About the Author:
When her hands are not busy at the keyboard creating a new novel, Saundra Staats McLemore is managing the performing arts' marketing and sales business she built in 1984. Saundra is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Ohio chapter of the ACFW. In her spare time, she loves to garden, and she can be seen throughout the summer working in her flower beds. So far, Saundra has written two novels in the Staats Family Chronicles Series: Abraham and Anna and its sequel: Joy out of Ashes. To date, there are four novels in the Christmas Hotel Series: Christmas Hotel, Christmas for Lucy, Christmas Redemption, and Christmas Pact.
Born and raised in the state of Ohio, Saundra is married to Robert, and Anthony is their only child. The other two members of the family are the cat Charley, and the Cocker Spaniel Daisy.
It's December, 1941 and Jerilyn Marlene Seifert receives the dreaded telegram she's prayed she'd never have to read. Her Navy husband Ken has perished in the bombing at Pearl Harbor.
Devastated, she boards a train for Nashville, to meet her husband's estranged family, but at a train stop along the way she discovers to her horror her purse has been stolen. Now widowed, four months pregnant, and penniless, Jerilyn finds herself stranded in a small town -- a complete stranger. Terrified for her future, she must learn to trust again. But is that even possible?
Jerilyn drifted from the Lord years ago, and she feels unworthy to ask Him for help, until she stumbles upon a mysterious diary that will change her life forever. The compelling secrets at Christmas Hotel unleash emotions Jerilyn thought had died with her husband.
Check out Saundra's Christmas Hotel Series available on Amazon.com