When Louise, a young pastor's daughter in the farmland community of 1950's Illinois, sets her heart on a beautiful doll, she believes that possessing that doll is absolutely crucial to her Christmas happiness. What she doesn't want to think about is another little girl from Sunday School whose father is very sick and might not live much longer. Louise will learn probably the most important lesson of her girlhood in this coming of age account, that Christmas isn't about what we possess but rather about what we give.
Susan Pillsbury-Taylor is a published singer songwriter from the seventies, her album Susan Pillsbury (Sweet Fortune label) was reissued 2010. She is currently a United Methodist pastor in NC and a counselor. She also taught English and Creative Writing in NY and Florida prior to being called into ministry. Susan loves to watercolor and continues to write both music and fiction. She is happily married to Lee Taylor, and has three dogs, is very close to her three brothers, mother, sister in law Paula and her amazing niece and nephews. She has other fiction she will inevitably publish one way or another.