Friday, December 11, 2009

The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Christmas Lamp

(Zondervan - October 1, 2009)


Lori Copeland


Lori Copeland has been writing for twenty-five years and has over three million copies of her books in print. She began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that she began writing for the Christian book market.

To date, she has more than 95 books published, including Now and Always, Simple Gifts, Unwrapping Christmas, and Monday Morning Faith, which was a finalist for the 2007 Christy Awards. Lori was inducted into the Springfield Writers Hall of Fame in 2000.

Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. They have three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and five wonderful grandchildren. Lori and Lance are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa.


Christmas trees, twinkling lights, skating in the park, and holiday displays are the hallmark elements for celebrating Jesus birth for the sentimental residents of Nativity, Missouri. Will fiscal responsibility replace Christmas their traditions when times are tough? Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni Elliot and Jake Brisco want the same thing, for the town to prosper. As the two get to know each other better, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity and the season might be.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Christmas Lamp, go HERE.

My thoughts:

Two things I really enjoy reading about are Christmas and the beautiful Missouri Ozarks, so I was excited to see Lori Copeland had a Christmas novella coming out this year featuring a fictional small town set in my own backyard. I love being able to read a book and know exactly where things are...Springfield and Ava, Missouri, Branson almost makes me feel like I'm part of the story.

A Christmas Lamp is full of all the warmth and cozyness necessary for a good Christmas read. Grab your favorite heated beverage, find a nice spot next to the fire, tuck yourself under a snuggly blanket, and enjoy!

1 comment:

CeeCee said...

I need that fire right now. I'm so cold. Maybe if I close my window it'll be warmer. *shrug*

Sounds like beautiful country out there.