Saturday, September 10, 2016
Sweet Christmas novella -- God Bless Us Every One (with giveaway)
(Be sure and read to the end of the post for a chance to win your own copy of the book.)
Eva Marie Everson's God Bless Us Every One is a sweet Christmas novella that will bring a smile to your face and a tug on your heart.
As is necessary because of the short length of a novella, things move very fast in this story packed with loss, love, forgiveness, and redemption. While this is not an updated retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, that classic does play a prominent role. And Eva weaves some interesting background from Dickens' life and writing into her story. (In fact, I realized that I have never actually read A Christmas Carol, and this just may be the inspiration I need to do that.)
If you're looking for a light, fun, one-evening read to get you started in the Christmas spirit, I would recommend God Bless Us Every One. You just might come face to face with some reminders about trust and forgiveness before you're through.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
Charlene Dixon—called Charlie by family and friends—is devastated at the recent loss of her job.
For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie packs up her dreams and returns to her grandmother, Sis, who raised Charlie as her own in the mountains of North Carolina.
When Charlie arrives—broken and confused—Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school’s Christmas play, A Christmas Carol. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens’ classic for the holiday performance. When she discovers her estranged father’s involvement her world turns on its head once more. But when Sis and Dustin encourage her to take a deeper look at the story behind A Christmas Carol, Charlie learns about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community.
About the Author:
Eva Marie Everson is an award-winning speaker and author of "The Road to Testament," "Things Left Unspoken," "This Fine Life," "Chasing Sunsets," "Waiting for Sunrise," "Slow Moon Rising," and The Potluck Club series (with Linda Evans Shepherd). She is the president of Word Weavers International, Inc., a member of AWSA, ACFW, RWA, the director of Florida Christian Writer’s Conference, and the contest director for Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. She and her husband make their home in Casselberry, Florida.
Find out more about Eva Marie at http://www.evamarieeversonauthor.com.
GIVEAWAY: I have an extra copy of God Bless Us Every One that I would be happy to share with someone. Comment on this post by midnight on Wednesday, September 14, for a chance to win. Please be sure to include your email address in your comment so I will know how to contact the winner.