Recently, I released three books in a brand-new series called Gifts of Christmas. The inspiration for this series came to me during the holiday season last year. I was thinking about gifts, the kind that come from the heart, and decided it would be wonderful to write a series that highlights three very special gifts.
To add to the excitement of the series, I wrote the books to tie in to previously shared series.
Gift of Grace is the first book in the series. In it, readers will find the story of J.B. and Nora Nash. They are secondary characters in the popular Pendleton Petticoats series. But this book takes readers to the early years of their marriage.
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Here’s a little more about the book:
Sometimes the best gifts
Are those freely given from the heart . . .
Ready to begin a new life far away from the sad memories of the Civil War, J.B. and Nora Nash head west on the Oregon Trail. They settle into the small community of Pendleton, Oregon, on a piece of land where they’re excited to build a future and their dreams together.
A devastating tragedy leaves them both reeling as they draw further and further apart. Nora blames J.B. for her unhappiness while he struggles through his own challenges. Only a miracle can bring them through their trials and reunite them for Christmas.
Together, will they discover the gift of grace in this sweet holiday romance brimming with hope, history, and abiding love?
Gift of Grace is the first book in the Gifts of Christmas series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome romances, featuring precious gifts given straight from the heart.
A tender gift given in love
Can warm even the coldest heart . . .
When his affections are spurned by the girl he plans to wed, Graydon Gaffney rides off in the swirling snow, determined to stay far away from fickle females. Then a voice in the storm draws him to a woman and her two sweet children. Despite his intentions to guard his emotions, all three members of the DeVille family threaten to capture his heart.
Giavanna DeVille holds the last frayed edges of her composure in a tenuous grasp. In a moment of desperation, she leaves her sleeping children in her cabin and ventures out into a storm to release her pent-up frustrations where no one can hear her cries. Much to her surprise, a man appears through the blinding snow. He gives her a shoulder to cry on and something even more precious. . . hope.
Can the two of them move beyond past heartaches to accept the gift of hope for their future?
Gift of Faith ties in to the Hearts of the War series set during World War II. This story takes readers back to Pendleton, Oregon. I did my best to imagine what it would have been like to have a loved one serving in the, fighting you knew not where, while faithfully holding them up in your prayers.
When their faith is tested
Will Christmas bring a miracle?
Handsome and engaging, Marc Rawlings could have his choice of girls, but he only has eyes for gentle Amy Madsen. Ready to begin a future with her, he instead asks her to wait for him while he heads off to war. Bound by his duty to his country, Marc leaves his heart with her, counting on the day they’ll be reunited.
Amy Madsen spends her days working in her family’s bakery and her nights gazing up at the sky, hoping her fiancé knows she’s thinking of him. When tragic news arrives, Amy refuses to believe it, clinging to her promises to Marc and her faith that he’ll return to her.
It will take a miracle and a unique gift of faith to bring a happy holiday during a wartime Christmas in 1942.
I hope you’ll explore these special Gifts of Christmas.