Alexis Blake set out to restore a neglected building.

What she didn’t expect was to restore a life…

Alexis has one chance to land her own show on the Heart-and-Home Network, and nothing–not an uncooperative client, a job site without indoor plumbing, or a challenging videographer–is going to stand in her way.

Elsie Raymond, at seventy-plus, is far from the ideal client, but she knows exactly what she wants her fieldstone house to look like, and no designer can tell her otherwise.

Gabe Langley, the man with the camera, is caught in the middle and it is his wisdom and warmth that just may be the bridge that will bring these two women together. Can they restore more than just a house and save Christmas memories from being lost forever?

What Others Are Saying About RESTORING CHRISTMAS:

ECPA bestseller lists

  • Restoring Christmas is a tug at your heart, laugh-out-loud, wonderful read for Christmas!”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times best-selling author
  • Restoring Christmas is filled with all the things you want in a Christmas story: charming characters, beautiful reminders of the best holiday traditions, and a plot that keeps the tension building all the way to the end, which is—like Christmas stories of old—filled with wonderful and satisfying surprises. Keep the tissues handy.”—Dan Walsh, best-selling author of The Unfinished Gift and Remembering Christmas
  • “Reading Restoring Christmas is like settling in with a plate of frosted cookies and a cup of hot tea on a snowy afternoon—perfectly satisfying. Get your Christmas fix today!”—Sarah Loudin Thomas, author of the Inspy Award-winning Miracle in a Dry Season
  • Come in from the cold, wrap up in this tale, and sit back as your heart fills with hope right along with Alexis, Gabe, Elsie, and the Fieldstone House. A master builder of stories, Cynthia Ruchti has taken the splintered edges of life, gathered them close with grace, and using her trademark tools of symbolism and character, constructed a refuge of healing to find shelter in this season. Restoring Christmas glows warmth into the darkness of winter with soul-deep themes, heart-stealing sparks between characters, a thread of mystery to intrigue and inspire, and just as the title promises, the restoring joy of Christmas.”  – Amanda Dykes