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The Hope of Christmas Past

Narrated by: Deborah Madick
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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When a mysterious painting offers her a trip to the past, will Isla find new hope for her future? 

On the brink of aging out of the foster system, the last thing Isla Laird wants is to spend Christmas in an old-fashioned plantation. What’s the point of bonding with her foster mom when it’s too late to ever be adopted? But when a mysterious painting suddenly thrusts her into the 19th century, Isla is forced to face hurts and memories she’s long tried to bury. With time running out and her heart in tatters, can God use an impossible miracle to bring Isla hope for a new future?

©2019 Stephenia H. McGee (P)2019 Stephenia H. McGee

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 12-26-19

A Little Magic . . . A Lot of Hope

A cynical Isla Laird takes a trip through a nineteenth century painting to a different time and place, just when she is about to age out of the foster care system. The trip back to when the bed and breakfast was a plantation, gives young Isla a different perspective and a glimpse into not only her own feelings, but the heart of others. Great short listen!

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Sometimes you have to look back to see what's right in front of you

A poignant and enthralling tale of a young lady longing for something that was right under her nose all along. This beautiful story captures what the Christmas season is about. Love and acceptance are the greatest gifts you can give someone. God sent Jesus to love, accept and forgive us.I

Stephenia McGee, you did an exceptional job of transporting me to Belmont Plantation and on Isla's journey. Your writing is vivid and painted such a colorful picture in my mind's eye that I was momentarily carried away. I can't wait to read more of your work!
~J Watts

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Unique and Fun!

The narrator for this audiobook was smooth and I enjoyed her voice. A novella time travel story that was fun and unique with wonderful characters. The old Belmont plantation was the perfect place for Isla and her foster Mom, Jody, at Christmas, even though Isla didn’t think so. When Isla “fell” into a different time and visited Ella from the past I knew this was going to be a wonderful book. Isla learned a lesson but would that make her realize the truth? This book has a spiritual aspect that we can all learn and was very intriguing.
I received a free audio copy of this book but I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.