Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover

I am reviewing this book for Pump Up Your Books today. Here is a product description on Amazon.com about this book:

Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.

Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.

Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.

My Review:

I have to say I really enjoyed this book! It definitely put me in the Christmas spirit! The author takes you on a wonderful, magical journey through the creation of Santa Claus. This story isn't too long (only 176 pages) and it is just perfect for a Christmas read that will definitely take you through the enchanted world of Santa! Merry Christmas everyone!!

The book is available for purchase from Amazon at


  1. It sounds like a lovely novel, really fun and entertaining - and I have always enjoyed all Santa tales - so thanks for telling about this one! But... if you want to learn about the real man, Nicholas of Myra, who inspired the lovely myth of Santa Claus, then please visit with me at my blog, St. Nicholas and Christmas! I'd love to have you and while there, be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!
    Again, thanks for this review.
    Blessings for a wonderful day!

  2. i love your cardinal header sherri! this book sounds like the perfect book to read this season.

  3. I'm a big fan of Christmas stories; and though I am promoting this book for Tim, I have to tell you, I loved it. I'll be reviewing it tomorrow at my blog, The Book Connection.

    Like you said, this is one book that will definitely inspire some Christmas spirit.

    Thanks for the lovely review.

    Wishing you and your readers a blessed Christmas.


  4. Ahhhhh....the magic of Christmas! Thanks for the book review, Sherri.


  5. I love reading a good book review almost as much as the book itself. Makes me want to buy it. Thanks.

  6. This sounds so good and what a beautiful cover!

  7. This story is a radio drama too and Mr. Slover reads part of the story! The radio program is full of sound effects and music that really bring the story to life. It begins with the wind that Tim describes in the opening scene. There are two main readers--the modern day narrator (Tim Slover) and the narrator of The Green Book, Richard Johnstone.

    It is a fun and FREE listen for anyone this holiday. My nieces especially liked to hear the sound of the bells! Anyway, the series can be heard via the website of the station that produced it. Just go to Classical89.org and type Christmas Chronicles in the search box on the right; or you can just follow the link http://www.classical89.org/programs/christmaschronicles/episodes/

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! And help spread the word!

  8. This would make a light hearted holiday reading. A wonderful review - as always. Your Holiday blog header is fabulous!



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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!