About the Book
Book: All That Glitters
Author: Jennifer Sienes
Genre: Christian Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Holiday Fiction
Release Date: October 10, 2020
Like Christmas ornaments, good-looking men are all glitter and no substance. Right?
Julia Metcalf tries to be content with her life in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, despite secretly yearning for more. Raising her son as a single mom might be tough sometimes, but with friends, family, and a job she enjoys, Julia has a rich life. Risking her heart again—not a good idea. Especially with a guy like Marty.
The guy is too handsome and funny for his—or her—own good.
But when Julia’s ex-husband disappears and puts her and her son in danger, Marty steps in to help.
Sometimes what glitters truly is gold.
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About the Author
More from Jennifer
As a fiction author, the characters I create become as close as friends by the time my novels are complete. Maybe it’s because I spend weeks delving into their personality traits, emotional wounds, and spiritual needs. My husband recently asked me if I ever get them confused with each other. A good question, since the list grows with every story I write, but the answer was a definitive no. There is no one, except my husband, I interact with more while I’m writing a novel than my characters.
Have you ever noticed some friends are with you for only a season or two? This could be unique to me, but those I’m closest to are those who are connected by mutual experiences. When my children were young, I was the community 4-H leader, so I was surrounded by other parents with small children. Later, when I completed my degree and started teaching, it was other teachers I hung out with. Now, it’s church family or fellow writers. As we move through our lives, some of those friends dissipate as if from a long-ago dream forgotten in the light of day. The same is true for my characters.
When my publisher asked me to write a Christmas novella, I jumped at the chance to revisit my old friends Julia and Marty from Surrendered, Book 1 in my Apple Hill Series. Although they didn’t take center stage in the novel, they played a significant role in the lives of main characters Tess and Jake. I purposely left their stories unfinished and let my readers draw their own conclusions. But it appears Julia and Marty weren’t satisfied with that ending. Another example of my characters taking on a life of their own.
All That Glitters was a pleasure to write, although visions of all things Christmas were a challenge in the heat of summer. It was like hanging out with old friends for a short time. I hope you enjoy your visit with Julia and Marty, whether it’s your first introduction to them or you previously met them in Surrendered.
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All That Glitters is a novella from Jennier Sienes’ series Apple Hill. I have had the pleasure of reading and enjoying novels from the series and I thought this was a perfect addition to it. Even though it is part of a series, I believe it can be read as a stand alone. It was a fun and entertaining read with the emphasis of Christmas time. I was excited to catch up with some characters that I met in previous books of the series. There is some real life issues included in the book that many would be able to connect to.
All That Glitters is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who are looking for a well written and quick story set during the magical time of Christmas. It would be a good addition to their Holiday reading.
I received All That Glitters from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.