Download the first 2 chapters of A Christmas Journey Home, the latest novel by award-winning author Kathi Macias. This ripped-from-the-headlines work of fiction deals with illegal immigration, gang violence, human trafficking, losing a spouse, bitterness, and God’s sovereignty.
During Isabella Alcantara’s seventh month of pregnancy several members of her family are murdered by mistake—collateral damage in the gang wars of today’s Mexico. In a desperate response, Isabella’s grandfather hires a “coyote” to take her and her husband across the border to the US. But the coyote leaves them to die in the wilderness.
Living on one of the smaller spreads along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson becomes furious with God and turns from her faith when her border patrol agent husband, David, is killed in a skirmish with the drug smugglers.
Two recently widowed women must make their journeys along different paths, but with the same destination: a barn full of animals that stands waiting for them on Christmas Eve. Forced to face their personal demons, Isabella and Miriam soon discover a common yearning that will bind them together in a most miraculous way.
About the Author
Kathi Macias is a popular speaker for women’s retreats and conferences. She has won numerous awards for her prolific and outstanding writing, which includes both fiction and nonfiction. Red Ink, part of her 4-book “Extreme Devotion” series, won 2011 Golden Scroll Book Awards Novel of the Year and was named a finalist for a Carol Award.
Her latest series from New Hope Publishers is the “Freedom” series on human trafficking. You can download a portion of the first novel in the 3-novel ”Freedom” series, Deliver Me From Evil, on this site.
A mother and grandmother, Kathi and her husband, Al, call California home.