In Time for Christmas, Heather Blanton

23529353I’ve always enjoyed a time travel story and this holiday novella didn’t disappoint.

Charlene Williams is the daughter of a small town preacher, but she abandons the faith she grew up with in the face of a cruel and abusive marriage. When her husband leaves her to fend for herself at the ruined ranch house on his family’s land, Carlene is sure she’ll starve or freeze to death. Instead, she finds herself with her husband’s family; more specifically, his ancestors. Over the course of a few days, Charlene comes to understand the miracle God has performed for her, bringing her to a place of refuge, healing, and rebirth. But what will happen when her husband returns for her?

In Time for Christmas is a short story about the power of faith and the strength of God’s love. I’m glad I spent an afternoon in Heather Blanton’s world.

About the Author
© Kelly Butler, Eagle Eye Photo.  All Rights Reserved.Heather loves Christian Western Romance because this is the genre that lets her write about strong, pioneer women and men who struggle to find God and then live out their faith in real ways. Romance is always a strong element in her stories because it is such a beautiful gift from God, and a perfect reflection of how he loves us: sacrificially and lavishly. Her stories aren’t preachy or cheesy, but she hopes they are inspirational, heart-warming, realistic, illuminating, and glorifying to God. Like good old fashioned Westerns, there is always justice, a moral message, American values, lots of high adventure, unexpected plot twists, and more than a touch of suspense.

Heather is a huge researcher, as well, and you will find hints of historical romances inspired by true stories in her novels.

Heather grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne Westerns. Her most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to her daddy, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! She loves exploring out West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw’s note in her hand.

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