Esther's Gift: A Mitford Christmas Story

by Jan Karon

Hardcover, 2002



Readers flocked home to Mitford last Christmas, making The Mitford Snowmena New York Timesbestseller. In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares to bake the annual batch of her famous-and utterly scrumptious-orange marmalade cakes. Right after Christmas Eve service at Lord's Chapel, she and Gene will deliver a two-layer marmalade to each of seven friends and neighbors, all of them favorite Mitford characters. Then Gene calculates what it costs to bake this legendary cake, and Esther is stunned. Is it worth it to spend so much money on people who haven't always measured up to her expectations? The answer is clear. She'll cut her list back-way back. This decision makes perfect sense until the lyrics of a Christmas carol steal into her heart, and help remind her what a gift really means.… (more)

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LibraryThing member nancynova
short sweet Mitford story
LibraryThing member Jonez
2.5 A fun little Christmas story I haven’t read in almost 18 years or so. It was a fun giving the second read through and recalling baking the cake recipe at the end of the book.


Viking (2004), 37 pages




0670031216 / 9780670031214


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