After suffering a brain injury that she doesn't remember, Arlene---a happy wife, successful business owner, and young grandmother---is surprised to find herself in a rehabilitation center surrounded by old people. But when the confusing aspects of her life start to click into place, can her family---and her hilarious new friends---help her accept her new reality? 208 pages, softcover from Shiloh Run.
Meet Arlene Santana, a vibrant wife and young grandmother whose life suddenly takes a confusing and often laughable turn into a new reality framed by a severe brain injury. As one holiday after another speeds by, Arlene takes comfort in the amusing old people who surround her in the rehabilitation center and one special friend who relates well to Arlene. But when will her husband, whose love is more real to her than anything, come to visit her? Treasure this Christmas novella from bestselling author Lori Copeland that demonstrates the healing power of true love.
Lori Copeland is a popular bestselling author of both historical and contemporary fiction. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious Christy Award, and she received two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Awards. Lori makes her home in Missouri with her husband, Lance, three sons, and ever growing family. Her hobbies include knitting prayer and friendship shawls and baking chocolate chip cookies.
"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem caught me totally unprepared. I expected a sweet Christmas story, but instead discovered a poignant, tender love story that evolved into something deeper and richer than Id anticipated. While Copelands story has its sad moments, the beauty of family and depth of love portrayed is not to be missed."
Bestselling author of Blowing on Dandelions & more
"Lori Copeland has long been one of my all-time favorite authors. Her ability to weave a heart-tugging tale shines in Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, a memorable story of love lost, love renewed. . .and love everlasting."
Carol Cox, author of Practically Christmas, A Womans Place, and Truth Be Told
"Lori Copelands Beautiful Star of Bethlehem is a Christmas book I will never forget. From the stunningand surprisingopening to the lovely and perfect ending, I fell into the tale and didnt want to leave the friends I made there."
-Kathleen YBarbo, bestselling author of Firefly Summer and The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series
"Prepare to be entertained and inspired as you travel on this heartfelt Christmas journey!"
-Anita Higman, bestselling author
This Christmas novella costs a light on and even adds levity to the confusing life of someone with a traumatic brain injury. There are a number of heartbreaking and heartwarming scenes, making this perfect for the holiday season. A poignant reminder that happiness is a state of mind, not people, materials or circumstances.