As you are at Christmas by Davalynn Spencer
Devastated by her cheating boyfriend, an elementary school teacher heads home for Christmas only to be surprised by the handsome stranger waiting there.
Angela Murphy’s plans for a cozy Colorado Christmas shatter when she finds her fellow-teacher boyfriend entangled with another woman. But she goes home anyway—to the Berthoud Boarding House where her grandmother Mollie needs help with tasks requiring both Angela’s aid and that of a handsome new boarder, Matt Dawson. Temporarily rooming at the boarding house until his new furnace arrives, Matt sees through Mollie’s manipulations. But he can’t complain about spending time with the beautiful gray-eyed school teacher and the mangy stray dog they pick up on their way home from cutting a Christmas tree. In the company of both a beauty and a beast, Matt remembers the encouragement of a long-forgotten youth minister. Will those words draw him back to a long-forgotten God? And will Angela find that home lies not in the Victorian house of her childhood, but in the arms of the man she’s grown to love?
Author Davalynn Spencer is an award-winning journalist whose writing has taken her from the city crime beat and national rodeo circuit to the college classroom and inspirational publication. She speaks and leads worship at women’s retreats and special events, and has released a book of devotions for women, Always Before Me.
Davalynn’s work has appeared in Standard, Christian Standard, The Upper Room, Power for Living, Chicken Soup for the Soul, American Cowboy, and Western Horseman. She also writes the inspirational column “A Western Woman’s Heart” for The Line Rider, a monthly publication of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, Inc.
Davalynn maintains a semimonthly blog and is a freelance editor and proofreader. Her fiction is represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. Davalynn is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Christian PEN (Proofreaders & Editors Network). She and her husband Mike make their home on Colorado’s Front Range with a Queensland heeler named Blue.
Follow Davalynn’s inspirational blog at www.davalynnspencer.blogspot.com, visit her website at www.davalynnspencer.com, and connect with her via http://www.facebook.com/davalynn.spencer and https://twitter.com/davalynnspencer.