Yes–I know it’s June, but it’s almost July and hey, it’s 2020–anything can happen. Besides, I had to post this in June to prepare us for July, right? Although Hallmark is still playing Christmas movies in June. In fact, my favorite one from last year, The Mistletoe Secret, starring Kelly Pickler was on a couple of weeks ago. I love that movie! Hallmark has 17 days of original holiday movies beginning Friday July 10th. Mark you calendars! (These are last years originals)
I think Hallmark is in tight with authors. When an author is planning on releasing a Christmas novel or novella, they come out from the end of September through Christmas. But beginning of October is a great time to find awesome Christmas stories. I realize some authors may already have their stories written, but if they don’t they are writing them in the spring into the summer, July even. The Hallmark channel gives us great inspiration to get into the Christmas mindset. Some authors living across the world from the USA do have the cold weather in these months, but for us in America, it’s hot in most places.
The last thing we are thinking about are heavy coats, snow, and gingerbread cookies.
Of course our media allows us to play Christmas music to get us in the mood to write that amazing holiday story. Christmas stories are special. They have a mood, theme, certain vibe that people love to read. They are fun to read and holiday cheer is something we all need all through the year.
My novella, Beautiful Heart of His, was released 2 years ago in a boxed set. I’m now releasing it by itself. It will be available July 1st-it’s a Christmas story!
Scarlett Davis, still reeling from her twin sister’s betrayal, is laid off from her marketing job days before Christmas. Stunned, she has no idea what God is doing.
Mason Langford runs a homeless shelter, but unless he finds the promise of funding, he will have to close the doors soon.
Even though they are only acquaintances, Scarlett offers to help Mason with his funding proposal. But when she learns the reason behind his strained relationship with his twin brother, she can’t wait for the project to be over. Scarlett can’t believe that Mason, who everyone describes as a man with a huge, beautiful heart, could cause such hurt.
When Mason tries to guide Scarlett regarding her relationship with her twin, she won’t listen. Scarlett knows healing comes from forgiveness. Will Scarlett’s heart remain closed, or will past hurts change the course of current betrayal leading Scarlett to love?
My question to you—are you a fan of Christmas in July? Do you read novels or watch the Christmas movies? I’ll choose on commenter to receive an E-copy of Beautiful Heart of His when it releases in July.