Review: The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season

Here’s a review I posted last year. This is a great holiday book worth reading again and again.

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Abbie-1The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season

By Alice Jane-Marie Massa

Copyright 2016.

This collection of short fiction, poetry, and essays spans from Thanksgiving through New Year’s and beyond. In “The Thanksgiving Phone,” a blind woman finds a cell phone belonging to another woman whose son is in the military, serving overseas. In the title piece, a widow gets her long-awaited Christmas wish and more.

In “The Puppies of New Year’s Eve,” a dog breeder and a woman who buys two of his puppies discover they have a lot in common on a stormy New Year’s Eve. The author’s essays and poetry explore her holiday experiences while growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s, adventures with her guide dog, and other topics. Instructions for playing a Thanksgiving poetry game and making Christmas cards are included.

I met Alice several years ago when she joined Behind Our Eyes

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “Review: The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season”

  1. Season’s Greetings!  Abbie–Once again, I send to you my heartfelt and special thanks for your review of my book.  I do greatly appreciate your re-posting the review in the midst of this holiday season.  Your kind words are much appreciated:  you, too, do so very much to be supportive and encouraging to other writers.  Your suggesting my book for your book club was truly a gift to me.

    With a sleighful of thanks and best wishes, Alice Jane-Marie Massa


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