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The Christmas Miracle by @barb_avon is a Christmas in July Fete pick #romance #christmasinjuly

Title: The Christmas Miracle

Author: Barbara Avon

Genre: Romance, Suspense

Book Blurb:

Peter Travis is a handsome older man in his 60s. He left his heart in Niagara Falls when his first love was senselessly killed by a drunk driver. A year later, he opened Briana's Bistro in her honour. Peter found love again, with a woman twenty years his junior. They have twin boys, and he finally has found the peace that he has always longed for. At Christmastime, 2007, Peter hires a boy, Terry, who is down on his luck. During a wicked snowstorm, the bistro closes early. When the bistro goes up in flames, with his wife, Laura, locked in the staff room, Peter blames God. His life is once again turned upside down. The authorities suspect arson. Laura is in a coma, and even the doctors don't know if she will wake. Will she survive? Will Peter ever know who set the blaze? Triggered, he turns to the bottle, and is visited by the ghost of his first love, Briana. In this suspenseful Christmas tale, read about the power of true love, and find yourself believing that maybe, just maybe, miracles do happen.


“Are you okay?”

“No,” I told her without looking at her, “Merry Christmas,” I said, dropping the bouquet to my feet. Like a child having a tantrum, I raced through the lobby, crashing into other visitors, and the display outside the gift shop. An army of plush puppy dogs fell to the ground like dead soldiers. In my car, I screamed. I screamed her name. I screamed curse words, and I screamed my question to the universe: Why? I screamed until a crowd started to gather. I turned the ignition, put the car in reverse, and drove to the place where my screams would go unnoticed.

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What I love most about the holiday season:

It’s a familial holiday with an abundance of food, and hopefully, good cheer. It’s meant to remind us of the love that should be present all year round.

Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?

Set in 2007, this book encapsulates everything synonymous with Christmas: Love, Hope, Forgiveness. The story itself is full of suspense, and it may just help you believe that miracles do happen. The star of this book is an older (62-year-old) protagonist, Peter Travis, who at one point, is visited by a ghost of Christmas past.


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Runs July 1 – July 31.

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Author Biography:

Barbara Avon is a multi-genre author. She has written since she was young, pursuing her dreams and vowing to write for as long as she can. She has worked at several different media publications and will continue to publish novels until “her pen runs dry”. In 2018 she won FACES Magazine's "Best of Ottawa" award for female Author and Spillwords "Author of the Month". She believes in paying it forward and you can read about this belief as the theme is given voice in most of her books. Avon lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, Danny, their tarantula, Betsy, and their houseplant, Romeo.

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Jul 08, 2020

I one Clicked your Book I leave my reviews on Amazon. What I love about Christmas is the Decorations and the Happy sprit.


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Jul 08, 2020

Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your book in our Christmas in July Fete. It sounds like a great read to curl up to. 🤩🎄

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