“The Christmas Miracle” is an inspiring account of a true story passed down through the generations in Marjie’s family. Not only does her heart warming story give the young reader a glimpse into the early life of the pioneer family and settlers, but it reassures us that God is ever present in our lives watching over us.
Marjie Shaw Chamberlain, born in 1942 to Edgar and Grace Beekman, is a sixth generation descendant of pioneer settlers in Ventura County, California. Although Marjie spent most of her adult life in the corporate world, obtaining several lifetime teaching credentials, she has always maintained a deep interest in her heritage. She has spent the past several years researching the trials and tribulations of those individuals of her ancestry who emigrated from the east to California and sharing their story. Marjie and her husband, Bob, now live in northern California as she continues to research and write about these strong enduring pioneers.