The Christmas Phoenix

The Christmas Phoenix

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by Patricia Kiyono
     
 
Jess Tate is trying to make a life for herself and her teenage son after her husband's sudden death. Running the family’s struggling landscape business in Northern Michigan has been hard work, and her son hasn’t been much help. She’s managed to get by, learning to run the big equipment herself, but between snowplowing early in the mornings and

Overview

Jess Tate is trying to make a life for herself and her teenage son after her husband's sudden death. Running the family’s struggling landscape business in Northern Michigan has been hard work, and her son hasn’t been much help. She’s managed to get by, learning to run the big equipment herself, but between snowplowing early in the mornings and working her daytime job in town, she often wonders if there will ever be more to life than endless work.

Talented ice sculptor Jake Thompson had fame and fortune in St. Louis, but he’s been forced to start over after a disastrous relationship left him embittered and in deeply debt. His sister’s remote vacation home in Northern Michigan is the ideal retreat to lick his wounds and rebuild his career in peace and quiet—except a certain feisty redhead and her teenage son have a penchant for disturbing his solitude.

In the snowy winter, Jake and Jess unexpectedly find their lives and attitudes begin to change. Will family involvements and ghosts from the past keep them apart, or are they strong enough to risk rising from the ashes of their lives like the mythical phoenix?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013541276
Publisher:
Astraea Press
Publication date:
11/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
273 KB

Meet the Author

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, junior high social studies, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches part time at Grand Valley State University.

She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her children and grandchildren. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. She has written elementary school plays and educational materials. The Christmas Phoenix is her second work of fiction to be published.

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The Christmas Phoenix 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RTWolfe2012 More than 1 year ago
Patricia has a way of creating realistic, diverse characters who find their way through believable scenarios. This heartwarming, touching tale is of an injured Iraqi veteran turned sculpture artist and a single mom who owns a plowing business in Michigan. I highly recommend you read this short story of how they twine together. Way to go, Patricia! -R.T. Wolfe