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Summary

Series prequel to the Tarnished Saints series.

The Taylor Twelve: Sons of a preacher, but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble!

Tarnished Saints' Christmas is an introduction to each of the twelve Taylor men when they were children. Told by the eldest son, Thomas, the author lets the listener into their lives one memorable Christmas. Each chapter is devoted to one of the brothers to show the trouble they caused in their earlier days, which carries into their present lives as well - therefore giving them the title of Tarnished Saints.

The story is followed by excerpts from each of the Tarnished Saints books. This is a 12-book series, but each stands on its own.

©2014, 2017 Elizabeth Rose (P)2017 RoseScribe Media Inc.

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Cute Prequel Christmas story

This short story introduces us to the Taylor boys when they were still growing up at home.
This novella covers 12 days before Christmas in the Taylor household and the goings on of a rambunctious family. The tale is told from the viewpoint of nineteen year old Thomas, the eldest of 12 siblings and is a (free) introduction to a contemporary series of books about the, far from saintly, sons of a preacher. The boys and their full names are as follows:
Thomas Didymus Taylor 19
Matthew Levi Taylor 17
Judas Silver Taylor 16
James Zebedee Taylor 15
James Alphaeus Taylor 15
Simon Zealot Taylor 14
Peter Rock Taylor 12
John Thunderson Taylor 11
Philip Bethsaida Taylor 10
Andrew Webster Taylor 8
Nathanael Bartholomew Taylor 6
Thaddaeus Lebbaeus Taylor 5

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  • Tama Shafer
  • 05-12-17

Tarnished Saints Christmas

Would you consider the audio edition of Tarnished Saints' Christmas to be better than the print version?

The narrator did a wonderful job.He put so much emotion into the book.He made me feel like I was there.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think Thomas was my favorite character. He was always getting himself into all kinds of situations as we're all of the brothers. I just think he seemed to find more trouble then the rest.

What does Brian J. Gill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He makes the story come alive as if your right there.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't't think I would but I did.I couldn't' stop until the story was over. It was just that good.I

Any additional comments?

I want to read each boy's individual story now.

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  • Aida A Lorenzana
  • 16-11-19

Beautiful family story

I loved this Christmas 🎄 story. Elizabeth Rose brought me a family of 12 boys who was filled with mischief in each of their lives. The humor made me want to not stop reading .A page turner for sure . I absolutely loved how they grew up and each took with them a little of their childhood.
Great great read. I love when I’m reading a book and I feel like I’m in the story with them.
Thank you

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  • mary
  • 14-04-21

family with all the good and hard time

I love this book, it is set in a time when a family didn't have much, but with love, they made it, a preacher and his wife had 12 sons, and they named them after the apostles, they didn't act like saints, being boys they got in trouble, kids do that, but will it change as they grow up? this talks about the hard times and growing up

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  • Katherine Sterling
  • 04-12-20

Interesting and enjoyable

I originally read this book in December 2017 and recently received this book in audible, a gift from the author and am giving my honorable review. I enjoyed it now as much as I did then. This is a prequel background of the 12books of sons of the Taylor family.. The father is a preacher and gave all of the sons biblical names and each book tells their story. You will remember this ordinary family and their antics. Worth reading or listening to. The audio is clear and easy to listen to. You don’t miss a word.

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  • JJ
  • 11-09-19

Great series

I've read the entire series, and wish they would release them all on audible. Each of these brothers stories is entertaining. I love how the author intertwines the stories to flow together, and through each story a little more is revealed of the family history as a whole.

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  • Sonia N. Choto
  • 16-06-19

Refreshing Story of Family

I won this book on Facebook by the Author!
I really enjoyed it. It's about a married couple with twelve boys! The father is a Minister and the wife stays at home raising, well trying to raise the raucous boys.
They all have Biblical names. They each have their own personality and get into mishief. But I loved how united they are and respectful to their parents.
Then, the author gives us excerpts in the coming books about each adult sons and their own story. I really enjoyed this book!