A Homewood Christmas!

Let me just say, that I am thrilled to be a part of praising this book and welcoming it into the world! *cue Christmas music and bring out the hot coco with candy canes* This is collection of stories all about Christmas, all in the same small town, and all containing, a Moravian star and an Auntie *cue the warm fuzzies of all the KDWC girls* All six of these stories are written by our dear Camp Aunties from King’s Daughter’s Writing Camp – I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about it! It’s an online camp for writers and it would not be the same without our dearest aunties. To say that I am beyond thrilled that they have compiled a book – a CHRISTMAS book no less – is not nearly enough words to express my excitement! By now, you are probably anxious to hear all about the books – and this awesome camp – so here ’tis!

About the Book

Come home to a small-town Christmas through the ages…

The close-knit community of Homewood, Minnesota might not even be a dot on most maps. But from its earliest settlement to the present day, a warm Christmas welcome and a shining Moravian star have been its hallmarks of the holiday.

Step into the bustle of preparations as a young orphan travels an unexpected path to the Christmas he’s longed for and a boisterous flock of cousins learns the eternal secrets of the Christmas fruit bowl. Follow a wintery road with a widowed mother in the shadow of war and a generous aunt trying her best for her family as they search for a place where they truly belong. Slip into the fire glow next to a lonely stranger with a terrible secret and a hometown girl trying to escape past hurts, and watch Christmas light and love warm even the coldest places.

With so many ways to celebrate the season, one reason undergirds them all—and the Christmas stars of Homewood never tire of telling His story!

About the Authors

While I’d love to share a little bit about each of these authors (because they are totally awesome and amazing and godly women) I don’t have enough space and you don’t have enough focus to read all that. sorry ;p. So, I’m going to send you directly to their blogs and pages!

And now, a special review of one of the stories from A Homewood Christmas!

YES! I got to read one of these stories ahead of time and now I’m gonna share my review!

About the book

Aunt Peggy befriends a troubled young woman during the Christmas season of 1985, but can she show her that, no matter what, Jesus is still Emmanuel?

About the author

Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author, and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, and her bestselling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.

My Thoughts

I have always been drawn to stories about teenage mothers, so when I read the description for this story, I knew it was the one I wanted to read. And I was not disappointed. I am passionate about the value of babies – from the moment of conception. Abortion breaks my heart. So, I love stories about girls struggling with an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy and the choice about whether or not to keep their baby. That wasn’t exactly Tricia’s situation, but she was a single mother, expecting a child and she was lonely and ashamed and felt dirty and unwanted.

Aunt Peggy was the sweetest thing – her care for Tricia warmed my heart. And oh, I wanted to yell at all those who questioned her. How dare you suggest sending Tricia away?! I wished Aunt Peggy would yell for me, but like the sweet soul she is, she kept her cool. (I am glad those certain people came around by the end 😉)

The message of this story was beautiful. Aunt Peggy faced a lot of loss in her life, yet she found that God still sustained her. Still was her strength. And still was Emmanual – God with us.

Through Aunt Peggy’s love and care, Tricia learns this too.

HE IS STILL EMMANUAL. He is still with us. No matter what we go through. No matter what loss we face. No matter what others do to us. No matter what pain, rejection, and heartbreak we experience. He is always with us, and always will be.

Highly recommend this story – with all the Christmas feels and baby cuddles. 🥰

This is a clean story – no violence, no language, no romance.

Launch Tour Schedule

Monday, October 24 – LAUNCH DAY

Vanessa Hall | book spotlight and review of Home Forever – blog, goodreads

Kristina Hall | review An Auntie for Christmas- blog, goodreads, instagram

Sophia E. Davis | book spotlight and review Star of Bethlehem – blog, goodreads

Alyssa | book spotlight and review of He Is Still Emmanuel – blog, goodreads

Sandralena Hanley | review of Home Forever on Amazon, Goodreads, email newsletter, Instagram

Sawyer Marie | review of Star of Bethlehem on Goodreads

Anna | review He is Still Emmanuel on Goodreads, Amazon

Tuesday, October 25

Ryana Lynn | book spotlight on blog and instagram

Havelah |- review of An Auntie for Christmas on instagram, goodreads

Lorelai |- book spotlight and review of Room in the Manger on newsletter, goodreads

Sarah | review An Auntie for Christmas on Goodreads

Sherrice Myers | spotlight and review of The Christmas Fruit Bowl on blog, Amazon

Wednesday, October 26

Hanna Kraft | spotlight and review of Star of Bethlehem on email newsletter, Goodreads

Jari Jones | review Room in the Manger on Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube, and Amazon

Brittany Baker | review Home for Christmas on Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon

(📍YOU ARE HERE!) Autumn Lehman | spotlight and review of He Is Still Emmanuel on blog and Goodreads

Jovey | spotlight on blog and Instagram

Katja Labonté | Book spotlight and review of The Christmas Fruit Bowl on Blog, Email newsletter, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon

Thursday, October 27

Lillian Keith | spotlight on blog

Chelsea Burden | spotlight on blog

Catherine Thompson | review He is Still Emmanuel on Goodreads

Akira Rodriguez | spotlight and review of The Christmas Fruit Bowl on Goodreads, blog, and Instagram

Friday, October 28

Hannah Griggs | spotlight and review of Home Forever on email newsletter, Goodreads

Bethany Griggs | spotlight and review of Room in the Manger on email newsletter, Goodreads

Merry Christmas! 🤔😉😁😍


9 thoughts on “A Homewood Christmas!

  1. Aw, thanks so much Autumn! I’m glad you love Aunt Peggy and Tricia as much as I do! Thanks so much for sharing about them and our book! We are so excited to release it!

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