WWII left its mark, but the Christmas storm of ’49
brings second chances.
SEATTLE — A miracle happens when a blizzard traps five strangers together over the Christmas weekend in Susan May Warren’s newest release, Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Summerside Press). Warren’s holiday release is a tale of two women who believe that love has passed them by and the men who prove to them that it hasn’t. It’s a story about second chances, the essence of marriage, and the faithfulness of true love.
It’s Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn’t ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war.She’s preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son. When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet’s past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance.
“In our world,” says Warren, “hardship and loneliness and suffering can be overwhelming, and often we struggle to see ‘Christmas’ in our lives. But what is Christmas, really? It’s salvation. It’s hope. It’s miracles when all hope seems lost.”
Baby It’s Cold Outside explores just what Christmas — hope — means: It’s about rediscovering the impact of Jesus Christ’s entrance into this world to become our refuge.
About the When I Fall in Love series:
When I Fall in Love titles are based on popular love songs from the 1920s through the 1970s. Each new, original romance story is set in the era of its title song’s release. Watch for your favorite song!
More about the book:
Dottie Morgan has no desire to share her home – or her heart – over Christmas. After all, her Christmas spirit froze over when Dottie lost her son in World War 2. But when a blizzard of the decade traps Dottie in her home with four near strangers, she just might discover that opening her door just might open her heart a Christmas miracle…and a new reason celebrate Christmas.
Meet the Author:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of thirty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award. A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.