Title: If Love Is a Crime: A Christmas Story
Author: Mark W. Sasse
Pages: 26 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christmas Fiction
Christmas Eve, 1852 promises to be a night that Beatrice will never forget when a winter storm blows a young, runaway slave to her tiny cabin in the woods. What results is a story that is a touching, heartfelt reminder of what Christmas is really all about.
Sasse gives a depth of character to Beatrice that makes you feel like you have known her for a long time. This short story wrapped me in an embrace of comfort and love in just a few pages, while I was cuddled in a cozy quilt on a chilly winter night. I was filled with compassion for the young child, “Emmy,” and so thankful that she was guided to the loving arms of Beatrice, who provided a shelter if ever one was needed. The miracle of Christmas was truly evident that night.
Are you looking for a quick holiday read to put you in the spirit of Christmas? This story will reaffirm your belief that as long as there is love anything can be overcome.
Realistic Characterization: 4/5
Made Me Think: 3/5
Overall enjoyment: 3/5
Overall Rating: 4.0
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