Monday, January 11, 2021

Fresh Starts and Winter Fun by Josie Riviera

 The holidays are past,  2020 is gone, and it's time to welcome January 2021.

This month is a good opportunity for fresh starts and winter fun. I've always enjoyed January for the opportunity to start anew--whether it be a new diet (hah!), learn a new skill, or catch up on my TBR pile of books.

This month also allows us to slow down and "hibernate." Sipping a hot cup of fresh tea or coffee, relaxing by a fire in the fireplace, and reading, is something I look forward to each year.

Of course, when I was younger and lived in upstate New York, snow days off from school were always cause for great celebration. Making snow angels in piles of snow, or going sledding on favorite hills, are fond memories. Now that I live in the Carolinas, snow days are few and far between.

I hope you take time this month to slow down, curl up with a good book, and appreciate the beautiful winter season.

Celebrate with me! Seeking Rachel, my Regency inspirational romance, received a wonderful review in Publishers Weekly!

And, take an armchair trip to Ireland with my newest sweet romance short story, 

A Chocolate-Box Irish Wedding.

Now on pre-order for only 99¢!

Josie Riviera is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovation.

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  1. Congratulations on the fabulous Publishers Weekly review of Seeking Rachel! It is a well deserved accolade and I'm really excited for you. My print copy of A Chocolate-Box Irish Wedding is expected to arrive here at the end of this week. :)

  2. Well for me I love staying in and getting to read a little more. We had about 2 inches of snow this morning and that’s unusual for us in Northeast MS. It’s fun to see the kids in the snow but just a few minutes and I’m ready to go in my warm house. Oh and read!

  3. Congratulations on the wonderful review, Josie!