Get Your Holiday List Started Here!
By Judy Spring
The holiday season is upon us. It’s time for crisp winter air, warm fires, and visiting with family. It’s also time to begin to shop for your holiday gift lists. A simple and thoughtful way to get started is to shop for the bookworms in your life, and we have some suggestions for all of your differing needs.
For fantasy lovers of all ages, we offer Birth by Fire’s Embrace by Ashleigh Galvin. “When all that is familiar vanishes from Shar’s life, she begins to look inside and find the strength and courage to carry on in a harsh world, and look towards another world that lies ahead.” To find purchasing information and to learn more about Birth by Fire’s Embrace, visit Ashleigh Galvin’s website at: http://ashleighgalvin.wordpress.com/.
Try a romantic mystery for the mysterious types in your life! Twist of Fate, by Genilee Swope Parente and F. Sharon Swope is the first in a series chronicling Detective Sam Osborne as he ferrets out clues to help the young heiress Casey Lewis discover who is out to take her life. Discover love, companionship, and a good mystery to tie up all the characters in a simple Twist of Fate. Be sure to include the second book in the series, Wretched Fate, to round out the gifts you give your mystery lover. Twist of Fate can be purchased on Amazon here, and Wretched Fate is currently available through Amazon here. If you’d like to learn more about this writing duo, check out their website at http://swopeparente.com/.
Next up, we invite you have a look at the young adult fantasy novel Heron’s Path by Alethea Eason. This book is perfect for your young adult that likes to adventure into other worlds. Join two sisters, Katy and Celeste, as “Like the current of the river Talum that witnesses all within these pages, you too will be swept along in the adventure, sometimes in reflective pools, sometimes drawn inexorably to the falls… to find the Heron’s Path.” Heron’s Path can be found on Amazon here, and you can learn more about Alethea and the novel on her website at http://theheronspath.com/.
For those drawn to inspirational writings, try Mike Klumpp’s I Am: The Miracle. Klumpp shares his journey in this Christian inspirational memoir, spreading across the continent and into other countries. Bits of poetry and anecdotes highlight Mike’s faith and perseverance as he finds his purpose in life.
From the listing on Amazon: “This book serves to further support those in need as proceeds will go directly towards efforts to help the underprivileged in various groups overseas. This is managed through Mike’s charity, the East African Service and Empowerment Organization (EASE: http://easeorg.com), which has recently expanded to include impoverished areas in Asia, and his current church in Hong Kong, the International Fellowship North (IFN).”
Donate to Mike’s charity and give the gift of inspiration to friends and family by purchasing I Am: The Miracle on Amazon here.
Watch for more holiday suggestions coming up in the next SPMG Newsletter!