The first book in this series takes us to the fictional town of Pinetown, Indiana, where we are introduced to a lady named Esther Collins Summerfield. Esther has become bitter over the years due to events of the past and as Christmas approaches that bitterness begins to take root in her heart. Can the joy of Jesus awaken her out of this bitterness before Christmas? Find out in “A Christmas Gift for Esther.” The first book in the “Christmas Gift for Esther Book Series.” The first book in the “Christmas Gift for Esther Book Series. To order your copy go to Image By Palmer Publishing Copyright 2022

After the events of the first book, "A Christmas Gift for Esther," we find a year has passed and a huge challenge awaits Esther as her daughter Stella, son in law Dan, and her new grandson Richard Daniel come home to Pinetown, Indiana for Christmas. Another family member, her brother, Pastor Jacob Collins, also comes to visit his sister for Christmas. Has Esther gotten her one and only Christmas wish by family being home for Christmas? Or is there a bigger challenge that awaits her? Inspired by actual events. For ordering information go to Image By Palmer Publishing Copyright 2022

BOOK #3: Does Esther, who has been widowed now for 16 years, find a blessing waiting for her while visiting family in Atlanta during Thanksgiving? Find out, in the third book in this series entitled “Esther’s Christmas Blessing” to be released on September 21, 2024, at the Pleasant Grove Church Fall Market, Pleasant Grove Church Fellowship Hall, 1100 Pikeville-Princeton Road, Pikeville. For information on the Fall Market call 919-222-8837.

Each book is also made into a play is now available for your next Christmas production. You can order a copy of the script by going to or call Darren Davenport at 252-746-6128 or go to

Guest on “Keys to Your Best Life” with Maggie Kavanaugh

(Nashville, Tennessee)

Guest on “Beauty for Ashes” with Tania Joy (McHenry, Illinois)