Christmas at Sabal Palms

Christmas at Sabal Palms

by Terry Overton

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

ISBN: 9781649604484

124 pages

Price: $13.99

Christmas has come again to Sabal Palms; but with the unusually warm temperatures, Elaine is finding it hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Her friends have created a Christmas tradition of taking on a new adventure each year, and this year, Bonnie has decided they should all be in the town’s Christmas boat parade. Maybe their new adventure will help Elaine revive her heart for Christmas.

But a mysterious stranger has come to Sabal Palms who may make this Christmas even more interesting. When the ladies head to their friend Ramon’s tree lot to purchase their Christmas trees, they are introduced to Chris, a sullen and depressed man who seems to have some problems of his own. As the ladies prepare each other’s houses for Christmas, they notice Chris around town acting suspiciously.

Elaine is feeling God calling her to speak to Chris face-to-face instead of using her writing as she had in the past. But will Elaine find the right words to say to soften this stranger’s heart? And will Elaine finally be able to celebrate Christmas?


Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed.D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. Her university experiences included teaching at Longwood University in Virginia, the University of Texas-Brownsville, The University of Texas-Pan American, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Stephen F. Austin State University. She held positions as Dean and Department Chair during her tenure in higher education. Her areas of research included behavior disorders, learning disorders, autism, and research in higher education. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas. She enjoys biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, blogging, and playing golf.