Summary: Stephanie Aaron Bates has always had a good childhood. She has a big and loving family, great friends and a wonderful home.But all that changes on the morning of December 6th 1917 when two ships explode in the harbor causing devastation for Halifax. Follow Stephanie on the hardest journey of her young life. In the pages of her diary she shares all of her sorrows and joys. Laugh with her and cry with her. One Dark December is sure to draw you in from start to finish and you will be thinking about Stephanie and her family long after you put the book down.