Christmas Extravaganza – 3 novels by Saundra Staats McLemore

ChristmasHotelCOVER2Christmas Hotel

by Saundra Staats McLemore

It’s December, 1941 and Jerilyn Marlene Seifert receives the dreaded telegram she’s prayed she’d never have to read. Her Navy husband Ken has perished in the bombing at Pearl Harbor.

Devastated, she boards a train for Nashville, to meet her husband’s estranged family, but at a train stop along the way she discovers to her horror her purse has been stolen. Now widowed, four months pregnant, and penniless, Jerilyn finds herself stranded in Franklin, Kentucky — a complete stranger. Terrified for her future, she must learn to trust again. But is that even possible?

Jerilyn drifted from the Lord years ago, and she feels unworthy to ask Him for help, until she stumbles upon a mysterious diary that will change her life forever. The compelling secrets at Christmas Hotel unleash emotions Jerilyn thought had died with her husband.

You can buy Christmas Hotel at this link.

ChristmasForLucyCoverArtChristmas for Lucy

Book 2 in Christmas Hotel Series

by Saundra Staats McLemore

Lucy’s eighth birthday is December 1, 1954, the same day her mama dies leaving her an orphan. Lucy’s cruel uncle and aunt throw her out of the apartment in Bowling Green, Kentucky she had shared with her mama, and into the street.

That night, cold and alone, Lucy prays to the baby Jesus lying in the manger of the Nativity scene in front of the Methodist church. She cries out for His help, protection, and love. Later, she drifts into a restless sleep, huddled near the fountain in Fountain Square Park. In the night, Lucy awakens shivering, but a huge dog lies down beside her and keeps her warm.

The next morning, she meets an old man, and the dog and the old man help her in her search for someone to love her and keep her safe.

You can buy Christmas for Lucy at this link.

ChristmasRedemptionCoverArtChristmas Redemption

Book 3 in Christmas Hotel Series

by Saundra Staats McLemore

It’s December, 1967, and three unmarried girls find themselves pregnant from three different circumstances of behavior.

Following her high school graduation, eighteen-year-old Cecilia and her boyfriend foolishly rebel from parental authority and obligations. They run away from their families to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco during the “summer of love.”

Eighteen-year-old Gloria spends one last night with her soldier-fiancé before he’s deployed to Vietnam. He’s now MIA and Gloria is left pregnant.

Following the death of her parents, twenty-one-year old grief-stricken college student Loretta is raped by her new boyfriend at a fraternity party.

Depressed, angry, and bitter, the three girls wind up at Christmas Hotel for rest and healing. All three will consider abortion. Christmas Hotel is known as the place where miracles happen, but how will three traumatized young girls find their Christmas miracle? Is redemption possible? Can they learn to trust? Is there really a God?

You can buy Christmas Redemption at this link.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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