Monday, December 10, 2018

"Silent Days, Holy Night"

Silent Days Holy Night blog tour

Let's all get in the mood for Christmas with this blog tour and giveaway for Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Tours.


silent days, holy 
night Title: Silent Days, Holy Night  
< b>Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols  
Publisher: Gilead Publishing  
Release Date: October 30, 2018  
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Christmas  

The sounds of Christmases past echo through a silent house...  

Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill: the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights — and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And eve ryone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second . . .

When eleven - year - old Julia Russell steps into the great house for the first time and meets Mr. Lafferty, the entire course of her life is altered. She meets a man who is nothing at all like the rumors she’s heard from neighbors and classmates. He’s kind and extraordinarily talented — he also happens to be deaf and uses a wheelchair. And when she overhears a secret about him, Julia decides it’s time for the town to bring Christmas back to Emerald Crest — an act that will change them all forever.

Book Excerpt:

Dad sat down on the edge of my bed. “Time for lights out, my number one daughter.”

“I’m sorry if I disappointed you today. I didn’t mean to. I just couldn’t help myself.”

“So, your curiosity got the best of you? You might remember what it did to the cat. But everything turned out all right for you. Not so much for the cat. And Mr. Lafferty did seem to enjoy your playing.”

 “Will you take me back with you when you go to see him? Mr. Lafferty asked me to come and play again.”

            “We’ll see.”

            “Is Mr. Lafferty’s special gift talking with his hands? It surely looked like a gift to me.”

            “No, that’s just his language, one of the ways he communicates. You’ll know his special gift when you see it, because you have never, and I mean never, seen anything like it. Maybe next time.”

“So that means I get to go back to Emerald Crest?”

“Sounds like it, but you need to remember that you’re not to talk about meeting Mr. Lafferty. He’s a very private man and doesn’t want people knowing anything about his business. We need to respect that. Do you understand?”

 “Yes, sir.” Dad prayed with me, kissed me goodnight, and turned off my bedside lamp. As soon as he closed my door, that’s when the light came on—the light in my brain.

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Phyllis Clark Nichols’s character - driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions usi ng the imagined residents of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a strong faith and a love for nature, art, music, and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and f ulfillment . . . often through surprisingly serendipitous events.

Phyllis grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in South Georgia. Born during a hurricane, she is no stranger to the winds of change: In addition to her life as a novelist, Phyllis is a seminary graduate, concert pianist, and cofounder of a national cable network with health - and disability - related programming. Regardless of the role she’s playing, Phyllis brings creativity and compelling storytelling.

She freque ntly appears at conventions, conferences, civic groups, and churches, performing half - hour musical monologues that express her faith, joy, and thoughts about life — all with the homespun humor and gentility of a true Southern woman.

Phyllis curr ently serves on several nonprofit boards. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait - artist husband.  

CONNECT WITH PHYLLIS: website | Facebook | Twitter

days, holy night giveaway


(1) winner will re ceive (US only):
  • a print copy of Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols
  • a print copy of Sleigh Bells Ring by various authors
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  1. Thank you for the information on and excerpt from "Silent Days, Holy Night" by Phyllis Clark Nichols. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.

    This cover seems to be saying come on it for a great read. I'd love the opportunity to read this wonderful sounding book.
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