This week's featured author is Myra Johnson and the book she's giving away is One Imperfect Christmas, just released in September. Leave a comment on this blog post to be automatically entered in this giveaway.
Here is a synopsis of the book:
Christmas is the season of miracles, but when blame and guilt keep people apart, a miracle needs a helping hand.
Natalie Pearce loves Christmas so much she’d gladly make it a year-round celebration—until her mother suffers a massive stroke while taking down the decorations.
Natalie’s guilt over not being there to help her mom soon builds a wall that separates her from the rest of her family, including her husband, Daniel, and their teenage daughter.
As the next December approaches, the last thing Natalie wants to be reminded of is another Christmas season. Only her family’s tenacious love and an unexpected Christmas gift from her mother can help Natalie mend the broken pieces of their lives.
A warm, inspirational story of faith, hope, and love for the holiday season!
View the book trailer of One Imperfect Christmas on my Examiner.com page.
Myra shares a favorite holiday recipe:
A favorite menu item for our family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners is a recipe contributed by my daughter Johanna. It gives the traditional sweet potatoes and marshmallows side dish a tangy new twist.
Yams & Cranberries (serves 8)
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup uncooked oats
Combine above with 1/3 cup margarine
2 17-oz. cans sweet potatoes, drained
2 cups cranberries
15 regular marshmallows
Toss ½ oat mixture with yams and berries. Place in a casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining mixture on top, arrange marshmallows.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until heated through. Finish under broiler until lightly browned.
Myra’s roots go deep into Texas soil, but she’s proud to be a new Oklahoman. Empty-nesters now, she and her husband share their home with two loveable dogs and a snobby parakeet. Her debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas, is a September 2009 release from Abingdon Press. She also writes for Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents line. Autumn Rains, winner of the 2005 RWA Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript, releases November 2009, soon to be followed by two more contemporary romances set in Missouri. Myra writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups. She and her husband have been married since 1972. The Johnsons have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
Visit Myra’s Website at http://www.myrajohnson.com/.
**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. Only one book allowed per person throughout the duration of the event.