Prompt # 2 from Dec. 23, 2016: Recommend a classic you think should be read during the holiday season.
Hands down, the answer is I Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge. This short classic is based on the Christmas hymn.
Little orphan Polly Flowerdew lives with her two elderly maiden aunts, Dorcas and Constantia. Christmas is coming and she is bursting with excitement. She is absolutely sure that something special is going to happen this year. What will she find in her stocking? Will the Three Wise Men visit as she has always hoped? Who knows what may happen at this special time of year? She leaves her bedroom window open on Christmas Eve, just in case the Wise Men decide to come visit. When she wakes up on Christmas morning, more than one miracle seems to have taken place. In the event, this Christmas isn’t like any she has ever known, especially when three ships sail into the harbour.
A story of mystery and hope and happy endings. Short enough to be read in one sitting. The story will fill you with Christmas joy which is just the thing during the holidays.
Okay, so it’s not the holidays right now. The way I decided to do the prompts put this one right in the middle of May. You might forget about this come Christmas. But maybe you’re planning a Christmas in July read-a-thing. Whatever the reason, I Saw Three Ships is worth picking up.