It may be after the holidays, but it’s not too late to enjoy a wonderful story about miracles. Vicki joins us today to talk about Christmas miracles. First, here’s a brief summary of the book.
How many times can one person lose those she loves and be left alone and still manage to pick herself back up and start over? Hope Masters asks herself that question when she learns the love of her life, Maxwell Abernathy, a wonderful man she has planned on spending the rest of her life with, has been killed in a car accident. Made even worse is the callous way Maxwell’s mother breaks the news to Hope as she forces her out of his house and onto the street with nowhere to go and no one to turn to in the world.
There are, however, a couple of things Hope does not yet know. For one, Maxwell isn’t dead as his mother lied but is rather suffering severe trauma and amnesia, also in part to more of his mother’s lies. Two, Mariss and Evan, two of Heaven’s favorite angels are on the case.
Making right all that is broken won’t be easy or done overnight certainly—but can it be done at all? After all, even angels can’t interfere with freewill.
Now please join me in giving a warm welcome to Vicki as she shares her thoughts. Welcome, Vicki.
This Christmas was very much the same as most past ones. Does that mean it was in any way less special—definitely not. In fact, it is the direct opposite.
Loved ones, related and not, gathered to share time and food and happiness. To be fair I am a hardcore Christmas lover and it would take something quite horrible to ruin my holiday. I love the cooking, decorating and shopping for just the right gift for each one on my list and am CRAZY about Christmas movies and books. That’s probably one reason I have so much fun writing books about the holiday. I try to never lose sight that it isn’t the money spent or the most beautiful decorations (even though both things are pretty great) but rather the shared joy, whether with my large family or strangers I meet on the street.
The lights not only shine just a little brighter at Christmas, so do people. As a writer who has spent many of my adult years as a social worker investigating child abuse and neglect, I am perhaps a little more aware of the light in each person. I look for it. And I think everyone should.
Hope and Christmas Miracles, a Christmas book I have out encompasses everything Christmas is or should be. Having someone you love who loves you to share the holiday with is nothing short of incredible--the best.
Hope and Christmas Miracles is about my characters finding Christmas hope even when things seem the bleakest. I look back at all the stories I have written and I realize that even those not directly about Christmas have a social work element to them and the spirit of Christmas throughout. I am proud of Hope and Christmas Miracles because it serves as a reminder that love is the greatest of all gifts and helping others by keeping the good you do and feel at Christmas each and every day of the year. Our big hearts and ability to love just has to be the greatest gift any of us have received.
Vicki, thanks for joining us today and sharing your thoughts on Christmas. Love is the greatest gift of all.
Now for those who aren’t familiar with Vicki, here’s a bit of background on her.
|Author Vicki Bell|
Vicki Bell graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Journalism. Her love of all things Christmas, including writing and reading Christmas stories, may be credited to Hope and Christmas Miracles which was published in December of 2014 as an eBook on amazon.com and will be out soon in paperback form. Also, coming in the Christmas 2015 season is The Pancake Club Christmas Collection, in which Vicki will be one of the four authors writing the short stories. Along with this, she has had several articles published.
A self-proclaimed compulsive writer, Vicki has written eighteen books, as well as several children’s stories a screenplay and a multitude of short stories. She has several works under way including a Christmas mystery titled Secrets for Christmas and two thrillers and a Christmas Romantic Suspense.
For more on Vicki and her writing, connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and her Amazon Author Page.
Thanks for stopping by today during Vicki’s visit. Do you enjoy reading Christmas stories just at Christmas or do you read them throughout the year?