Monday, November 12, 2018

Yesterday Christmas" by A. M. Heath Blog Tour and GiveAway 

Book Info

During a snowstorm, Betty Tanner finds herself stuck with her estranged husband. Spending Christmas with Glenn wasn’t what she had in mind, and her mind reluctantly travels back three decades to their first Christmas together, when another snowstorm caused her to wreck her car outside the Tanner home … 1954: Stranded with the Tanners over Christmas, Betty is forced into the company of Glenn, who had spurned her for years. But as the snow falls outside, the walls between Betty and Glenn begin to crumble, revealing a side of him she never knew existed. A side she longs to know better.Pride and bitterness can make a beast out of anyone. And the hardships they face in their relationship are of their own making. But can following Christ’s ways lead Betty and Glenn to the reconciliation they long for?A.M. Heath invites you to spend Christmas with the Tanners in a dual-timeline novel loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast. You’re sure to fall in love again and again.

Release Day Spotlights: 
Nov. 5: 
Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Reviews for If Only It Were Yesterday:
Nov. 6:
A. Kaylee Harrison @ Kaylee’s Kind of Writes
Plus Interview!
Nov. 7:Becky Dempsey @ Blossoms and Blessings
Nov. 8: 
Raechel Lenore @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae
Nov. 9:
Debbie Curto @ Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
Plus Interview!
Nov. 12: 
Deana Dick @ Texas Book-aholic
Nov. 13:Robbie Pink @ Captive Dreams Window
Nov. 15:Alicia G. Ruggieri @ A Brighter Destiny
Plus Interview!
Nov. 16:Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflection

Author Info
Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.                                  

Author Links: 
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What a wonderful story to remind us of how important communication is in a marriage. We meet Betty Tanner when she is stuck in a snowstorm. She is fortunate enough to find a farmhouse to ask for help. I loved how Glenn was not really overjoyed by seeing Betty on his doorstep. We step back in time to 1954 when things were simpler and for entertainment, families listened to the radio, read or played games with each other. Glenn's family is warm and very welcoming. I wanted to join them for supper and sit and talk with them. What a wonderful family Glenn had.

Betty was brought up with not wanting for anything. Her family was well off and this may have discouraged Glenn from pursuing her. The story is a wonderful look at marriage from the beginning when everything seems perfect until two people start to distance themselves. It was easy to see how pride was the biggest culprit. Neither one wanted to admit they had things to work on. It was funny to see that once again Betty is snowbound at the farm in 1985. The difference is her husband is staying at the farm, but they have been living apart. God definitely had a plan for them. 

The talk Betty had with God was powerful. She kept asking why He wouldn't change Glenn. I had to laugh at that. Don't we always feel like if our spouse would change, everything would be better? What we forget is, God needs to change each of us and we need to concentrate on what He is saying to us. God will take care of our spouse, we just need to let go and let God. I have always heard "quality over quantity is better " That can be said for spending time together. It's the undivided attention you give to each that counts, not that you sat beside each other for hours and said nothing. 

I cried through the entire book because I saw a young couple so in love, that let circumstances, pride, and bitterness try to pull them apart. Betty and Glenn may come from different backgrounds but if they are to be together, God will open the doors for that to happen. This book would make a beautiful movie. I loved how the author included that God hates divorce. He wants us to work things out , to grow stronger so the enemy can't separate us. There are wonderful nuggets of wisdom throughout the book that I wrote down in my journal. I want to reread them to remind myself that I am blessed with a wonderful husband. 

" The secret to  happy marriage is this: It's never the wrong time to dance with with your beautiful bride."

I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.

There’s a giveaway in progress for the duration of the tour. The giveaway closes on Nov 16, 2018. The winner will be announced here on the blog.


  1. This sounds delightful--I'd love to read it!

    1. :) Thanks for checking it out! I hope you get to read it.

  2. Ms. Heath is a new-to-me author. Thank you for sharing!

    1. So many great authors to enjoy! These bloggers are such blessings to help point us to some new authors.

  3. Thanks for featuring Yesterday's Christmas on your blog, Deana! LOVE the pink!! Your review was such a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing it. And I'm thrilled you loved it and the Tanners.