Saturday, July 28, 2018

Finding Christmas Joy - Spotlight Book Tour

Melonie  Brown  just  wants  to  get  away  from  all  of  the  pain  and  heartache  that  this  year  has  brought  upon  her,  and  Starlight  Lodge  seems  like  the  perfect  place  to  do  so.  With  no  plans  beyond  a  Christmas  escape,  she  drives  out  to  the  lodge.  Can  she  bottle  up  the  peace  and  joy  that  she  finds  in  this  special  place  to  help  her  face  the  challenges  she  may  have  in  the  upcoming  year?  

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again - starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. 

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

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July  heat  causes  many  of  us  to  yearn  for  the  chill  of  Christmas—at  least,  if  you’re  like  me  and  prefer  coolness  over  heat  (and  if  you  live  in  the  South,  where  humidity  and  heat  combat  for  the  highest  number).  Sure,  Christmas  may  be  far  from  our  minds,  but  it  will  be  here  before  we  know  it! 

And  when  Christmas  season  comes  around,  there  is  just  that  “feeling  in  the  air.”Christmas  music  plays  in  all  of  the  stores,  Christmas  movies  take  center  stage,  and  everything  is  decked  in  red  and  green.  

So  often  though,  what  does  not  take  center  stage  is  Jesus  Christ—the  One  for  Whom  we  even  celebrate  Christmas.    

It  was  Christmas  2017  and  I  had  watched  a  few  Christmas  movies.  They  all  justmissed  the  mark.  It  was  the  “joy  of  the  season”  and  the  “magic  of  the  holiday”  that  provided  the  solution  to  their  problems.  As  I  was  thinking  about  it,  the  idea  for  “Finding  Christmas  Joy”  popped  into  my  head.  I  wrote  the  entire  rough  draft  in  one  sitting,  not  100%  sure  where  all  God  was  going  to  lead  this  idea.  

Melonie’s  struggle  was  influenced  by  some  events  from  people  in  my  life.  It  is  definitely  something  different  than  I’ve  ever  written  before,  involving  a  girl  who  is  in  a  relationship  (or  was).  

Though  not  everyone  is  going  through  a  break-up  during  the  Christmas  season,  and  though  the  solution  to  your  struggle  may  not  be  salvation  (if  you’re  already  saved),  I  pray  that  the  reminder  that  the  true  foundation  of  joy  in  Jesus  is  as  much  a  blessing  to  you  as  it  was  to  me.

Amanda  Tero  is  giving  away  a  copy  of  “Finding  Christmas  Joy”with  one  of  her  piano  CD’s!  You’ll  be  able  to  enjoy  the  music  of  the  season  as  well  as  a  story  that  brings  you  the  happiness  of  the  season. 

(Note:  there  are  two  giveaways:  one  for  physical  copies  for  residents  of  USA,  and  another  for  international  residents)

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  1. The music is so peaceful and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and inspirational music.

    1. My pleasure Danielle! Happy reading and listening! :)

  2. Thanks so much for being a part of my tour and endorsing my book! :)

    1. You're welcome Amanda! It was my pleasure. :) Congratulations on your new book!