Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Excellent contemporary fiction -- The Gift of Christmas Past

In The Gift of Christmas Past Cindy Woodsmall and her daughter-in-law Erin worked together to coauthor a very well-written story that deals with a variety of themes.

The characters pulled me in to their stories from the beginning and kept me very engaged throughout.  The experiences of Hadley, Monroe, Elliott, little Chloe, and the other characters provided a very pleasing pace and interest level.  The issues of foster care and elements of speech therapy, along with the problems resulting from parental pressure and misunderstandings, all fit together into a very interesting story.  And the romantic element is just right to round things out.

Despite the title of the book, the Christmas element really plays a very small role in the story.  But it does represent an important part of Hadley's life.

I highly recommend The Gift of Christmas Past as a very enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys good contemporary Christian fiction.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of the book.  I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book:

Young love…
Promises made.
Lies spoken.
She was arrested.
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.

Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire.

Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.

Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?

About the Authors:

Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling author of eighteen works of fiction. She's been featured in national media outlets such as ABC's Nightline and the Wall Street Journal. Cindy has won numerous awards and has been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. She can be found online at cindywoodsmall.com

Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade. She is very excited about their first coauthored book.  How could a Southern gal not enjoy research time in Asheville, North Carolina, as part of the job?

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