About The Book
This Christmas, there’s plenty of room at the inn.
Nestled in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, the Grey Sage Inn looks like the perfect place for weary travelers to escape the craziness of the Christmas season. There’s plenty to see in historic Santa Fe during the day, and the inn’s owners, Maude and Silas Thornhill, are happy to spend their evenings hosting this year’s guests from across the country.
But an unusual snowstorm throws a wrench in the festive mood. The sprawling inn becomes close quarters as stranded guests discover this Christmas won’t be the relaxed vacation they expected. Tension and fear mount as the storm worsens, and Silas, a retired doctor, is called away in the middle of the night to care for a neighbor. The snow and stress unlocks tongues-and in the unexpected conversation that follows, secrets and pasts are revealed, and hearts are healed.
In the midst of snowdrifts and fireside conversations, of tales of days gone by, the warmth of Christmas brings a renewed hope as these trapped strangers become friends-proof again that the joy, hope, peace, and love of Christmas can be experienced no matter where you are.
Things are not always what they seem to be, even with a perfect outside appearance. The beautiful inn owned by the lovely Maude and Silas seems the perfect place to spend the holidays. Why then, did the couple spend the last decade escaping this picture postcard home every Christmas? A favor for a friend starts a process of facing and coming to terms with a past darkness they never have been able to acknowledge. In the process they discover everyone must face past struggles and hurts.
Was the book a little “Hallmark Channel” for my taste…maybe, but I’m really not looking for dark and disturbing in a holiday fiction book. It was the perfect combination of gentle forgiveness, holiday miracle and family restoration I am looking for this time of year. A little escape from the stress of the everyday. This book won’t save the world but it may brighten the attitude toward the world, and that is just as important.
*I was provided a copy of the book from the publisher but the opinions are all mine*