About the Book
Book: Christmas Love Year Round
Author: Elaine Stock
Genre: Christian romance, sweet romance
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Cami Richardson is good at chasing away the men in her life: first Gavin Kinkaid, a former classmate she’d helped to bully, and later, her husband who left her widowed and a single mom. Now all she wants is to bring a smile back to her eight-year-old son. What she doesn’t expect is for Gavin to become her new neighbor.
Gavin wants to settle down after serving in the Air Force and mend the separation between him and his dad. What he didn’t count on is his changing feelings when he sees Cami as a kind woman instead of his former adversary.
When Cami’s son blindsides them both during the Christmas season, is their reunion at risk or will it grow stronger?
"Christmas Love Year Round" by Elaine Stock a wonderful book that has romance, family drama, and faith in a clean inspiring read. This book shows that forgiveness is possible and really is for the best. It also shows that people can over come their past. It also has life provoking statements written into the plot such as this statement " Look below the veneer most people use as a shield and see flaws or bad times or both. None of us are innocent or are lucky enough to escape rough times." Here's another " Funny how we easily find solace in God when things go right, but not when life tilts in the wrong direction," and one more, "Know that God loves you, and wants to forgive you of any wrongdoings. The Lord is great, is almighty, and doesn't want to cast you away as an unloved, forgotten child. He is your Father. He wants you in His heart, always."
This book is a great read at Christmas time and even though it is written as a Christmas story it is one that a reader could enjoy anytime they needed to be reminded that love is available year round as long as we are willing to accept it.
This story has many issues within it's pages, childhood bullying, father and son not seeing eye-to eye about past bullies, guilt left family members after death dealing with mental illness and a vow not to forgive others.
This is a feel good novel. I see that this is book one in the series and I'm not sure if the other books will be stand alones or continue with Gavin and Cami or if will be new couples but I want to read more about Gavin's dad.
I recommend this book to all readers who likes clean reads and Christmas stories and stories involving children and coming back to God.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.
About the Author
Elaine Stock is the author of the novels Her Good Girl, winner of the 2018 American Fiction Awards in the Christian Inspirational category, and Always With You, which won the 2017 Christian Small Publishers Association Book of the Year Award in fiction. And You Came Along, a novella, released in December 2017. Her novels fuse romance, family drama and faith in a clean fiction style. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. In addition to Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, she hangs out on her active blog, Everyone’s Story, dedicated to uplifting and encouraging all readers through the power of story and hope.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Elaine has now been living in upstate, rural New York with her husband for more years than her stint as a NYC gal. She enjoys long walks down country roads, visiting New England towns, and of course, a good book.
Guest Post from ElaineTo love someone with all of your heart is the only thing that matters in this world. Readers often ask the origin of a story idea. When I wrote my first published novel, Always With You, I was asked if my husband was a white supremacist. No! When Her Good Girl released, the questions of whether my mother practiced Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy popped up as well. Although my mother unfortunately did suffer another mental illness, it wasn’t MSP. And now Christmas Love Year Round, Book 1 of the Kindred Lake romance series, is on sale. What does fuel my writing? What is a connecting theme between the stories I write? Love. Love is the most essential relationship we must share between all…between family members, friends, neighbors…between strangers, enemies, those who live differently than us, and foreign countries. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35 (NIV) Yet, isn’t honest love the hardest thing to do? Perhaps it is also the most difficult virtue to teach and the most vexing passion to express. Imagine this scenario: You’re a widowed mom with an impressionable eight-year-old son. Your conscience is riddled with the worry that you might have pushed your husband toward his death, and that’s on top of the weight bearing down on you from your childhood days of participating with others to bully a particular family in town. Then, the one boy who was part of that picked-upon family, now a grown man and stirringly handsome purchases the house across the street from you. You’ll likely see him every day. And, with a gulp, you realize…that you want to see him. That actually, despite all that transpired between the two of you back in high school, you’re Attracted to him with a Capital A. Might that magnetism between the two of you be mutual? This is the set-up between Cami and Gavin in Christmas Love Year Round. Will these two former adversaries forgive not only each other but themselves as well and take loving one’s neighbor to the next step of falling in love and making amends into amens? May each of you be blessed with love and joy year round!
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To celebrate her tour, Elaine is giving away
Grand Prize: Winner’s choice between print (US only) or Kindle of Christmas Love Year Round, Kindle of And You Came Along (companion novel to Christmas Love Year Round), and a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card1st and 2nd Prizes: a Kindle edition of Christmas Love Year Round!!
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