Colleen’s collection of 12 Christmas stories, Christmas on Pleasant Hill, is the natural outcome of years of curling up in an armchair in front of a lit Christmas tree reading any Christmas book available. Sooner or later, you just have to pitch in one of your own. Set in a city neighborhood a lot like the one where Colleen lives, these stories can be as poignant as Dickens and as goofy as Charlie Brown.
An Introduction to Christmas on Pleasant Hill:
Pleasant Hill is a neighborhood of both unusual beauty and desperate poverty. Here, people who don’t know where Christmas dinner will come from, live next to mansions glittering with lights. From the preschooler who can’t wait to give Jesus a balloon for Christmas, to the music pastor trying against all odds to come up with a musical in a few weeks, these magical stories visit all kinds of homes and all ages of people, reminding us how much we all need to live into the renewing, powerful truths we celebrate at Christmas.