“Bespoke” is an enchanting tale that left me with that same magical feeling of wonder that I experienced as a child during the Christmas season. Through Amanda’s lyrical prose I could almost hear the music and feel the winter chill. What a beautifully touching story of love, redemption and hope! “Bespoke” is the perfect book to escape the stress of holiday busyness.

Please gift yourself with a copy this Christmas. I don’t think you will regret it.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.


A Secret. A Bicycle. A Promise…

While the elusive Secret Symphony of Giovanni St. John captivated the world’s fascination, it left his daughter closed away in the Silent House – she, the one who holds the fullness of truth about the ninth symphony. Now Aria St. John is determined to not only break free of the loss that has defined her, but to honor her father through one final gift in his last days.

On the tiny Isle of Espoir, only one man can help in her quest: James Shaw, the village blacksmith… and the lost friend of her childhood. Will they be able to overcome the tragedy that separated them before it’s too late?

Written to slip easily into the stolen moments of the busy holiday season, this enchanting novelette delves into the miracle of second chances, the gift of God’s healing redemption, and the joy of the unexpected.


Amanda DykesAmanda Dykes is the author of Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale, the critically-acclaimed bicycle story that invited readers together to fund bicycles for missionaries in Asia. A former English teacher, she has a soft spot for classic literature and happy endings. She is a drinker of tea, a dweller of Truth, and a spinner of hope-filled tales, grateful for the grace of a God who loves extravagantly.

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