Author Kimberly Rose Johnson & The Strength of Compassion & Giveaway


Kimberly Rose Johnson

Author Kimberly Rose Johnson is my guest today. She has a new book A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and heroine to tell us about. Here’s Kimberly:

thrust into a situation

Interior designer, Bailey Calderwood, has been thrust into a situation she never dreamed of being in. Not only is she running the day-to-day operations of Belafonte Designs, she is nursing her boss, Mona Belafonte, back to health after a stroke.

Mona is difficult on a good day, but now she is impossible. Bailey has no idea what has turned her boss against her. To complicate matters, Stephen Belafonte the youngest of Mona’s sons returns from a two-year stint in France.

Has no idea how to care for her

Stephen is supposed to take over the care of his mother, except he has no idea how to care for her. Bailey finds herself under more pressure to not only do her job, but to train her son.

An incident in Bailey’s past causes her to believe she is unattractive, but instead of focusing on her appearance, since she considers herself hopeless, she focuses her attention on making things around her beautiful as well as investing in the lives of those she encounters.

her greatest strength is compassion

I believe one of her greatest strengths is her compassion. She is able to show compassion to others even when she is not treated fairly. Not only that, she must push past fear and insecurities to be able to do so. Her love for the Lord shines through in her daily life in spite of a past that left her feeling less than desirable.

I admire that quality in her, especially considering how she could have responded to the bullying she experienced as a child and teenager. Bailey is definitely someone I’d like to have for a friend.”–Kimberly

A Christmas Homecoming

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Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?

Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?

Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke, and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?

Kimberly’s Website

Twitter: @kimberlyrosejoh



Thanks, Kimberly. Your heroine sounds like a woman I’d like for a friend. I’m going to GIVE AWAY one copy of one of my ebooks to a commenter. QUESTION: Has anyone ever showed you special compassion or kindness?–Lyn

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12 Responses to Author Kimberly Rose Johnson & The Strength of Compassion & Giveaway

  1. Kimberly says:

    I wanted to let everyone know that you can pick up Island Refuge, the first book in my Wildflower B&B Romance series for FREE this week. The second book, Island Dreams is on sale.

  2. Tina Rice says:

    Congratulations on your book Christmas Homecoming Kimberly! The cover is beautiful and sounds very interesting.
    I have been shown compassion and kindness from family and dear friends over the years. After surgeries they were there for me and helped me when I couldn’t walk or whatever was needed.

  3. Sally Shupe says:

    Love this post and the comments. Kimberly, what book are you reading? Sounds like a great one. Kindness and encouragement-I’m going to make a greater effort. It just takes a moment to show kindness to someone. Thank you!

  4. Lyn Cote says:

    Yes, kindness is one of the fruits of the spirit and is rare in this angry world. So happy to read about others who have received kindness just when they needed it. The Lord does provide.

  5. Connie Saunders says:

    I have been very blessed in my life by many friends who have always been there tp encourage me, help me and just listen
    Thanks for sharing Kimberly’s interview.

  6. Becky Smith says:

    Just wanted to say that I love the Sunriver Dreams series! I would highly recommend it to everyone. And, yes, I have been shown special kindness and compassion many, many times. One particularly touching times was when I was in college and had to wash my clothes out by hand because I couldn’t afford to use the machines. Money for laundry was sent to me by “God” with the scripture Luke 12:32 “So not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the KIngdom.” And there are so many more times I could share…

    • Kimberly says:

      Thank you for sharing that, Becky. You reminded me of something I found out about this week. My sister sent my son a text and asked if he needed anything. He rarely will admit to needing anything and in this case said yes. I need laundry money. She took care of his need.

  7. Sunnie says:

    Yes, a dear neighbor who saw a need, acted upon it and gave great relief to a grieving family. My father passed away in March. About 12 days prior to that he had an incredibly difficult experience at home and we were sure it was he last day on earth. Seeing all the vehicles at my parents’ home, this wonderful woman dropped by, assessed the situation and left only to return later with enough food to feed the army of family and helpers that were there. We were so amazed and thankful for her compassion and love. She continued to help throughout that period and after at the funeral. I will never forget her deep Christlike love.

    • Kimberly says:

      What a wonderfully kind and sensitive woman. I’m sorry about your dad. I haven’t lost a parent yet, but my husband lost both of his at the same time, and it was very difficult.
      I remember one family in particular that went out of their way to help me get the where I needed to be. People like that are true treasures.

  8. Melissa Henderson says:

    Oh, yes, I have been shown special kindness and compassion, when I had breast cancer in 2005. Lots of other times, too. But, during that time, I really was blessed with family and friends who showed me love and kindness. I can remember one person saying, “You don’t have to wear a hat around us. Your head is beautiful.” That was right after all of my hair fell out due to chemotherapy. I took off my hat and didn’t feel odd at all. I felt loved. 🙂

  9. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for having me Lyn. I look forward to reading the comments. I’m actually reading a book right now that talks about kindness and how showing it to people can make such a huge impact on not only their life but the person showing it as well.

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