Christmas at Grey Sage by Phyllis-Clark-Nichols


“This charming tale will sharpen your appetite for the true spirit of Christmas!”
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author


This Christmas, there’s plenty of room at the inn.

Nestled in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, the Grey Sage Inn looks like the perfect place for weary travelers to escape the craziness of the Christmas season. There’s plenty to see in historic Santa Fe during the day, and the inn’s owners, Maude and Silas Thornhill, are happy to spend their evenings hosting this year’s guests from across the country.

But an unusual snowstorm throws a wrench in the festive mood. The sprawling inn becomes close quarters as stranded guests discover this Christmas won’t be the relaxed vacation they expected. Tension and fear mount as the storm worsens, and Silas, a retired doctor, is called away in the middle of the night to care for a neighbor. The snow and stress unlocks tongues—and in the unexpected conversation that follows, secrets and pasts are revealed, and hearts are healed.

In the midst of snowdrifts and fireside conversations, of tales of days gone by, the warmth of Christmas brings a renewed hope as these trapped strangers become friends—proof again that the joy, hope, peace, and love of Christmas can be experienced no matter where you are.



Christmas at Grey Sage started out to be just another Christmas story but as I kept reading I realized it was much more. And a more and more people showed up and got stranded because of the snow storm, tensions begin to fly high. But as the story goes on, it was pretty clear God brought this specific group of people together for a reason, for the good of the people there.

Mrs. Nichols does such a wonderful job of detailing the Grey Sage Inn as well as the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe where the Inn was located. It was a wonderful cozy feeling reading this book even though outside here in November is not that cold and with no snow! All in all this is a wonderful read, one I believe many will enjoy during this Holiday Season. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a good cozy Christmas read!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


Phyllis Clark Nichols
Phyllis Clark Nichols believes everyone could use a little more hope and light. Her character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions from within the simple lives of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a love for nature, art, faith and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment, often through surprisingly serendipitous events. Phyllis grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in South Georgia. Now she lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband, where red birds and axis deer are her ever-ravenous neighbors. She is an English major and classically-trained musician, seminary graduate, concert artist and co-founder of a national cable network for the health and disability-related programming. After retiring as a cable network executive, Phyllis began leading mission teams to orphanages in Guatemala and now serves on three non-profit boards where she works with others who are equally passionate about bringing hope and light to those who need it most.


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