by Patricia Kiyono
I am so pleased to announce the release of my brand new Christmas novella, Christmas Journey, published by Eskape Press a few weeks ago. This is a sequel to Christmas Wishes, my 2013 Christmas novella, and I had a wonderful time revisiting the residents of Zutphen, Michigan. This time, though, the focus is on an older couple. Helen DeGroot is a widow in her sixties, and she’s looking for direction and identity. Along comes her Prince Charming – and he’s ten years younger! But with Mike’s help, she begins her journey toward a happy and fulfilling life.
Here’s the blurb for Christmas Journey:
Helen DeGroot is a widow, a mother, and grandmother. Her quiet life in Zutphen includes her children, grandchildren, and church committee work. She can’t shake the feeling that life has something else in store for her. But finances are tight, and her grown sons always seem to need her help.
Mike Sikkema has a high-powered job at a travel magazine. He’s never had time for settling down with a family. But when his brother tells him about their mother’s health problems, he drops everything and heads to Zutphen, Michigan to help out. Apartments are scarce in the small town, so he rents a room from an attractive widow in his brother’s congregation.
The road to self-discovery and happiness can be long and painful. Can these two help each other navigate the journey?