"An unlikely pair find themselves spending Christmas Eve together -- and sharing a miracle the next day.....Donovan's painted pictures of what must be an idyllic New England farm blanketed by the calm of a fresh snow are a compelling part of the story."
-- Daily Times Chronicle
(December 2004) (Daily Times Chronicle (Woburn Ed.)
20041223)<br /><br />"The hushed storytelling is graceful, the wintry scenes exactly right."
-- Gainesville Sun
(December 2004) (Gainesville Sun
)<br /><br />"A good lap time read aloud. The author's paintings of north woods snow scenes are realistic enough to make you shiver."
--Las Vegas Optic
(December 2004) (Las Vegas Optic
About the Author
Jane Monroe Donovan’s parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband Bruce and their two sons, Ryan and Joey. Other members of their family include their two dogs, Belle and Grizzly, a Siamese cat named Maylee, and their two horses, Ameera and Cherokee Rose. In addition to Winter’s Gift, Jane has also illustrated three other titles for Sleeping Bear Press: My Teacher Likes to Say; My Momma Likes to Say; and Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book.