October 2017/240 pages
Alexis Blake set out to restore a neglected building.
What she didn’t expect was to restore a life…
Alexis has one chance to land her own show on the Heart-and-Home Network, and nothing–not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer–is going to stand in her way.
Elsie Raymond, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise.
Gabe Langley, the man with the camera, is caught in the middle and it is his wisdom and warmth that just may be the bridge that will bring these two women together. Can they restore more than just a house and save Christmas memories from being lost forever?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
From my first glimpse of the title, I knew this was going to be another of Cynthia Ruchti's extraordinary books, and I was right. Restoring Christmas is so much more than a Christmas novella that will get you "in the mood" for the season. In her signature style, Ruchti pens a captivating tale infused with hope, wisdom, and love that will stir your soul even as it touches your heart. Alexis, Elsie, and Gabe made me forget I was reading fiction as they drew me into their world. All three bear scars that impact their interactions with each other as well as their views of Christmas and the project of restoring Elsie's house. To say too much would be to spoil the experience of reading it for yourself, but suffice it to say that this is a book to savor, contemplate, and read again and again. And I highly suggest reading it with a highlighter in hand as there or so many nuggets of wisdom tucked among the pages. Restoring Christmas is certain to become a much-loved classic. Don't miss it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Inspired Publishing and Cynthia Ruchti. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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