Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom Review and a Giveaway

Tragedy brings heartache to the community of Apple Blossom. A car takes the life of 6-year-old Mary Noel Simmons’s best friend—her dog—and nearly destroys Mary Noel’s spirit as well. Now she lies in the hospital, traumatized and silent, while the medical bills are piling up with no way for her parents to pay them.

That is, until Mary Noel’s teacher, Amber Kellen, breaks out of her quiet, lonely life to help.

With the help of her new friend Paul, Amber sets out to solve the family’s financial problems by involving the entire community. And as the two friends work together, they discover that creating a Christmas miracle may also have some unexpected benefits. Filled with romance and kindness, this story of hope and faith will warm your heart.
My thoughts: Normally, I am not really a fan of novellas, since I like more character development then most offer. I'm glad that I didn't let that stop me from picking this book up! This story is a sweet tale of a holiday miracle that takes place in a small town, after tragedy has struck. As the town pulls together to help cover the bills of poor Mary Noel, love blossoms for her kind teacher. This story is filled with some surprising depth! I feel in love with the characters and their quaint town.
I reviewed this book for Cedar Fort and they have generously donated a copy of this novella (in e-book format) for one lucky winner. If you are interested in reading A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom, just leave me a comment with a way to contact you (through email, your blog, or Facebook). I will draw a name on Monday, November 10th.
If you are coming from Facebook, please leace a comment here, so I know you want to be entered in the giveaway!


  1. I like this season of reading Christmas books.
    Please enter me into the drawing. Thanks!

    1. Isn't it nice to curl up with a Christmas story, when the weather starts turning crisp?
      I will enter you in the drawing!

  2. Amanda, I often enjoy a good novella, especially during this busy Christmas season (I'm a church pianist!), so I'd love to enter your drawing. Also, I looked up Cedar Fort, as I'd never heard of this company, and discovered more interesting books. Thanks for sharing your thoughts . . . and congratulations on your Blogger of the Month award from Litfuse. Well deserved, Amanda!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

    1. I will be happy to enter you into the drawing!
      I can imagine that you keep busy with being a church pianist. Especially during the holiday season.:)
      Cedar Fort does have some interesting stories! I am actually working on one of theirs at the moment called "Becoming Beauty". It's lovely, so far.:)
      Thank you! I was quite surprised to win it.:0
      Thank you also for stopping by! May you have a blessed day.

    2. You won, Carol! An email will be sent to you with information on how to download your new E-book.:)
      Thank you for participating!

    3. Amanda, I received my ebook from Kelly and just wanted to thank you also. And I added you on Google+, hoping to better keep up with your posts. I tend to overcommit when it comes to reading, but I may review some Cedar Fort books as I have time. So glad we met, Amanda!

    4. That was fast! I hope you enjoy the book.:)
      I hear you on over committing when it cones to reviewing! I've been a bit overwhelmed a time or two and had to pull some late nights to finish books in time.;) I enjoy it though!
      I look forward to getting to know you better!