I Would Love You Even If You Burned The Christmas Turkey

Gold Mom’s Choice Award
Finalist Indie Book Awards – Series Fiction
Winner Los Angeles Book Festival Award 
Winner San Francisco Book Festival 
Runner Up New York Book Festival
Runner Up Hollywood Book Festival
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention 
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Third in the multi award-winning I Would Love You Even If series, the Christmas turkey doesn’t fare too well in this story! The turkey is burned and holiday memories are shared in this warm, family tale.

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Gold Mom's Choice Award
Winner San Francisco Book Festival - Best Children's Book
Winner Los Angeles Book Festival Award - Best Children's Book
Finalist Indie Book Awards - Series Fiction
Runner Up New York Book Festival - Best Children's Book
Runner Up Hollywood Book Festival - Sequels
Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention - Children's Book Religious Theme

Third in the I Would Love You Even If series, the Christmas turkey doesn't fare too well in this story! Gramma burns the turkey and it brings back a holiday memory she shares with her grandchildren about the Pickle family and the Christmas tree.

This delightful early reader is fun for the whole family. Beautifully illustrated by Ashley Teets, this Christmas tale will bring forth family stories from your own memories, so sit down, read and share quality family time with I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey.

What People Say

“Like a mug of hot chocolate and a snuggly blanket, this book is perfect for Christmas. Beautifully illustrated and written, your children will love this magical and gentle affirmation of the true meaning of the season.” —Elaine Williams Crockett, Award Winning Author

“The creative genius that is Bucleigh Kernodle, has done it again! The story, the rhymes, the fun, this book is wonderful. This is an incredible story for children about the message of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. It also serves as a beautiful reminder for all of us as we so often seem to lose our focus during the holiday season. This will be a favorite in our home for years to come!” —Lori Keller, Lead EC Teacher (Exceptional Children)

I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey had me smiling at the first page flip. In a world that strives for the picture worthy holiday, I love that this book highlights real life mess ups and the love of family that rises to the top in those moments. This message of grace pulls us back to the true meaning of Christmas and the life-giving grace we find in Jesus.” —Angela Liner, Licensed Counselor


Bucleigh Newton Kernodle





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Illustrated by Ashley Teets



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1 review for I Would Love You Even If You Burned The Christmas Turkey

  1. Reviewed By Amy Louise Hill for Readers’ Favorite

    I Would Love You Even If You Burned The Christmas Turkey by Bucleigh Newton Kernodle is a holiday-themed book for children. It is a light-hearted, feel-good story that will teach young children the true meaning of Christmas, including a short version of the story of Jesus and how it all came about. Bucleigh has gifted the reader with not just one story, but two! After having a mishap with the Christmas turkey, Miller and Myah’s grandma sits them down and begins to tell them the story of the Pickle family. The children are delighted by their grandma’s story-time and learn that Christmas isn’t about turkey or gifts; it is simply about spending time with family and giving back to others.

    Bucleigh Newton Kernodle has written an entertaining story with an important message behind it. Sometimes people, especially children, will forget what Christmas is all about, or they may not even know the real meaning of it at all. They get lost in receiving gifts and stuffing their bellies. This book is simple, cute, and gets straight to the point. I loved the side story that the grandma tells the children; everyone enjoys a good story about pickles! The talented illustrator of the book, Ashley Teets, has done an amazing job of bringing the characters alive; their facial expressions are funny and adorable! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to anyone who has children in need of learning this important lesson. I wish both Bucleigh Newton Kernodle and Ashley Teets all the best in their creative journeys. Keep up the good work!

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About the Author

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A native of Charlotte, NC, Bucleigh Newton Kernodle has always had a passion for creative writing. Inspired by her ninth grade English teacher to spread her wings, sparked to push her limit at Elon University by her communications professors, and her editor at the Charlotte Business Journal showed her how to make words their very best selves, all culminated into a desire to write children’s books. Her faith in God is where she finds her direction. She cherishes being a wife, mother and daughter to her loving family and they have never stopped believing in her. For more information visit the author’s website HERE

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