I am happy to announce the release of my first published book, Snow Angels, as part of the novella collection, Christmas Lights. It’s exciting for any debut author, but I’ve been especially blessed in the process. Not only did I get to partner with fellow ACFW authors Vikki Kestell, Chautona Havig and April Hayman, but I had a great team of ladies who helped me with pre-reading, proofreading and promoting the book. Not many authors have that kind of encouragement with their first book. I’m grateful.
In celebration of the book launch, we are having a special giveaway. This beautiful 3-piece nativity display is handcrafted in Ukraine and will be shipped to the winner directly from the artist. Each of the pieces is 8″ tall, 20″ long and 5.5″ deep. Use battery-operated votive candles or a string of lights to create a scene of shadows and silhouettes. You can display the pieces separately or use them together on a mantel or on top of a piano or bookcase. It’s absolutely lovely. In addition to this, we are giving away two $5 Amazon gift cards, just in time for Christmas shopping!
CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway, and check out the Christmas Lights website for more pictures of the nativity scene and information about the giveaway.
Christmas Lights is a collection of four inspirational novellas, each with a different theme and genre. Vikki’s The Heart of Joy is a beautifully-crafted, gentle historical romance from her Prairie Heritage series. April’s madcap comedy, Trip the Lights Fantastic, features eccentric characters who will delight you. Chautona’s Christmas Stalkings is surprisingly suspenseful for a book about a woman who decorates Christmas trees for each of her seven cats!
My contribution to the collection is Snow Angels. Lisa, Pete and their friends are oh-so-human, living with human issues in a fallen world. It’s sad and it’s funny, and I think it’s a story of God redeeming the years the locusts have eaten. He washes us clean and gives us hope for the future. I hope you enjoy it.
Kind words for Snow Angels:
“I haven’t laughed this hard in a while, nor cried as much. In this funny, poignant novella, Cathe Swanson reminds our jaded world just what the holidays are all about. Looking forward to seeing this author in other works. Highly recommended.” Andrea S.
“This delightful tale is full of surprises and Christmas spirit. I loved how complex the characters were, and how you unfold each story as you weave your way through the book… One of the most wonderful aspects of this book is the humor. If you need a good laugh, and spiritual encouragement this holiday season, “Snow Angels,” is the book for you.” Kristen S.
“It is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching and deals with some real-life hard stuff while never losing sight of the hope to be found in Jesus. For a debut work, it is stellar! I absolutely can’t wait to read more from this author!” Tina C.
“I haven’t laughed so much in AGES. Cathe Swanson masterfully weaves a rich story of realistic people with genuine faults and problems in such a way that you love them, want to shake them, and cheer when they ‘get it.’ And all the while, she punctuates each scene with humor, grace, and the beauty of what the Lord does in our lives when we don’t push Him back.” Chautona H.