author really knows people well. It's a good book to relax with and just enjoy.The story is interesting.The characters make me smile.I can identify those same characters in people in my life.
Loved this book... Jan 29, 2009
My husband and daughter gave me this book for Christmas. Don Reid is from my hometown so I was excited to read his first novel. Although the town is not identified as Staunton, I find myself picturing "our town" in my mind as I read and get involved in the lives of the characters. Since I have not lived there since 1986, the memories are sweet and heart-warming to me. This book is a must read for all small town Southerners - and others too - who want to escape in a beautiful character-rich story. Enjoy.
Just What We Need, Right When We Need It Dec 27, 2008
As much as I loved listening to the Statler Brothers for much of my life, I'm awfully glad now that they've retired. Why? These fine men deserve a good retirement, of course, but I'm also glad that Don Reid now has time to channel his creativity in another direction - writing books. I very much enjoyed two of his earlier non-fiction works, and just finished reading his first novel, "O Little Town." I loved it! The story is very well written and keeps the reader wondering how each family's issues are going to be resolved. My favorite part of this book is the thread that's woven throughout the entire story - love intertwined with faith. In today's world, God and His love are so often ignored as people go about their quest of amassing status and wealth; so I love to see, hear, or read about how the Lord works in people's lives. This book did that beautifully. "O Little Town" was balm to my soul. Thank you, Don!
Couldn't Put It Down! Dec 24, 2008
I have read all of Don Reid's books, but this one is the best so far. I live in Staunton, the hometown of the Statler Brothers, and know Don Reid and his wife, Debbie.
I received my book on Friday afternoon, the day before my family Christmas dinner. I am from a huge family and the cook that brings all the family favorites. They were seriously short-changed this year, because I just couldn't stop reading. If I had not finished in time, I would have been late for the dinner--it was that good.
In my own walk with God, I have been struggling with the forgiveness issue. The last chapters, in which all the main characters attend a Christmas Eve candlelight service where the Pastor delivers a sermon about forgiveness, spoke to my heart. I know the model for that pastor was my own pastor, and as I attend my own church's Christmas Eve candlelight service tonight, I will be remembering this fictional service. Don Reid will be in the audience, as always.
Knowing the people and the town caused me to try to figure out where the real stores and theater were located. I will definitely be going to Thornrose Cemetery to find the grave of Eva Clark, and see if the mysterious roses are left this year.