today’s book: sara’s gift by kimberly rose johnson
Christmas is only NINE DAYS AWAY (time to start panicking!) according to Google, BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. (Okay – I crave them all year round but now’s when I can get away with talking about them LOL) This year I’m continuing my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads, and I’m super excited! Christmas books make me happy!
So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your own bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s featured book is a friends-to-more romance + the author reflects on Christmases past!
SERIES: Small-Town Christmas Wishes #4
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2019
Christmas is the season of giving, but Sara isn’t sure she is up to the task.
Playing secret angel in high school was fun, and now, years later, Sara has the opportunity to do it once more on a bigger scale. She enlists the help of Gabe, her long-time best friend, to come up with a deserving recipient. But something is off with Gabe—he’s more attentive than usual.
The Christmas season has put Gabe in a reflective mood. His evaluation of his life has left him lonely and wanting more. But can his heart have its desire? That’s up to Sara.
Can these two long-time best friends navigate their changing relationship, or will the romance Grinch steal their Christmas joy?
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by Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of Sara’s Gift
It’s been my experience that no two Christmases are exactly the same. When I was a child we had certain traditions, such as we always opened presents on Christmas morning and stockings always came first. To this day, stockings are my favorite. My husband and I have been doing only stockings for each other for years.
There is one Christmas that stands out in my mind more than all the rest. I don’t recall how old I was, but I’m guessing about ten. We were driving to Southern California to spend Christmas with my paternal grandmother, but we were still on the road Christmas morning—It was a thousand mile trip.
We stopped at a rest stop early Christmas morning and my mom pulled out our stockings. My sister and I had no idea this would happen. LOL I don’t think either of us had yet figured out how important stockings were to my mom. 🙂 We were in a Datsun pickup with a canopy in back. My dad had installed carpet and put beanbags in the back for us. They connected the front and back with what was called a “boot” so that we were very much with them and not separated by a window. I’m dating myself, because this setup is totally illegal now for passengers.
My sister and I were propped up at the boot opening the gifts in our stockings. A passerby noticed what we were doing and stood at the hood of our pickup watching. She had so much fun! You should have seen the smile on her face. I’m guessing this was nearly 40 years ago and the memory is still strong. She made a big impression on my younger self.
When I think back now, I’m reminded that joy is in giving and taking delight in the happiness of others. In Sara’s Gift, Sara really understood the joy in giving. The concept of the story in a nutshell is this: Sara is left $1500 to gift anonymously at Christmas, but with little time to spare, will she be able to find a deserving recipient?
What about you? What is your favorite part about Christmas? What brings you joy?
Award-winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child, Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
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What about you? What interests you most about Sara’s Gift? What is your favorite part about Christmas? What brings you joy?