Today, we’re celebrating the release of Christmas Star Sapphire. This is a second generation Jewel Series novella that brings you the story of Madeline Viscolli and Joe Westcott. I have to say, that I loved every minute of writing this book and cannot wait for it to get into your hands!
An early reader said, “Hallee’s has gone and done it again. If you miss the Jewels and Song series, you will love this novella to the moon and back.”
It is a beautiful love story that brings back some of your favorite characters from The Jewel Series. Madeline Viscolli is a good mix of her parents, Robin and Tony, and has a depth of character I was pleased to see come through within the confines of a novella.
Joe Westcott is a Cru pastor. Cru is what used to be called Campus Crusade for Christ. You can learn about it at this link. Through my writing, my family is able to support three Cru ministers. It is an amazing outreach on more than 1,140 college campuses. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Cru.
Due to the constraints of a box set I’m part of, Christmas Star Sapphire is currently only available at Amazon. In January, I will be able to release it everywhere.
Just click the Amazon icon or follow this link.
Here is the blurb:
MADELINE VISCOLLI finds herself on the Gulf shores of Alabama, where she takes part in a graduate program to earn her MBA. On her first day there, she meets JOE WESTCOTT, team leader for a campus ministry. Despite a mutual attraction, Joe’s personal rule of no romance with any student keeps any kind of deep relationship from developing.
Joe has no desire to have a relationship with anyone, ever, anyway. He left a life of luxury and his family’s business behind to live alone on a sailboat and serve in ministry. Then Madeline walks into the auditorium the week school starts and Joe suspects his personal rules might not apply to this graduate student.
That is, until he discovers Madeline is one of the Viscollis, and that her destiny lay in running her father’s massive corporation. Having rejected wealth and all its trappings since childhood, Joe finds himself falling for the vivacious sapphire-eyed beauty. Madeline knows she loves Joe, but is not willing to throw away her destiny of taking over at the helm of Viscolli Enterprises.
A Christmas Eve funeral washes all Joe’s plans away. Will their love succumb to the rising tide caused by their differences in lifestyles, or will raging seas calm and allow them to sail off into the sunset?