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How Do You Feel?

Janie pushed the covers away and sat on the edge of the bed. She must’ve gained ten pounds over the Christmas holidays. Her head felt as if it were stuffed with cotton. All she wanted to do was crawl back into bed and shut out the world. Christmas had been fun. Her kids and grandchildren … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Christmas is just past, but the memories are dear. We enjoyed our children and grandchildren so much as they all came to spread their love through our home for a few days. The gifts and food we shared were nice, but the presence of family is what we’ll remember throughout the new year. I hope … Continue reading »

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Please Welcome Debbie Lynne Costello

When I asked Debbie Lynne Costello to write a post about her new Guideposts story, she graciously consented to write the post AND to give away one copy of her book. Please comment below to be considered for the giveaway. After reading about her story, my interest was stirred, and now not only this year’s … Continue reading »

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Introducing “Jo” Christy from Carrie Fancett Pagels’ “The Fruitcake Challenge”

Today, my very good friend, Carrie Pagels, came by and brought the main character of her latest release, The Fruitcake Challenge. I can’t wait to get to know her. Carrie is also giving away one copy of this novel (ebook or paperback) to a lucky commenter. The winner will be picked after Saturday December 27th. … Continue reading »

Categories: Book Launch, Character Interview, Christmas, Contest, Current Books, Fiction, Heroine, Historical, Romance | 26 Comments

An Edwardian Christmas—By Carrie Turansky

Many of the Christmas traditions enjoyed by the English during the Edwardian era were similar to those we enjoy in the US today, but some are quite different. I loved learning more about Edwardian Christmas traditions as I did research for my novel, The Governess of Highland Hall, which is set in the fall and … Continue reading »

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Decorate a Christmas Tree an Old Way!

During this holiday season, the darkness that descends each evening is driven back by twinkling lights of every color and design. Our streets glow with them. Our homes, too, are alive with decorations that glisten and shine to defy this darkest time of the year. It’s called the winter solstice, the time of harvest past, … Continue reading »

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