About Christmas at Grey Sage
This Christmas, there’s plenty of room at the inn.
Nestled in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, the Grey Sage Inn looks like the perfect place for weary travelers to escape the craziness of the Christmas season. There’s plenty to see in historic Santa Fe during the day, and the inn’s owners, Maude and Silas Thornhill, are happy to spend their evenings hosting this year’s guests from across the country.
But an unusual snowstorm throws a wrench in the festive mood. The sprawling inn becomes close quarters as stranded guests discover this Christmas won’t be the relaxed vacation they expected. Tension and fear mount as the storm worsens, and Silas, a retired doctor, is called away in the middle of the night to care for a neighbor. The snow and stress unlocks tongues—and in the unexpected conversation that follows, secrets and pasts are revealed, and hearts are healed.
In the midst of snowdrifts and fireside conversations, of tales of days gone by, the warmth of Christmas brings a renewed hope as these trapped strangers become friends—proof again that the joy, hope, peace, and love of Christmas can be experienced no matter where you are.
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Christmas at Grey Sage reads like the written embodiment of a cozy winter sweater. Its Christmas warmth surrounds the reader, inviting you to just dive in, get cozy, and enjoy a mug of cocoa. I conveniently picked up the book just after putting up my Christmas tree, too. While it remains un-decorated, the pre-lit lights twinkle away and set the perfect tone for reading a book like this!
Set aside a good chunk of time before you start reading this. Also, prepare yourself for interesting characters, mouthwatering food, and descriptions of Santa Fe. Odds are, you won’t be getting up from the couch anytime soon!
I look forward to reading Nichols’ other work, The Christmas Portrait, and hope future works come out soon. Christmas at Grey Sage
I received a free copy of the book from Litfuse. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Phyllis Clark Nichols believes everyone could use a little more hope and light. Her character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions from within the simple lives of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a love for nature, art, music, faith and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment, often through surprisingly serendipitous events.
Phyllis was raised in the deep shade of magnolia trees in Cairo, Georgia. Now she lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband, where red birds and axis deer are her ever-ravenous neighbors. She is an English major, , concert artist and co-founder of a national cable network for people with disabilities. For over a decade she has worked in the orphanages of Guatemala and currently serves on several non-profit boards where she works with others who are equally passionate about bringing hope and light to those who need it most.
Phyllis is the author of The Christmas Portrait and Christmas at Grey Sage.