The Winner of Virginia’s prize is Jennifer Hallmark. Congratulations, Jennifer. Now, on to Debby’s Christmas memory.
Living the Christmas Story
By Debby Giusti
Many years ago, God gave me a special gift at Christmas…the gift of a child. I was due to deliver my second little one on December 19th and was convinced baby and I would be home from the hospital before the 25th to celebrate Christmas with hubby and our toddler daughter. However, God’s ways are not always our ways, and the 19th came and went without the first labor pain.
Christmas Eve morn, I hopped out of bed, knowing there was work to be done–pies to bake, cranberry relish to make, a turkey and stuffing to prepare. My parents had come for the holidays, and Mother and I scurried around the kitchen to get everything ready for Christmas.
Early the next morning, I awoke with a start and a major contraction. Throughout the day, I focused on the Christ Child born in a stable long ago. As I prayed for my own little one, I thought of Mary’s labor as she brought forth her son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. The meaning of Christmas was brought home to me that year in a very special way, and I thank God that, in his abundant mercy, he allowed my child to share a birthday with his son. At 5:30 PM, my little one was born—a baby boy we named Joseph.
Debby is giving away a copy of CHRISTMAS PERIL, a two-in-one that features her novella, “Yule Die,” as well as Margaret Daley’s “Merry Mayhem.”
by Debby Giusti
It’s hardly a happy holiday for medical researcher Callie Evans…until
she discovers her ailing patient is her long-lost brother. And he’s being
watched by undercover police officer Joe Petrecelli. When the trio is
abducted by a cadre of bad guys, Joe and Callie will have to fight to
keep her brother—and themselves—alive.
Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband–then a Captain in the Army–at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three wonderful Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.
Debby’s work has won numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch. In addition, Debby is two time Award of Merit Recipient for the HOLT Medallion. Her thirteenth book, THE AGENT’S SECRET PAST, will be released in March 2014 and is part of her Military Investigations Series published by Love Inspired Books. In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman’s World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory.
*To be eligible for Debby’s gifts, you must leave a comment and live within the Continental United States. Winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be notified Dec 16 and posted on the sidebar as well.