A Redbird Christmas

A Redbird Christmas

I love Fannie Flagg’s writing. I’ve read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café multiple times. I even bought my mom an autographed copy. Fannie Flagg’s books are fun, easy reads, and everyone should have at least one of her books in their library.

A Redbird Christmas is the story of a man who is basically told he will die if he does not get out of Chicago. That is how the story begins anyway. Oswald Campbell and the reader take a journey from Chicago to South Alabama, where they experience southern hospitality at its best along with southern staples like honeysuckle and scuppernong jelly. What neither expects are the surprises found in Lost River, Alabama.

Oswald and the residents of Lost River are astonished by the way their lives become intertwined. So much centers around the way this community comes together to help one another and rally around a little girl no one expected would ever become part of their community. These acquaintances become friends and family and change each other’s lives forever.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in A Redbird Christmas. Fannie Flagg made it so easy to see the landscape of Lost River, along with the pelicans and various other species of birds that made the river their home. This is a tale of hope and love and new beginnings. This book shows that faith, hope, and love can get one through the darkest of times to see the beauty that surrounds us all.

This is an endearing tale that leaves the reader felling quite happy – and somewhat encouraged, I must say.