by Christina Lorenzen
Stranded by a snowstorm, Carrie Sanders is left holding a bag an old woman she’d been talking to left behind in the airport coffee shop. Mystified by the woman’s disappearance, she sits on the bench staring at the snow globe that was in the bag. Inside the glittery snowy world it’s Christmas during the 1940s. Fighting sleep, the next thing she knows she’s in the arms of the soldier she last saw skating on the pond in the snow globe. He’s no stranger, but the boy next door who never forgot her.
“My heart swelled with love as Ms. Lorenzen’s characters interacted with long-passed loved ones and the author skillfully brings into the page how that era’s Christmas celebrations look and feel … spot-on in our imagination.”
“Clean and lovely!”
CIR: What inspired this book?
LORENZEN: Though I’d love to take credit for the idea, my wonderful publisher, Lovely Christian Romance, was putting this collection of stories revolving around snow globes together. I loved the idea and came up with this story for it.
CIR: What did you enjoy most about writing this?
LORENZEN: I enjoyed going back in time (there’s a bit of time travel in this story) to the 1940s. It made me reminisce about my grandparents.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
LORENZEN: I loved the hero, Jimmy Hall. He is a true gentleman and reminds me of my father.
CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this story?
LORENZEN: This was my first time travel so the hardest part for me was going back in time and then bringing the heroine back to current time in what I hope was a seamless way.
CIR: What would you compare this book to?
LORENZEN: Actually, it’s very similar to a Christmas movie that plays each year on the Family Channel that’s called, yup, Snow Globe.
Learn more about Christina Lorenzen and her writing at www.christinalorenzen.com