|About the Book|
I wrote this story during the Christmas season after attending an annual womens dinner at my church. The festive time fit in perfectly with the rhythm of the holidays, and I knew the setting would make an excellent first scene in a Christmas tale.MoreI wrote this story during the Christmas season after attending an annual womens dinner at my church. The festive time fit in perfectly with the rhythm of the holidays, and I knew the setting would make an excellent first scene in a Christmas tale. Two of the main characters, Lindsay and her elderly friend Ruth were consuming my thoughts a few days later. Their sweet friendship was delightful to imagine, and although I didnt know where their story was headed, I knew I wanted to be along for the journey.Sorrow came to our family before Christmas arrived. My father-in-law passed away, and the weeks that followed were a unique time of enjoying the holidays and grieving the loss of a close family member. We tried to go on and celebrate Christmas the way we knew he wanted us to, and writing this story was one of the ways my soul had rest during that time. I found comfort in writing about these characters who also struggle to find a balance between joy and grief. May their story encourage you to find contentment in the difficult realities of life and ongoing hope for better days ahead.Home For Christmas- A Christmas Story:It’s Lindsay’s favorite time of year. Bound for her childhood home in the central mountains of Washington State, she is looking forward to spending two weeks with her family as they enjoy the holidays together. Some changes are on the horizon, however. One is joyous and fitting for the holidays, but another doesn’t fit at all. The loss of a loved-one at Christmas? How can it be, and how can she cope with tragedy at a time like this?Her family grieves the loss with her, and God has some unique ways of turning her heart toward the silver lining. But will she have the faith to believe in the blessings He’s had in mind all along? After waiting so many years to find her true love, can a bizarre turn of events lead her straight to him, or is it all too good to be true? Will she allow the grief to be replaced with unparalleled joy or shut down her cautious heart and remain alone in her confusion and despair?Home For Christmas will delight your heart, make you cry, and remind you of the faithfulness of God. Even when our circumstances are beyond our control, they are never beyond His ability to turn our hearts back to peace, joy, and the unpredictable journey of going deeper into His love.