The Three Christmases of William Spencer
"When it comes to holiday tales that share the true meaning of Christmas, The Three Christmases of William Spencer is one of the best books around."
-- An Island Life
"The Three Christmases of William Spencer is a wonderful gift book for sharing the joy of the season and the meaning of life."
-- Susan Heim, parenting author and Chicken Soup for the Soul editor.
Christmas is always special, but even more so if your birthday falls on the same day. As William Spencer celebrates his birthday each year on December 25--first as a child in rural America in the 1930s, and then as a World War II veteran, husband, and father--he learns that, no matter what his circumstances, happiness is an attitude, not a condition. But as a solitary old man living in a one-bedroom apartment, William Spencer expects this Christmas birthday to be his last. His holiday is one of solitude and reflection, dominated by the echoes of the past and by a single, simple wish. When an unexpected turn of events reminds William of a lesson learned many years ago, he's faced with a choice. Can he find the strength to imagine a new future?
Hailed as a "truly beautiful book", you will want to revisit The Three Christmases of William Spencer every holiday season.
The book is available on Amazon.com in elegant red linen hardcover ($14.95) or on Kindle ($1.99). Each version includes beautiful illustrations by Joaquin Zarate preceding each story.
As pictured above, Three Christmases is bound in elegant red linen hardcover with gold-embossed detail. Beautiful full-color illustrations by painter Joaquin Zarate precede each story. With its handsome appearance, the book often becomes part of a family's holiday "decoration" and is returned to the coffee table or mantel for enjoyment year after year.