Friday, December 22, 2017

The Hope of Christmas

Are you still looking for a book idea for Christmas? Reviews are coming in for The Hope of Christmas saying it's the "perfect stocking stuffer" and "heartwarming stories."

I had the pleasure of joining my two fellow Stitches Thru Time writers in this collection. Here's the blurb for each story.

Picking a Bride for Paul by Jodie Wolfe

When Teddy Love’s neighbor and best friend breaks his leg, she pitches in to do whatever she can to help him on his farm. But when he enlists her aid in finding a wife, she comes to realize she has feelings for him.

Paul Baker follows his mother’s wishes by looking for a bride from the East who is refined and genteel, two qualities Teddy isn’t. When his potential bride arrives, he finds himself comparing her to Teddy. How can he go back and change things before he makes the biggest mistake of his life?

Typhoon Prompting By Terri Wangard

A destroyer escort is among the smallest of warships, but the USS Tabberer has the heart of a giant. A typhoon threatens the US Fleet in the Pacific during World War II, days before Christmas. The men of the Tabberer stand tall as they rush to the aid of their fellow sailors. For Seaman Jerry Collier, the typhoon prompts a greater awareness of what he wants in life. First, though, they have to survive.

A Dr. in the House by Linda Shenton Matchett

Emma O’Sullivan is one of the first female doctors to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signs the order allowing women in the Army and Navy medical corps. Within weeks, Emma is assigned to England to set up a convalescent hospital, and she leaves behind everything that is familiar. When the handsome widower of the requisitioned property claims she’s incompetent and tries to get her transferred, she must prove to her superiors she’s more than capable. But she’s soon drawn to the good-looking, grieving owner. Will she have to choose between her job and her heart?

Archibald “Archie” Heron is the last survivor of the Heron dynasty, his two older brothers having been lost at Dunkirk and Trondheim and his parents in the Blitz. After his wife is killed in a bombing raid while visiting Brighton, he begins to feel like a modern-day Job. To add insult to injury, the British government requisitions his country estate, Heron Hall, for the U.S. Army to use as a hospital. The last straw is when the hospital administrator turns out to be a fiery, ginger-haired American woman. She’s got to go. Or does she?

You can find the book on Amazon.

I'm giving away an ebook copy, but you have to comment for your chance to win. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

 Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) and has been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Live the Adventure Letter. She's a contributor for Putting on the New and Stitches Thru Time blogs. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at


  1. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the grands house early Christmas morning and seeing their little faces when they see what Santa left them. Priceless!!!

  2. My favorite Christmas tradition is being at our mother's home with siblings and extended family. Of course, all the favorite memories of when dad and our grandparents were there to celebrate with us--4 generations with pictures of those cherished memories.

    The Hope of Christmas is the perfect historical Christmas read this year. I do not need to be included in the giveaway, as I have a copy that been read and reviewed. Merry Christmas to each one.

  3. The tradition I look forward to every Christmas is our Christmas Eve candlelight service. Don't enter me in the drawing...I couldn't wait to see if I won and bought it. :=)

  4. My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with my family: all my siblings and their families, our dad (mom passed away two years ago), and my kids. We usually get together on Christmas Eve but this year we've postponed it till Dec. 30 because my nephew will be attending a football bowl game with his university's marching band. The date isn't as important as being all together.

  5. I love the Christmas program at our church. The catols, the Nativity play and the children praising the birth of Jesus warms my heart and feeds my soul!