I am pleased to be part of Author Angela Ford’s Holiday Hop! This is a blog hop designed to share our holiday stories with you – and I am thrilled to have a chance to share my newest holiday book, Christmas Journey!
Last Christmas, I introduced you to the fictional town of Zutphen, Michigan. Zutphen is based on several small communities in West Michigan, specifically in the corridor between Grand Rapids and Holland. This area was settled in the 1800s by Dutch immigrants, and the names of villages, streets, and businesses reflect this. The book was so well received, my publisher requested a sequel – and so I wrote a story about Helen DeGroot, the woman who directed the older children in Zutphen Community Church’s annual Christmas pageant.
One of the perks of having books published at EsKape Press is having a fabulous cover designed by Elaina Lee of For the Muse Design. And as always, Elaina came up with a stunning cover for Christmas Journey! (Click on the image to see the book at Amazon)
So now that I have your attention, let’s talk about the book itself. I loved writing this book, because the heroine isn’t a young ingénue – she’s my age! She has children and grandkids, and she’s active in her community. But other than this, she’s unlike me. Her husband has died, leaving her with enough investments to support her, but she’s having a hard time making ends meet. Fortunately, she has children who are there to help her. And when the pastor’s older brother comes to town, life gets interesting.
Christmas Journey can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other ebook outlets.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAYS! The participating authors of this blog hop have pitched in for a Kindle to one lucky reader. All you have to do is find a picture of your favorite Christmas movie or book and pin it to Angela Ford’s Pinterest board at THIS LINK. A winner will be selected after the end of the blog hop on December 15.
For those of you visiting this blog, I’m offering a giveaway of my own! I made this cute Christmas apron and I’d love to send it to you! To win, leave a comment below telling me about some of the Christmas goodies that come from your kitchen. Good luck, and Merry Christmas!