Welcome to another Pump Up Your Book blog tour. This one features a wonderful new holiday book by Kathi Macias.
From the back of the book:
During Isabella Alcantata’s seventh month of pregnancy, her parents and siblings are murdered in gang- and drug-related violence—in a home targeted by mistake. Isabella knows the same thing could easily happen to her and her husband, Francisco. When her grandfather offers to hire a “coyote” to bring them across the border to America, she agrees.
Living on one of the smaller spreads along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson becomes furious with God and turns from her faith when her border patrol agent husband, David, is killed in a skirmish with drug smugglers. Her mother and young son do their best to woo her back from anger and bitterness.
Isabella and Miriam—one driven by fear and a promise, the other by bitterness and revenge—must make their journeys along different pathways to the same destination on Christmas Eve. Forced to face their personal demons, Isabella and Miriam soon discover a common yearning to bind them together in a most miraculous way.
About the author:
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs.
She is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats and writers’ conferences and won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association).
Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, Calif., with her husband Al. For more information about her, stop by her website.
Just my opinion:
A Christmas Journey Home is a modern-day tale of the Nativity story told in the New Testament. Here is a young Mexican woman who enters the U.S. illegally with her husband. Through a grueling set of circumstances when they first arrive, her husband is killed by camp raiders and she must continue on alone.
On the other side of the story is another young woman whose husband is killed by drug smugglers while he is on duty as a border patrol agent. Left with a small son to care for, bitterness and hatred become her mantra. She now hates illegal immigrants more than anything and she is quickly burying herself in her own, secluded world.
When fate brings these two women together, they must find a way to trust and care for each other … and to communicate. It’s a touching story and a great read for the upcoming holiday season.