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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Gift for Readers

 Dear Friends,
Last year our family celebrated Christmas in Uganda. Our spirits were renewed as we sang, danced, and served with our African brothers and sisters. And we experienced the love and grace of our Savior in incredible ways (you can read more about our journey here). 

This year we are spending a quiet Christmas at our home in Oregon, and as I revel this season in the wonder of all God’s gifts, offered freely to each of us, I wanted to offer my readers a gift as well.
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Almost four years ago, a dear friend asked me to write a fictional account of the love story between Rahab and Salmon (found in Joshua 2-6) and the poignant reflection of God’s grace woven through the lineage of Christ. The story was read during a women’s prayer night back in 2011 and then I tucked it away.
Because redemption is at the heart of this season, I wanted to bring this story back out for Christmas and share it with each of you. It is a story about God cultivating beauty from ashes. A story about faith and love and the rescue of a courageous woman who risked her life for the God of grace.

If you enjoy reading historical fiction, 

you can download The Crimson Cord 

from my website by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and for sharing your stories with me.
With joy,
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