Today, we're celebrating the release of not one, not four, but eight new Christmas books! All written by Rebekah A. Morris. I'll be spotlighting one of her books/short stories today and you can find out more about the others as you follow the tour.
About the Book
This was Lana’s second Christmas without her parents, who had died in an accident, and she was sure it would bering nothing but tears, because she and her aunt couldn’t seem to get along. When a frightening experience occurs, Lana, her cousin, and her aunt and uncle find unexpected cause for smiles.
About the AuthorRebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, and her bestselling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn't’ writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
Excerpt and My Review
Life was certainly a mess. It wasn’t anything like she had read in storybooks. ~ Christmas Smiles
“Christmas Smiles” is a heartwarming modern-day tale of family and belonging. All the characters are realistic, but I thought Laina, the main character, to be especially well done. I just wanted to hug and comfort this twelve-year-old girl who’s dealing with the loss of her parents, feeling unwanted and unloved in the home of her uncle. All is not as it seems, however, as a little mystery develops around an unexpected scare—which, of course, increased my reasons for reading this story almost in one sitting. When all I wanted was for the family to be happy together, a twist made it end even better than I was hoping.
This atmospheric short story set on a snowy farm at Christmastime will inspire you to cherish the family around you.
Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Kaylee's Kind of Writes – Book Spotlight
Resting Life – Review and Excerpt
Perry Elisabeth – Excerpt
Rachel Rossano's Words – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
Odelia's Blog – Author Interview and Book spotlight
Bryce’s Creative Writing Corner – Author Interview, Review, and Excerpt
Counting Your Blessings One by One – Review and Excerpt
Perpetual Indie Perspective – Book Spotlight
Whimsical Writings for His Glory – Author, Review, and Excerpt
Maidens for Modesty – Author Interview and Review
The Destiny of One – Book Spotlight
Rebekah Ashleigh – Book Spotlight
Once Upon an Ordinary – Review
Stephany's BLOG Snippets – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
Laurel's Leaves – Author Interview
Stories by Firefly – Review
Claire Banschbach – Author Interview
Kelsey's Notebook – Review and Excerpt
Jaye L. Knight – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
Ruffles and Grace – Book Spotlight
With a Joyful Noise – Book Spotlight
Ordinary Girl Extraordinary Father – Review
Bookish Orchestrations – Closing Post