Jean-Marie R. Bralley has completed her new book, "Naomi Grace's "Wonder-full" Christmas": a captivating Christmas story that introduces Naomi Grace, a young girl who loves stories.
Naomi Grace loves ballet and she loves stories. The year that she is cast as Clara in her ballet school's production of "The Nutcracker," she finds herself caught up in a fascinating story off-stage when she and her family meet and befriend their mysterious neighbor, Mr. Crabtree.
Through this friendship, Naomi Grace discovers important lessons in compassion, hope, kindness, and wonder, all while celebrating the joy and excitement of ballet and the Christmas season.
Jean-Marie has had a lifelong passion for stories as a reader, a writer, and a performer, sharing them through the art of ballet. She trained in classical ballet and other genres and grew up to become a professional ballerina. She passes on the grace and magic of ballet to the next generation as a dance teacher, and she has also freelanced as a writer. "Naomi Grace's "Wonder-full" Christmas" is her first book, and like her protagonist, she also loves "The Nutcracker."
Jean-Marie begins her story, writing, "Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, right? That's how the song goes anyway. Goodness knows, though, that there are enough grinches and cynics, lurking about and doing their darndest to prove otherwise. Well, I am here to confirm rumors and to defy scrooges. Christmas, in fact, is a time of happenings that can fill a person to the brim with wonder. And contrary to popular interpretation, I think a "wonder-full" event doesn't necessarily consist of pure joy and happiness. Maybe it's just a matter of semantics, but I think someone can feel wonder in the presence of something in which joy and sadness and merriment and longing are all mixed up together and that doesn't make it any less wonderful. Today, I am going to share a story with you that contains all those emotional ingredients, and it just so happens to have taken place at Christmas. It's even better because it's true. It happened to me just last year."
Jean-Marie R. Bralley's new book offers an exciting new Christmas story sure to become a holiday tradition for young readers and listeners.
Readers can purchase "Naomi Grace's "Wonder-full" Christmas" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Covenant Books Media Department
Press Release Service by Newswire.com
Original Source: Author Jean-Marie R. Bralley's New Book, 'Naomi Grace's 'Wonder-Full' Christmas' is About a Young Girl Who Performs in a Joyful Production of 'The Nutcracker'