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During the 1940 Nazi blitz of Liverpool, England, Lizzie's and Colin's mother decides she must evacuate her children to the safety of Canada. Thirteen-year-old Lizzie promises her mother she will always keep her little brother safe and by her side. But her vow is tested when they are separated on the docks, and during the crossing to Nova Scotia when their ship is endangered by storms and enemy U-boats. And for Lizzie, there is also the constant anxiety of what might await them in Canada. Will their host family be as kind as everyone has promised? Will Lizzie's determination to keep Colin by her side be enough to keep him safe? And when will this seemingly endless war be over, so they can return home to their mother? Set against the historical drama of the evacuation of British children during World War II, Colin's and Lizzie's story is one of fear and bravery, determination and persistence, and finally, the redemptive power of memory and love. 

Wartime Christmas Tales: A WWII Flash Fiction Anthology


Fourteen wartime Christmas tales for you to enjoy this holiday season. This collection of short stories is our gift to bring you something positive and joyful with which to end the year.

Soldiers stumbling upon mercy and miracles; children sharing gifts of friendship and love; romance finding its way into lonely, war-weary hearts; resistance fighters; spies; families on the home front—all bringing their own ray of hope in the darkest of times.

For this holiday season, we offer you this collection of short stories to lift your spirit, and to remember a time when love and the strength of human spirit prevailed.

We hope you will enjoy stepping back into the wartime Christmases in these stories with us.

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Blessings of Christmas

"The Gifts Santa Forgot" is one of 101 tales of holiday joy, kindness and gratitude.