An author is disheartened when one of their favorite novels goes OP – which means “out of print.” This happens to most books, and so new readers will never have a chance to read one of the author’s favorites unless they find it used somewhere.
But once in a while, authors hear the good news that their book is being re-issued again as a special release. So I’m excited to tell you that my award-winning single title novel, Finding Christmas, a romantic suspense published in 2005, is once again available.
Working with a detective from Grosse Pointe where the book is set, I was able to bring reality and accuracy to an exciting romantic suspense. The romance sets the tone for a warm, loving Christmas story, while the suspense adds a fresh twist of excitement.
Her daughter, Mandy, had died in the icy waters of Lake St. Clair, Michigan, three years ago—or so widow Joanne Fuller was told. At the urging of family friend Ben Drake, Joanne tried to accept her loss and move on. But mysterious phone calls reawakened her doubts. Was someone trying to reunite her with Mandy? In a frantic search for her daughter during the season of hope, Joanne unraveled the web of one man's hatred…and came face-to-face with the truth she'd known all along.
Published by Steeple Hill as a single title, Finding Christmas was not part of the Love Inspired line but was a stand alone novel. It won the Booksellers Best Award in 2006 and finaled in four other national contests. So if you’re a newer reader or didn’t find the novel when it was available in stores, you have another chance for a special Christmas read. Use the link below to enjoy a first chapter excerpt of the novel.
Since the book will not be offered in stores this year, I hope you’ll call Customer Service toll free at 1-800-873-8635 from 7 am to 11 pm EST to order the title (ISBN: 9780373787418) starting October 1st. Or you can wait until November 1 and purchase the novel with a click at Check out FINDING CHRISTMAS
No matter which way you purchase the Christmas novel, I’d love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy this special release and the special story of love, hope, and faith.
For the Son of Man came
to seek and to save what was lost.
Luke 19:10 NIV