Friday, November 25, 2016

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas- Showcase Christmas Angels #Giveaway arc of The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman

Welcome back to my Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas holiday blog bash featuring St. Martin's Press Christmas tales. Today I'm showcasing a e-novella by Viola Shipman author of The Charm Bracelet and St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway of Viola's upcoming March '17 release, Hope Chest.
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From Viola Shipman, the beloved author of The Charm Bracelet,Christmas Angels is a delightful love story. Kate, a single woman in her 30s, works as a designer/decorator for a large interior landscaping company bedecking and bedazzling St. Louis for the holidays. Her work keeps her from spending the holidays with her family and masks the loneliness and pain after a nasty breakup just before Christmas.
Known as “The Christmas Angel” for providing holiday beauty to the city’s offices, homes, and malls, Kate’s world changes when she decorates the home of a widowed single dad. Both soon realize that life (and love) must go on somehow and that perhaps Christmas (and guardian) angels are all around, if we only choose to see them.
Rich with the spirit of Christmas and all its traditions, Christmas Angels is a love story that will remind readers of the meaning and magic of Christmas.

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MEET the author:
VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name to honor the woman whose charm bracelet and family stories inspired him to write his debut novel, which is a tribute to all of our elders. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. To date, The Charm Bracelet has been translated into nine languages. He is at work on his second “heirloom novel,” which will be published in 2017.

The Story of Viola:
The Charm Bracelet is a tribute to my Ozarks grandmother, Viola Shipman, who I grew up alongside, the jangling of her charm bracelet as ever-present as the moan of the bullfrogs, the call of the whippoorwill and the hum of the cicadas.
It was through the charms on my grandmother’s bracelet that I got to know her. I found that each charm held a story, a key that unlocked a secret part of her life.
Through these charms, I got to know my grandmother not just as a grandmother but also as an incredible woman who had lived an extraordinary life filled with beauty, hope and tragedy.
My grandmother’s story and life jangled in my head for years, and I felt compelled to write a novel based on her charms and the lessons she taught me: That the simplest things in life – family, friends, faith, fun, love, and a passion for what you do – truly are the grandest gifts.
I couldn’t be prouder of this novel, which not only honors my grandmother, with the pen name Viola Shipman, but also all of our elders. 

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  1. The Hope Chest would be a real treasure which I would enjoy. I read The Charm Bracelet which was a lovely novel. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

    1. Oh glad to hear you read and loved The Charm Bracelet traveler. Its still on my shelf waiting for time LOL ;-)

  2. Ahhh, Christmas Angels sounds sweet. I love stories about lonely people during the holidays who find romance.

  3. I do love this time of year, thanks for the giveaway chance!