12/11/17

Christmas At Grey Sage by Phyllis Clark Nichols


3.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
This Christmas, there's plenty of room at the inn.

Nestled in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, the Grey Sage Inn looks like the perfect place for weary travelers to escape the craziness of the Christmas season. There's plenty to see in historic Santa Fe during the day, and the inn's owners, Maude and Silas Thornhill, are happy to spend their evenings hosting this year's guests from across the country.

But an unusual snowstorm throws a wrench in the festive mood. The sprawling inn becomes close quarters as stranded guests discover this Christmas won't be the relaxed vacation they expected. Tension and fear mount as the storm worsens, and Silas, a retired doctor, is called away in the middle of the night to care for a neighbor. The snow and stress unlocks tongues-and in the unexpected conversation that follows, secrets and pasts are revealed, and hearts are healed.

In the midst of snowdrifts and fireside conversations, of tales of days gone by, the warmth of Christmas brings a renewed hope as these trapped strangers become friends-proof again that the joy, hope, peace, and love of Christmas can be experienced no matter where you are.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Phyllis Clark Nichols believes everyone could use a little more hope and light. Her character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions from within the simple lives of small town communities you just know you've visited before. With a love for nature, art, faith and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment, often through surprisingly serendipitous events. Phyllis grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in South Georgia. Now she lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband, where red birds and axis deer are her ever-ravenous neighbors. She is an English major and classically-trained musician, seminary graduate, concert artist and co-founder of a national cable network for the health and disability-related programming. After retiring as a cable network executive, Phyllis began leading mission teams to orphanages in Guatemala and now serves on three non-profit boards where she works with others who are equally passionate about bringing hope and light to those who need it most.

Find out more about Phyllis at http://www.phyllisclarknichols.com.

MY THOUGHTS - Book 3 of my Holiday reading!
A fun, interesting, and original Christmas story! While this won't go down as my favorite one, I did have trouble getting into it at first (it was slow in the beginning for me). Overall it was still a very good read. There definitely some thoughtful and heartwarming moments in here. I have never read a Christmas story based in NM so that was nice. Great descriptions!

I can't say I felt the character development was strong but the characters were very interesting! A group of strangers, all different personalities with different backgrounds and different issues they were dealing with - all come together to end up having a great Christmas together!

A nice, easy flowing sweet Christmas read that is all about what Christmas should be!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse Thank You!!
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