Please recommend askDavid.com
   using these social sharing buttons:
David

Books:  

  

    

  book details  

  preview  

  books by Zoe M. McCarthy  

  updates  

   

 

Book: Gift of the Magpie by Zoe M. McCarthy

Book: Gift of the Magpie by Zoe M. McCarthy

categories: Book, Clean Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance, Christian Fiction, Inspirational Romance, Sweet Romance, Christian Romance




Zoe M. McCarthy

Author Zoe M. McCarthyabout this book: One day, I was looking at several Christmas book covers on Amazon. I wondered if I could write a book that would lift readers' Christmas spirits. O. Henry's story, "Gift of the Magi," popped into my mind. Remember, that's the story where a couple agonizes over the gift they'll get each other for Christmas. She cuts and sells her hair to buy a chain for his treasured watch, and he sells his watch to buy her a comb for her treasured hair.

On the heels of that thought, "Gift of the Magpie" flashed in my brain. I thought, how could I write a winter romance named Gift of the Magpie—without the bird. And something very different than O. Henry's tale. Scenes for a story filled my mind.

About that time, I read an interview in which author David Baldacci said, "If you can take a little slice of the world and a little piece of dirt and really focus on details, you can drive large, seemingly spectacular movements." I thought a snowstorm in a place where they don't have enough snowplows to handle the roads, would limit the world. I picked Richmond, Virginia where I lived for about 30 years. The area between, and including, the hero's and heroine's houses was "a little piece of dirt." So, on that limited turf, I focused on the details and the relationship between two opposites.

Amanda and Cam's story was born in "Gift of the Magpie", a book that can lift reader's spirits at Christmas or any time of the year.


preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...



Learn more about this book






This book on




Comments





Recommendations








Books:  

  







More Reviews

   • Book Review: 12 Angels by Christmas - Sweet Christmas Romance by Lisa Grace
   • Book Review: The Town Named Christmas by Ruth Kyser



  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed


Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.