Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn't writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking--though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.
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"Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.
Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.
With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?"
Top Ten List:
1. Born in Stoughton--Massachusetts, pronounced Stow-ten, basically not like it looks.
2. Grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Rocky Marciano, the boxer. Other than our hometown, he and I don't have anything else in common. I'm a writer, not a fighter.
3. I took sailing lessons on the Charles River one summer.
4. I loved riding my bike, exploring streams, and playing at the park near my house.
5. I learned to bake bread when I was 36 and found out I'm pretty good at it.
6. I worked as janitor in college, my hours were 3 to 6 in the morning. I learned how much goes on in the world while most people are sleeping. And the importance of warm socks.
7. In 2013, I was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year. I attended a convention in NYC and had to give a speech. I was very humbled and also terrified, I burned my forehead with my curling iron and have the scar to help me remember the lovely honor.
8. I cross-stitch. I think it's a lost art.
9. I won a poetry contest in high-school, which may have given me too much encouragement.
10. I love life even when it is hard.
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