G is for Gifts, Simple


G is for Gifts. Not just any gifts, but Simple Gifts.

This is one of the most beautiful settings I have ever found. Allison Kraus and Yo Yo Ma, complete with gorgeous photos:

I’ve written about Simple Gifts before, including a few snippets:

The lyrics are here, although I use a slightly different version in the book.

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free

‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,

To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.



Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Music. Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

Professional violinist Leila Feran is accustomed to fame as the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony. Driven to achieve ever-increasing heights, she injures her wrist so badly that she may no longer be able to play. While she recovers, she moves in with her childhood best friend, a pianist and beloved orchestra teacher in a small town.

Carene welcomes Leila with open arms and only one condition: no divas allowed. And if Leila can’t follow the house rules, she might find herself over Carene’s knee…or worse. In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline that changes into something more.

Will Leila and Carene’s new feelings for each other blossom into something wonderful? Or will Leila lose not just a friend, but also her potential soul mate?

For anyone who has read and reviewed Simple Gifts (or who does so now), I will send you a free copy of their short story sequel, “Complicated Gifts.” Please post a link to your review in the comments. 🙂
Offer is good through the end of the month!

4 thoughts on “G is for Gifts, Simple

  1. awesomesub says:

    Hi Ana, I couldn’t watch the video but do know the song and it is most beautiful. I love this because the message is so wonderful, and I think that being able to enjoy the simple things is a gift. Thank you for this thought. 🙂




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