Summary: With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.
Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas. — from Goodreads
I’ve made no secret of my love for Fannie Flagg. She can do no wrong with me. I’m waiting with baited breath for her new book until I have it I’ve been satisfying myself with her other books.
While is has Christmas in the title and it does take place during the season, this really isn’t a Christmas book so feel free to read it anytime. A Redbird Christmas has all the elements I love about Fannie Flagg’s books. There are quirky lovable characters I wish I could be best friends with and spend time in their company. I know everything will work out for the best and there will be a happy ever after. This isn’t a complicated soul searching novel and there are no real surprises but that’s not why I read Fannie Flagg. I read her to spend a nice vacation in a land where all is good.