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Critical Praise

J. M. Hochstetler makes another mark on Christian fiction with One Holy Night, a moving and inspirational tale of family, love, war, prejudice, and heart-wrenching loss. Though I'm not usually interested in stories set during the Vietnam war, I quickly became caught up in the lives of Hochstetler's characters and felt their joy, pain, and struggle to either hold tight to their faith or open their heart to God. Warning: The deeper you journey into this painfully honest tale, the more you'll need a ginormous box of tissues close by. Very recommended!

—Tamara Leigh, author of Splitting Harriet

One Holy Night is a stunning first release from Sheaf House, a new boutique publisher based in Tennessee. Amazingly, Hochstetler tackles several big issues --- love, loyalty, war and death --- while maintaining a positive thesis. Family can survive. Human love is grander in weakness than in strength. And faith is, by necessity, stronger in tragedy than in triumph. One Holy Night is a soon-to-be-classic "miracle story" with an inspirational message that will warm your heart with love. It is a wonderful statement of faith and a gift of hope.

—Kathy Harris, author and agent for Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys

A story about hurt, peace, and the forgiveness only God can provide. Have the tissues ready for this one. Faith element: high and well integrated.

—Carolyn R. Scheidies, Author's Choice Reviews

Provocative and insightful, One Holy Night shows in rich detail how God can use the most trying circumstances to bring people around until they see how much they need each other, and need Him. This life-changing story will move you to tears as you experience the humility of a young Vietnamese woman, her husband's desire to see his father heal, and the trials that bring them together in one desperate attempt to save another's life.

—Michelle Sutton, author of It's Not About Me