Christmas is my favorite time of year. Its the time to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ, time for family get togethers, decorating the tree and house, but its also time for new Christmas books, books that you will thoroughly enjoy this holiday season.
Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport is going to be one of those Christmas books you will want to give as a gift to that book lover you have on your list. Colors of Christmas is two contemporary stories that celebrate the hope of Christmas.
Christmas in Blue is Angela’s story. Angela plans to bypass as much of the holiday season as possible, she has just suffered a personal loss that is deeper than anyone realizes. She plans to get through her duties as the church organist by going on autopilot. What happens when she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration. A young, mysterious man arrives in town and after his arrival all the plans fall apart until the townspeople see that there is little left of their traditions. Angela warms to Gabe, she suspects that they share a secret. While they all work to find enough blue Christmas decorations, Gabe helps Angela discover the hidden beauty of hope.
Christmas in Gold is Astrid’s story. Astrid as seen change in her 80 years. By the time she turned twenty, she had survived the Nazi regime, caring for her family, moving to America and losing her husband. At forty, she was widowed again and left to build a new life with her children. Now Astrid is facing a move into an assisted living community and she meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up hope through tragedy one more time.
After reading Colors of Christmas, I have realized that there is hope in the midst of the storm, that with God by our side we can make it through anything. The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration and so much more but we can’t forget that for some its a time of trial.
I highly recommend this book to all!!
I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
Name of book: Colors of Christmas
Author: Olivia Newport
Genre: Contemporary Christmas
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Christmas in Blue
Angela just wants Christmas to be over. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration, and everything goes from bad to worse. Can she rescue Christmas for the town—and herself?
Christmas in Gold
When eighty-year-old Astrid moves into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up Christmas hope one more time.
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About the Author
Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
Guest Post from Olivia Newport
We All Have a Story
I’m younger than most of the people I exercise with. It started when I had a lot of pain in my feet and needed low-impact classes with the option of sitting down and learned I didn’t have to be a senior citizen to take their classes at my gym. Then I discovered how tough most of them are. Years later, though my feet are better, these are still my people.
A couple of years ago, while we waited for the younger and allegedly-but-not-really-tougher crowd to clear out of the group exercise room so we could invade it, a woman I would not have guessed to be 80, because she could out-cardio and out-lift me any day of the week, mentioned she had been widowed since she was 39. And she’d been widowed the first time at 19. And she’d grown up in Germany while Hitler was intent on destroying Europe and life was not easy.
Then the changing of the guard happened and I was left with my mouth gaping. I knew I had to hear this story. The next week after class, we went across the parking lot to Culvers for lunch and I scribbled notes on the backs of a pile of brown napkins while Astrid talked. Later she let me read the account of her life that she had written herself.
Astrid faced so many tragic circumstances, but she would be the first to tell you that God was with her even before she knew how to call on him. Many people with her life story would have found plenty of reason to wallow and stagnate. But not Astrid. Truly she is one of the most hopeful people I know.
Her story was the beginning of Colors of Christmas, which includes two stories. Astrid’s is “Christmas in Gold,” and the other is “Christmas in Blue.” Astrid inspired me to write about hope for a time of year when the Christian message resounds with hope yet so many people struggle to grasp hope for themselves. I pray these stories will help many recover a sense of hope afresh.
Olivia Newport chases joy in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
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To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away a grand prize of a Christmas Bundle Bonanza which includes 7 Jumbo rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, 2 sets of stick-on gift tags, 2 packages of Christmas cards and envelopes, 2 collections of Christmas novellas—18 stories in all, and a signed copy of Colors of Christmas!!
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