Christmas Baby Rescue
Welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads!
Less than a week to go – only SIX DAYS until Christmas!
We’re in the home stretch in our spotlights of several Christmasy releases from 2022. Most days will have more than one post, just FYI. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
CHRISTMAS BABY RESCUE by Jordyn Redwood
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2022
An infant on his doorstep…
And enemies closing in.
Liam Knight’s solitary plans for Christmas Eve fall apart when he discovers a baby left outside his cabin—and bloody footprints leading to his injured pen pal. Suffering from PTSD, the former navy SEAL thinks he’s the wrong choice to protect Ashlyn Sutton and her infant niece. But with contract killers on their trail, he must overcome his fear…and stop the criminal behind the threats.
From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
Light in the Darkness
by Jordyn Redwood, author of Christmas Baby Rescue
Recently, I traveled to the state of Washington via car from Colorado for a quilting retreat. Usually, I fly but with airlines being short staffed and car rentals difficult at times, I didn’t want to even chance missing out on something that had been cancelled for two years because of COVID. I had to be vaccinated. Even provide proof I was COVID negative the first morning of the gathering. I held my family at arm’s length to prevent from getting sick. I didn’t want to drive two days and then the morning of test positive for COVID and not be able to attend. My husband voluntarily slept in the guest bedroom for a week prior to the retreat so he couldn’t be blamed for giving me COVID a second time.
To get to Washington from Colorado you must pass through several states. I’m an experienced snow driver after living all my life in wintery states. I don’t LOVE driving in snow but am competent at it and have an appropriate vehicle with very good tires. I was looking forward to the solitary drive being the introvert that I am.
Then the weather turned. I obsessively checked weather reports days before I had to leave. The forecast predicted one to three inches of snow and twenty-thirty mile per hour winds. I naively said to myself—oh, that’s not very much snow. The winds aren’t blowing that hard. It will be fine.
Well . . . let’s just say the weather was dicey ninety percent of my drive. Star Wars effect snow. Early sunsets plunged me into darkness. Looking at the road conditions of the major highway driving into Utah I decided to take a highway less traveled that seemed to have “good” road conditions. Meaning it was blue instead of yellow and red as the other road was. I decided to take the gamble, but I was nervous. A woman traveling alone. Going off the major highway. I was convinced a Dateline special was coming my way—me as the victim of some strange disappearance, not as the potential New York Times bestselling crime writer covering the story. I called my husband to let him know I was going the path less traveled, and he didn’t answer. I left a message.
The road was a divided one lane highway. The first few miles were still treacherous, and I considered turning back to the multi lane interstate. I forged ahead. And then the most glorious thing happened. The weather cleared. The roads dried. At dusk, driving through the snowy, rolling hills—it was picturesque and peaceful . . . truly heavenly. I put on Joy to the World and praised God. I had about ninety minutes of calm before the weather turned again.
I remember thinking—isn’t this so much like life? We have no idea sometimes how long whatever darkness we’re passing through will last. But when the light comes, and it does come, we are just on our knees with joy.
I am a Christmas freak. Three Christmas trees. I generally will use any excuse to play Christmas Music. If it’s November 1st. Legal. Any snow on the ground. Legal. Because I want to . . . Legal! My daughters, age 18 and 20, will cry out in horror, “MOM, it’s APRIL!!”
Ponder on what Christmas truly is. Light piercing into darkness for all of mankind. A baby . . . not a warrior . . . coming to save the world. This is the opening scene of Christmas Baby Rescue. On Christmas Eve, an infant is left on the doorstep of a man who has been living in darkness. A self-imposed prison brought on by PTSD. Liam Knight is who we all are . . . a human in darkness looking for the light. A light brought forth when Jesus came into the world.
Each of us is at a different station. I know holidays can be difficult for many. My mother lost both her parents, separate years, during the month of December. Maybe you’re not feeling the Christmas Spirit.
Please, please. Look for moments of light. Look for moments of God shining peace into your dark moments. He is there. Always.
God does not abandon his children.
Merry Christmas—and may The Light of the world fill your heart and mind with joy and peace. May you see light in your darkness. May you be that light for others.
Jordyn Redwood is a nurse by day, novelist by night. She has specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for nearly two decades. As a self professed medical nerd, she reads medical textbooks for fun. This led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge– a blog devoted to helping authors write medically accurate fiction. Jordyn loves to weave medical mystery into her story lines and see how her characters navigate through the chaos she creates. Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting and cross stitching. Connect with her at her website.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Christmas Baby Rescue by Jordyn Redwood?