A Redbird Christmas ****.* by Fannie Flagg
I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.
My love of books is no secret~ factor in birds in a Christmas setting and this is a recipe for happy holiday reading. For me, a bird book in the hand, is worth a few bird dishes~ so that was the perfect excuse to fly over to Pottery Barn recently for this set of four assorted salad plates. . .
. . . so I’m also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday as part of this Edible Review.
Receiving a diagnosis from his doctor Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold climate of Chicago to spend what he believes to be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River, Alabama. Lost River is just that. . .a sleepy little community that time seems to have forgotten. A place full of unforgettable characters, among whom are a 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 Patsy Casey~ an abandoned young girl.
Last but not least, a little Redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas.
Food is abundant in Lost River. . .on Oswald’s first day after a huge breakfast, he eats a lunch of baked chicken, a bowl of fat lima beans, mashed potatoes, three pieces of cornbread with honey & butter, and two pieces of red velvet cake. I made Red Velvet Whoopie Pies for Food for Thought. . .
I couldn’t resist adding a little Red Bird Peppermint Candy to the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies~
Red Bird Brand Peppermint Puffs, made in North Carolina
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, mix from Sur La Table
I think you’ll find this book warm & comforting~ like a cup of Hot Chocolate sprinkled with Red Bird peppermints~
“Isn’t it amazing how one little bird changed so many lives?”
“Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers’ heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle.”
May your Christmas be one of Magic & Miracles ~
Thank you for your visit & thanks to my hostesses:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for providing disaholics everywhere a place to play ~
Jain at Food for Thought, for Happy Holiday reading~