Our Christmas Bear

For three years, the widow and her two daughters, Rosetta and Bianca, have lived alone in the cabin on Mr. Heaton's vast estate. But this winter they have a visitor.

What would bring a man to their lonely home in the bitterness of sub-zero weather? And why does he have such a mysterious name?

Loosely based on the old tale of Snow-White & Rose-Red, this is a Christmas story the whole family can enjoy. When good and evil come face to face in the snowy woods, which will prevail?

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The Apprentices


Suddenly Geoffrey turned to George with a mischievous grin.
"I've been wanting to do this for ages," he whispered, and began to remove his shoes.
"Should we?" asked George. He looked wistfully at that alluring floor, but John's rebuke was still fresh.
"It's not daytime; her ladyship went to bed long ago," Geoffrey reasoned.
"It's almost midnight! And it's not the main house, really."
"Oh, all right," George agreed readily.
Geoffrey took a running start and slid down the shiny waxed floor on his silk-stockinged feet, his coat tails flying out behind him. George suppressed a snicker and followed.
"That was smashing!" he announced softly to Geoffrey. "Better than bannisters!"
"Easier on the seat," Geoffrey observed. "Let's go back!" 

Old James is dead, and Lady Luckley has no recourse but to hire a new footman. She is elated to be given the priceless opportunity to get two perfectly matched footmen at the same time. George and Geoffrey are young, teachable, and eager for work.

But is Dunderlee House ready for identical twins?

Meticulously researched, The Apprentices will give you a glimpse into the servants' quarters of an old house - and an idea of how two innocent boys can turn an elderly household upside down!


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My Mother ~ My Teacher

 History is not always ancient!  This book is my tribute to a wonderful home-educating mother...

the one who set me on the path to learning and living the life I love. 

Thank you, Mother!

 The Homegrown Historian

 Compliments of W T Sherman