Christmas 1968: A Groovy Christmas
In a year where women are burning bras and men are burning draft cards, straight-laced Kathleen Fields wants to do something about being a virgin before its too late. When hippie Grant Winchester rides into town on his Harley, Kathleen decides he’s the perfect solution to her problem. Yet, they’re from feuding families like the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s. Can Kathleen and Grant reconcile their differences and find love in Legend, Tennessee?
Christmas 1969: Not Quite Christmas
Accountant Frank Smith doesn’t want to go home for Christmas, not since his long-time girlfriend did dump him on Christmas Day a year ago. Avoiding Legend, Tennessee, is high on his priority list until he meets his mother’s houseguest—hippie chick Emmy Johnson, a girl with a past…and maybe Frank’s future.
Just Swell, not Groovy…
Well, I’m glad to say that no pets died in this one! It’s two stories, and I believe they are backstories to other books that the author has written (that I didn’t read). The stories are set in the 60’s but it didn’t feel groovy to me. It was staunch in religion, but perhaps because it’s tis’ the season… Overall it was a short read, less than 2 hours and it was written well. The Grateful Dead was mentioned, that was a plus… but overall man, it just wasn’t far out!
Great Christmas Read!
This book has two stories in it. The first story, A Groovy Christmas 1968, is about a hippie, Grant Winchester, who returns to Legend for Christmas because he wants to see it one more time before absconding to Canada to avoid the draft for the VietNam War. Then he meets up with his childhood playmate, Kathleen Fields, and he begins to change his mind about taking off for Canada. It is a poignant, life changing romance. The second story, Not Quite Christmas 1969, continues Frank’s story (ex-fiance of Kathleen Fields) where he is still recovering from Kathleen’s rejection but meets another, more sympathetic woman (Emmy). A winter snowbound situation brings Frank’s and Emmy’s relationship to a head and all four of the characters in these two stories (Grant and Kathleen, Frank and Emmy) get over their past grievances and meet as friends again. Altogether, great Christmas stories!