I was so excited to see that Joanne Bischof had written a Christmas novella to compliment her very popular book, The Lady and the Lionheart. I read this story in 2019 for the first time, and it is as wonderful as everyone says, which is why getting to visit Ella and Charlie’s world again is so special. Both characters will speak to your heart because their stories are so incredible.

In this tale, the reader gets to see the circus at Christmas while hearing all about how magnificent this time of the year is. Ella is missing her family, but loving this new chapter in her life. Being married to Charlie and becoming a mom to Holland is truly a gift from the Lord–just like all the gifts God gives to us at Christmas time.Also, Joanne makes sure to mention the most important present of all within the pages of this story.

Even though Christmas might be over, I recommend downloading this piece to your e-reader today. The message of love at Christmas rings true any time of the year, and if you are like me, you enjoy reading Christmas stories all year long! Happy reading friends!

About the Book

1800’s New Orleans, newlyweds Charlie and Ella Lionheart are spending their first holiday season together within the circus. It’s Ella’s first Christmas away from her mountain home and with thoughts of family and new beginnings, see what surprises the kindhearted lion tamer has in store for her on Christmas Eve.

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About the Author

A Christy and Carol Award-winning author, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. She was honored to receive the SDCWG Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon Writer’s conference. Her 2014 novella This Quiet Sky broke precedent as the first self-released title to final for the Christy Awards. To Get to You, her 2015 release, was the second. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from Romantic Times Book Reviews among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children and is currently working on a new 2-book series for Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian (releasing 2018).