Keeping Christmas – “Crystal Clear”

Novella Collection, Vol. One

Time: 1879

Setting: Chenonceaux, France

Coming October 4, 2022

In castles far and near, long ago and yesterday, find happily-ever-afters wrapped in love and tied with Christmas joy.

Grab a mug of something hot and delicious and curl up somewhere comfy. Your literary chariots await to take you on a journey from an early twentieth-century castle overlooking the Mississippi all the way back to the Holy Land at the time of Jesus’ birth.

These six novellas, all set in castles real and fictional, celebrate the heart and joy of Christmas.

Rosalind’s muddied past and foggy future crystalize in Château Chenonceau, a refuge from gossip and more. Watch as the château and Christmas work their magic and break the bonds of propriety, and rejoice as Rosalind experiences the crystal-clear hints of peace, joy, and hope all around her.

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Other Authors in the Collection

Chautona Havig

Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name. For more about Chautona and her books, visit

Cathe Swanson

After 40 years of wandering (but always in lovely places and not in a desert), Cathe Swanson has returned to her childhood home and family in Minnesota. In the summer, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and being outdoors, gardening, hiking, birdwatching, and kayaking. The long winters are perfect for writing, playing games, reading, and indoor hobbies. Cathe has been a quilter and teacher of quiltmaking for over 25 years and enjoys just about any kind of creative work, especially those involving fiber or paper. For more about Cathe and her books, visit

Olivia Talbott

Olivia Talbott is an author, who is addicted to words. She loves the way they look, the way they sound and the way they make her feel. She hopes that her words will make you come just a little bit more alive. She writes before the sunrise, during nap time and in the thrill of an occasional coffee shop getaway. Her life is wrapped around her husband, two young children, and their small farm in central Kentucky. Scribbled between the lines of her life is the constant love of God, which breathes beauty and purpose into the otherwise mundane. For more about Olivia and her writing, visit

Kathleen J. Robison

Kathleen J. Robison is an Okinawan-American. Born in Okinawa and raised in California, Florida, Mississippi, and Singapore, she is a pastor’s wife and a retired homeschooling mom, and now she is blessed to add author to her bio. She loves God. She loves life, and she loves her family. She counts every blessing and every hardship as a gift. Through tears and laughter, anguish, and joy, God has never, ever forsaken her. And to Jesus, she is eternally grateful. For more about Kathleen and her books, visit

Denise L. Barela

Denise Barela’s passion for fiction, her faith, and general creativity define her life. In all things, she strives to glorify God, though especially in and through her writing. She has spent the past six years working for a publicity company and five years working as the head editor for a publishing company. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing certificate, Denise enjoys using her education and work experiences to help authors achieve their own writing dreams. When she’s not working away at her desk, you might find her reading a good book or following Alice down the rabbit hole… For more about Denise and her books, visit

Naomi Craig

Naomi Craig writes Historical Fiction set in Bible times. She lives in a small town in the south-eastern mountains of Arizona. She is an avid reader, a pastor’s wife, and a homeschool mom. She co-hosts the #BehindTheStory Author Interview Show on YouTube. For more about Naomi and her books, visit

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