Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas at Grey Sage Book Review

I was excited to read another Christmas book when I saw Christmas at Grey Sage by Phyllis Clark Nichols.  I really enjoy reading about all of the different Christmas traditions and this was a greatly different one because it was set in New Mexico.  It was also very different because everyone in the book was trying not to celebrate the holiday because of the sadness.

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.

This was a very different Christmas story set in the small town in New Mexico with an unlikely ground of Christmas travelers staying at the Grey Sage Inn which has been closed for over 20 years during the Christmas holiday.  Maude and Silas Thornhill love to have guests at the Inn but the holiday season has been hard since they lost their son many Christmas's before.  The guests arrive and have a great visit with trips to the art galleries and restaurants and fun food and fellowship at Grey Sage.  They pack up to leave and end up having lots of problems that land them back at Grey Sage because the weather is too bad to travel anywhere else.  All of the Christmas plans are changed but everyone is having a great time and enjoy making the most of this new Christmas spirit they are sharing.  If you want to get a little touch of this Christmas spirit, you just need to pick up this book and get into the story because I know that you will have trouble putting it down.  I hope that you check out this great Christmas story about healing and rebirth.  I think that you will enjoy it as much as I have!

**  I received a copy of the book for my review but all opinions here are honest and my own.

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