Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Releae Date: October 30, 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 she’s heard from neighbors and classmates. He’s kind and extraordinarily talented—he also happens to be deaf and uses a wheelchair. And when she overhears a secret about him, Julia decides it’s time for the town to bring Christmas back to Emerald Crest—an act that will change them all forever.
I found Silent Days, Holy Night the perfect, cozy story to read ten days before Christmas.
It delightfully describes the true values of Christmastime.
With this lovely story about friendship, love, and family, the author offers great topics to reflect on and an entertaining storyline with a positive character, Julia.
This book reminded me of those beautiful movies I loved as a child (and still do), where the main character with curiosity, pure love and feelings dissipate all the rumors against the lonely and grouchy man.
Following Julia and the first meeting with Mr. Lafferty, we observe how this friendship changed everything, despite all the differences between them.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All the opinions I have expressed are my own.
About the author
Phyllis Clark Nichols’s character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions using the imagined residents of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a strong faith and a love for nature, art, music, and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment . . . often through surprisingly serendipitous events.
Phyllis currently serves on several nonprofit boards. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband.