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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Gilead Publishing
|Publication Date: 2018|
The sounds of Christmases past echo through a silent house . . .
Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill: the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And everyone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second . . .
When eleven-year-old Julia Russell steps into the great house for the first time and meets Mr. Lafferty, the entire course of her life is altered. She meets a man who is nothing at all like the rumors shes heard from neighbors and classmates. Hes kind and extraordinarily talentedhe also happens to be deaf and uses a wheelchair. And when she overhears a secret about him, Julia decides its time for the town to bring Christmas back to Emerald Crestan act that will change them all forever.
Phyllis Clark Nichols weaves her faith and her Southern culture into character-driven stories that bring hope and light as they explore profound human questions. She is a classically trained musician and enjoys art, books, nature, cooking, travel, and stories about ordinary people who live extraordinary lives. Phyllis and her husband live in the Texas Hill Country. Please visit her blog at www.phyllisclarknichols.com.