Sarah Sundin’s ‘Through Waters Deep’ and Anchors Aweigh Giveaway

Dive into Sarah Sundin’s explosive new series, Waves of Freedom, with book one, Through Waters DeepWhen evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion.ugh With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them in the midst of their budding romance.

Join Sarah in celebrating the release of Through Waters Deep by entering to win an Anchors Aweigh prize pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Through Waters Deep

  • A nautical tote bag

  • A set of compass rose notecards

  • A “Hope Anchors the Soul” journal

  • A Boston Tea Party earl grey tea set

  • Through Waters Deep apron

  • A set of nautical tea towels

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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. The winner will be announced August 25th on Sarah’s blog.

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My Review

Okay, my son is in the Navy and that alone was my first interest in this book.  From the very first words, I was hooked.  Through Waters Deep – Waves of Freedom Book #1, is full of suspense, exciting Naval happenings, a lot of love, and a lot of being able to see God through the story of Jim and Mary.  Maybe not in some magnificent way, but just in the little things like Respect, Honor, Joy, Friendship.

Jim and Mary are lifelong friends.  They know each other’s past.  When they meet up again by accident, their history has already entwined itself into each of their worlds.  After Mary finds evidence of sabotage on the Atwood, they work together to try to prove the sabotage.  In doing so, they go through so much together and while they both have their own reasons to be afraid of going forward with a relationship

With misunderstandings running rampant in their relationship will they find each other and will the love they secretly share for each other, bring them closer together, or will their past push them further apart.

The Author’s knowledge and research of Boston and the Shipyards is clear as soon as the book starts.  I loved just reading about the sights and sounds of Boston on my Bucket List.   Knowing that the research done was so efficient just makes this work even more interesting.

Go check out Sarah Sundin’s new book Through Water’s Deep

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Learn more and purchase a copy.
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Sarah Sundin is the author of “With Every Letter,” “On Distant Shores,” “In Perfect Time,” and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, “On Distant Shores” was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.
Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahsundin.com/.

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Christmas Series – Where Treetops Glisten Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Where Treetops Glisten.  Three Stories of Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II

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Three amazing authors collaborate on this Novella.  Three stories, written by Cara Putman, White Christmas, Sara Sundin’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas and Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, all focus around the Turner Family and their relationships intertwined with community of Lafayette, IN and how they each reach out to God to get through each event and the surrounding circumstances of World War II and Christmas

In Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner, a college student, who has been deeply hurt during her early life by being bullied throughout her early life.  Abigail works at the Glatz Candy Factory and has a chance encounter with a very hard-working Jackson. Jackson is in serious trouble and Abigail knows her high-powered attorney father, can help.

In I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Sara Sundin, brings Abigail’s brother, Pete Turner into the story.  Pete is a fighter pilot home on furlough from the European Theater of World War II, Sundin, introduces Grace, a long time family foe of the Turner’s and the victim of bullying during her early years.  Grace is also the mother of Lenny, a very mischievous girl who Grace is raising by herself.  Grace meets Pete again through circumstances.  Pete and Grace’s history proves to be one of extreme drama, as they get to know each other again, Sundin weaves a great story of resentment, God’s grace and accountability as they learn about each other again.

The last of the three, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer, follows Meredith Turner “Merry”.  Even though Meredith works as a combat nurse and is in the Netherlands, God plants Merry firmly in the face of her past.  Through hurt, broken dreams, and a broken heart, Meredith deals with the struggles of her heart’s desires, God’s plans and her own broken heart that she has closed off to anyone.

The entire Turner family is woven throughout all three stories.  Their faith in God, helps them realize that they can always depend on God and his faithfulness.  They know God’s plans are real life truths Turners also believe in Gods Mercy and Grace.

During the season of Christmas when people inherently believe in miracles, can the Turner Family go through each struggle and continue asking God’s guidance and wisdom.  Can they get through each family event, knowing that The Miracles of Christmas are their amazing truth?

Each author weaves their stories around this tightly knit family.  The attention to detail for the facts of history during World War II and a timetable that stretched across all through stories. Also the evolving of each character makes Where Treetops Glisten a very heart inspiring story of what was going on in the United States, the world and our military and military families during World War II.  This novella also brings spiritual and emotional encouragement to the reader through each story

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FREE RECIPE CARDS

these are just some of the recipes found in the book. They are made available free for you to print

recipe cards

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FREE BOOKMARKS

you must print on both sides of paper and then cut out each one or if the don’t quite line up, print on separate pages and laminate together  
I printed on Card Stock and Laminated them.  These are the verses that are in Where Treetops Glisten

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The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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Christmas Series – Where Treetops Glisten Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Where Treetops Glisten.  Three Stories of Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II

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Three amazing authors collaborate on this Novella.  Three stories, written by Cara Putman, White Christmas, Sara Sundin’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas and Tricia Goyer’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, all focus around the Turner Family and their relationships intertwined with community of Lafayette, IN and how they each reach out to God to get through each event and the surrounding circumstances of World War II and Christmas

In Putman’s White Christmas, Abigail Turner, a college student, who has been deeply hurt during her early life by being bullied throughout her early life.  Abigail works at the Glatz Candy Factory and has a chance encounter with a very hard-working Jackson. Jackson is in serious trouble and Abigail knows her high-powered attorney father, can help.

In I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Sara Sundin, brings Abigail’s brother, Pete Turner into the story.  Pete is a fighter pilot home on furlough from the European Theater of World War II, Sundin, introduces Grace, a long time family foe of the Turner’s and the victim of bullying during her early years.  Grace is also the mother of Lenny, a very mischievous girl that Grace is raising by herself.  Grace meets Pete again through circumstances.  Pete and Grace’s history proves to be one of extreme drama, as they get to know each other again, Sundin weaves a great story of resentment, God’s grace and accountability as they learn about each other again.

The last of the three, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer, follows Meredith Turner “Merry”.  Even though Meredith works as a combat nurse and is in the Netherlands, God plants Merry firmly in the face of her past.  Through hurt, broken dreams, and a broken heart, Meredith deals with the struggles of her heart’s desires, God’s plans and her own broken heart that she has closed off to anyone.

The entire Turner family is woven throughout all three stories.  Their faith in God, helps them realize that they can always depend on God and his faithfulness.  They know God’s plans are real life truths Turners also believe in Gods Mercy and Grace.

During the season of Christmas when people inherently believe in miracles, can the Turner Family go through each struggle and continue asking God’s guidance and wisdom.  Can they get through each family event, knowing that The Miracles of Christmas are their amazing truth?

Each author weaves their stories around this tightly knit family.  The attention to detail for the facts of history during World War II and a timetable that is stretched across all through stories. Also the evolving of each character makes Where Treetops Glisten a very heart inspiring story of what was going on in the United States, the world and our military and military families during World War II.  This novella also brings spiritual and emotional encouragement to the reader through each story

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Go Check out all the things the authors have pinned during their research for  Where Treetops Glisten 

http://www.triciagoyer.com/fiction-in-the-works-wwii-friends-cover-reveal/

FREE RECIPE CARDS

these are just some of the recipes found in the book. They have been made available free for you to print

recipe cards

Click here:  Where Treetops Glisten_recipes

FREE BOOKMARKS

you must print on both sides of paper and then cut out each one or if the don’t quite line up, print on separate pages and laminate together  
I printed on Card Stock and Laminated them.  These are the verses that are in Where Treetops Glisten

Bookmarks Thumbnails

Bookmarks

AND FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!   Click on the link below!

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Christmas Series – Tricia Goyer – Author Highlight

I am going to be doing a series over the month of December from Tricia Goyer.  I will be having giveaways, printable resources like recipe cards, bookmarks etc, book reviews and lots of stuff about her Christmas books and even some of her non Christmas books.  Get ready to spend the month getting to know Tricia, and enjoying her books! I know I sure do! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her books, getting to know her as a person, not just as an author and reading some of her latest books.  I pray that you will be just as excited as I am to read and enjoy this truly gifted author!
Tricia writes about Amish Life, WW!! and Parenting as well as other subjects.  She wrote the novelization for Mom’s Night Out, Writes for Guideposts and has many other irons in the fire. Here is the Media Release for Where the Treetops Glisten.  Tricia’s newest Christmas Book. This is one of the books I will be giving away starting The day after Thanksgiving!  Be ready!!!
 
 

Meet Tricia

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Tricia the Author
Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts, Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.
Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference. She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.
Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.
Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research. Tricia speaks to groups interested in these eras, with the intention of preserving and honoring the memory of the men and women who served.
She is a beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, writing the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Series. Tricia is currently working on The One Year Book of Amish Peace: Hearing God’s Voice in the Simple Things and a true Amish story co-written with Ora Jay and Irene Eash (contracted to release in 2013 and 2014 respectively).
Tricia is also the visionary force behind the new website, Not Quite Amish. Inspired by the writing process of her Amish releases, she wanted to create a community where Amish and simple living experts can become contributors. Launched in the fall of 2012, the Not Quite Amish lifestyle blog features daily posts about recipes, repurposing, simple style, beautifying your home, sewing Amish proverbs, and more. In addition to having more than fifteen regular contributors, readers are also encouraged to submit ideas, questions, and posts for topics they’d like to see written about.
In addition to Not Quite Amish, Tricia also posts regularly at her personal blog and is a contributor to other family and homeschooling blogs, such as The Home Educating Family, The Better Mom, Allume and MomLife Today. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com.Throughout the past ten years, Tricia has been interviewed by numerous national TV and radio programs and magazines.

More about Tricia’s Ministry
In addition to writing and family time, Tricia enjoys sharing Jesus’ love through volunteering and ministering to others. Her vision is to be a voice of hope and possibility for teenage girls, pregnant teen girls, mothers, and wives. Her intention is to serve ordinary women by encouraging them to do extraordinary things with God’s help.
Motivated by her own experience of being a teen mom and the women who were supported her, Tricia has a heart for mentoring teen moms and their families. Before moving to Arkansas, Tricia co-founded Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana. She currently leads a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group in inner-city Little Rock.
Tricia has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS International Convention, Hearts at Home, and Allume conferences. She speaks to groups around the country about families, writing, research, and the world of publishing.

Tricia also cherishes being able to minister in the Czech Republic on regular missions trips. The Goyer family also leads children’s church every week.
As a part of her vision to reach real women about real life and real hope, Tricia hosts a weekly internet radio show, Living Inspired, where she interviews Christian authors and artists.

Tricia at Home
Her love of writing and the awards and accolades she has received cannot compare with her greatest joy: her family.
Tricia and the love of her life, husband John, are the parents of six and grandparents of two. There is always fun and adventure at Goyer home, and Tricia’s grandma is right in the middle of it, having lived with Tricia and John for the past several years. Friends and fans can keep up with Tricia’s regular updates via her Facebook fan page.
Tricia homeschooled their oldest three children through high school and will be starting the school process all over again with the youngest three! The Goyers make their home in Arkansas.

Short Bio
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com  and other homeschooling and Christian sites.In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at http://www.triciagoyer.com.

An interview with Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin Authors of Where Treetops Glisten

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Three of the most beloved Christian authors of World War II-era fiction have come together to gift their readers with the new Christmas release, Where Treetops Glisten (WaterBrook Press/September 16, 2014/ISBN: 978-1601426482/$14.99).
Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin invite readers to turn back the clock to days gone by as they listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow and get to know the Turner family. Each of the three siblings is forging his or her own path in his or her own love story filled with the wonder of Christmas. Hailing from the heart of America in Lafayette, Indiana, these characters will never be the same as the reality of America’s involvement in World War II hits incredibly close to home.

Q: How did the three of you decide to collaborate on a collection of novellas together? 

Cara: I’d written in a couple of novella collections and loved the collaborative aspects. Writing is often solitary, but when you’re working on a collection with other writers, you have fun opportunities to work together. I asked Sarah and Tricia if they’d like to work together because I love their World War II stories, and I love their hearts. I also thought this was a sneaky way to get to know them better. It’s so fun now to have a book we’ve written together!

Tricia: The coolest thing about Cara approaching me is that I highly respect both Cara and Sarah for their writing abilities and their love of World War II. There aren’t many people I know who enjoy both of these passions, just as I do, and it was easy to say YES!

Sarah: When Cara invited me to participate, I was thrilled. We all liked the idea of using one family’s experience over the course of the war to tie the stories together.

Q: What themes run through each of the stories in Where Treetops Glisten to tie the book together? 

Sarah: In all three of the stories, someone is overcoming grief or loss, and someone is dealing with regrets of the past. Strong themes of healing and reconciliation and hope run through each story. Giving is also a crucial element, which is appropriate for Christmas stories!

Tricia: I also love the use of Christmas songs from that era. The title, Where Treetops Glisten, may be very familiar to readers. Also each novella is named after a popular Christmas tune from those years!

Q: How did the three of you work together to make sure there was continuity between the three novellas?

Sarah: We started in the brainstorming phase, throwing out character and family ideas and making them mesh. Since I’m the nerdy chart-maker of the trio, I made a timeline and a character chart we could use for reference to keep details straight. Also, we bounced ideas off each other throughout the writing process: “Who would Abigail have in her wedding party?” “Does this sound like something Pete would do?” “What would Merry be feeling at this time?” We shared our rough drafts to make sure the details and personalities rang true. The collaboration was challenging since our stories are more tightly connected than in most novella collections, but it was a lot of fun.

Cara: Sarah is the spreadsheet queen. Seriously! After our conference call, Sarah had character and timeline spreadsheets ready for us. We stayed in contact and used those spreadsheets to keep the details straight.

Tricia: There were also many emails that flew back and forth with questions like, “What year was Pete born again?” and “What was so-and-so doing in 1943?” It was fun figuring out this family and these characters together. And then once we figured out the information, Sarah put it in her spreadsheet!

Q:Each one of the three siblings in the books has to chart his or her own path. How is the love of their family a support system for them, even as they make their own life decisions?

Sarah: Pete’s always seen himself as the black sheep of the Turner family — but as a much-loved black sheep. His family was there for him during his wild youth, and they’re there for him when he returns from his combat tour drained of hope and joy. They offer wisdom and humor and encouragement.

Cara: Abigail has keenly felt the shortness and unpredictability of life. Because of it, she’s afraid to chase her dreams or really dare to dream. Her family provides the support and stability to try even when life is something she can’t safely manage.

Tricia: Meredith (Merry) is the wanderer. She is the one who moved to Florida to attend nursing school as soon as she graduated from high school. She’s the baby of the family, and she’s always tried to prove herself. Yet as the years go by, and as Merry finds herself serving as a nurse in Netherlands, she realizes the place she wants to be the most is home — back with the family she loves.

Q: The three novellas are all titled after a Christmas song that became popular during World War II. Can you share a little of the history behind the songs and how they became a part of the book?

Sarah: Since so many great Christmas songs debuted during World War II (“White Christmas” in 1942, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in 1943, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in 1944), I’ve often thought those songs would be a fun way to connect a novella collection, so I suggested it to Cara and Tricia, and they liked it too.

Cara: I loved the idea of using the Christmas carols to connect the stories. So many of those songs are a big part of Christmas even today! But we still had to figure out the rest. Christmas carols alone wouldn’t be enough for three stories to come to life. Once we were all on board, we had a conference call to figure out the rest.

Tricia: I used my song title, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” as an inspiration for my character too. I have a friend named Merry who was born on Christmas . . . so I used that for my novella! Meredith is nicknamed Merry, and her name plays into the story; that song makes its way into the novella too!

Q: World War II was a tumultuous, uncertain time. Why pick that era as the backdrop for a Christmas story?

Tricia: I love World War II, and I always loved chatting with Sarah and Cara about World War II. Our purpose is to remind readers of the importance of family, of home and of togetherness. Even in a time of war we can remain strong because of the love of God and the love of those we serve.

Sarah: Because World War II was so tumultuous, I think Christmas became more important. In the Christmas songs of the era, you hear a wistful nostalgia for white Christmases, for home, for mistletoe kisses, for merriness, for a time when your troubles would be out of sight. The holiday reminded people of home and hearth — exactly what they were fighting for.

Q: What sparked your interest in this particular historical time period?

Cara: I love the way this particular generation came together in a big way to fight a world-size problem. Everybody made sacrifices — sacrifices of even the most basic ‘needs’ like coffee and sugar. And everyone did it. If you talk to members of this generation today, they still insist they didn’t do anything special — yet I think it was heroic.

Tricia: I first became interested in World War II while traveling in Europe with two friends. We went to Mauthausen concentration camp, and I was overwhelmed with the stories. I ended up interviewing more than 100 World War II veterans, and then I started writing World War II novels. It’s been a passion of mine ever since I
stepped in that concentration camp. I’ve written other genres, but deep in my heart I’m thankful to be back writing about World War II!

Q: What kind of research did you do before writing your story?

Cara: Because I live in Lafayette, I didn’t have to travel anywhere for research. I already had a friend’s house in mind I thought was the perfect home for this family. Still I had to research details like where the heroine worked, how McCord’s/Glatz makes candy canes, etcSarah: For me, this was a refreshing change. I usually have to do great gobs of rather technical research, but not for this story. I already had a good base of Home Front research, so I just had to research Lafayette — and that was fascinating.

Tricia: Since my novella takes place in Belgium I studied a lot about the field hospitals at the time and the nurses. I also have a friend who lives in Netherlands who shared her uncle’s story with me. He died as part of the resistance. I’m thankful for the foundation I had of my other World War II novels. I enjoyed building upon that.

Q: Did any of you have a special tie to the book’s setting, Lafayette, Indiana?

Cara: Well, I actually live in Lafayette. One of my very good friends owns a historic home near downtown Lafayette, and I’ve known for years it would be the perfect home for a heroine. So when we set the book in Lafayette, I asked Ann if we could use her home. Since I wasn’t sure if anyone else would get to come to town to visit, I sketched out the floor plan and uploaded it to Pinterest so Sarah and Tricia could refer to it — reinforcing why I went to law school and not art school!

Sarah: Oh, my favorite part! I had the privilege of spending a couple of days in Lafayette, staying with the delightful Putman family. Cara — and her four children! — took me all around town. One of Cara’s friends graciously loaned us her home to serve as the Turner home, and she let us traipse through, sketching floor plans and taking pictures. We visited the Alcoa plant, the bridge over the Wabash and the charming downtown area. Driving around the area where I knew Grace would live, we saw the cutest Victorian — for sale! Since I figured they wanted people to look inside, I walked all around, peeked in the windows and took dozens of photos. I also spent a few hours at the local library going through 1943 phone books and newspapers — a treasure trove. And of course, we had to sample the wares at McCord’s!

Tricia: I was honored to travel to Lafayette to speak at a banquet, and Cara was a wonderful hostess while I was in town. We toured downtown and visited McCord Candies (and grabbed a soda there!), and we also visited some antique shops, which really gave me a feel for the area. Cara drove me around to see the home of the characters in the book. It was a delight to see the town come to life!

Q: Each of the characters in this book has to overcome not only personal obstacles, but also cultural conditions he or she has no control over. What lessons can we learn for our own times from their stories?

Tricia: The issue of “cultures” comes up strongly in my novel. Before the war, Meredith had fallen in love with a man from Germany. After Pearl Harbor, he abandoned her and returned to Germany, breaking her heart. Old and new feelings crash within her as their unit prepares to enter Germany. Meredith also cares for German soldiers who are brought into their field unit.
The lessons I hope the reader walks away with is that our nationality is only a part of who we are. Our family situations, and our faith, also make us who we are.

Q: Even just looking at the cover makes the reader want to curl up in front of a fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. What did you do to get in the Christmas spirit as you penned your story?

Cara: I visited McCord’s and watched the staff make candy canes. I also listened to a lot of Christmas carols.

Sarah: That was challenging since I wrote the novella in the summer. In California. But I had brainstormed and outlined the complete story at Christmastime the year before when I was in the Christmas mood. While writing the rough draft, I just had to think cold. And I did hum “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” while I wrote.

Tricia: I listened to wonderful Christmas music on Spotify, and I turned up the air conditioning!

Q: One thread that ties all of the stories together is the siblings’ grandmother. What do they learn from her lessons of wisdom and faith that help develop their own choices?

Cara: Grandma was such fun to write! She was feisty but with a deep love for her family. She provides the perspective of time and experience to each of the siblings — yet in a different way to reflect their unique journeys.

Tricia: I loved including a “grandma” in the story since my Grandma lives with me. I love the unconditional love and snippets of wisdom that come from the older generation.

Q: What is it about the Christmas season that engenders such a strong feeling of warmth and love?
Cara: There’s a freshness and sense of wonder to Christmas. The idea that God would send His son to earth as a newborn is an incredibly humbling thought. There’s also the cleanness of fresh-fallen snow that always makes me think of what Christ did on Calvary. Combine that with great music, tradition and the love of family, and it becomes a magical time where almost anything seems possible.

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Tricia has released 7 books as well as numerous blog posts, articles and radio shows.

2014 Releases

** Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. (January 2014) FIND OUT MORE
** An Amish Garden, co-written with Beth Wiseman, Vannetta Chapman and Kathleen Fuller (Thomas Nelson, March 2014) FIND OUT MORE
** The Kissing Bridge, Book Three in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series (Zondervan, April 2014) FIND OUT MORE
** Moms’ Night Out, the novelization of the movie (B&H, April 2014) FIND OUT MORE
** Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss, and Leaving the Amish, the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. (Zondervan, May 2014) FIND OUT MORE
** An Amish Second Christmas, (Zondervan, September 2014)
** When Treetops Glisten, a WWII novella, (Thomas Nelson, October 2014)

Be sure to check out Tricia’s Historical, Amish, Contemporary and Non-Fiction books pages,
or download a bibliography of all her books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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