There's a war going on, and Clementine Rose Miles has her eyes open. She's just ten, but body can size up the situation better than this future investigative reporter with her knack for vocabulary and fondness for coffee. Is the new hired hand a Nazi spy? Can the shootout with her twin cousins ground them for life? How long does the smell of strawberry Jell-O last on a wool skirt? Do mailboxes really talk? Will Christmas still come to the Miles family when there's a tragedy? Can anything else possibly go wrong? You bet! Whether it's helping Grandma churn butter, understanding her teen-impaired sister, approaching the unapproachable Mrs. McPugh, or praying for her uncle's unredeemed soul, Clementine stays on the case until it's solved. She tells a very grownup story with a child's humor and candor. In spite of one disaster after ather befalling the Miles family, tears, love and laughter anchor them to their faith. And when everything comes to a crashing climax at the Christmas pageant, the whole town is saying, What a Christmas! B. R. Roberts is a grandmother of six who has been writing for her grandchildren since 1981. She recently compiled all her stories, poems and letters into a volume for them and this has fed her passion to write What A Christmas! It's a story which has been patiently waiting in her mind and wanting to be told for the past ten years. B. R. Roberts lives in Lynchburg, Virginia with her husband and two cats, and conveniently near her children and grandchildren.