About the Book
Christmas in Blue
Angela just wants Christmas to be over. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration, and everything goes from bad to worse. Can she rescue Christmas for the town—and herself?
Christmas in Gold
When eighty-year-old Astrid moves into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up Christmas hope one more time.
About the Author
Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
Guest Post from Olivia Newport
We All Have a Story
I’m younger than most of the people I exercise with. It started when I had a lot of pain in my feet and needed low-impact classes with the option of sitting down and learned I didn’t have to be a senior citizen to take their classes at my gym. Then I discovered how tough most of them are. Years later, though my feet are better, these are still my people.
A couple of years ago, while we waited for the younger and allegedly-but-not-really-tougher crowd to clear out of the group exercise room so we could invade it, a woman I would not have guessed to be 80, because she could out-cardio and out-lift me any day of the week, mentioned she had been widowed since she was 39. And she’d been widowed the first time at 19. And she’d grown up in Germany while Hitler was intent on destroying Europe and life was not easy.
Then the changing of the guard happened and I was left with my mouth gaping. I knew I had to hear this story. The next week after class, we went across the parking lot to Culvers for lunch and I scribbled notes on the backs of a pile of brown napkins while Astrid talked. Later she let me read the account of her life that she had written herself.
Astrid faced so many tragic circumstances, but she would be the first to tell you that God was with her even before she knew how to call on him. Many people with her life story would have found plenty of reason to wallow and stagnate. But not Astrid. Truly she is one of the most hopeful people I know.
Her story was the beginning of Colors of Christmas, which includes two stories. Astrid’s is “Christmas in Gold,” and the other is “Christmas in Blue.” Astrid inspired me to write about hope for a time of year when the Christian message resounds with hope yet so many people struggle to grasp hope for themselves. I pray these stories will help many recover a sense of hope afresh.
Olivia Newport chases joy in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
Author Olivia Newport has written two beautiful, sweet, tender, and touching stories, Christmas in Gold and Christmas in Blue, in her Christmas book Colors of Christmas. These two stories will capture the heart of readers as they bring to light the hardships of life changes, but the joy this can also bring. Especially with the Christmas holidays just around the corner. Newport has written heart-rending stories that readers will relate to, as well as be inspired by. Readers of contemporary and holiday fiction will enjoy these stories.
Genre: holiday, Christmas, contemporary, Christian
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication date: October 1, 2017
Number of pages: 320
A review copy of this novel was provided by CelebrateLit. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away a grand prize of a Christmas Bundle Bonanza which includes 7 Jumbo rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, 2 sets of stick-on gift tags, 2 packages of Christmas cards and envelopes, 2 collections of Christmas novellas—18 stories in all, and a signed copy of Colors of Christmas!!
Click HERE to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
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10/18/2017 09:35:38 am
I would love to hear Astrid's story. I'll bet she is a treasure to get to know! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
10/18/2017 09:31:04 pm
I would love to read more of Astrid's story. She sounds like a woman that has lived life to the fullest. Thanks for the giveaway.
10/19/2017 06:14:13 am
What a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
10/19/2017 07:12:26 am
10/22/2017 05:54:02 pm
2 Christmas stories in one! How fun! :D
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