Friday, December 3, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: 'Twas the Night Before Jesus by Donna Wyland

About the Book

Book: ’Twas the Night Before Jesus

Author: Donna Wyland

Genre: Picture Book

Release date: Fall 2021

‘Twas the Night Before Jesus is a beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces children to the life of Jesus and God’s promise of an eternal home in heaven. As the melodic rhyme carries children through Jesus’s birth, death and resurrection, they come to understand the true meaning of Christmas. 

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Donna Wyland is an Award-winning author, editor, and coach who believes in writing books that entertain, encourage, and inspire. Her bestselling children’s book, Your Home in Heaven, sold thousands of copies and was gifted to more than 4,000 children around the world through churches, schools, and various ministry organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Reprinted in 2020 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., Your Home in Heaven has become a classic story that shares the love of God and the hope of heaven with an increasing number of children. If I Could Ask Jesus, Donna’s premier Christian bedtime story is bringing young hearts closer to God, too.

Donna lives in Ohio with her husband and a couple of bunnies that hide under the bushes outside. She loves to read, ski, jump on the trampoline with her grandson, and cross items off of her personal Bucket List.

More from Donna

Donna Wyland’s love for God and for Christmas inspired her to write ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus. Only recently did she discover how many websites offer Happy Birthday Jesus items to help families, Sunday schools, and more to celebrate the real reason for the season. Children of all ages have read and reviewed ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus. It received a rousing 5 stars! Glory to God! You can find some fun resources here!

Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 3

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 4

Blogging With Carol, December 4

Texas Book-aholic, December 5

Author Adventure, December 5

Inklings and notions, December 6

Simple Harvest Reads, December 6 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

For Him and My Family, December 7

Cats in the Cradle Blog, December 7

deb’s Book Review, December 8

Splashes of Joy, December 8

A Reader’s Brain, December 9

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 9

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, December 10

Southern Gal Loves to Read, December 10

Older & Smarter?, December 11

An Author’s Take, December 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 12

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, December 13

Mary Hake, December 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 14

Spoken from the Heart, December 14

The Adventures of a Travelers Wife, December 15

Labor Not in Vain, December 15

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 16 (Spotlight)

Lights in a Dark World, December 16


To celebrate her tour, Donna is giving away the grand prize package of a hardcover copy of the book and an online $50 Magnolia Market gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

I found 'Twas the Night Before Jesus to be a precious read by Donna Wyland. It beautifully tells the story of Jesus. It tells about his birth and his life. There is a lesson that so many need to be reminded about the true meaning of Christmas. 

'Twas the Night Before Jesus is illustrated by the very talented Courtney Smith. The pictures are so bright and vivid that make it easy to keep younger readers attention. 

I am giving 'Twas the Night Before Jesus a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for families that have children between the ages of six and twelve. It would be a great addition for families to add to their Christmas time reading traditions.

I received a paperback copy of 'Twas the Night Before Jesus from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. I liked the review. Sounds like a good book.

  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this book, this is a story that I would love to share with my grandchildren

  3. Nice to meet you, Donna! Congrats on your release of 'Twas the Night Before Jesus, which sounds like a great children's holiday story! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing your review, Locks, Hooks and Books! Have a magical holiday season!

  4. My daughter will enjoy this, and I love the artwork.

  5. I love the artwork on the cover. It is very appealing.