Bridget Rye McKenzie's New Novel Christmas in Woodstock: the Trials of a Widowed Mother and Her Two Daughters as They Move from the Urban South to the Rural North

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Recent release Christmas in Woodstock, from Page Publishing author Bridget Rye McKenzie, details how Madelyn O’Neal and her two daughters suddenly uproot from their comfortable home in Lexington, Kentucky, to move back to Maddie’s roots in the North.

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When moving, timing is often key. The school year had already begun when Madelyn O’Neal’s mother, who runs a fine inn in Woodstock, Vermont, reaches out to her daughter for help.

Ashlynd, Maddie’s older daughter, had already opted to take a year off before college and is enthusiastic about moving north, having long wanted to pursue the sport of curling. She lands a spot on Woodstock’s curling team – only to discover what a tough game she’s taken on.

Younger sister Sami’s life is far more disrupted by the relocation. But she’s a terrific singer. Trying out for her new school’s glee club, she’s chosen to sing a solo part in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting – which quickly brings her face to face with bullying and prejudice at school: North and South clash when a member of the glee club becomes jealous.

And Maddie’s world turns upside down when a new love interest attempts to come into her life, creating difficult ripple effects across the family landscape. Nevertheless, with strong family values, the trio stay tough and face their challenges head-on.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Bridget Rye McKenzie's relatable story exemplifies that if a family sticks together, it can overcome adversity.

According to McKenzie, “I feel blessed to have lived in several parts of this great country. Learning the history and knowledge of the people and their cultures has enabled me to share those unique perspectives through the eyes of my characters for others to enjoy.” McKenzie writes fiction for both children and adults, as well as screenplay adaptations.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring story can purchase Christmas in Woodstock at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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