SILENT NIGHT: A Christmas Novella by
Once, Joanie Russell’s dearest wish was to be a wife and mother. After years serving as a nurse, Joanie still dreams of having a family of her own. Unmarried with no prospects…surely that time has passed.
But as Christmas Eve 1966 comes to a close, Joanie is drawn on a search that makes her question what tomorrow might bring. What is the sound echoing through the hospital corridors and grounds? Whispers from the past…or a prayer being answered on this holiest of nights?
About the author of Silent Night: Robyn Grady
Robyn Grady has sold millions of books worldwide, and features regularly on bestsellers lists and at award ceremonies, including The National Readers Choice, The Booksellers Best and Australia’s prestigious Romantic Book of the Year.
When she’s not tapping out her next story, she enjoys the challenge of raising three very different daughters as well as dreaming about shooting the breeze with Stephen King during a month-long Mediterranean cruise.
However, in junior high, Robyn hit a stumbling block – a disheartening grade of one out of ten for a book review. Confused and hurt, she asked her hundred-and-thirty-year-old English teacher why the low mark? The wizened schoolmarm sniffed, “You obviously had a senior do it for you.” Thankfully Robyn’s business teacher was a honey.
Following a fifteen-year career behind the scenes in television, Robyn knew the time was right to pursue her dream of becoming a published author. Late in 2004, she received a phone call from a London editor. She’d submitted a manuscript to the Sweet line, which were featuring lighter, sexier stories to be released under the Tango banner. The editor was very interested in her story, but for a brand new line.
Robyn didn’t stop smiling for a week, but sometime later learned her revised manuscript hadn’t hit the mark. Then she received another call and another request for revisions to a second manuscript! That didn’t sell either. On a third manuscript she received a very long, very detail email, asking for, what would turn out to be, a complete rewrite. Having torn out most of her hair, but with 13 contest finals in 2006 (including winning the Golden Pen and Where the Magic Begins), she finished the rewrite then contacted a New York agent. That wonderful agent took her on, and Robyn sold in a matter of weeks, first to Silhouette Desire, then Modern Heat (Sexy Sensation/Presents) with a two book deal! She is currently writing manuscript number fourteen.
Robyn lives with her own modern-day hero on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with their three little princesses, as well as two poodles and a cat called Tinkie. She has majors in English literature and psychology, and loves new shoes, worn jeans, visits to the theatre and lunches at picturesque Moffat Beach with her writer friends.
Robyn knows that writing romance is the best job on the planet and she loves to hear from her readers!
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What reviewers are saying about Silent Night:
Silent Night was a very intriguing novella…
A lovely read. Will look for more stories by this author.
It will make you feel in the holiday spirit