Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Colors of Christmas Blog tour

About the Book

Name of book: Colors of Christmas
Author: Olivia Newport  
Genre: Contemporary Christmas  
Release Date: October 1, 2017  

Christmas in Blue Angela just wants Christmas to be over. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration, and everything goes from bad to worse. Can she rescue Christmas for the town—and herself? Christmas in Gold When eighty-year-old Astrid moves into an assisted living community and meets a young woman on the brink of despair, she resolves to stir up Christmas hope one more time.

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About the Author

Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.

Guest Post from Olivia Newport

We All Have a Story I’m younger than most of the people I exercise with. It started when I had a lot of pain in my feet and needed low-impact classes with the option of sitting down and learned I didn’t have to be a senior citizen to take their classes at my gym. Then I discovered how tough most of them are. Years later, though my feet are better, these are still my people. A couple of years ago, while we waited for the younger and allegedly-but-not-really-tougher crowd to clear out of the group exercise room so we could invade it, a woman I would not have guessed to be 80, because she could out-cardio and out-lift me any day of the week, mentioned she had been widowed since she was 39. And she’d been widowed the first time at 19. And she’d grown up in Germany while Hitler was intent on destroying Europe and life was not easy. Then the changing of the guard happened and I was left with my mouth gaping. I knew I had to hear this story. The next week after class, we went across the parking lot to Culvers for lunch and I scribbled notes on the backs of a pile of brown napkins while Astrid talked. Later she let me read the account of her life that she had written herself. Astrid faced so many tragic circumstances, but she would be the first to tell you that God was with her even before she knew how to call on him. Many people with her life story would have found plenty of reason to wallow and stagnate. But not Astrid. Truly she is one of the most hopeful people I know. Her story was the beginning of Colors of Christmas, which includes two stories. Astrid’s is “Christmas in Gold,” and the other is “Christmas in Blue.” Astrid inspired me to write about hope for a time of year when the Christian message resounds with hope yet so many people struggle to grasp hope for themselves. I pray these stories will help many recover a sense of hope afresh. Olivia Newport chases joy in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.

My Review
Two different Christmas stories: 

Christmas in Gold is the first one, Astrid moves to a assisted living home after breaking her foot. I really loved her attitude and loved the history of her life growing up. It is close to Christmas when she moves there, one thing is missing, the Gold Christmas bulbs she had since a child. Will they be found? 

Christmas in Blue is the second one, Angela’s best friend had past away and she was the one that did a lot with the town’s celebration of Christmas event they had each year so the committee appointed Angela to do it. Loved Angela’s Character, even though she was hit by a surprise she does her best with a positive attitude. 

Both of the stories were very good, enjoyed the history from Germany in the first one and the second had a sweet dog in it. Definitely a five star. 
I received the book from the publisher thru NetGalley for a honest review. 

Blog Stops

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BigreadersiteOctober 19
Have A Wonderful DayOctober 20
Blogging With CarolOctober 21
Just the Write EscapeOctober 21
A Greater YesOctober 22
Mary HakeOctober 22
Daysong ReflectionsOctober 22
Ashley’s BookshelfOctober 23
Baker KellaOctober 23
Smiling Book ReviewsOctober 23
Remembrancy, October 24
Carpe DiemOctober 25
autism momOctober 25
Bibliophile ReviewsOctober 25
A Reader’s BrainOctober 26
By The BookOctober 26
The Power of WordsOctober 26
Pause for Tales, October 27
Splashes of JoyOctober 27
Jeanette’s ThoughtsOctober 28
Karen Sue HadleyOctober 28
Vicky SluiterOctober 29
Pursuing StacieOctober 29
Just Jo’AnneOctober 30


To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away a grand prize of a Christmas Bundle Bonanza which includes 7 Jumbo rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, 2 sets of stick-on gift tags, 2 packages of Christmas cards and envelopes, 2 collections of Christmas novellas—18 stories in all, and a signed copy of Colors of Christmas!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Thank you for the post and your review. I look forward to reading it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


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