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finding christmas joy

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Here’s another book I have been privileged to read from author Amanda Tero — I love reading her books, and this one was no exception!

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About the Book

Melonie Brown just wants to get away from all of the pain and heartache that this year has brought upon her, and Starlight Lodge seems like the perfect place to do so. With no plans beyond a Christmas escape, she drives out to the lodge. Can she bottle up the peace and joy that she finds in this special place to help her face the challenges she may have in the upcoming year?

Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle): Finding Christmas Joy

Add to your Goodreads shelf: Finding Christmas Joy

What I Thought…..
I’ll be honest, as much as I enjoy Amanda’s books, the first couple of pages of this one were not my cup of tea. Then as I read farther into it, I realized how much she had packed into this little book. I ended up really enjoying it, and the message behind it. And honestly, I didn’t enjoy it for a very good reason — the character of Melonie was so well written that you couldn’t help but feel bad for her — At the same time wanting to shake her and hug her close =)
I enjoyed Patricia’ character too — she was so open, and so honest, and knew just what to say to Melonie.  The little girls in the story were so sweet, too. They reminded me of my own “baby” sister :D
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This is going on my list of Christmas books for the year — so yes, I’d read it again.

Giveaway for Finding Christmas Joy

Amanda Tero is giving away a copy of Finding Christmas Joy with one of her piano CD’s! You’ll be able to enjoy the music of the season as well as a story that brings you the happiness of the season. (Note: there are two giveaways: one for physical copies for residents of USA, and another for international residents)



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(electronic copies of both)

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And here are all the places that this book will be visiting:

July 28, 2018
With a Joyful Noise
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
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Honey Rock Hills

 July 30, 2018
July 31, 2018
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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.


  • Amanda Tero

    I’m so glad you ended up enjoying the book as a whole. I’ll let you in on a little secret… the first few pages are my least favorite too. ;) ;) Thanks for being a part of the tour!

    • Kaitlyn S.

      Thank you for letting me be a part — I ended up really enjoying it! Also, I just saw your email about the blog not loading — that has been happening, and I’m trying to remedy that, but I am glad you got on eventually :D

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