Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 7 - Savanna's Gift

Every weekday (Monday through Friday) for the month of December I will spotlight a story here on my blog. Yes, this is 17 days of Christmas book browsing. And on Christmas Eve I will announce the lucky winner (at least two that I know of right now). The person who leaves the most comments throughout the month will receive their choice of any one of the books spotlighted. That's from me. Other prizes are being offered by the individual authors.

Welcome, Camille, and thanks for stopping by with Savanna's Gift!


When Savanna gets a second chance at the love of her life, will her dream that once divided them get in the way?

Forced to return to the ski lodge where she once worked, Savanna Holt is reminded of one special Christmas and how ambition led her to make the worst mistake of her life: leaving Luke Nelson. Stunned to discover Luke never left, but worked his way up from lift operator to manager, Savanna sees the opportunity as a gift from God. She’s determined to win Luke back. But Luke wants no reminders of his past hurt, or a relationship with the woman who put ambition before love. Can Savanna convince Luke she’s changed and her interest isn't because of his position? And when her dream job beckons, will she sacrifice her dream for a second chance at love?


Heat from the fire warmed Savanna’s cheeks as she recognized the spot where, four years ago, she had
curled close to Luke’s hammering heart and promised to be his wife under the glow of a similar twinkling
Christmas tree.

Her cheeks burned at the memory of his lips touching hers, gently at first, and then claiming
her mouth, stealing her breath—

Mylie clutched Savanna’s hand. “This is the beautifulest Christmas I’ve ever seen!”

“Thank you,” a deep voice said.

Savanna turned. A broad‐shouldered man in a dark green polo and slacks had crouched to Mylie’s
level to ask if she’d gotten a cookie yet. His calm, quiet voice sent tremors through Savanna, raising goose
bumps along her arms.

No. It couldn’t be.

Smiling, the man straightened and faced Savanna. In the dim glow from the lights, he looked like—

No. It was a trick of the lighting. An overdose from all that daydreaming. It was—



This is THE PERFECT Christmas story! A lot of heartache, a little angst, lots of love and forgiveness.

From the scents of Christmas in the lobby, to the decorations in the lounge – she describes this Christmas wonderland so well, from holiday treats to a warm, glowing fire – you’ll feel like you’re there.

Out of the kindness of her heart, Savanna does her friend a favor, exposing herself to facing some heartbreaking memories. Only it’s not just memories. She comes face to face with her past. Tension oozes off the pages so thick that you can feel her nervousness and regrets. And pain just pours off of Luke as he tries to deal with seeing her again.

This story moves you gently through a gamut of emotions so real they could be your own.

What a gift this story is!

Book Trailer:

Camille Eide writes contemporary Christian romance and romantic women’s fiction. She lives in Oregon with her husband and is mom to three brilliant college-age kids. She’s grateful for the amazing grace of God, and either in spite of or thanks to that grace, she has a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way. She’s also a church secretary, a bassist, and a passably devoted fan of classic rock, muscle cars, and Jane Austen.

For more about Camille, go to:


  1. It sounds like the perfect Christmas read!

  2. What a beautiful excerpt, Camille! Congrats on the release of SAVANNA'S GIFT and this awesome review!

    Merry Christmas, Camille and Donna.

  3. Welcome all. And you're right Martha, this really is the perfect Christmas story! The best one I've read this season!

  4. I'll grab a blanket and curl up with this one. Camille and Savanna, nice Southern names. Oh, Mylie, as well.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas story! Donna truly showcases some awesome talent!!

  6. God's gifts are all around us. Sometimes we just have to look...

  7. Great Review and Excerpt. Love the trailer.
    Thank you for the chance.

  8. Thanks for the thoughtful review, Donna. And thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!