This week we welcome Rose Allen McCauley to Author Memories.
A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over 43 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and Mimi to three lovely, lively grandkids!
A Precious Gift
by Rose Allen McCauley
This Bible is falling apart, held together with love and tape. The cover is black with faded gold embossing of a design and this verse on the front cover: “The Law of the Lord is perfect; the Precepts of the Lord are right; the Testimony of the Lord is sure; the Commandment of the Lord is pure.” There are gold index markers with the names of the books of the Bible on them running up and down the sides of the pages, so as I look through it, I place my thumbs on the same worn tabs my grandmother and mother’s thumbs used to guide them through God’s Word.
To someone else this Bible might not look like much. It might even be thrown away or put out of sight. But in my home, this Bible is placed on a bookshelf with pictures of my mother and other family members around it. It is tenderly handled with love for those who went before and our Lord Who had guided us down through the generations as our Heavenly Shepherd.
if you want to be entered to win a copy of Rose's book,
Christmas Belles of Georgia.
Name will also go in the draw for the Welcome Prize Giveaway.
back cover blurb:
Surprised by Life—and Love—at Christmas
Four letters are mailed from Monticello, a small antebellum town in Georgia. Sisters once, now heirs to a historic plantation, each young woman must come to terms with the circumstances of her birth. . . .
When she learns in a letter she’s adopted, Holly feels betrayed by her parents—and she books a flight out of Missouri immediately. Will she ever be able to love again?
Raised in a wealthy, loveless home, Carol rushes to Monticello from college in Atlanta when she receives her letter. She’s searching for family, but finds instead a boy she once mistreated. Will he remember her? . . .forgive her?
In one year, Starr has lost her parents, boyfriend, and job, so she’s sure her letter is more bad news. When the attorney flies to California to offer proof, Starr takes a second look—at the message and the man.
Noelle always knew she was adopted—and she’s always loved the foreman on her father’s Texas ranch too. But he’s so distant. . .perhaps a trip to Georgia is the break in life she needs.
Will the sisters receive a traditional Christmas gift. . .of love?