“A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina” will be featured along with more than 60-plus authors and illustrators during the “Story & Activity Time” virtual events scheduled online from September 14-26, 2020.

SPOKANE, WA, September 10, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Just in time for the holidays in 2020, the recently published children’s book, “A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina,” will be part of the fun-filled Orange County Children’s Book Festival during the Story and Activity Time on September 23rd. The event is virtual this year. The festival runs from September 14th through September 26th. Registration is free. Download a Festival Guide Viewbook so you do not miss any cool events (for kids through young adults.)

Jukie Davie of Time To Tell A Tale put together a humorous and entertaining video reading of A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina for the book festival. And, whether a person is seven or eighty-seven, who doesn’t love a love story, and a Christmas story at that?

ABOUT THE BOOK: The story of two engaging Christmas tree ornaments: Nicholas Nutcracker, a retired toy-soldier from a small village in Germany, and Brittany Ballerina, a world-renowned ornament ballet dancer, are both in search of their true love before they go back into their boxes in the attic for another year. For Kids Ages: 4-10 or their read-aloud parents.


“If a tale of love at first sight is up your alley, then A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina is bound to fill the hearts of any who read it. It would be especially appealing for a story time session between a grandmother and her grandchildren.”
~ Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review, April 23, 2020

“I give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars and recommend it to parents who are looking for a unique Christmas story. I definitely feel like this is a story that can grow with a child and be just as enjoyable at age 12 as it is at age 5. The writing, illustrations, and editing are all impeccable.”
~ ALynnPowers, onlinebookclub.org, April 7, 2020

“Kids with good reading skills or read-aloud parents will find A Christmas Love Story a warm tale of ballet aspirations, romance, and overcoming obstacles set against a holiday backdrop that is beautifully rendered, nicely illustrated with colorful drawings by Anastasiia Khmelevska, and just the ticket for an original holiday read.”
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review, April 6, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After watching Hallmark Christmas movies more times than she cares to admit, Maureen reached maximum “Christmas Spirit” saturation by the end of December. Inspired by cute Christmas art of a nutcracker and ballerina ornament hanging from a branch, McCabe decided to write her first children’s book about these two ornaments and give them a backstory.

In-the-works, McCabe teamed up with Clyde Adams to write Vintage Babes of Broadway, the fascinating story of celebrity photographer, Murray Korman, which features stories and never-before-seen photographs of many well-known entertainers from the 1930s to 1961. The book scheduled for release in early 2021 should attract history and vintage photography buffs. McCabe published “Moon Over Vaudeville,” which took a nostalgic look at her father’s show business career as a tap dancer in 2011.

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