Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Shopping vs Decorating for Christmas?

Black Friday Shopping or Decorating for Christmas?

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. We had wonderful family time together (except for my son Jon who had to work at the hospital) and of course we ate far too much food.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is most well known for shoppers heading out to various stores to grasp the best holiday deals. Would it shock you to find out I have never once gone shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving? It's true. When I was younger I often had to work that day, and even when I didn't the last thing I wanted to do was to push my way through the crowds to shop. I don't like shopping on a good day, much less when there are massive crowds.

In our household the Friday after Thanksgiving is the day we pull out the Christmas decorations and begin to transform our normal household to one of festive holiday cheer! I think part of my decision to do this is because I adore everything about Christmas!

This is a picture from last year, my daughter Nicole, her husband Michael, me and my husband Scott and my son Jon!

I'm still working our decorations, but I thought I'd share a couple of Christmas Tree Photos from the past.

So what do you think? White lights or colored lights? I like them both, lol!

Hubby's job is to do the outside lights, but I can't find a picture from last year, sorry. But we usually have red and green spotlights on the front of the house pointing toward a large wreath.

Tell me what your plans are for today. Will you be shopping for the best deals or decorating? 

It's not too late to order a copy of True Blue K-9 unit Christmas! This book will be available on December 1, 2019.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Gift That Keeps On Giving and a Chance to Win a Free Audiobook By Margaret Daley #sweetromance

A Gift That Keeps On Giving and a Chance to Win a Free Audiobook By Margaret Daley

It's the holiday season with Thanksgiving tomorrow and Christmas less than a month away, and if you are like me, you have to decide what to give people on your Christmas list. Sometimes that can be a difficult task, especially for people who have "everything." I have a gift that can go across all generations and it covers a wide area of interest: a book.

A book can either be fiction, non-fiction or a combination of both. You can discover what a person likes to read, and then you can find a book that covers that subject or genre. If a friend or family member is dealing with a difficult situation, you can give them a book that deals with the same type of problem. It can be a non-fiction book concerning the subject--like grief. But that same subject can be in a fiction book where the story shows how the characters handle their grief, what problems they encounter and how they go through the stages of grieving.

Another way to get a specific book on a subject or genre for a person you want to buy a gift for is to browse through a bookstore (either online or in a store in your town). The staff will often know what others have been reading, recommending and saying about certain books. The staff can be a great resource to help you pick the right book for a gift for someone on your list.

Why give a book for a present? It is a personal gift, one you've put thought into. There is an array of topics that have books covering them whether fiction or non-fiction. Books can be given to all ages, male and female. A book whether purely entertaining or informational gives something to the reader—forgetting the real world while being entertained to finding answers to questions you’ve had or wrestling with. What a great gift to give a person you care about, not just at Christmas but also throughout the year.

Come join me with giving books for this Christmas to your loved ones and friends. I've gained so much enjoyment from reading over the years. It's important for me to pass it on to the people I care about—the treasures they can discover when reading either as an ebook, a physical book they can hold or an audiobook they can listen to.

So make out a shopping list of the types of books you can give for different people on your Christmas list and go online to buy or into a bookstore. You can't go wrong. Books are the gifts that keep on giving. They can be shared and reread. Have a happy Thanksgiving—less than a month until Christmas.

I’m giving away a code to get my audiobook FREE for Hunted, the first book in my Everyday Heroes series. Please leave a comment with a way to contact you if you are the winner in the blog comment section. I will pick one commenter randomly on Monday Dec. 1st. If you don’t read audiobooks, maybe one of the people on your Christmas list who does. 

Below is the Hunted blurb:Murder. On the Run. Second Chances.Luke Michaels' relaxing camping trip ends when he witnesses a woman being thrown from a bridge. He dives into the river to save her, shocked to find her wrapped in chains. As a canine search and rescue volunteer, Luke has assisted many victims, but never a beauty whose defeated gaze ignites his primal urge to protect. When Megan Witherspoon’s killers make it clear they won't stop, Luke fights to save her, but can he keep her alive long enough to find out who is after her?Buy links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and Google Play

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Many kinds of blessings

This is the time of year for gratitude. Traditionally, it ended the harvest season and people could feast. Most of us celebrate now by feasting way too much. Still, however we celebrate, we try to remember and count our blessings.

My blessings come in chunks. As a citizen, I'm grateful for a land where I can pursue goals I choose, worship how and where I choose, and daily make choices for myself, my loved ones, my career and future, all based on what I think will be best and serve the most good.

As a wife and mother, I'm grateful for a faithful husband who has stayed by my side for decades. I thank my children for growing up to be wonderful people, all healthy and contributing, and I'm deeply grateful for the beautiful children-in-law they've brought into the family and the amazing grandchildren who've been born to them. My family is right at the top of my blessing list.

As a person who loves my creature comforts, I'm thankful for a warm, safe home, for heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, and pleasant surroundings. And I'm grateful for good food, not just at end-of-harvest time, but throughout the year.

Finally, as a writer, I'm thankful for the other wonderful writers around me who support my career, for the family who encourages, and most especially, for you, our readers, who give us a reason to keep writing. Thank you all, and happy Thanksgiving!

Susan's is the author of 20 novels. Her newest series explores the four seasons in nearby locales.  Paris in the Springtime and Sunny's Summer are available now. Look for Amber in Autumn and Winter Skye, both coming early in 2020 in e-book and paperback. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Pajama Party Overload by Pat Simmons

Earlier this month, I attended the annual Christian Book Lovers Retreat in Charlotte. It was CRAZY fun and spiritually refreshing. There were so many highlights at the retreat but one of my favorites was the pajama party. Mind you, this event happened a few hours after the banquet. A person might think that it would be a no-show because attendees would be too exhausted to slip on their pajamas and leave their hotel room--wrong.

A lot of people were asking about my beloved character, Mrs. Beatrice Tilley Beacon aka Grandma BB, which had not made an appearance at the retreat. I assured them that she planned to be at the p.j. party.
Grandma BB did not disappoint. I donned my gray wig and two-tone black and white Stacy Adams shoes and stepped into the party. It was a hoot!

It's that time of the year when merchants are pushing matching pajama sets for the family, but these book lovers took it to another level. Pajamas not just for family, but book clubs!
The old school games played were hilarious! A Hoopla Hoop contest and back in the day dances. When was the last time you attended a slumber party? Did you stay up all night?

That's it for me this month. Enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving from the Simmons.

Need an inspirational Christmas story? Take your pick.
If you're read my back list, download my latest story in the Small-Town Christmas series: About Taye's Gift
Who lays off someone before the holidays? Taye Thomas’ employer did, so instead of Christmas shopping, she’s job hunting. More devastating news comes when an old high school friend passed away. Could God be answering her prayers for help when she learns that Charity Hart left a $1500 check?
No, the caveat is it’s more blessed to give than receive. Taye has 30 days to find someone else in need to bless. To complicate matters, she’s lives in Kansas City, which is more than eight hours away from Snowflake and she can’t do it alone. Keeping a secret has never been so much work.

One last mention for gift giving. Need something inspirational for caregivers, pre-order your copy of LEAN ON ME. It's book one in the Family is Forever series. Publishers Weekly says, "It's sure to tug at readers' heartstrings." Let that friend, family and church member know you're thinking about them.


Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Perfect Thanksgiving Pie

Besides writing, cooking is probably one my favorite things to do. With the increasing popularity (and frequency) of Food Network baking and cooking competitions, I find myself venturing farther and farther outside of my classic comfort zone with cooking and being a little more adventurous, not only with flavors, but also with decorating.

Thanksgiving is the one time a year I allow myself to eat unapologetically. I figure if I am spending 4 or more hours prepping this meal, I am going to enjoy it. All of it. It's also the only time of year that I will eat pumpkin pie. I'm not adverse to pumpkin. Quite the contrary - I love a good pumpkin and sage butter ravioli or pumpkin blachinda (an old family recipe for another day), but I'm not typically a huge fan of pumpkin pie. I'm not sure if it's the texture or what, but I've experimented with several recipes over the years and landed on one that I think is delicious....once a year. I'll share the recipe below.

Thanksgiving this year for us will happen on Saturday, November 30th. We are hoping all of our kids will be able to make it, along with our 2 grandbabies. Last year, I made sweater-shaped cookies and the kids (the youngest at the time was 23) decorated them and had an impromptu ugly sweater contest. I'm thinking about buying gingerbread house kits this year. Do you have any fun activities you do with your family?

Here's a picture of the "perfect" pie I made a couple years ago. I decided to "get fancy" with this one - although simply using a bottom crust is more than adequate. If you decide to try to get fancy too, I'd recommend baking the "flowers" separately and then adding them - as you can see mine are still a little pale (they were cooked though). For the decorations on this pie I used the 2nd crust out of the box of pie crust (yes, I use Pillsbury ready to use pie crust) and cut the leaves out with a paring knife. The flowers are made by using a round cutter and then rolling the circle up and pinching it apart in the middle, forming 2 roses. As promised, here's my recipe for Perfect Thanksgiving Pie - best made the day before.


1 can (15 oz can) pumpkin puree  not pie filling)
1 1/2 cans (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional but lovely)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust


Preheat oven to 425°. In medium saucepan over low heat, mix the canned pumpkin and spices and heat just until thoroughly warmed. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk and then whisk in the eggs and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 25 minutes. Tent pie with foil (loosely cover), reduce heat to 325° and bake for one hour. Turn oven off and let pie cool in the oven for an hour (do not open oven door!) and then refrigerate overnight. Letting the pie cool in the oven helps prevent cracks and sinkholes and letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator gives the flavors a chance to blend, plus it frees up oven space for other important things - like turkey!

I hope you enjoy it and also hope that wherever you are and whomever you are with, that you have a safe, blessed Thanksgiving.

P.S. Romancing the Royal will be on sale for $0.99 November 29 - December 2!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sweet Romance Reads Bargain Books by Margaret Daley #sweetromance

Sweet Romance Reads Bargain Books

Deadly Legacy
By Margaret Daley
Legacy of Secrets. Threats and Danger. Second Chances.
From USA Today Bestselling author, Margaret Daley, is another romantic suspense from her series Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations.
Down on her luck, single mom, Lacey St. John, believes her life has finally changed for the better when she receives an inheritance from a wealthy stranger. Her ancestral home she'd thought forever lost has been transformed into a lucrative bed and breakfast guaranteed to bring much-needed financial security. Her happiness is complete until strange happenings erode her sense of well being. When her life is threatened, she turns to neighbor and police detective, Ryan McNeil, for help. He promises to solve the mystery of who's ruining her newfound peace of mind, but when her troubles escalate to the point that her every move leads to danger, she's unsure who to trust. Is the strong, capable neighbor she's falling for as amazing as he seems? Or could he be the man who wants her dead?
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thankful for my Hallmark Home & Family Experience by Janice Lynn

Having my first sweet romance released by Hallmark Publishing has been an amazing experience in so many ways that it's difficult to know where to begin if I had to say what I'm most thankful for. Something that certainly is near the top happened on November 8th when I was a guest on the Home & Family talk show on the Hallmark Channel. First off, I've decided being kind is a prerequisite for being hired by Hallmark. Everyone I encountered whether by email or in person was genuinely nice that's from the person who picked me up at my hotel to Cameron Mathison. Everyone. I'm a behind the scenes kind of girl, liking my position behind the computer screen of my laptop to write my stories rather than being in front of the camera so filming for television was WAY outside my comfort zone. That everyone was so fantastic definitely helped ease my nerves.
My son and I flew in on Tuesday, arriving that evening. We spent Wednesday sight-seeing on Hollywood Boulevard. It was interesting seeing all the stars on the street and The Chinese Theater was cool.
On Thursday, we went to Universal Studios to the set of Home & Family. The set is a house that is decorated for Christmas inside and out. It's beautiful. I was taken to my trailer--how cool is that? I met my producer, Katie. She showed me around the set and we dropped off my snowflakes and quilt to a very talented man named Jimmy who works magic to make everything look great. After that, I was taken back to my trailer. Inside the trailer is a sofa of sorts, a lighted make-up desk & chair, a refrigerator, microwave, bathroom, and full length mirror. The fridge is stocked with drinks & snacks.
After a while, Katie got me and I recorded a Facebook live that aired on Hallmark Publishing on November 7th. Knowing I was live was intimidating, because what if I sneezed or burped or did some other weird thing, ya know? But it wall went well and was a positive experience. There were a couple of adorable kittens in the room with me and hearing their sweet meows likely calmed me some.
After the Facebook live, I got to spend some time with my fantastic editor at Hallmark Publishing where we ate and chatted for a while in this lovely tented outdoor area that is set up with food and glass-doored coolers, tables, and outdoor type sofas. I first met Cameron Mathison while out there. He came up and introduced himself to me. Very, very nice man. While out there, I also saw another guest of the day--Mike Rowe. He was getting food and I was with my editor and didn't want to be totally uncool by rushing up to him and asking for a picture & autograph, but doing so did run through my fan-girling mind.
Later, it was my turn to film. Everything happened really fast at that point. I was taken back into the house. Jimmy had put together the adorable branch that the snowflakes were hung on and the supplies were displayed on a table. I was seated at a table with Cameron. He gave me some awesome, calming words. It was a ready, set, go moment. Filming started and ran straight through with no retakes. My biggest flub that I am aware of is that I dropped a snowflake. As they are made of plastic canvas, it wasn't a biggie--thank goodness.
 After recording, I said goodbye and was taken back to my hotel. On Friday morning, I watched the segment with my son on my laptop. It was a surreal experience seeing and hearing yourself on television, but what an amazing way to promote a book and cause you love so much? In Wrapped Up in Christmas, my heroine donates a quilt to an organization called Quilts of Valor. This is a real life group I belong to. Their mission is to wrap veterans and service members in quilts. I love curling up with a comfy blanket and find doing so comforting and want to support what this wonderful group does.

If you've not had a chance to read Wrapped Up in Christmas yet, I hope you'll get a copy and let me know what you think about Sarah & Bodie's story. It's available at AmazonWalmart, and most places books are sold.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wishing for a Special Holiday - New Release Announcement from Jackie Castle

I can't believe the Holidays are coming upon us so fast! 

Last year, I wrote a Madison Creek Township Christmas novella, but I decided not to publish it until this year. (At the time, I didn't realize I'd have two other Christmas stories also coming out (as part of collections with other authors) at the same time.

I'm not sure how the story idea came to me, but I did know that Leon Jovino, from Secretly In Love, needed his own story. However it came about, I'm really pleased with A Thousand Wishes and I'm excited to share a few things about it with you today.

First off, let me tell you a little about A Thousand Wishes-

A starry night, a whispered prayer and a heartfelt wish, lead to a Christmas romance neither of them saw coming.

The challenge between the Allender siblings begins, and McKenna is determined to sell more Christmas trees than her older brother. The dare is enough incentive, but the bonus makes it all worthwhile especially when she wrecks her car trying to avoid hitting a man who steps out of nowhere into her path.

Leon Jovino is on a sure path until it divides his heart in two. A starry night, a heartfelt wish, and his head in a fog lead him into a collision with Kenna. He’s determined to help her but doesn’t count on the consequences.

Then again, his starry wish just might be behind it all.

This is the fourth book in the Madison Creek Township novella series, Finding Love In Madison Creek. If you're interested in reading the first three books in one bundle, click here. Or you can see the series page here.


Real-life inspiration for this story:

Since I was a kid, I've enjoyed making crafts around Christmas time. At one point, it's what we gave out as gifts, but later, as things got better, crafting was done for enjoyment.

I love making a few ornaments of my own and still have some that we made during my childhood.

One year, I made egg ornaments. For several months, I'd carefully try to crack just a small hole in an egg I was using for breakfast to get the yolks out. It was tricky but doable. I'd save the shell, washing it carefully and letting it dry. Then I'd paint it with Mod Podge to strengthen the shell. From there, I'd cut the opening wider, decorate with ribbons, glitter or whatever I had, then add a tiny figurine inside. Usually in a bed of cotton.

I'd get something that looked kind of like this:

In A Thousand Wishes, Kenna Allender loves to make ornaments from things she finds in nature. I'm working on a blog post of natural ornament ideas. You can check back here for when that goes live.

A Thousand Wishes is available for pre-order for the sale price of only .99¢. It will be releasing on Thursday, Nov. 21st at the regular price of $2.99.

Do you enjoy making holiday crafts? Ornaments, gifts, etc? Stop by my blog to see more of Kenna's Christmas creations. Leave a comment and be entered to win a free copy of Finding Love in Madison Creek. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those of you who celebrate it).
See you next month,
Jackie Castle

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sweet Romance Reads November New Releases #sweetromance

Sweet Romance Reads November New Releases

Shelter of Hope
Margaret Daley

Troubled teen. Second Chances. Redemption.
Single mom, Maggie Sommerfield, is struggling with her preteen son who is angry with all that has happened in Hope, Mississippi and the hurricane that upended his life. Cody Weston, a crisis counselor, becomes a part of Maggie’s and her son’s lives. In Cody’s efforts to help Maggie with her son, a relationship blossoms between them, but his secrets that he’s kept locked away come to the foreground. Can the two open their guarded hearts and give each other a chance to find love again?

Available on Amazon

Healing Chay
Donna Fasano

All Chay Makwa wants is solitude so he can conquer these tormenting nightmares, yet he can’t ignore the soft sobs of a woman in the woods near his cabin. The stranger with hair as pale as moonlight and secrets in her eyes is in need of a shoulder to cry on. But after a kiss meant to soothe turns passionate, she is gone.

Tori Landing has heard of Chay, but they’d never met before the night by the lake when the grief over her sister’s senseless death overwhelmed her. Tori steers clear of relationships for a very good reason and feels putting the security of others before her own happiness will amend her past failings. But the appeal of the brooding Native American is stronger than her determination to remain single and unencumbered.

Is Tori the one woman who can bring Chay peace… and can he teach her to trust in love?

Although the books in this series are stand-alone novels, reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyable experience. Titles in The Black Bear Brothers Series:

An Honorable Man, Book 1
Woman of His Heart, Book 2
Healing Chay, Book 3

Available on Amazon

Soldier's Christmas Secrets
Laura Scott

He’ll do whatever it takes...
To protect his family 

When a plane crash leaves special ops soldier Hawk Jacobson with amnesia, all he knows is that the plane was sabotaged and he has a target on his back. His survival depends on letting everyone—including his wife, Jillian Wade—believe he’s dead. Until gunmen come after Jillian and the daughter he never knew existed. Can Jillian help him regain his memory in time to expose a killer?

Leading Hearts
Josie Riviera

A heartwarming story is the hallmark of romance. Savor the magic of love in Leading Hearts (First Books In Series) with my three sweet and inspirational romances in 1 volume.

These wholesome stories, where God is oftentimes at the center, brim with love and laughter.

The 3 full-length romances included in the bundle are:

A Love Song To Cherish (Inspirational)

It’s easy to recognize another’s pain. The tough part is facing your own.

Seeking Fortune (A Regency Inspirational Romance)

Are her superstitions working their magic…or is God sending a message?


A house flipper looking for quick profit. A survivor with a dream. Can two broken hearts find a place to call home?

On pre-order sale for only 99¢
Live on November 20th

Available on Amazon

A Place to Find Love

Merrillee Whren

Whitney Hamilton wants to put her past behind her and make the best of her current circumstances, a high demand job and caring for her mother, who has dementia. But Whitney’s newest coworker, Jeremy Cunningham, is a constant reminder of her foolish past.

Jeremy wants to show the world he is his own man, but that may prove difficult as he steps into his brother's old job. The biggest obstacle to his success is Whitney, his brother’s former girlfriend, a source of discord for his family.

When Whitney and Jeremy find themselves attracted to each other, there are so many reasons, old and new, to keep them from revealing their feelings for each other. Will a long-kept secret finally bring them together?

Available on AmazonBarnes & NobleApple

A Thousand Wishes
A Madison Creek Township Novella #4
99¢ Pre-order Special Offer

A starry night, a whispered prayer and a heartfelt wish, lead to a Christmas romance neither of them saw coming.

The challenge between the Allender siblings begins, and McKenna is determined to sell more Christmas trees than her older brother. The dare is enough incentive, but the bonus makes it all worthwhile especially when she wrecks her car trying to avoid hitting a man who steps out of nowhere into her path.

Leon Jovino is on a sure path until it divides his heart in two. A starry night, a heartfelt wish, and his head in a fog lead him into a collision with Kenna. He’s determined to help her but doesn’t count on the consequences.

Then again, his starry wish just might be behind it all.

The Sleuth's Conundrum
Kimberly Rose Johnson

Adam and Tara are sucked into a police investigation that might get Tara killed. Can Adam keep her safe or will he lose her forever?
Tara James, the local librarian assistant, is afraid her past will catch up to her when an infant is abandoned outside the Tipton County Library. Will news of the abandoned baby stir up publicity and force her to go on the run again?
Librarian Nancy Daley’s world has become complicated. Carter is pushing to set a wedding date, a woman was left for dead on the side of the road, and Tara, her assistant, is acting strange. Nancy is working every angle she can think of, but the case goes from bad to bizarre. Can she find the baby’s mother, help Tara, and plan her wedding without upsetting her life’s delicate balance?
Slow news days become a thing of the past for local reporter Adam Stacy when a dead body is discovered on the side of the road. Was the woman murdered or was it an accident? Adam’s feelings are growing for Tara, but she appears to have secrets she’s hiding. Is she somehow connected to the abandoned infant?
When things go from bad to worse Adam does everything in his power to protect Tara, but will it be enough?

Available on Amazon

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bargain Books by Josie Riviera and Lyn Cote and Alicia Street

It's a Kindle Countdown Sale for my sweet holiday romance!
Candleglow and Mistletoe is only 99¢ for a limited time.
 Noelle Wentworth doesn’t mind getting away from St. Augustine to fill in at her ailing aunt’s candle shop.

A few weeks in Snowing Rock will help her get past the humiliating memory lapse that ruined an important piano concert—and, ultimately, her marriage to her overbearing duet partner.

She’s mentally rehearsing for her comeback performance when the bus she’s riding in slides off an icy mountain road.
And one deep, calming voice emerges from the confusion to slow her racing heart—right before his ruggedly handsome face kicks it back into allegro.

Gabe Waters is usually prepared for anything—as a professional stuntman, his life depends on it—but nothing prepared him for Noelle, the unattainable high school crush whose bravery saved him from more than just a bully’s flying fist. There’s no hint she recognizes him, but Gabe knows that face, those eyes…and he sees something that wasn’t there before. Distrust and apprehension.

Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle.
But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of love to ashes.

Grab your copy today!
Lyn Cote here~I have two book bargains. First my Christmas novella, Loving Winter.

99 cents throught November 23rd!
Happily single, Winter Woodard is looking forward to a busy, holiday season. But...

And it all begins with her cousin’s wedding where Winter meets the man the ladies around town have been buzzing about. Single by choice, Clay Dixon, the very successful football coach at the local high school, has rebuffed all offers of “home-cooked meals,” keeping the female population at bay. That’s fine with Winter. She’s her own woman, thank you very much. 
Then bad things begin to happen. And unexpectedly Clay Dixon stands by her through a holiday season fraught with unnerving and destructive setbacks.
Is someone out to ruin Woodard Greenery’s, all she has left of her beloved grandfather and mother?
Welcome to Steadfast, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget~

For more info about this book and my free ebook Winter's Secret  (and to sample other authors of sweet romance), click here. And HAPPY HOLIDAY READING!


Alicia Street here - and I have one bargain book and one FREE book.

                                              The Christmas Honeymoon is 99¢
Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil—and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.

Megan lived for her career, but a turn of events challenges her driven nature and she decides what she really needs is a man who is a sweetheart. Can Mac, a workaholic billionaire she is dating, prove he can pass the sweetheart test?