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Sometimes miracles happen when you expect them least but need them most. The year 1863 was a difficult one for faithful Methodist Maggie Blaine Smith, her free-thinking husband Eli, African-American friends Nate and Emily Johnson, and the rest of their unconventional household. Having been violently uprooted from their home in Blaineton, New Jersey, the family moved to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania only to suffer the battle in July and the burden of tending to wounded soldiers in its aftermath. It is now Christmas Eve. As a snow storm howls outside, the family cares for Bob and Faith, Maggie and Eli’s children and the Johnsons’ son Natey, all of whom are seriously ill. A knock at the door brings an unanticipated interruption – an odd little peddler who has found his way to their doorstep. Maggie invites the stranger in and feeds him supper, never thinking of the impact that her act of kindness will have on the entire family.
A prequel to the Saint Maggie Series. Maggie Blaine struggles to find Christmas joy in 1852, having lost her husband nearly three years earlier and her much-loved Aunt Letty that year. Struggling to maintain the boarding house and to feed and care for those who live in it, she finally hires a woman named Emily Johnson to help her. Even though Maggie is white and Emily is black, the two women become friends. When Emily and her husband Nate suffer a disaster, the financially-challenged Maggie tries to find a way to help them, even though it might mean a reduced Christmas dinner and no Dundee cake, a treat that always means Christmas to Maggie.