by Mark Sasse
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: Dec 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love.
"If Love is a Crime" is a short piece of historical fiction that offers a powerful and emotional picture of the beauty of love and the spirit of Christmas. "If Love is a Crime" is sure to stir the emotional embers of compassion and love, which permeate the most wonderful time of the year.
My Review: A fun and short Christmas read that is full of love.
Beatrice is a lovely woman who is widowed. She prays everyday and then one day someone knocks on her door. She finds a scared girl who has run off from being a slave. Beatrice is very kind and takes the scared girl in.
She takes care of the girl and helps her not to be frightened anymore and shows her kindness and love. The story is full of love and was wonderful to see kindness during such a tough time in life where slavery was still around.
I've read other books by this author, and Mark has some great writing skills.