Christmas Sisters: Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge

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· Tess Thompson
10 reviews

About this ebook

Random circumstances brought them together. Love made them family.  

When a terrible accident takes Madeline Kirby’s husband and only child, the school guidance counselor is sure she can’t go on. Left behind with nothing but her work and an empty heart, she vows to survive Christmas by reaching out to comfort someone else who knows similar pain.

Fostering four motherless children for the holidays is supposed to be temporary, but as Maddie tends to defensive Stevie, distrustful Jo, delicate Alissa, and frightened little Hailey, the ache in her own heart slowly becomes bearable. And before the season of giving comes to an end, it becomes clear that life intended for them to find each other. 


Enjoy these soul sisters’ first Christmas together in Christmas Sisters, a free prologue novella - then catch up with each of them individually, fifteen years later. 

Don’t miss a Soul Sisters book!

Book 1: Christmas Sisters – prologue book

Book 2: Christmas Kisses by Judith Keim

Book 3: Christmas Wishes by Tammy L. Grace

Book 4: Christmas Hope by Violet Howe

Book 5: Christmas Dreams by Ev Bishop

Book 6: Christmas Rings by Tess Thompson 

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
Penny Leidecker
August 24, 2020
What a fantastic introduction to the main characters of the Soul Sisters. Maddie Kirby loses her father to a heart attack and then she loses her husband and daughter in a car accident. She meets Jo, Stevie, Alissa, and Hailey, when they come to live with her before Christmas. Each of the girls need a safe place to fall and Maddie needs to fill her home. Grab your copy of this quick read and be ready to read the following books, when they are published.
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Bernadette Cinkoske
August 30, 2020
The blurb tells the plot but cannot reflect the way this book will tug at your heartstrings. Madeline Kirby is an amazing woman with a huge heart. Can you imagine taking four girls out of difficult situations to ease the pain of your own loss? The reader gets a brief introduction to Madeline and each of the girls. I am eagerly waiting to read the entire series. What a great Christmas gift!
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Kimberly Scott
September 21, 2020
I just read Christmas Sisters, and I am in love. These ladies are so talented and compliment each other so well. I could not imagine losing my husband or child, and then take in four girls who have lost their families. It is a heartwarming and inspirational story. I cannot wait to read the rest of the books!!

About the author

Ev Bishop is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her small-town contemporary romance series, River’s Sigh B & B. Readers describe her books as stories “full of humor, love and wisdom,” set in places “where breathtaking scenery and the magic of love are the best medicine for the soul.”

When Ev’s nose isn’t in a book or her fingers aren’t on her keyboard, you’ll find her with her family and dogs or playing outside, usually at the lake or in an overgrown garden somewhere.

She hopes you loved Stevie Fox as much as she does and that you’ll catch up with her, Maddie, and the other three soul sisters, fifteen years after becoming a family, in CHRISTMAS DREAMS.  

USA Today Bestselling author Tess Thompson writes small-town romances and historical romance. She started her writing career in fourth grade when she wrote a story about an orphan who opened a pizza restaurant. Oddly enough, her first novel, "Riversong" is about an adult orphan who opens a restaurant. Clearly, she's been obsessed with food and words for a long time now.

With a degree from the University of Southern California in theatre, she’s spent her adult life studying story, word craft, and character. Since 2011, she’s published 25 novels and 6 novellas. Most days she spends at her desk chasing her daily word count or rewriting a terrible first draft.

She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats. Yes, that's four kids and five cats.

Tess loves to hear from you. Drop her a line at or visit her website at

Judith Keim lives in Idaho with her husband, two dachshunds, Winston and Wally, and other family. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, watching movies, and enjoying gourmet meals prepared by her husband, who loves to cook.

A hybrid author who both has a publisher and self-publishes, Ms. Keim writes heart-warming novels about women who face unexpected challenges, meet them with strength, and find love and happiness along the way. Her best-selling books are based, in part, on many of the places she's lived or visited and on the interesting people she's met, creating believable characters and realistic settings her many loyal readers love. Ms. Keim loves to hear from her readers and appreciates their enthusiasm for her stories.

Judith hopes you loved Hailey’s story, and will spend more time with her mother, Maddie, her grandmother Claire, and her three sisters—Jo, Stevie, and Alissa by ordering all the books in this very special holiday series.

Tammy L. Grace is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Cooper Harrington Detective Novels, the best-selling Hometown Harbor Series, and the Glass Beach Cottage Series, along with several sweet Christmas novellas. Tammy also writes under the pen name of Casey Wilson for Bookouture. You’ll find Tammy online at where you can join her mailing list and be part of her exclusive group of readers. Connect with Tammy on Facebook at or Instagram at @authortammylgrace.

Violet Howe lives in Florida with her husband and three adorable but spoiled dogs. When she's not writing, Violet is usually watching movies, reading, or planning her next travel adventure. She believes in happily ever afters, love conquering all, humor being essential to life, and pizza being a necessity.

All of Violet's books explore the many facets of women’s relationships—the romantic ones as well as those with friends and family. Depending on which title you choose, you might also find a mystery, an element of suspense, or a ghost or two. To learn more about Violet’s books, visit


Violet hopes you’ve enjoyed meeting Maddie, and if you’d like to spend more time with Maddie, Claire, and the four Soul Sisters as they celebrate the holidays together fifteen years after their first, then check out Christmas Hope, Book Four in Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge, available now at

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