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.
But what caught my eye was the new stocking at the fireplace. The one hanging next to Jackson’s. The one with my name on it. My fingertips touched my lips, which had formed a silent “O.”
Jackson came up behind me, draped one arm over my shoulder, and whispered, “Didn’t see that one coming, did you?”
I smiled up at him. “Did your mother—?”
He blushed. “No.”
Of course not. Her graciousness could only go so far. “Then—?”
“If you look closely,” he said, “You’ll see there’s a little something there in the toe.”
I turned to him. “Santa’s been here already?” I asked, now realizing he’d been the culprit.
“Appears so,” he teased. “Go look.”
I started to do just that, then stopped. “But, Jackson . . . I didn’t get you anything.”
His brow shot up. “What? You think I put something in that stocking? I believe you were right when you said Santa.”
I reached into the velvety depths of it, my fingers curving around something cool to the touch. When I’d brought my hand out, it held a cookie-dough-ornament depicting two Christmas mice. A mister and a missus. Decked out in red, both wearing Santa caps. A sweet kiss connected them while, beneath their embrace, the words “Our First Christmas” glimmered in silver. “Oh, Jackson,” I said.
“It’s not much,” he admitted.
“It’s everything,” I countered.
And I meant it.
IN MY OPINION…
Sometimes it takes years to figure out the truth. Sometimes that truth is kept hidden (even from ourselves) deep within, under piles of memories, arguments, and resentment.
In The Ornament Keeper, the journey to healing comes through unpacking twenty plus years of memories in the form of Christmas ornaments, one given each year to commemorate an event.
I love a good Christmas story, and The Ornament Keeper comes complete with self-discovery, forgiveness, and a small Christmas miracle. And it ends with the absolute perfect gift.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, blog tours and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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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