Felicia Morgan has always followed a set traditional routine when it comes to setting up the family Christmas tree but after twenty years of marriage, she and her husband have separated and she doesn’t have the heart to celebrate. When persuaded to keep up the tradition for her younger children’s sake, Felicia reluctantly agrees and one painful ornament after another, she slowly adds them to the tree as the memories attached to each one overtake her.
The Ornament Keeper is a beautifully written story that is both sentimental and poignant yet filled with meaning for each of its readers. I loved how the author used the memories behind each ornament to take Felicia through the events from each year to give her a true context of her marriage and helped her understand her own role in why it fell apart.
This is a lovely, lovely book with a clear message of forgiveness and reconciliation, the true meaning of the season. I enjoyed it so much and hope others will read it also. Perfect for a cozy evening by the fire after a long day of shopping or baking.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by JustRead Publicity Tours. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for The Ornament Keeper by Eva Marie Everson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
|Title: The Ornament Keeper
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Release Date: September 24, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Holiday
Award-winning author Eva Marie Everson wraps up a Christmas story of hope, love, and forgiveness just in time for the holidays.
The Ornament Keeper, a contemporary Christmas novella, features Felicia and Jackson Morgan who are spending their first Christmas apart after twenty years of marriage. But a lifetime of gifted ornaments helps Felicia piece together the story of their marriage and the one mistake of unforgiveness she made before they said, “I do.”
Can these memory-filled ornaments reunite this family before Christmas? Only time will tell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eva Marie Everson is a multiple-award winning author and speaker who hails from the picturesque Southern town of Sylvania, Georgia. She is president of Word Weavers International, director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, Managing Editor at Firefly Southern Fiction, and enjoys coaching new authors through her company, Pen in Hand. She is an avid photographer who enjoys turning her photos into inspiring memes for you to share (with proper attribution). Eva Marie and her husband make their home in Central Florida. They are the parents of three fabulous children who have blessed them with the world’s greatest grandchildren.
(1) winner will receive:
- a print copy of The Ornament Keeper, and
- an ornament handpicked by the author
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 17, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 24, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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