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It’s Always Christmastime In Cratchitville-Two Chapter Sample

One The town of Pleasant Hollow was nestled in a lovely valley, surrounded all around closely by hills and Smokey Mountain, such that it seemed to exist in a little fairy-tale world all its own. Grand old homes climbed steep streets, every rooftop was laden heavily with snow in the frosty air and the lights of the many lodges and chalets twinkled high up on Smokey Mountain’s summit. Even deep within the dark forest of pines girding the mountain’s flank you could see the Christmas Read More +

It’s Always Christmastime in Cratchitville

It’s Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow, a place the kids jokingly like to call Cratchitville, mainly because old man Cratchit owns half the town. Whatever you call this lovely little place with its horse drawn sleighs and Victorian cottages and snow covered roofs, the kids have bigger concerns. Like why does it always seem to be Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow? And why does nobody know what goes on over the next hill? This lovely little holiday story with a dark secret will charm your heart and Read More +