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True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia

Buy 4 books ($100.00), get 1 free!


Buy this book and Appalachian Christmas Stories together for $30.00

8-Book Christmas Package

$75.00 Sale Price ($125.00 Retail)

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia
Appalachian Christmas Stories
Snow Day
The Christmas Quilt
The Beatinest Boy
Missing Christmas
Christmas Day in the Morning

The Christmas Hope Collection

$10.00 Sale Price ($67.00 Retail)

The Christmas Secret
The Christmas Promise
The Christmas Hope
The Christmas Blessing
The Christmas Shoes
Donna VanLiere)


Plus …

Get a free copy of Appalachian Christmas Stories ($10.00 value) with any online order over $50.00!

(simply check out as normal online and you will receive your copy)

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Latest JSF News

JSF best sellers ~ Nov. 15-21

#1 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2 A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #3 (tie) Appalachian Values, Loyal Jones #3 (tie) Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #4 The Wilderness War, Allan W. Eckert #5 (tie) Hie to the Hunters, Jesse Stuart #5 (tie) The Tall Woman, Wilma Dykeman

By |November 29, 2021|Categories: Best Sellers|

Important Appalachian books planned for reprint in 2022

For forty-two years, the Jesse Stuart Foundation has been preserving the human and literary legacy of one of America’s most popular and influential writers. We keep Stuart’s books in print while also advancing the works of other Kentucky and Appalachian writers. With support from our friends, the JSF has made important literature available to several generations of readers. We are asking our friends to help us reprint three books [...]

By |November 24, 2021|Categories: Appalachia, Jesse Stuart Foundation|

JSF best sellers ~ Nov. 8-14

#1 White Squaw: The True Story of Jennie Wiley, Arville Wheeler #2 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #3 Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees, Allan W. Eckert #4 (tie) Man With a Bull-Tongue Plow, Jesse Stuart #4 (tie) Simon Kentucky: Kentucky Scout, Thomas D. Clark #5 Come Back to the Farm, Jesse Stuart

By |November 24, 2021|Categories: Best Sellers|

Jesse Stuart and WWII: A Family Goes to War

Several years ago, as my tribute to Veterans’ Day, I wrote about Willie Sandlin, Kentucky’s only World War I Medal of Honor recipient. Last year, I wrote a lengthy essay, “In Praise of Appalachian Soldiers,” which was serialized in the Daily Independent. This year, I am writing about Jesse Stuart’s service during World War II. In the process of writing about a local sailor, I hope to honor every [...]

JSF best sellers ~ Nov. 1-7

#1 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #3 (tie) The Conquerors, Allan W. Eckert #3 (tie) The Wilderness War, Allan W. Eckert #4 Gateway to Empire, Allan W. Eckert #5 Twilight of Empire, Allan W. Eckert

By |November 12, 2021|Categories: Best Sellers|

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