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In Memory of Stacy Simmons

I just found out that a dear sister in Christ and fellow author, Stacy T. Simmons, died after complications from a surgery she had last week. This was so unexpected. Stacy was a sweet, sweet godly woman, an amazing writer, and so genuine.

We were praying her through your surgery, and it seemed all was well and that recovery was imminent.

Stacy was back to encouraging fellow writers, sharing posts, and was super excited about her new book. She was a guest on my blog just this past week for her latest release Christmas at the Cotswolds.

She is with Jesus now, and someday we will see her again. But my heart breaks for her family. Please uphold them in prayer.

Posted in about the books, author interviews, Book News, guest posts, Saturday Spotlight

Saturday Spotlight: Christmas at Cotswolds

I am honored to host Author Stacy Simmons on my blog today for this week’s Saturday Spotlight. She is joining with five other authors to bring readers a fabulous Christmas collection titled Keeping Christmas Volume II set for release in just a few days (but available for preorder now!)

Read on for all the details about Stacy’s book Christmas at Cotswolds, the entire collection, and a bit about Stacy.

A peek behind Christmas in the Cotswolds

England has held a special place in my heart for many years. My husband and I went to London on our first anniversary, he’d worked hard in his job and won a contest which included a trip to London to attend Wimbledon and other great experiences. It was a beautiful time for us.

Walking around the historic city and seeing many years old artifacts in London’s Museum of Natural History clung to my memories all these thirty-four years of our marriage as well.

When the idea was proposed by my publisher to do a castle-centered Christmas novella collection, plucky archaeologist Victoria Yates was created. She was a lover of both science and all things Jane Austen. Her romantic counterpart, Duke Oliver Griffith of Wintershold, is an architect and owner of his family’s castle. Thus, my love of historic things, romance, and the gorgeous English countryside came to life on paper.

I’m thankful that the Lord let me write such a story and relive the wonderful memories that I hold dear about my trip to London with my husband.

About the Book

She’s a paleontologist and ardent Jane Austen fan. He’s enmeshed in the exactitude of mathematics, can they find common ground? Do opposites attract, will the romantic castle, and dashing duke be the undoing of Victoria’s plans?

About the Author

Stacy T. Simmons writes uplifting fiction that delights the reader’s romantic sensibilities. Many years of marital bliss are a great contributor. By day she is a Special Education inclusion Paraprofessional. By night, she is happily working on her next manuscript and corraling her and her family’s menagerie of pets she likes to call “Noah’s Ark.”

Before you go, check out these other book-related posts:

Saturday Spotlight: Iron by Madisyn Carlin

Is Forgotten Memories the book for you?

Saturday Spotlight: Anchored Hearts by Julie Arduini

Love Under Construction: Meet the Characters

Saturday Spotlight: Fled for Refuge by Kristina Hall

Saturday Spotlight: Unworthy by Vanessa Hall

Saturday Spotlight: A Heart to Cherish by Judith McNees