"The Saint of Carrington's themes of hope and healing infused with mystery and adventure will be immensely appealing to the mainstream readership who enjoy a great holiday read. It is a novel that charms, entertains, and above all, profoundly resonates with its audience."
- Jefferson Franklyn UK
It is December 1889, a few weeks before Christmas.
When William Thomas stumbles upon a hidden gift left behind by his father who died tragically a year earlier, it sets the boy and his family on a transatlantic voyage to an obscure little town in the Swiss Alps. There, they meet a beguiling stranger who claims a magical lineage as old as Christmas itself.
Enchanted by the mystique surrounding the town of Carrington, they find themselves immersed in an ancient mystery, and begin to uncover its bewildering secrets. But for William, there is a deeper mystery surrounding his father, and solving it could be the key to restoring his hope, healing his heart, and re-capturing his belief in the magic of Christmas.
If you like classic, family-friendly Christmas stories, turn-of-the-century charm, and Industrial Age intrigue with a bit of mystery, magic, and miracles mixed in, you'll love this uplifting tale of family and forgiveness, ancient secrets, and new beginnings, and the magic of the season.
Don't miss this warmhearted holiday novel by Elayne Gineve James. Purchase your copy today, and when it arrives, make a cup of hot cocoa, sit by the fire, and read. You just might find yourself falling in love, and isn't that what Christmas is all about?
FROM THE PUBLISHER
"In the tradition of timeless Christmas books like Richard Paul Evans' The Christmas Box, and the moving works of Donna VanLiere's The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope, The Saint of Carrington will reach into the hearts of readers at any age and soon have all believing in the true magic of Christmas.
So this holiday season, escape to the mountain town of Carrington for a magical, snow-filled, warm-fire, 1890s-style Christmas at The Carrington Grand Hotel that will leave you wanting to return year after year."
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
After my mom and best friend died just before Christmas, I thought the holidays would always remind me of profound loss and pain. I didn't know it at the time, but I, like the good folk living at The Carrington Grand, had to find a way to let go of what was, before I could embrace what could be. This book is the result of that journey. It has been a gift beyond measure, a true adventure, and a bright star on my darkest nights.
I hope The Saint of Carrington touches your heart as much as it has touched mine and my family's. And if perchance you have lost your way, or lost loved ones dear to you as I have, and are facing Christmas without them, it is my sincere hope that this book helps to heal your heart, and allows you to believe again in the miracle of love and the magic of Christmas.
Elayne G. James