Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for The Ornament Keeper by Eva Marie Everson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Release Date: September 24, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Holiday
Award-winning author Eva Marie Everson wraps up a Christmas story of hope, love, and forgiveness just in time for the holidays.
The Ornament Keeper, a contemporary Christmas novella, features Felicia and Jackson Morgan who are spending their first Christmas apart after twenty years of marriage. But a lifetime of gifted ornaments helps Felicia piece together the story of their marriage and the one mistake of unforgiveness she made before they said, ͞I do.͟
Can these memory-filled ornaments reunite this family before Christmas? Only time will tell.
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Eva Marie Everson is a multiple-award winning author and speaker who hails from the picturesque Southern town of Sylvania, Georgia. She is president of Word Weavers International, director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, Managing Editor at Firefly Southern Fiction, and enjoys coaching new authors through her company, Pen in Hand. She is an avid photographer who enjoys turning her photos into inspiring memes for you to share (with proper attribution). Eva Marie and her husband make their home in Central Florida. They are the parents of three fabulous children who have blessed them with the world's greatest grandchildren.
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1. Favorite Christmas Memory,
I love everything about Christmas except when it comes to an end. My childhood Christmases were idealic, so that explains part of it. I realize not all children have Santa under the tree … or candlelight services at the church on Christmas Eve … or driving through their small hometown to see how everyone else has decorated and what the center of town looks like …
But my memories are of that and so much more. My memories are of family … and neighbors … and running from house to house to see what Santa left. My memories, before THE day, are of watching Santa Claus read letters from boys and girls while visiting the Trooper Terry Show (in Augusta, GA) and hoping he will read MY letter. My memories include the Sears and Roebuck catalogue, planning what the list in my letter will include. And then the joy--oh! the joy!--of waking up on Christmas morning to see that, yes, that letter must have been received because … there they all were. Everything I'd asked for and then some.
So, it's difficult to zero in on a favorite memory. Of course I have the memories of my own children waking up and sharing those moments with my husband, their father. The wonder of putting up the tree, the angst of taking it back down. The wonder wrapping the ornaments my children made, thinking about their tiny hands as they worked the craft. What could be better than that?
2. Encouragement for Beginning Writers
This is what I tell every beginner writer I meet: enjoy the process. Enjoy the learning. Enjoy the writing and the rewriting and the whole process. One day it will be all about the deadlines and the requirements. Right now, it's about the talent. Enjoy these moments.
- a print copy of The Ornament Keeper, and
- an ornament handpicked by the author
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