Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past

A Ballad Novella

By Sharyn McCrumb Published
Hardback ISBN: 9781426754210 $12.99 Buy
Nora Bonesteel returns in this hauntingly beautiful Christmas novella from New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb.When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.


On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.


In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.


"Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past is for me an instant classic, a Christmas tale of mysteries and miracles wrapped up in tradition, and destined to be read annually for years to come. It will delight old fans like me who have been reading Sharyn McCrumb's work for nearly three decades and will warm the hearts of those who pick up this slender volume in the spirit of the season."—Linda Hitchcock, Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times best-selling author of The Rosewood Casket, The Ballad of Tom Dooley, and many other acclaimed novels. She lives and writes in the Virginia Blue Ridge, less than 100 miles from where her family settled in 1790 in the Smoky Mountains that divide North Carolina and Tennessee.