About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

Why I Celebrate Christmas

So it’s started. Everyone is going on Facebook telling why they hate Christmas, don’t celebrate Christmas, don’t decorate for Christmas because such and such happened or because it is too commercial.

I’m not saying you have to go into debt or buy a lot of things. Celebrate the way you decide is best.

I celebrate because of one thing that happened, whether or not it happened on Dec. 25. I celebrate because Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior came to Earth and was born to die for my sins, and to rise again.

Celebrate how you like but no humbugs around me please. So I leave you with this quote from “A Christmas Carol”.

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Christmas Fiction Spotlight with Author Tamera Lynn Kraft

A Christmas Promise

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

A Moravian Holiday Story, Circa 1773

During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape.

When John is called away two days before Christmas to help at another settlement, he promises he’ll be back by Christmas Day. When he doesn’t show up, Anna works hard to not fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas.

Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that will give her the peace she craves.

Join Tamera at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.

Christmas Fiction Spotlight with Author Amy R. Anguish

An Unexpected Legacy

by Amy R. Anguish

“Smoothies brought them together, but would the past tear them apart?”

When Chad Manning introduces himself to Jessica Garcia at her favorite smoothie shop, it’s like he stepped out of one of her romance novels. But as she tentatively walks into a relationship with this man of her dreams, secrets from their past threaten to shatter their already fragile bond.  Chad and Jessica must struggle to figure out if their relationship has a chance or if there is nothing between them but a love of smoothies.

Join Amy at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.

Christmas Fiction Spotlight with Michelle Levigne

Living Proof

by Michelle Levigne

When we last left Lanie Zephyr, she was getting used to life in a wheelchair, after saving one of her students from Senior Prank Night and breaking her back in the process.
And blunting some of her semi-pseudo-superhero powers.

Now it’s six years later and Lanie’s orderly life is starting to fall apart.

Her brothers are living with her while their parents are out of the country on another book research trip.

Not so bad, but their parents have missed 2 check-in phone calls already.
The newspaper where Lanie works has been taken over by a conglomerate she now refers to as the Evil Empire — and she loses her beloved school sports beat, to be put on the … gag … lovelorn column.

Then a friend in the military shows up to say her parents have vanished … near the Bermuda Triangle.

A series of increasingly nasty pranks lead her to believe someone is out to get her.

But worst of all, Christmas is only a few weeks away and she hasn’t started her Christmas shopping or her holiday baking spree.

It’s enough to make a semi-pseudo-superhero hang up her cape!

Oh, yeah, she never had one to begin with …

Join Michelle at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.

Christmas Fiction Spotlight by Michelle De Bruin

Hope for Tomorrow

by Michelle De Bruin

When Logan De Witt learns of his father’s sudden death, he returns home to the family’s dairy farm. During his stay, he discovers his mother’s struggle with finances and his younger sister’s struggle with grief. Concern for his family presses Logan to make the difficult decision to leave his career as a pastor and stay on the farm. As a way to make some extra money, he agrees to board the teacher for their local school.

Karen Millerson arrives from Chicago ready to teach high school but her position is eliminated so she accepts the role of country school teacher. Eager to put her family’s ugly past behind her, Karen begins a new career to replace the trust she lost in her own father who had been in ministry when she was a child.

Logan and Karen both sense a call from the Lord to serve him, but neither of them expected that one day they would do it together.

Can Karen learn to trust again? Will Logan lay aside his grief in exchange for God’s purpose for his life?

Join Michelle at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.

Christmas Fiction Spotlight with Author Terri Reed

A Family Under the Christmas Tree

by Terri Reed

In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog–but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.

Join Terri at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.

Christmas Fiction Spotlight with Author Beth Ziarnik

Her Deadly Reunion

by Beth Ziarnik

A dangerous place to mix past and present.
Desperate to meet the father she’s never known, Jill Shepherd and Clay Merrick accept an invitation to spend the holidays at her birth father’s home in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin  mansion. Upon arrival, she’s met with hostility from his family and finds him gravely and mysteriously ill.
His nurse secretly shares with Jill her frightening suspicions that someone is trying to kill John Taylor. Jill and Clay attempt to discover if those suspicions could be true and who might have a motive for murder. When her father’s condition worsens, Jill is accused, and she and Clay are ordered from the house.
Jill and Clay suddenly find themselves embroiled in a race to outwith a mysterious killer and unmask a bitter plot that has been years in the making. With her father’s life hanging in the balance, can they prove Jill’s innocence and stop the killer before it’s too late?

Join Beth at the Christian Fiction Lovers Christmas FB Party at this link.