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Colors Of Christmas By Olivia Newport

 

Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas

Colors Of Christmas
Colors Of Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colors Of Christmas has two contemporary clean Christian stories by author Olivia Newport.

STORY-LINES COLORS OF CHRISTMAS:  CHRISTMAS IN GOLD AND CHRISTMAS IN BLUE BY OLIVIA NEWPORT:

In Colors of Christmas first story, Christmas In Gold, we find Astrid.  At eighty, she has lived a full and sometimes tragic life.  She survived the Nazi’s, a brutal life in war-torn Germany, the loss of two husbands, and raised two children alone.  Now she finds herself in an assisted living facility;  her home sold, recovering from a broken leg, and her precious gold ornaments missing.  Those ornament had survived a long history of war, property, and moves; until this last move to the facility.  Astrid also finds her physical therapist, Carly, bordering on desperation, in need of a friend and hope.  What better time for hope than Christmas;   for God gave the world the greatest hope of all at Christmas time in our Lord and Savior.

In Christmas Blue, we find Angela in need of Christmas spirit.  Deeply depressed and still mourning the death of her best friend and Christmas enthusiast, Carol, Angela finds herself in charge of the town’s Christmas To Remember event.  This is the last thing she wants to do.  With no way to get out of the job, she forges on without enthusiasm.  How can she possibly do the job, Carol was so perfect at performing each year.  Carol always had surprises galore for the crowd and worked all year preparing.  Angela had only eight days to get into the Christmas spirit and make this a Christmas honoring Carol.  When the mysterious Gabe arrives in town, he stirs things up. Will Angela finally recover from her depression and create a Christmas to remember?

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Olivia Newport created two stories filled with emotion and faith.  In Christmas In Gold Newport established a strong lead character in Astrid;  a woman who had experienced the worse man can hand out and through her faith in God, survived.  This is not a feel good, Christmas is light and airy, story.  This story’s filled with the emotion of survival under the conditions of war

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Hiding The Truth By Kent Hamilton

 

Hiding The Truth
Hiding The Truth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE HIDING THE TRUTH BY KENT HAMILTON:

In Hiding The Truth Kathy and Paul have settled in Farvale.  Kathy did not know Paul had a brother. He kept his existence secret.  Thrown out of the army, Daniel’s headed to the ranch to live.  Paul intends for things to change for his brother.  Daniel’s a low down good for nothing drunkard, who lies, cheats, and steals.  But Paul’s determined he’ll pull his weight on the ranch or leave.  Meanwhile, Kathy’s friend, Sarah, wrote asking for help as her husband killed himself; she has a new baby and nowhere to go.  Of course, Kathy and Paul also take her into their home.  Using Paul’s “hid away money”, he and Sarah agree to build Sarah a small house on a nearby piece of land.

When Daniel arrives drunk, accompanied of the Sheriff, Paul puts him in the barn to slept it off. The next morning Paul gives Daniel an ultimatum, either work on the ranch or leave.  Also, Kathy’s holding a secret close to her chest she has not revealed to Paul.

When Sarah arrives, Daniel picks her up and something happened to him he couldn’t explain.  Working hard on Sarah’s cabin and the ranch, Daniel seems to be changing.  What has happened to Daniel?  What is Sarah’s Secret?  My romance book reviews of Hiding The Truth follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Hiding the truth never works as Daniel and Sarah, then Paul and Kathy discovered. This is a story of a second chance for Daniel and hope for his future. Hamilton skillfully matured Daniel after he met Sarah; becoming a changed man.  Sarah, with

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