Silent Days, Holy Night

  • Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols
  • Publisher: Gilead Publishing
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Release Date: October 30, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreChristian
  • Purchase on Amazon

Book Summary

The sounds of Christmases past echo through a silent house . . .  

Everyone in town knows Emerald Crest, the green granite mansion atop the highest hill: the legendary, lavish Christmas festivities that used to light up the nights— and the silence that followed when the parties abruptly stopped many years ago. And everyone has heard whispers about the reclusive, mysterious master of the manor, Henry Lafferty the Second . . . 

When eleven-year-old Julia Russell steps into the great house for the first time and meets Mr. Lafferty, the entire course of her life is altered. She meets a man who is nothing at all like the rumors she’s heard from neighbors and classmates. He’s kind and extraordinarily talented—he also happens to be deaf and uses a wheelchair. And when she overhears a secret about him, Julia decides it’s time for the town to bring Christmas back to Emerald Crest—an act that will change them all forever.

Book Banner Image

About The Author

Phyllis Clark Nichols grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in Georgia and weaves her Southern culture into character-driven stories that explore profound human questions. She is a classically trained musician and enjoys art, books, nature, cooking, travel, and ordinary people. After retiring as a cable network executive, Phyllis began leading mission teams to orphanages in Guatemala and now serves on three nonprofi t boards, where she works with others who are equally passionate about bringing hope and light to those who need it most. Phyllis and her husband live in the Texas Hill Country.

You can find Phyllis on:

Phyllis Clark Nichols

Book Review by Bree Herron

A sweet holiday story that is great for reading aloud with the family or silently to yourself in front of the Christmas tree. It is heartwarming, touching and a great example of the season. I love that the main character (Julia) is a child that certainly knows more than most eleven-year-olds do, her charming phrases and personality make her an instant hit with readers. Through this travel back through memories, Julia shows readers that there is more to the holiday season than meets the eye and that even those that have been fictionalized deserve a chance at having friends and a holiday.

This reminded me of Cindy Loo Who from The Grinch (Jim Carey version) where Cindy is seeking the meaning behind Christmas and bringing the community together with the Grinch.  I love that this story is marketable to all ages and to families to read together. It is refreshing to have a holiday story done in the manner that Phyllis Clark Nichols used and the talented character that makes readers see a different light in the season. 

I Rate it

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

Giveaway

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive (the US only):

  •  a print copy of Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols
  • a print copy of Sleigh Bells Ring by various authors

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Giveaway will begin at midnight December 10, 2018, and last through 11:59 pm December 17, 2018. The US only. Winners will be notified within a week of the close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

Enter the giveaway: Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Professional Reader Affiliates

NetGalley Professional Reader Frequently Auto-Approved200 Book Reviews2016 NetGalley ChallengeReviews PublishedGreat Escape Tour HostBethanyHouse Blogger Reviewer

Peruse My Other Reviews

  • A Cold Brew Killing
  • First Line Friday with Bibliophile Reviews
  • Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real
  • Julie Moffett
  • First Line Friday with Bibliophile Reviews
  • Lesley A. Diehl
  • Running Out of Time
  • Keturah TheSugarBarons Daughters
  • Out of North Korea: A gripping novel about an American held captive in a North Korean prison camp
  • Shadow Dancing
  • Treble at the Jam Fest (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery)
  • Liz Johnson
  • Airships Crypts and Chocolate Chips
  • Amish Brides
  • Returning Home
  • Key to a Murder
  • Guardian
  • The Persian Always Meows Twice (A Cat Groomer Mystery)
  • Walk it Out
  • The Captain's Daughter (London Beginnings)
  • Stirring the Plot
  • Marguerite Martin Gray
  • Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square Mystery)
  • Unbound by Grace: a novella by Michelle Massaro
  • Top Twelve Christian Books of 2016
  • Raging Storm
  • The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts)
  • Mulch Ado about Murder (Local Foods Mystery)
  • The Lost Heiress

Affiliate Disclosure

I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links supplements the costs of keeping my website up and running, and is very much appreciated!

4 Comments

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Silent Days, Holy Night” by Phyllis Clark Nichols and for being part of the book tour. Loved you comparison to the Grinch and Cindy Loo Who which made it more of a “need to read this” book to me.

    The book sounds wonderful and I’ve placed it on my TBR list. I’d enjoy the opportunity to read it.

    Reply
  2. Nancy Burgess

    Sounds good can’t wait to read this. Love the cover.

    Reply
  3. Edna Williams

    Thank you for sharing! This sounds awesome!

    Reply
  4. Edna Williams

    Thanks for sharing! This sounds awesome!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Get My Latest Book Reviews

Join my mailing list to receive the latest and greatest delivered right to your inbox.

You have successfully subscribed! Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Share This