Book, Christmas Reads, Inspirational, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – One Christmas by Karen J Mossman

Introducing Karen J Mossman

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Where did the idea for the story come from?

It started out a short story that I could share out each year. But I liked it and felt there was more I could add to it.

Give a quote from the books, one that says little but speaks volumes. 

After a time, grief moves from your head down to your heart, where it settles and adjusts. It finds a place to sit comfortably and not catch in your throat as it once did. It becomes part of you while it develops into something you hold dear.

Give a short summary of what the book is about.

It’s the story of a family who suffer a bereavement at Christmas. Tina tells by Tina how she and her family learn to live and love again..

What genre is it?

It’s romance and self help.

How many pages is it?

54

Why do you think the readers will want to read it?

A rollercoaster of emotion, Tina’s tale will melt your heart and take you on a journey. I believe in the happy ever after and wants you to close the last page with a warm glow in your heart.

Where are you located? 

Anglesey, a small island off the north Wales coast.


Description

Who knew life could change so drastically from one heartbeat to the next. One second, you’re full of wonderous joy, the next …

The holidays are a festive time. For Tina and her family, Christmas is the most magical of all. The tastes, smells, laughter – even the complaints are a part of the traditions and vital to the memories. But one Christmas, tragedy struck and changed everything…

Will Tina be able to rediscover the magic, or has her joy been lost forever?

Share in the gifts of family and community in this emotional tale.


Excerpt

So, there we were – Elis and I – sitting together. Elis chatted about his job as a pilot trainer at RAF Valley. I enjoyed the stories he told of the new candidates who took to the skies for the first time. As he spoke, we held hands across the table. The way his fingers felt gave me a connection that excluded everyone else as I listened.  

“You’re exquisite when you look at me like that,” he said, interrupting his story.  

I continued to stare into his eyes, losing myself in their depths. “That’s because I’m listening to every word. You don’t know how sexy your voice sounds.”  

Elis grinned, and my heart fluttered. His eyes flicked right.   

I glanced to see what caught his attention.  There was a woman walking through the room, watching us.  

Dawn!  

I spun around and gave her a death glare.   

My sister froze, throwing me a sheepish grin.  ‘Going to the toilet,’ she mouthed and pointed in that direction.  

Leaning back in the chair, I let out a loud sigh. “Elis, meet my sister, Dawn.”  

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