Christmas on Deery Street & Other Seasonal Stories
Author: Steven Roberts
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
The story that opens this collection tells of the day that Frank Robinson brought Roger home because “everybody’s gotta have a place to go on Christmas Eve.” And word soon spread throughout the neighborhood that anyone who didn’t have a place to go on Christmas Eve would find a place at the Robinson’s house on Deery Street.
As the neighborhood changes and the children grow and move away, the gatherings on Deery Street get smaller and smaller, until a set of twins shows up at Frank’s door and it’s Christmas on Deery Street all over again.
Magic Socks finds Katie looking for the magic Christmas socks that will help her remember her lines at that night’s Christmas play. After her frantic search does not turn up her magic socks, a frightened Katie goes to the play. When Katie’s halo falls off right before the big scene, she tells the story of Baby Jesus in her own special way, and discovers that the magic was hidden inside her all along.
And in The Angel of Union Station, a snowstorm traps Army Captain Sam Kennedy at Union Station. With the help of a friendly janitor, Sam might just be able to reunite with Jessica and ask her to marry him.
In Christmas on Deery Street & Other Seasonal Stories, Steven Roberts has created a collection that personifies Christmas as much as roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Every story in this collection reminds you of the love and friendship that surrounds the season and warms your heart with just how wonderful life can be. Christmas on Deery Street & Other Seasonal Stories is destined to become a holiday classic.