Well, I started the month posting about Carol Moncado’s latest release, Hand-Me-Down Princess. You can find that post here.
I’ve read any number of GREAT books since then, including several from the InspyRomance authors.
But I don’t want to do another review today. I really don’t know what I want to talk about…wait, yes I do. Would you let me indulge in a little self-promotion?
It’s less than three months until Christmas. Are you ready? I’m definitely not, despite the fact that several stores in our area have Christmas decorations out ALREADY. Seriously? But then I remember…
I have a new Christmas novella releasing next week (exact date unknown, sorry) in a set called Snowflakes and Mistletoe.
Here’s a little about
Hungering for time away from Meadowsville, VA and her ex-fiancé, Jade Cross heads out on a long hike. Caught in an unexpected winter storm, she takes refuge in an abandoned-looking barn. Wet, cold, and close to hypothermia, she begs God for help.
Clay Sawyer, wounded by the death of his wife, has locked himself in a prison of solitude. He is not interested in being happy, forgiving himself, or forgiving God. When he finds an unexpected guest in his barn, his only goal is to get her on her way and keep his life just like it is.
But God has other plans.
This will be in a set with eight other authors. The only common factor between them is that they’ll all be about Christmas, and they’re all romance. :)
I would love to read. I can’t get enough of Christmas.
I also love reading about Christmas…writing it in the middle of summer was a challenge. :)
Beth Gillihan says
Sounds like a good read! I am not ready for Christmas yet! My mind is on the food for Thanksgiving. :)
I know, right? Deal with Halloween, which we don’t celebrate, but still…then Thanksgiving…THEN let’s do Christmas. I don’t even mind the decorations up a little before Thanksgiving, but they’ve been up around here for almost a month. WHY? :D
Nancy K says
I love Christmas themed books. The town of Meadowsville VA caught my eye since I live in WV but just 7 miles from VA. I was wondering if this might be based on The Appalachian Trail area since we don’t live far from where the AT comes through rural VA. Don’t like the thoughts of snow though since we had a rough winter and especially February with lots of snow and ice. I start reading Christmas themed books in October since there are so many to enjoy during the Christmas season.Looking forward to reading your Christmas novella!
It absolutely is based on that area, Nancy. I’ve been through there a number of times, and it’s a beautiful area. I hope you enjoy it.
I am absolutely ready for Christmas – I blog about it practically all year and I keep the joy of Christ’s birth in my heart every day!!!
Your story Broken Holiday sounds soooo enticing, Ginger! I love a good novella… not too long and not too short and when they are all about Christmas, even better!!!
I must look into it! Do the books come individually or is it one complete set?
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The joy of Christ really is Christmas ever day.
They will release as one set, and then Broken Holiday will release separately later in the month, as soon as I figure out how to do that. :)
Andrea Cox says
Ginger, Broken Holiday sounds so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing about it today. And no, I’m not quite ready for Christmas. Where has this year gone?
I’m not sure where the year went. I blinked in January and then it was late July. I blinked again and October is around the corner with December following close behind. :)
Valerie Comer says
Congrats on the (almost) new release! Writing Christmas stories in summer was definitely a challenge for me, too. But I never plan quite enough in advance to write the next year’s story while it’s still winter!
That’s an idea I’ve never considered, but like you, I doubt it’ll happen. Too many other great stories flying through my head. :)
Lee Tobin McClain says
Love both your covers, Ginger! Reading Christmas books is a great way to get in the mood for the season. Much better than walking through the mall with the too-early Christmas carols and the “buy me” displays.
I get you, Lee, and I agree. And reading a Christmas story allows me to cuddle under a blanket and drink hot chocolate while visions of sugar plums dance in my head. LOL
Jill Weatherholt says
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas will be here before we know it. Great cover, Ginger! Since I grew up in Virginia, I’m especially looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations!
I also grew up in VA, but along the coast.
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is just 89 days away according to the Christmas countdown clock on http://www.xmasclock.com/ *sigh* Time to start shopping. :)
No way am I anywhere NEAR ready for Christmas…I mean, didn’t Summer just begin?? Seems to me time goes by too fast as it is & I’ve seen Christmas decorations in stores since as early as August (yikes!). Just when you get into the swing of one Season, stores, commercials & etc prematurely push you right into the next until you don’t know what hit you!! So Christmas stories….I don’t think I’m ready for those at all :-)
Although, I do have to say, your novella “Broken Holiday” sounds like a good story. I’d love to know how Clay’s heart warms up to possible love again :-) I LOVE redemptive stories and love restored to a broken & wounded heart!
I’m with you, Trixi, summer just began, and it’s already over. Way too fast. Thanks for the encouragement. :)
Snowflakes and Mistletoe IS LIVE. Here’s the link…
I love Christmas and Christmas stories! Seems to me that Christmas is the perfect time for love, since it’s all about God sending his Son to save us, the most amazing act of love.
Kathleen, you are so right.
Not ready for the holidays yet, because it was a busy summer of remodeling and watching grandkids. Now school started and the grandsons have soccer and preparing for our granddaughter’s second birthday. Love to read Christmas stories. Hopefully I will be inspired to do the things I dislike – cleaning. UUGGGG!
I dislike cleaning, too. I’d much rather be doing…almost anything else. :)