A Shenandoah Christmas

(A Winds of Change Novella)

by Lisa Belcastro

A Shenandoah Christmas
Part of the Winds of Change series:
  • A Shenandoah Christmas
Editions:Paperback
ISBN: 9780986299377
Pages: 118
Kindle
ISBN: B00Q8PUNOE
Pages: 118

Andrew Roberts has picked out the perfect Christmas present--an engagement ring. His Christmas wish is to marry the woman he loves. But where has she gone?

Andy hasn't felt such anticipation for Christmas day since he was five years old. This year he has plans, life-changing plans. He is going to propose to Allyson Flanders, the woman of his dreams. He'd lived his first thirty years as a confirmed bachelor, contented with dating, managing the family's fleet of ships, fishing, and sailing anywhere he wanted, whenever he wanted.

Until . . . One date with Allyson, and Andy was hopelessly caught by the smartest, kindest, most beautiful woman he'd ever met. He had no complaints. Life with Allyson was better than anything he'd ever imagined. They spent hours of every day together, casting lines into the waters off the shore of Martha's Vineyard, talking, laughing, and dreaming. He hadn't spent a day without being in Allyson's company.

Until . . . Something happened after Thanksgiving. Something he can't figure out. Something he can't name. But that something has created more distance than a two-month sail from Vineyard Haven Harbor to Sri Lanka. Allyson has no time for him, barely speaks to him, and makes secret plans without him. The diamond and sapphire ring resting in the black velvet box looks lonely, but not as lonely as Andy feels. Where is she spending her time? Why doesn't she return his phone calls? Has she found someone else? Is there any hope his Christmas wish might still come true?

 


Praise for A Shenandoah Christmas

"Although brief, "A Shenandoah Christmas" is expressive and inspirational, spiritually rich in love, and truly a celebration of Christmas. Also included are the first chapters from each of the three books in the Winds of Change series. This book would make a wonderful gift!." -- Nancee Marchinowski, Soul Inspirationz Reviewer
"I fell in love with Andy and Allyson in "Shenandoah Crossings" so it is wonderful to reunite and read their story. This is a sweet, heartwarming love story. And it happens to be set at Christmas time. Which, actually, is appropriate because Christmas is a season of hope and that's just what Andy and Allyson need." -- Tammy Doherty, author of Celtic Cross, Claddaugh and Celtic Knot.

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Reviews:Nancee Marchinowski on Goodreads wrote:

This is a beautiful Christmas novella based on the Roberts family from Lisa Belcastro's Winds of Change series. Lisa has brought to light the beauty and spiritual importance of the true meaning of Christmas.

In this brief narrative the members of the Roberts family not only celebrate the birth of Christ, and God's infinite love, but share examples of the importance of unconditional love in all circumstances,

Although brief, "A Shenandoah Christmas" is expressive and inspirational, spiritually rich in love, and truly a celebration of Christmas. Also included are the first chapters from each of the three books in the Winds of Change series. This book would make a wonderful gift! Pick up several copies, one for yourself, and others for friends and family. This book can be enjoyed in an evening.

Tammy Doherty on Goodreads wrote:

I fell in love with Andy and Allyson in "Shenandoah Crossings" so it is wonderful to reunite and read their story. This is a sweet, heartwarming love story. And it happens to be set at Christmas time. Which, actually, is appropriate because Christmas is a season of hope and that's just what Andy and Allyson need. No spoilers! I also enjoyed getting a glimpse of Tess, Hawk and the Roberts family. This book is well worth the 99 cent purchase price. I started reading at bedtime and had a very hard time putting it down even though my eyelids kept drooping shut. I just may go back and read it again!


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~2015 Selah Award WINNER for Best Novella

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About the Author

LISA BELCASTRO lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard. She was inspired to write the Winds of Change trilogy while chaperoning two Tisbury School summer sails aboard the schooner "Shenandoah" with her daughter, Kayla. The week-long adventure, sans electricity, Game Boys, iPods and modern conveniences, kindled her imagination to dream of an altogether different voyage.

When she’s not at her desk, Lisa is living in paradise, volunteering at her daughter’s school, serving in her church community, planting and weeding her numerous gardens, trying to run a marathon a month or walking the beach looking for sea glass. You can find her website at www.lisabelcastro.com


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