ALSO BY THE AUTHOR UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-1-68370-128-6 • $12.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 230 pages FICTION / Holidays Gilead Publishing • Rights: World October 17, 2017 This Christmas, there’s plenty of room at the inn Nestled in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, the Grey Sage Inn looks like the perfect place for weary travelers to escape the craziness of the Christmas season. There’s plenty to see in historic Santa Fe during the day, and the inn’s owners, Maude and Silas Thornhill, are happy to spend their evenings hosting this year’s guests from across the country. But an unusual snowstorm throws a wrench in the festive mood. The sprawling inn becomes close quarters as stranded guests discover this Christmas won’t be the relaxed vacation they expected. Tension and fear mount as the storm worsens, and Silas, a retired doctor, is called away in the middle of the night to care for a neighbor. The snow and stress unlock tongues—and in the unexpected conversation that follows, secrets and pasts are revealed, and hearts are healed. In the midst of snowdrifts and fireside conversations of days gone by, the warmth of Christmas brings a renewed hope as these trapped strangers become friends—proof again that the joy, hope, peace, and love of Christmas can be experienced no matter where you are. Phyllis Clark Nichols grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in Georgia and weaves her Southern culture into character-driven stories that explore profound human questions. She is a classically trained musician and enjoys art, books, nature, cooking, travel, and ordinary people. After retiring as a cable network executive, Phyllis began leading mission teams to orphanages in Guatemala and now serves on three nonprofit boards, where she works with others who are equally passionate about bringing hope and light to those who need it most. Phyllis and her husband live in the Texas Hill Country. | 8 | FICTION ISBN 978-1-68370-128-6 9 7 8 1 6 8 3 7 0 1 2 8 6 Christmas at Grey Sage Phyllis Clark Nichols The Christmas Portrait • Set in the charming and popular tourist destination of Santa Fe • Contains a cast of quirky and humor- ous characters with a heartwarming Christmas message