Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas at Grey Sage By Phyllis Nichols

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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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.


My Thoughts...

Looking for a Christmas book to get in the mood for the season? You may like  Christmas at Grey Sage. It's  one that can be read in one sitting is a small book full of joy, love, peace and hope. You  will love sitting by the fire and  with a cup of hot cocoa and devouring this little gem.
I would love to be snowed in at a nice bed and breakfast with a group of different people.
This was a unique Christmas story not one that is a retold story.
I gave this book 4 stars. I hope that you will check it out the Christmas season.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I've never heard of this author before.

  2. Tis the season to read books like this. Great review.

  3. Replies
    1. Sherley, you are the winner! I will get your book right at to you.

  4. Merry Christmas, it's a good time to read Christmas books about Hope and joy. Good review by the way.

  5. Thanks for telling us about this one.

  6. Not sure that I have heard of this author before.

  7. Like the sound of this book Blessings DanaGirl

  8. I love reading your blog posts everyday. Thanks for all you do Mary.

  9. Christmas books are the best. I love the feelings after reading them.

  10. I have never read any of this author's books but this sound like a good book if you are in the Christmas mood.

  11. I absolutely love Christmas stories! This beautiful cover and a new author to! Thank you, Mary!

  12. Cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good Christmas book sounds like a perfect ending to a cold winter's night :-)

  13. Sounds like a good book for this time of the year. Blessings DanaGirl

  14. This is a new to me author. I may have to check it out! Thanks for the great review.