New Children’s Book Shows How a Friend Can Make a Difference at Christmastime

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Nancy Gaenzle’s tale ‘Luella’s Christmas Surprise’ is the second book in the ‘Luella’ series

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Each year, Christmas fills the hearts of many with wonderment and magic. In Nancy Gaenzle’s new book, “Luella’s Christmas Surprise” (published by Archway Press), Luella learns how Christmas can be a magical time of year, especially when a she starts to put a few clues together as to whom Santa might be. The book is the second in Gaenzle’s “Luella” series.

Luella, a 10-year-old girl living on the family farm, enjoys feeding two mallard ducks named Drake and Marta living on Henry’s Pond with an elderly gentleman and friend of the family, Clyde Santos. They meet daily and chat about the latest events in their lives while feeding Drake and Marta. When the Christmas holiday nears, the pond starts to freeze over. Although the ducks will be leaving soon for a warmer winter home and Mr. Santos will be away on vacation, the Christmas holiday is about to reveal a magical surprise about a special someone.

“This book captivates the magic of Christmas,” Gaenzle says. “(It) is entertaining and will add excitement to your Christmas holiday. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading this book to their children. No other book is quite like this one. It is soon to become a Christmas classic.”

The book is available for purchase at:

“Luella’s Christmas Surprise”
By Nancy Gaenzle
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480866683
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480866690
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480866706
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nancy Gaenzle was born and raised in a small town in southern Idaho on the Camas Prairie. Her love for wildlife comes from her grandmother, Mary, who had a special fondness for birds. Gaenzle, a retired schoolteacher, has one daughter, Marta, and one granddaughter, Luella. The “Luella” book series is named after her granddaughter. The characters of Gaenzle’s books are named after actual family members to honor the positive influence they have had on her life. Gaenzle has also written “Luella and Nita the Owl.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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