Day 12 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

Book Blitz Event

Welcome to Day Twelve

Angels from their Realms of Story

About the Book

Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas like nothing else, and Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels brings beloved carols to life like never before.

Throw your cares away with the tales from sweet silver bells. Follow the story of the one creature who was stirring on Christmas Eve and feel the redemption of a dying wife’s parting Christmas gift. Experience all this and more in these heartfelt, entertaining tales donated by a team of authors from across the country, teaming together for a good cause.*

Covering twenty-five stories–one for every day through Christmas itself–this anthology is ready to become a new advent tradition for your family!

*All the proceeds from sales of the anthology are donated to charity.

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Snippets

“You can’t be serious. I’m not doing that pageant. Not like this.” She pointed forcefully to the clump of hair still lying on the carpet.

“Hon.”

Kurt tried to place a hand on her shoulder again but she shrugged it off. “Don’t ‘hon’ me.  I’m not going to play Mary. It wouldn’t be right.”

Narrowing his eyes, Kurt stepped back. “What do you mean? You’re perfect for it. You’ve been wanting to do it ever since we moved here. I’ll even get you a wig if that would make you feel better.”

“No,” she said. “No, no, no!” she made for the door, but Kurt headed her off.

“Hon, what are you afraid of? The people at church know about your…condition.  No one is going to laugh, or make fun of you. You can still play Mary and everyone will love it.”

Tears welled again in her eyes, and she clenched her fists to keep from screaming. “Mary…” she began loudly, and then lowered her voice. “…Mary is probably the most wonderful, beautiful woman who has ever lived. God wouldn’t have chosen just any woman to be the mother of his son. She must have perfect.”

Kurt shook his head. “No one but Jesus was perfect.”

She sighed slowly and turned to one of the many Nativity sets that lay about the house. There she selected the Mary, a beautifully carved figurine made of olive wood from the Holy Land. “My mother gave this time me, remember? Right after they found her tumor. Mary might not have been a perfect woman, but compared to me, she’s a saint.”

Leigha set the figure back down, a bit harder than she had meant to and finished storming off.

All day, she tried to busy herself with everything she could imagine to do. By the early afternoon, however, she had blown through her to do list. Unsure of what else to do to take her mind off things, she donned the hat her husband had given her and walked over to the park.

She had only been there a few minutes when a text message came from Kurt. She glanced down at her phone, and read. “Hi, hon. I’m preparing a little something for you. Don’t come home for about an hour.”

About the Author

Micheal Young

Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governor’s University with degrees in German Teaching, Music, and Instructional Design. He puts his German to good use teaching online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

He is the author of the novels THE CANTICLE KINGDOM, THE CANTICLE PRELUDE, THE FROZEN GLOBE, PALADIN PAWN, and THE LAST ARCHANGEL. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER, a contributor to the anthologies PARABLES FOR TODAY and DARK STARS, the co-author of VOICES IN YOUR BLOOD and the author of several web serials through BigWorldNetwork.com. His most recent works are SING WE NOW OF CHRISTMAS, and CAROL OF THE TALES and ANGELS FROM THEIR REALMS OF STORY, three anthologies of short stories with the proceeds going to charity. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mindflights, Meridian, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.

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Day 12:

(December 23th)

Angels From Their Realms of Story by Michael Young

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Day 11 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Forget me not christmas

Welcome to Day Eleven

Only one more day to feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

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 About the Book

Jorie Beckett has never celebrated Christmas. Now after returning home after an extended period abroad, she looks forward to renewing her relationship with family, and start her life anew. Even if that means celebrating the holiday.

She doesn’t expect to run into her high school sweetheart at a Christmas Market.

Kyle Koykendall pledged to always love and protect Jorie, but didn’t live up to his promise. He’s now bitter and angry, and Jorie can’t understand why. After all, he failed her, not the other way around
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Can Jorie and Kyle work through the secrets and lies of the past that split them apart, and rediscover their love? Or will Jorie’s first Christmas be a memorable disaster?

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Snippets

He left the note right in my line of sight, so it would be the first thing I see when I wake up. Even in my drowsy state, the shock of his words causes a weird shiver to pass over me. I was correct last night—something wasn’t right with Kyle. Now I know it. Was he just going through the motions of lovemaking while planning some kind of twisted revenge, to…what? Hurt me? Punish me?

Apparently so. His note says it all.

About the Author

Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.

Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.

She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.

Connect with the Author

Visit Natalie online at www.natalienicolebates.com

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Day 11:

 (December 22nd)

Forget Me Not Christmas by Natalie-Nicole Bates

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Day 10 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Ten

For the next 2 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

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An Unexpected Kiss

 About the Book

Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than Cole Taggart, the guy she kissed at the airport? “

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Snippets

“What are you doing?”

“Trying to get warm.” He looked her way, that smile back on his face. “And trying to get a straight answer out of you about why you keep running away from me.”

“I don’t want to talk about it.”

“Is it about that kiss we just shared?” His blue eyes twinkled. “Or about the ones in the airport?”

Both. “I said I don’t want to talk about it.”

“Okay. What do you want to talk about?”

She laughed. “I never said I wanted to talk about anything.”

Cole studied her silently, like he was really trying to figure her out. Lucy felt the intensity of his gaze, and was unable to pull her eyes away. The interior of the car seemed to shrink, and the air pulsed with an electrical energy that prickled her skin with goose flesh.

About the Author

Cindy Anderson

Hi, I’m Cindy Roland Anderson. I write clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. I’m lucky to be married to my best friend. I love being a mother and have five amazing children. Our family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren. I’m a registered nurse and work in the newborn intensive care unit. I love to read, almost as much as I love writing. And I love chocolate, probably a little too much.

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To contact me or to see other projects I’m working on

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Day 10:

(December 21st)

 An Unexpected Kiss (A Novella) by Cindy Roland Anderson

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Day 9 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Nine

For the next 3 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

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Spellbinding Christmas cover

 About the Book

 

Can Trinity control her power?

Trinity is headed home to celebrate Christmas with her Gran. She hasn’t been back in nearly ten years staying away from the man she has longed for since she was young. The man who has starred in every one of her fantasies, her Gran’s next door neighbor, Travis. As her emotions run high, her inherent magic is let loose.

Can Travis let Trinity in?

Travis never noticed Trinity, but has grown close to her grandmother after the loss of his parents and his uncle. When Trinity comes swirling into the house an attraction flares in him but he fears loosing anyone else in his life.

The more time spent together the attraction grows, so does a new found realization that Trinity has a magic that has captured his heart.

Will this spellbinding Christmas be merry?

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Snippets

Spellbinding snippet #1

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Spellbinding snippet #3

 

About the Author

Chelsea lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals who talk back and taking long walks with her prince charming.

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words to her but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her prince charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Chelsea has published 2 novels and a novella and is working on her next book now.

Connect with the Author

Web site URL: chelseaoneal.weebly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelCrestBooks

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Day 9:

(December 20th)

 A Spellbinding Christmas by Chelsea O’Neal

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Day 8 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Eight

 

For the next 4 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

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EightbirdsofChristmas cover

 

About the Book

In the Christmas novella Eight Birds for Christmas, a Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her bodyguard, birds appear one by one as gifts that help her through a time of grieving. Each birds carries with it a word and a hope that things will begin to look up.

Hurt from the realization that the rock star life Laidan led had made her selfish, the birds reveal forgotten memories and glimpses into how she can become a better person. It will take confronting her past to make peace with her future. By taking to heart the gifts the birds bring, Laidan begins to realize the true meaning of Christmas and that there are other ways that she can share her song.

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Top Ten

Besides family and friends, it would be:

  1. Mountains

  2. Traveling

  3. Skiing

  4. Hiking

  5. Writing

  6. Art

  7. Plants

  8. Trees

  9. Adventure

  10. Creating

 

About the Author

taraMayoros

As a child, Tara Mayoros moved to Asia with her family where her love of different cultures and travel began. In college she satisfied her wanderlust by moving to China, filling her head with countless stories, and occasionally writing them down.

Years, marriage, children and many adventures later, she picked up her dusty pen and paper (or laptop) and realized that writing took her to different worlds and gave her the experiences that she yearned for. As an author, artist, baker, music teacher, gardner, and nature lover – she sees the beauty in the process, and the miracle, of creation. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she finds herself in need of inspiration.

Connect with the Author

Tara Mayoros

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Day 8:

(December 19th)

Eight Birds for Christmas by Tara Mayoros

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Day 7 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Seven

 

For the next 5 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

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 The Heart of Christmas

About the Book

Just call her Christmas Eve…

Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.

Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve’s definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve’s happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she’s counting on the best Christmas of her life!

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Snippet

There was a naked man in her bed.

Eve Harmon’s stomach tensed, and her heart skipped a beat—but she was pretty sure she’d invited him. From the way their clothes were strewn carelessly around the room, it was obvious that, not long ago, she’d been happy to have him with her.

She nearly groaned as her eyes swept over him. What had she done? She didn’t have a boyfriend and she never slept around. She hadn’t been with anyone since Ted Dixon—an old friend who had briefly turned into more a year ago. And before him, it had been much longer. Most people, at least those younger than her parents, would consider her extended periods of celibacy rather pathetic for a woman her age. But she lived in a small town, cared about her reputation and had been holding out for the kind of love that came with a white picket fence.

She just hadn’t found the right guy, and she was beginning to think maybe she never would. The odds weren’t in her favor. Now that most of her friends were married, she didn’t get out all that often.

But she had a lot to be grateful for in spite of her dismal love life, she quickly reminded herself. Although she’d never been the type who wanted work to become her sole focus in life, she liked her job. She ran Little Mary’s, a B and B in a converted Victorian owned by her retired parents. They lived in the house a hundred yards in front of her own small bungalow—when they weren’t traveling in their RV like they were at the moment. Thanks to them, and the quaint, bucolic area where she’d been raised, her life had always been pleasant and safe—and predictable. Absolutely predictable.

Until now.

 About the Author

Brenda Novak

 New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million.

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For more about Brenda, please visit her at

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Day 7:

(December 18th)

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

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Day 4 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Four

 

For the next 9 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

 

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new cover elf

 

 

About the Book

Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.

Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.

Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization.

Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

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Top Ten

In no particular order

  1. Swords

  2. Reading

  3. Baking

  4. Writing

  5. Making art (any format)

  6. Long walks

  7. Watching movies

  8. Facebook games

  9. Rain storms

  10. Butterflies

 

About the Author

Karlie Lucas

 

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night. A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

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Day 4:

(December 15th)

The Unknown Elf by Karlie Lucas

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Author Sandra Love

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Addicted to Reading

 

 

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Day 3 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

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Welcome to Day Three

 

For the next 10 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

 

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About the Book

Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.

As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.

Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.

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He held the helmet out once again and this time Kara took it. She climbed on behind Seb, holding to the side handles. He grunted, in frustration or humor she couldn’t tell. He reached behind him, grabbed her hands and wrapped them around his waist. Kara gasped.

“No backrest,” he said, which was true enough. “You’ll fall off if you don’t hold on.”

Seb hit the throttle, launching them forward. Kara couldn’t stop the small scream that escaped her throat as she tightly clasped Seb, burying her face in his back in terror. She slid forward, pressing tightly against him, refusing to look up as the world sped by. Panic slid across her bones until she felt as frozen as the Earth’s surface beneath them. He sped around corners and across bumps that lifted the machine airborne. Her breathing was rapid and her heart felt as if it would pound its way through her chest. It seemed as if hours passed rather than a mere thirty minutes when he finally pulled to a stop.

Kara tried to release him, truly she did, but telling her brain to release her death grip on him and actually doing it seemed to be at opposite ends of the spectrum.

“Kara?” he asked. She couldn’t lift her head to answer him.  She felt his hands on hers, peeling them away. He managed to do so, though she still couldn’t move.

Pulling her helmet off, he leaned down to peer into her face. Seb surprised her by pulling her into his arms, holding her tight, safe, enfolded in his warm embrace as she shook, spasms wracking her body. Kara didn’t know how much time passed before her brain began to really process the situation. As she became aware of her reaction to nothing more than a ride on a sled, and the fact that she was now clasped tightly in Seb’s arms, embarrassment seeped through her.

About the Author

Cindy Bennett

Bennett lives a most unglamorous life in the beautiful state of Utah. She is the author of several YA books in many subgenres. She’s the mom of two daughters, two sons and two daughters-in-law, three dogs, and two grandbabies. She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and cheesy popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a domestic goddess. Her favorite pastime—other than writing—is riding her Harley.

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Halfing by Cindy C Bennett

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 A Candlelight Courting

About the Book

When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.

What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.

Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.

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Joyce DiPastena’s Favorite Fiction Books (in no particular order)

  1. Friday’s Child, by Georgette Heyer

  2. These Old Shades, by Georgette Heyer

  3. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas

  4. Twenty Years After, by Alexandre Dumas

  5. Walk With Peril, by Dorothy V.S. Jackson

  6. Catherine Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman

  7. Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

  8. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

  9. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

  10. Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes (except I overdosed on reading this too many times in a row in high school and haven’t been able to read it again – but it’s still a favorite!)

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Joyce Dipastena

Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel…set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his “Angevin Empire” in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty’s Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist).

When she’s not writing, Joyce loves to read, play the piano, and spend time with her sister and friends. A highlight of her year is attending the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.

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A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance by Joyce DiPastena

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 The Christmas Tree Keeper

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Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.

Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.

With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees is in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela the give the miracle of love a chance?

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“How about you come to a late dinner with us?” Mark asked tentatively.

“Of course not,” he said. “Leave me be. The land is quiet tonight. The wind is blowing in from the north. The trees know there’s a change coming.”

“Papa.”

“The trees know it, Mark. I don’t yet. But there’s something.”

Mark kept his eyes from rolling. The trees this and the land that. He couldn’t reason with Papa anymore. When he talked about the trees that way, Mark wished his parents were still alive. Maybe they’d understand him better, or maybe his dad would be able to explain the trees to him in a way that was at least rational. But that wasn’t possible.

About the Author

Tamara Passey

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her stories. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking, cross-stitching or painting—though not all at the same time. She is a marriage and parenting contributor to FamilyShare.com and lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

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The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey

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