I don’t know about you, but I always hit this time of year and find myself amazed at how quickly the year has gone, and yet, how much has happened in that time. A year can bring so much change. For me, this one has—and that is just as true for my writing career. I find myself completely able to go in any direction for the first time in a few years and that’s both freeing and very scary.
Speaking of changes; today is my last day as an official member of the Inspy Romance blog. I’ve enjoyed my time here and have loved interacting with everyone. I’ve been blessed to be a small part in this wonderful blog this year and wish everyone the best.
After turning my last book in to my editor, I’ve been taking a break from writing to recharge a little, reconnect with my family, and of course, to read! One of my favorite things to do during the month of December is to soak up as many Christmas-themed stories as I can (both in movie form and books!). So for those like me, here’s a list of excellent Christmastime reads to keep you smiling this season:
If you’re a fan of Carol’s books that take place in Serenity Landing (and who isn’t??) then you don’t want to miss these sweet Christmas novellas about teachers in her lovely fictional town.
- The Nanny’s Texas Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain
This is the third book in the Lone Star Cowboy League: Boy’s Ranch series – but you don’t have to have read the first two in order to love and understand Lee’s gorgeous book. However, if you did read my book in the same series, The Ranger’s Texas Proposal, then you’ve meet the hero in Lee’s book!
- Reunited at Christmas by Belle Calhoune
Have you started Belle’s Alaskan Grooms series? If not, do yourself a favor and read them because the town of Love, Alaska and the people who live there are absolutely wonderful and are so much fun to read. I’ve been avidly awaiting the release of this book because we’ve meet the hero in prior ones and I couldn’t wait to see what the story would be. It’s good, guys. So good.
- Starring Christmas by Rachel McMillan and Allison Pittman
Do you have a watchlist full of Hallmark movies? Then this novella collection is exactly for you. Fun, witty, and lovable characters make you feel like you’re in the middle of a made-for-tv love story in the most believable ways!
- Mistletoe Memories – Leah Atwood, Belle Calhoune, Kristen Ethridge, Danica Favorite, Jessica Keller and Jolene Navarro
Six brand new Christmas novellas for only 99 cents – this bundle is enjoying its second month of being a bestseller on Amazon. My story in the collection, It Was You, launches a new novella series that will continue into next year.
With that I wish you cozy late nights, warm blankets, good books and endless hot chocolate in the weeks to come. Thank you for letting this space on the internet be a fun and encouraging one and for allowing me to enter here this past year. I wish you all well and Merry Christmas!
Let’s talk about your favorite Christmas movies and books. Are you a Hallmark follower like me? Which of their new movies are you most looking forward to? What’s your favorite of the old Christmas movies?