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An Unexpected Christmas: Stories of Holidays Wrapped in Miracles, Mishaps, and Mischief

An Unexpected Christmas: Stories of Holidays Wrapped in Miracles, Mishaps, and Mischief

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Remember that Christmas everything went as planned? No one had an argument? No Christmas ornaments broke? And all the dishes turned out perfectly? Every Christmas, something unexpected happens. Sometimes, it’s a little thing. Other times, it’s a lot bigger.
An Unexpected Christmas is a collection of the stories of Christmases no one ever expected. Read about Santa sprinkling coal dust on a child. Watch an elderly man relive his life through the ornaments on a tree. Bundle up for a freeze in an otherwise tropical city. Check out the time Santa wore sneakers. And read about the time baby Jesus went missing.

Some stories are humorous. Others, quirky. Some, introspective. Others, sorrowful. Even in the poignancy of grief, you can discover the thread of hope and joy woven throughout each story.

Enjoy An Unexpected Christmas: Stories of Holidays Wrapped in Miracles, Mishaps, and Mischief.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940155916376
Publisher: Daphne Tarango
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 305 KB

About the Author

Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts hurting women with the comfort she has received from God. Daphne inspires women to take biblical steps to personal growth and freedom. She also writes about her struggles with chronic illness and pain. Daphne's work has appeared in Just Between Us, {in}courage (a division of DaySpring), Living Better 50+, The Gabriel, Inspired Women Magazine, Ruby for Women, Rest Ministries, and Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. Daphne contributed three chapters in the compilation Women of the Secret Place (Ambassador International, 2012). The thankfulness journal, Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls, is her first book. Daphne speaks at recovery events. She was a leader in a local Christ-centered recovery program, where she facilitated open-share and step study groups. Daphne lives in the Southeastern United States. She retired from corporate life at a Fortune 500 company to become a stay-at-home mom. She is the President of Lakeland Christian Writers, a chapter of American Christian Writers (ACW). Daphne enjoys solitude; nature walks; journaling; experimenting in the kitchen; the arts; and spending time with her newlywed husband, her three children, their basset hound Dudleigh, and ornery Kitty-Kitty too.

When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Amberlyn always told her mother she wanted to read books. Little did she know, that's exactly what she would do. Many years of reading, honing writing skills, 'editing' published books as she read them, and a BA in English later, she began her editing career. Since then, Amberlyn has worked numerous freelance editing jobs, as well as working as Associate Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for 5 years. Amberlyn has gained experience and reputation as an efficient, affordable, and conscientious editor, willing to adapt to each writer's individual schedule and needs. She offers editing and proofreading services for non-fiction and fiction books, gift books, articles, websites, blogs, and papers. Please contact for free estimates and pricing.

Sarah Lindley Farnsworth is an artist, photographer, illustrator, web designer, creative director, German folk dancer, and so much more. She loves God, her husband, her kids, and tolerates her dog. She is super stoked to be a part of this collaborative writing efforts and hopes to do more projects like this in the future.

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