Christian Fiction

HOPE IS BORN. A MOSIAC COLLECTION ANTHOLOGY. REVIEW.

Released December 4th.
Purchase Link: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZHNXX6T/

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but what happens when the past threatens to destroy the peace and joy of the season?

When the men and women in these stories face overwhelming challenges in their lives, can hope be restored this Christmas?

Mountaintop Christmas by Stacy Monson
Wilderness camp leaders Mikayla Gordon and Dawson Dunne have planned their perfect mountaintop Christmas wedding, but nature seems to have other plans. Mikayla will have to face the one thing that has terrified her since childhood or her hopes of a magical mountain wedding to the man of her dreams will be buried deep under the fresh coating of snow.

Like Wool by Eleanor Bertin
Young David Fawcett is all duded up for a night of punk rock with his buddies when the past butts into his plans, thrusting him out into the cold of a snowy Christmas Eve to face his worst enemy.

Ever Greening by Deb Elkink
Thirty-year-old anti-Advent Holly, who’d abandoned Montana as a pregnant teen, faces another Christmas—and this time the meaning of the Incarnation—in the barren desert of Nevada far from the evergreen forest of home.

A Beautiful Christ-mess by Brenda S. Anderson
When prodigal son Zachary Belden returns home at Christmas to surprise his family with news, he’s surprised with other news that turns his surprise into a big mess and challenges his newfound faith.

The Christmas Sweater by Janice L. Dick
Jeanne, a retired librarian and one-year widow, is dreading her first Christmas without Sam. However, when her childhood friend moves in next door, Jeanne wonders if alone might be better. Spunky Debbie McCormick won’t allow Jeanne to wallow in her grief, and seems intent on pushing her into decisions she’s not ready to make.

Taste of Heaven by Sara Davison
When Shawn and Daphne Cook’s hopes for their future are crushed, it takes a chaotic Christmas Eve service to remind Daphne that she has been putting her hope in the wrong things. Her plan is to get to her husband and share that revelation with him, but whoever has been watching them from the shadows just may have a plan of his own.

The Jukebox Cafe by Angela D. Meyer
Retired Marine Mike Thompson is struggling as the new pastor at Hillside Community Church in Preston Hill. Can one special Christmas Eve help him move beyond a past that’s holding him back?

The Caretaker’s Christmas by Johnnie Alexander
Mac never means to eavesdrop, but when the reclusive cemetery caretaker learns that two mourners will be alone for the holidays, he plans a Christmas Eve party for the recent widow and the foster teen. In seeking to ease their loneliness, will Mac find peace for his own grieving heart?

Reno-Vating Christmas by Regina Rudd Merrick
Steve Reno lost his wife two years ago and has two grown children, while Roxy Emerson has been alone for over ten years and is a grandmother. They’re not looking for romance, but when the contractor and restaurant-owner are thrown together at Christmastime, they realize that God does indeed have a hope and a future for them.

MY THOUGHTS.

There is a story in here for everyone

Mountaintop Christmas by Stacy Monson

Disclaimer
This story will have you in streams of happy tears. So get a box of Kleenex ready.

This story did my heart sweet. Stacy brings us again into the lives of Daws and Kayla. Dealing with fears with trust in God. Having courage despite the obstacles and stepping out in faith in the most beautiful season of the year, Christmas.

Like Wool by Eleanor Bertin
Awwwww Eleanor took my breath away with this story. Short but it will prick your heart with it’s prodigal story. Grace had never looked more beautiful.

Ever Greening by Deb Elkink
But no one deserves forgiveness. That’s the whole point of grace, isn’t it?
Christmas brings painful memories to Holly but it doesn’t stop God’s love from permeating through her pain to touch her soul.

A Beautiful Christ-mess by Brenda Anderson.
After reading A Beautiful Mess I got intrigued by Zac and Brenda deciding to give him his own story was awesome. He has made a lot of mistakes as a prodigal but God was still interested in him and gave him gifts he could never have earned for himself. Grace!!! 

The Christmas Sweater by Janice L. Dick.
I loved how hope was infused into Jeanne by the bubbling Debbie with a beautiful heart and love. This story reminds me that we are never alone. At every point in the way, God always provided people to walk life with us and His Holy Spirit is never far.

A Taste of Heaven by Sara Davison.
Forgiveness and second chances came at Christmas for Daphne and Shawn. I loved the wonderful story of how healing started in their hearts at the most wonderful season of the year, Christmas.

The JukeBox Cafe by Angela D. Meyer
A heartwarming story of new beginnings, letting go of the past and moving on to what God has in store. The characters of this story were wonderful, unique and interesting.

The Caretaker’s Christmas by Jonnie Alexander.
This story will touch your heart and bring to mind why you should share people’s pain and make life memorable even at Christmas. It is a beautiful story inside a story of what’s important in life; adding value to others.

Reno-vating  by Regina Rudd Merrick
Steve and Roxy had been through enough to cripple the Christmas season but when it became about doing good and sharing love with one another the season became worth it. Enjoying the season knowing God is in control of their lives and future.

MEET THE AUTHORS.

Deb Elkink

Deb Elkink writes from her cottage on the banks of a lovely creek in the rolling hills of southern Alberta, Canada, a stone’s throw from the Montana border. Her award-winning fiction—literary with a theological twist—incorporates travel and tastebuds and the tumults of the heart.

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Brenda Anderson

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of thirty-plus years and one sassy cat.

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Sara Davison

Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, and the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy and The Night Guardians. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol Award, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.
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Stacy Monson

Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of The Chain of Lakes series, including Shattered Image, Dance of Grace, and The Color of Truth, and also Open Circle. Her stories reveal an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the MN Christian Writers Guild (MCWG). Residing in the Twin Cities, she is the wife of a juggling, unicycling recently-retired physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids and two wonderful in-law kids, and a very proud grandma of 4 (and counting) grands.
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Johnnie Alexander

Johnnie Alexander creates characters you want to meet and imagines stories you won’t forget. Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides, is a CBA bestseller. She writes contemporaries, historicals, and cozy mysteries, serves on the Serious Writer, Inc. executive board, co-hosts an online show called Writers Chat, and interviews inspirational authors for Novelists Unwind. She also teaches at writers conferences and for Serious Writer Academy. Johnnie lives in Oklahoma with Griff, her happy-go-lucky collie, and Rugby, her raccoon-treeing papillon. Connect with her at www.johnnie-alexander.com and other social media sites via https://linktr.ee/johnniealexndr

Angela D. Meyer

Angela D. Meyer currently lives in NE with her husband of 28 years. They have two children, both of whom they homeschooled. Lucy, a green eyed, orange tabby, who loves popcorn rounds out their family. In addition to teaching her own children, Angela taught children’s Bible classes for over 35 years and now co-leads a women’s Bible study at her church. She currently serves on the leadership team of Wordsowers, Omaha’s local Christian writers’ group. 
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Eleanor Bertin
A fascination with the intersection of people and God’s Word inspires Eleanor Bertin’s fiction. Like the under-renovation century home in Alberta where she lives with her husband and youngest son, God is at work in her life and the lives of her characters.

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Janice L. Dick

Janice L. Dick has been writing since 1989. Her first two historical novels, Calm Before the Storm and Eye of the Storm, won first place in the historical fiction category of The Word Guild’s Canadian Writing Awards. The third novel in the series, Out of the Storm, was short-listed for the same award. Janice writes both historical and contemporary fiction, blogs and book reviews. She also enjoys teaching. Janice is the winner of the 2016 Janette Oke Award.
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Regina Rudd Merrick

Regina Rudd Merrick has written all her life. From the scribbling of a young child writing “I love you” notes to her mother, to the teenager who tried to write a more satisfying sequel to Gone with the Wind, she developed a distinct love of “happily ever after.” That love of fiction parlayed into a career as a librarian, and she is the former director of a small public library in Marion, KY. Connect With Regina
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