The Grace Awards is thrilled to kick off its Grace Filled Christmas Book Bash 2013 with a delectable novel by renowned author Christine Lindsay, HEAVENLY HAVEN.
Avalanches happen to other people, not us. Marital problems happen to other people, not us, especially nine days before Christmas. That’s what the characters Jack and Shaina Burke think in HEAVENLY HAVEN.
But what about us readers in real life? We need to decorate the tree, the house, there’s baking to be done, choir practice, shopping, cleaning….
Remember the old adage—a woman’s work is never done. Or is it? Christmas is one of those times when women get caught up in what we think we should be doing. Is it possible other things are squeezing the most precious relationships out of our life and right under our noses? Life is too short.
On a trip through the majestic Canadian Rockies with my husband, I noticed a large artillery gun at the summit. My husband explained that avalanche control experts shoot artillery shells into the snowcaps to trigger avalanches. They do this to control the snows from building too high and thick and thereby causing a fatal avalanche.
I compared avalanche control to what I needed to do to keep my loved ones close. So, like avalanche control experts, I choose to cut back on my schedule to spend more togetherness time with my family.
Just like me in real life, Jack and Shaina Burke in HEAVENLY HAVEN thought they were fine too. Married for ten years, avalanche control expert Jack, and Shaina, only wanted to celebrate their December anniversary in a romantic way…until the shifting snows on the mountain bring havoc tumbling down upon them.
I wrote my short Christmas novelette HEAVENLY HAVEN with the hope that the drama, suspense, and the romance inspire you into deeper love relationships this Christmas.
For some extra fun this year, we thought we’d have Gracie, our Christmas angel, ask Christine a few Christmasy questions.
Gracie: Are your Christmas decorations traditional, or do they have a more modern flare. Perhaps they’re eclectic? Do you have a particular theme? Or does each and every ornament and decoration have a personal meaning to you?