As the US Thanksgiving nears I am taking time to reflect on all I have to be grateful about. I won’t post my list here, but suffice it to say, though life isn’t perfect, I have plenty to be grateful for.
Historically, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. In recent years it’s become a bit of a stress since for whatever reason I can no longer cook a decent turkey to save my life. This year I found a workaround. I’m buying slices of turkey from a restaurant and serving that.
Does your family have a traditional Thanksgiving meal?
One of the things I’m most grateful for, besides my family, is that I get to write Christian romance novels. I simply love romance! In A Love that Lasts I wove a romance that takes place during the holidays, mostly Thanksgiving.
The story behind this story is that it was supposed to be a Christmas book but somehow the focus ended up on Thanksgiving. My editor at the publishing house I was writing for asked me to add Christmas to it, so I added a Christmasy epilogue. It was packaged as a Christmas book because that’s what my publisher wanted.
Although holidays can set off a lot of drama and stress, I generally really enjoy Thanksgiving, and I have a very difficult time not including it in a Christmas story, which is probably why this “Christmas” story ended up being more of a Thanksgiving story. If you’ve been following this blog for more than a couple of years you’ve probably seen me talk about this book before.
Here’s the back cover description.
Some things just weren’t meant to be—or were they?
Recent nursing school graduate Holly Miller knows from personal experience a slip up can cost a life. A mistake she made years ago still haunts her. She is determined to stay focused and not allow any distractions in her life—including an old high school classmate she ran into at the hospital who is as handsome as the pastries he bakes are tasty and sweet.
Matthew Cook had a crush on Holly back in high school and is surprised to find she’s working at the local hospital. She’d rejected him when they were teens, but he seems to have her attention now. Can he convince her that she can have it all—including a love that lasts, without sacrificing her career?
A Love that Lasts is now available in a four book set for only 99 cents on Amazon.
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so, what is one of your favorite traditions?