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Northshire Live: John Gray Presents MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS

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Event date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Live on Zoom - link available upon Eventbrite registration

 

Welcome to Northshire Live, Emmy Award-winning television journalist and popular author John Gray to present his new romantic and suspenseful novel MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS and his new children's book SWEET POLLY PETALS, a fairy tale set, not in some far away mystical land but, in any town USA.

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In Manchester Christmas, a young writer is drawn to a small New England town in search of meaning for her life. Soon, she encounters kindness, romance, and is pulled into a mystery centered on an old, abandoned church and the death of a special girl. Are the images that only she can see in the church's stained-glass windows a warning, or is someone trying to reach her, to help heal this broken community? Manchester Christmas illustrates how God often uses the most unlikely among us to spread grace and healing in a wounded world. Full of love, hope, and forgiveness, this debut novel from an Emmy-winning writer will touch your heart and have you longing for Christmas in Manchester.

The hero of Sweet Polly Petals is a little girl named Polly who loves going to the park with her mother. One day she notices homeless people sleeping on the benches. When Polly asks her mother why they are there, her mother tells her that they are good people who have simply lost their way. Polly offers to share her lunch with a homeless woman she has seen before. In exchange for her sweet gesture, the woman gives Polly a magic orchid that grants wishes. But there are two catches: you can’t wish for anything for yourself, and with each wish the flower loses a petal. When Polly realizes the orchid has only four wishes left, she sets out to help as many people as she can. Sweet Polly Petals will teach children the virtue of helping those who are less fortunate, and has a surprise ending kids will love.

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Manchester Christmas: A Novel (Paraclete Fiction) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781640606401
Availability: Backordered
Published: Paraclete Press - November 3rd, 2020

Sweet Polly Petals Cover Image
By John Gray, Shanna Brickell (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781640605558
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Paraclete Press - October 15th, 2020

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