Twas the Night Before: A Christmas Allegory
Noella, a journalism professor at Northwestern University, and Tom, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, are engaged to be married. After several failed relationships for each, they believe they have finally found true love. As Christmas approaches, though, they come up against a basic difference in their temperaments: she always sees the glass as half full and he sees it as half empty--or maybe even cracked beyond repair. When she insists that a medallion she received as a child is actually from Santa Claus, he bah-humbugs it. Sadly, they realize they are just too dissimilar to get married. Devastated by the breakup, Tom decides he won't do his usual cynical Christmas story for the paper but instead will fly to Germany to write about the Father Christmas tradition. What he discovers changes his life . . . and restores his faith in much more than Santa. 'Twas the Night Before is a spellbinding love story that will join O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi," Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and the film It's a Wonderful Life as a Christmas classic that will bring romance, good cheer, and hope to the season.
by: Jerry B. Jenkins