December Book Club Selection — The Gift of Christmas Past

3 Dec

This month, By The Book is reading a book by one of our favorite authors and her daughter-in-law! The Gift of Christmas Past is the collaborative effort by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. We would love for you to join us!

Arson wasn’t the only fire that ignited between them. 
Promises shattered.  
Lies spoken.
She was arrested.  
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.
Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire. 

Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.

Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times, CBA, ECPA, and USA Today best-selling author who has written seventeen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.

If you’d like more information or to contact her, you can go to her website: or Facebook

Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade. She is very excited about their first coauthored book.


2 Responses to “December Book Club Selection — The Gift of Christmas Past”

  1. Suzanne Sellner December 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    This is the review of The Gift of Christmas Past that I wrote for Amazon–
    Having just completed The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall, I can honestly say that I LOVED it! The characters were well developed, they overcame obstacles that were realistic, and the characters grew greatly as a result. I even learned some new things about speech therapy as a result of reading this inspiring book.

    • rbclibrary December 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, Suzanne. Glad you loved it. 🙂

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