Sunday, November 26, 2017

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Hello, Mary Alford here. I hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I confess, I’ve been waiting for this time of the year for a while. With the celebration of Thanksgiving over, it’s now officially a countdown to Christmas.

All around us are signs of the season. Decorations, Nativity scenes, brightly decorated Christmas trees, and Santa at the mall.

And if your one of the lucky ones, you’ll have snow for the holidays. Here in Texas that is a rare event, but it still it doesn’t hurt to dream.
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do to get in the Christmas spirit is to read a good Christmas romance, and there are so many out there.
As an author, I love to write about Christmas romances and this year, I have two Christmas romances out.    

Love’s Sweet Homecoming, which is out now, is my First Street Church series novella set in the fictional town of Sweet Grove, Texas.  
Donovan Henderson is finally coming home to Sweet Grove, Texas. Yet it is not to the sweet homecoming he’d once envisioned because he is not the same man he was before he left for the war in Afghanistan. After surviving an IED attack that ended his career with the marines, Donovan feels like half a man. Can this wounded warrior find his place in Sweet Grove once more? And will Donovan accept the love that has been standing right before him all along.
Ava Richards lost her husband to the same war that took Donovan’s leg. Even after two years, Ava is still crippled by the loss. Unable to move forward with her life, she is stuck in the past. Yet the more time she spends with her husband’s best friend, Donovan Henderson, the more Ava longs for a second chance at life…and love.
Can Ava convince Donovan that he doesn’t have to leave Sweet Grove to rebuild his life? And is it possible for two wounded souls to help each other learn what true love really means again?
And on December 1st, Christmas In Delaney Mountain, my Christmas Romantic Suspense novella, comes out through White Rose Publishing, book two of the Delaney Mountain Series.  
Kara Edwards has been looking over her shoulder for years. After being kidnapped and held hostage by a man who claimed to be her late husband's friend, she's no longer in the trusting business. She moves to Delaney Mountain with one expectation: to outrun her stalker. Never does she expect to meet a man like David Delaney—one who not only makes her want to trust again, but to love again, too. David Delaney is drawn to Kara from the first moment he meets her. There's an attractive strength behind her no-nonsense caution and independence. He knows Kara is running from something, but nothing prepares him for what she has to say. When Eli Redford escapes from prison, Kara and David find themselves on one side of a Christmas Eve showdown that brings everything to a deadly head.
So what about you? What’s your favorite Christmas romance?
About Mary:
Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Mary Alford grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her brothers and sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seem to come natural to her. As a pre-teen, Mary discovered Christian romance novels and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination. She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first Christian romance and was hooked. Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still writes about romance. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do. Learn more about Mary Alford at: where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also feel free to send her an email to
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  1. I have started cleaning up lounge so I can get the decorations up by the end of the week. Here it would be a real miracle to have snow as its Summer in Australia.

    1. I get it, Jenny. Same here in Texas, I'm afraid.

    2. PS your title got me in to read. Love it as I do love this time of the year even though I am in massive pain right now.

    3. I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. Lifting you up in prayer.

  2. We may or may not see snow in the Carolinas, Mary. And best wishes on both your new releases.

  3. I love Christian romances. You should put your teen book on Facebook or on your website. I bet it would be good.