Roseanna M. White
November 2016/266 pages/$14.99
A miracle once saved her life ~ will another give her a future?
Cyprus was little more than a child when a fall left her paralyzed...and when the boy known as the wonder-worker healed her. Ever since, she has wondered why the Lord spared her, what he has in store for her. But her pagan father thinks she was spared solely so she could be introduced to the wealthy wonder-worker, Nikolaos.
Nikolaos has never questioned that his call in life is to dedicate himself to the church and to God. Never, that is, until he and his cousin Petros meet the compelling Cyprus Visibullis. For years he struggles with the feelings she inspires...and with the sure knowledge that Petros loves her too.
Petros knows he will never be good enough for Cyprus's father to consider him as a match for his favorite daughter not as long as Nikolaos is there. But when tragedy strikes the Visibullis family, he will do anything to save his beloved. Unfortunately, his beloved is determined to do anything to save her sisters ~ even at the cost of herself.
As the festival of lights bathes their Greek city in beauty, Cyprus, Petros, and Nikolaos celebrate the miracle of their Savior's birth together one last time. And in remembrance of their Lord's greatest gift, one of them will make the ultimate sacrifice for the others...and a centuries-long tradition will be born.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at her website.
Oh. My. This is a beautiful Christmas tale that sheds light on the man behind a much-loved tradition. Roseanna M. White's gift for bringing characters to life shines as she pens the story of Cyprus, Nikolaos and Petros. So many emotions filtered through me as I read this novel. Set in Greece in the years following the early church as persecution of Christians is rising, this novel ably portrays the heartbreaking and difficult circumstances that Cyprus and her friends face. My heart ached for Cyprus as she toiled in the shadow of her sisters while at the same time I marveled at the love she maintained for them, as well as for her father. White delivers a story that is simultaneously powerful and tender, an inspirational tale that will forever change how I view aspects of our Christmas celebrations. Reading Giver of Wonders should become a new holiday tradition in itself. Don't miss it!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from WhiteFire Publishing. I was not required to write a positive 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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