My 5 Star review says, “Transcending Yuletide Fair: Forever in My Heart! Though written to be enjoyed at Christmas, 'The Nativity Set' transcends those books that are strictly Yuletide fair for the themes lovingly captured with in resonated so much with this reader that I plan to gift and share this book throughout the year. For this story deals with family, love, finding, seeing, and sharing those blessings that all of us hunger for and few realize they have until those who bestowed these blessings are no more, are illuminate so beautifully here!
A better message for the 21st century reader, I have not read thus far. Therefore, my prayer is that those looking for a unique story to read, share, or gift chose this one especially since with the passing of each century those who come of age in the new one tend to think what went before may have little value or relevance for them. DeEtte Beckstead's exquisite short read, shows the timeless thread of family as Gramps lovingly passes a portion of his story, his legacy to his granddaughter who is there because she was told to go...and oh what she would have missed if she hadn't gone is something the author never touched upon, but a message received, rejoiced over for the granddaughter's sake, enjoyed, and forever treasured in this readers heart for a grandchild who did as she was bid and is and always will be the better for having gone!” http://amzn.to/13SJfNU
About the Author
DeEtte started writing in 2007 after her son challenged her to try NaNoWriMo. The manuscript sat untouched with several others until January 2012 when her good friend encouraged her to seek publication. The Christmas Visitors is her first short story, and Victory is her first novel.
DeEtte spent her childhood in Utah where she was active in Girl Scouts, played piano, clarinet, and guitar, reading, and working with children. She was a member of the University of Utah Synchronized Swimming team while in college. She has spent many years working with people with disabilities and has been involved in dog rescue.
She now lives in Connecticut where she writes and does editing. Her other interests include crocheting, reading, history, and her grandchildren.