Monday, October 28, 2013

Review and Giveaway--A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom by June McCrary Jacobs

'A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom' by June McCrary Jacobs
Publisher:  Sweetwater Books Imprint, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media,
ISBN:  978 1-4621-1352-1
Published: October 2013
Length: 144 pages
My Rating: ****--4 Stars
Source: received an e-book in exchange for an honest review
Blurbs from the covers: "A classic holiday story filled with faith,
service, and a dash of romance."
"What's happened?" Amber asked.
"One of your students was critically injured in an accident."
Amber let out a squeak. "Who?" 


My Review:  
This was a simple, sweet Christmas story. Amber is a school teacher and when one of her
students is involved in an accident, the town rallies around to help cheer her up and to help
pay for her medical costs. 
On a side note, when Amber goes to visit Mary Noel, she literally runs into Paul and a 
romance quickly blossoms. This romance becomes one of the main two points to the story. 
This novella is on the shorter side, so we don't  really get to know Amber and Paul really well.
I thought they were both a little awkward, especially when they would text each other, but it
was very endearing and sweet. 
Typically, it's not very believable to me when everything works out so quickly and so neatly, 
however, with this feel-good holiday story, anything is possible and it works. It's the type of 
sweetness and fluff recipe that is filled with kindness and hope--which is a must for a good 
Christmas story; it's the makings of a good Hallmark Christmas movie.

Content: Christian undertones, kissing, CLEAN!!
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About the Author: June McCrary Jacobs releases 'A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom' novel 10/1/13—Springville, Utah—California-based author June McCrary Jacobs has released her debut novel, “A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom.” When her student, six-year-old Mary Noel, survives a car accident over Thanksgiving break, Amber and her new friend, Paul, are determined to cheer her up during the holidays. But Mary Noel’s most painful injury is the loss of her dog. The more withdrawn Mary Noel becomes, the more Amber and Paul need a miracle—a miracle that requires the entire community’s help. "I wanted to portray a wholesome relationship between a man and woman with similar values where their friendship and common goals were the basis for developing a love relationship,” said McCrary Jacobs. “The community of Apple Blossom pulls together to help a family in need and is very successful in their efforts.” “A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom” is available in bookstores and on,, and ### About the Author: June McCrary Jacobs spent twenty years as a primary grade educator after graduating from California State University, Hayward, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a multiple-subject teaching credential. Along with writing fiction, June is a freelance designer of sewing, quilting and crafting projects. “A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom” is June's debut novel, though not her first published work. Since 2007 June's original sewing, quilting and stitchery projects and articles have been published in national and international magazines including Stitch, Sew News, Sewing World, Simply Handmade, Sew Hip, Sewing Savvy, Crafts 'n Things and Create & Decorate. Two of her sewing designs for children will appear in the upcoming “101 One-Yard Little Wonders” book published by Storey Publishing. A Californian since age six, June currently resides in the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more about June's writing endeavors and view some of her original sewing projects by visiting her website at
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1 comment:

  1. I love going around looking at all the lights and then coming home for hot chocolate.