Christmas in July – Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin, the authors of Where Treetops Glisten, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 13

Today we're spending the whole show talking Christmas! We'll kick off with some Christmas in July ideas that are easy and fun. I'll share suggestions for party themes (beyond the obvious theme of Christmas) along with fun food and decoration inspiration. I'll even show you how you can bring a breath of summer into your Christmas decorations.

Then we're chatting with three wonderful women; Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin. They are all authors and amongst them they've written over 70 books and won several awards. Today they're chatting with us about their unique project, Where Treetops Glisten. This book is the compilation of three novellas, one written by each author. Each is a heartwarming story of courage and Christmas romance during World War II. It's a fun bit of historical fiction created by three interesting women who we'll get to know on today's show.

Then we're wrapping up in Christmas Corner with the next installment of our DIY Christmas Wreath series - ribbon candy wreaths.

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Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin invite readers to turn back the clock to days gone by as they listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow and get to know the Turner family. Each of the three siblings is forging their own paths in their own love story filled with the wonder of Christmas. Hailing from the heart of America in Lafayette, Indiana, these characters will never be the same as the reality of America's involvement in World War II hits incredibly close to home.

The collaboration was unique and enjoyable for the writing trio. "We started in the brainstorming phase, throwing out character and family ideas and making them mesh," explains Sundin. "The collaboration was challenging since our stories are more tightly connected than in most novella collections, but it was a lot of fun."


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Christmas in July decorations with a summer flair

Ribbon Candy Wreath 


Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

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