Yesterday I introduced you to author Jeff Guinn and his amazing rendition of the story of Santa. Today, let me tell you about the second book in this series of Christmas "non-fiction" tales....
They say that behind every great man there's a great woman, supporting him in what he does. Such is the case with Santa, and we get to know more about the Mrs. in Jeff's second Christmas story.
"How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas" will probably be the most controversial of the books due to its examination of Christmas being banned. With his historical facts laced with fiction, Jeff paints a portrait of how Christmas became distorted and people were robbed of the joy of the season, and how Mrs. Claus went to great lengths to set things right.
It's 1647 in jolly old England, and the Puritans have taken control of the government and actually made it illegal to celebrate Christmas. Based on actual events, Jeff pulls together historical and fictional characters to create an exciting and plausible work of fiction that captivated me.
Again, his tale of Mrs. Claus is highly original and full of historical information that makes this almost a mini history lesson. And the marriage relationship between the beloved Santa and his Mrs. is a joy to behold. I give "How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas" five out of five bookmarks, with a Christmas candy cane as a charm...it's just that sweet!