As Silent as the Night

An award-winning holiday tale with all the Christmas feels … when a matchmaker falls in love the woman he’s protecting.

He can procure anything, except his heart’s deepest wish. She might hold the key, if she’s not discovered first.

Chicago, 1933?Lucia Critelli will do anything for her ailing grandfather, including stand in a breadline to have enough food to make him a St. Nicholas Day meal. When she catches the eye of a goon who threatens her grandfather, she discovers the end of Prohibition doesn’t mean the end of the mafia’s criminal activity.

Retired Marine Scout Giosue “Gio” Vella can find anything, especially if it helps a fellow Italian immigrant, so he has no doubt he can locate his neighbor’s granddaughter, who has gone missing from a local church. Keeping her safe is another matter. Especially when he chooses to hide out with his Marine buddy in Eagle, Wisconsin, the site of a barely-held truce among striking dairy farmers.

Will Christmas bring the miracle they all need or will Gio discover there are some things even he can’t find, particularly when he stumbles upon the most elusive gift of all: love.

Read the whole series!
Book One: To Stand in the Breach
Book Two: A Strike to the Heart
Book Three: As Silent as the Night

Awards

Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers Reader's Choice Award Finalist 2023
Central Region Oklahoma Writers Nest Winner 2023

What Readers are Saying

"With the sprinkling of Italian words, culture, and close, warm family ties, plus humor at some pretty tense points, and old friends from the first two books, you will be mesmerized by this Christmas romantic suspense."
"Truly a beautiful story of walking through fear and putting others first."
"Captivating characters, heartwarming families, and Christmas traditions aplenty check all the boxes for a fabulous holiday read."
"Danielle Grandinetti weaves a tale of self-denial juxtaposed with greed, mirroring the same elements in the nativity story. "
"A beautiful, gripping, and romantically suspenseful Christmas story you wouldn’t be able to put down if you tried."

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