My family made many Christmas memories in our old stone farmhouse in Maine. On Christmas Eve, we would wait for my grandparents to arrive. Then we would open our gifts and have refreshments with them. We always had a real balsam fir tree, usually cut off my grandfather’s farm. Many of the ornaments were handmade. We always got a box of oranges and grapefruit from relatives and a box of ribbon candy from a friend of my parents’. One of my favorite Christmas memories was receiving my first “real doll,” Brenda.
In several of my books, people celebrate Christmas in whatever way they are able. Frasier Island is one of my past favorites. In this book, four people at an isolated military base on a Pacific island get ready for Christmas. Rachel uses their meager supplies to cook a big dinner. She also makes wrapping paper out of scrap paper and colors it with her box of 96 colored art pencils. She and the others have ordered gifts months in advance from the mainland. But when Christmas Day finally arrives, they are distracted by a tragedy. Rachel and the hero, George, wind up fighting for their lives. If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Frasier Island, sign up below. I am giving two signed copies.
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Ensign Rachel Whitney is posted at a remote missile installation on a North Pacific island, where she is to work in isolation with two men. She could love her new assignment, if Lt. George Hudson weren’t so antagonistic and obstinate. She sets out to prove she is perfect for the top secret job, in spite of the tension between them.
The island is attacked, and another crew member lets slip that George has neglected to tell Rachel about one important aspect of their job. The nuclear warheads she thought they were guarding have been disarmed, and they are really protecting a valuable and rare element discovered in the water at the base of the island.
When word leaks out about the precious material they are guarding, Rachel and George have few resources besides each other and their faith in God to help them survive and foil an enemy attack that could endanger all of America.
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