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Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted by [email protected] on July 30, 2018 at 10:45 PM

It's Christmas in July! Or, for some of us, it is. If you live in the south like author Amanda Tero, you're more than ready to think of cold weather. And what better way to do it than to grab some sugar cookies and hot chocolate (trust me, after you read the story, you'll be craving them!) and settle down for a winter read?



About the Book





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?


Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle) 


My Review

Finding Christmas Joy is a short novella about finding the one thing in life that fills the void and helps bring joy and peace to your heart.  A very well-written story filled with hope, peace, love and friendships.  Melonie Brown was trying to run away from heartbreak but little did she know that God already had a plan to heal her heart.  

I loved the characters in the story and found them to be easy to become close to.  I found myself engrossed in the story wondering what would happen next.  Can't wait to read the author's next book.  5 Stars and highly recommended.



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Author’s Note

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 just missed 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.


Giveaway



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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Reply Amanda Tero
11:07 AM on July 31, 2018 
Thanks so much for your review and for being a part of my blog tour! :) I really appreciate it!