Happy December, everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving (or Thursday, if you do not celebrate this U.S. holiday) was filled with the closeness of family or friends and good food. I had a house full of family and friends. The weather was gorgeous and it was so enjoyable to take a walk down our country road to the cemetery that dates back to before the Civil War and reverently explore.
Winners of November’s Editing Black Friday Sale and Book Giveaway are being announced early. Thank you all who participated!
Psst… We will have another Editing Sale in the Spring. If you didn’t win, please keep an eagle eye out for that!
The winner of last month’s book giveaway is: Jennifer H. Congratulations! Winners have been contacted via email.
The winners of last month’s editing giveaway sale are: TC and Cathy R. Congratulations! Winners have been contacted via email.
This month’s giveaway is early due to the holiday happiness coming up.
Five authors, five winners, and five shares of Christmas delights of the season.
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end to enter to win one of these wonderful books, for you or for the reader in your life.
A Season to Dance, paperback
Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start towards her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect, Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus. Then, an on-stage kiss between Ana and Claus changes everything.
Convinced the kiss is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off their engagement. With an old dog crippled by arthritis and dreams deferred but not left behind, Ana moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana’s own feelings for Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company are a high price for a shot at success. Ana seems on the verge of having everything she ever dreamed of, but will it be enough?
Patricia Beal writes contemporary Christian fiction and is represented by Leslie Stobbe of the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency. Her debut novel, A Season to Dance, came out in May 2017 (Bling! / Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas).
She’s a 2015 Genesis semi-finalist and First Impressions finalist. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature and then worked as a public affairs officer for the U.S. Army for seven years. Now, after a 10-year break in service, she is an Army editor. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their two children.
Patricia’s Favorite Place to Visit
Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens, Georgia
Gail Gaymer Martin
Mackinac Island Christmas – ebook
Available in paperback in December
Josie Ryan arrives on Mackinac Island, looking forward to the Christmas season in the quaint setting with no automobiles and a back-in-time aura, but she learns that her longtime friend has to cancel her trip due to a family emergency. Disappointed, Josie decides to stay the day and then cancel her trip since it’s no fun being alone. But her plans change when Chris Barnes, visiting his grandfather, comes to her aid and offers to show her the sites. When she learns that Chris is raising his deceased brother’s child, she is touched. Amid snowball fights, snowmen, and snow angels, Josie’s life changes when she falls in love with the little girl, but Ellie wants a mommy. Even though Chris is a great guy with wonderful attributes, Josie has absolutely no plans to marry, or can this four-year-old change Josie’s plans.
Multi-award-winner and bestselling novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin has 78 published novels with over 4 million books sold. She is the author of Writers Digest, Writing the Christian Romance and is a presenter at writing workshop and keynote speaker at a variety of women’s event. Gail worked as a counselor and later a university instructor in Michigan. She now lives in Sedona. AZ.
Gail’s Website: www.gailgaymermartin.com
Gail’s Favorite Christmas Candy
My favorite candy at Christmas time is my husband’s homemade dark chocolate bark with peanuts and dried cranberries. It’s so good and he often makes up bags and gives them to our church for their fund raiser for those in need.
Carrie Fancett Pagels
RETURN to Mackinac Island, in 1895
and read Sadie Duvall’s story in His Anchor, one of the novellas in First Loves Forever from Barbour. Here’s the storyline: Robert Swaine, a ship captain, returns to Mackinac Island where his first love, Sadie Duvall struggles to support her siblings. Will she reject his help, or anchor him to the island he’s vowed to leave behind?
Paperback available April 1, 2018
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author. With a dozen Christian historical romances published, this former “Yooper” writes Christian historical romances about overcoming. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where many of her stories are set. Possessed with an overactive imagination, that wasn’t “cured” by twenty-five years as a psychologist, she loves bringing characters to life. Carrie and her family reside in Virginia’s Historic Triangle, which is perfect for her fascination with history. Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and beading-but not all at the same time!
Carrie’s Favorite Christmas Event
The Christmas Eve service because focusing on the meaning of the season and celebrating Christ’s birth with other believers and having family there.
Loving the Horseman, ebook
Annie Whitaker refuses to wait for some man to come along and make her life better when she can do that herself. And then Caleb Hutton rides into town.
Davalynn Spencer writes heart-tugging, cowboy romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. She is the wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters and an award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter who caters to Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. Connect with her at www.davalynnspencer.com.
Davalynn’s Favorite Christmas Tradition
My favorite Christmas tradition is singing Christmas carols – especially this year with my 4-year-old granddaughter.
Bleak Landing, choice of paperback or ebook
In the dead-end Canadian town of Bleak Landing, Irish immigrant Bridget O’Sullivan lives in a shanty and dreams of another life as the Great Depression rages. Routinely beaten by her father and bullied by schoolmate Victor Harrison, the fiery redhead vows to run away and never return. Desiring to become anyone other than Bridget O’Sullivan, she never dreams the day will come when she must prove that’s exactly who she is—or that the one person who can vouch for her is her old nemesis, Victor. Can he also prove he’s a changed man worthy of her forgiveness and love?
Terrie Todd’s novels include Bleak Landing, Maggie’s War, and The Silver Suitcase. She’s a published playwright, Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor, newspaper columnist, and blogger. An Administrative Assistant for the city of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Terrie and her husband Jon live on the Canadian prairies where her stories are set. They are the parents of three grown children and grandparents of five boys.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.todd.31
Terrie’s Favorite Place to Visit
Anywhere my family can be together. This year we’re all meeting at my daughter’s house in Calgary, Alberta where everyone will be meeting our newest grandson for the first time!
- Ends Thursday, December 7, 2017
- FIve winners to receive one book each
- Winners will be contacted via email
- Winners announced Friday, December 8, 2017
- No purchase necessary to win
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