I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mistletoe Memories--Now a Great Deal on Kindle, too!

If you love Christmas reads (like I do), you know it's never too early to jump into a warm and cozy novella collection of holiday stories from Barbour. I'm a fan of their novella collections, and their Christmas publications tend to be keepers.

Mistletoe Memoires is no exception.  (And right now, it's on Kindle for only $1.99!)

Disclaimer: three of the authors are collaborators on Inkwell Inspirations with me. They gave me the book. But they didn't tell me to write a review. Well, Gina sorta did. But she didn't spell out the punishment I'd receive if I didn't like it.

Fortunately for us all, I did. Here's the back cover blurb:

Spend a heartfelt Christmas on Schooley’s Mountain as four generations make a house a home. Carpenter Stephan Yost vows to build a precocious spinster a home by Christmas. Civil War widow Mary Ann Plum learns the greatest peace on earth comes from giving and receiving love. Olympia Paris must protect the orphanage she grew up in from a man intending to play Father Christmas to most of the town. Joy Benucci turns to a modern-day Scrooge to save a transitional home for foster kids. Will Christmas be a season of miracles in their lives?

Best of all, there's something for everyone in this collection. The four stories share one common theme: the house in which they're set, over almost a hundred years of history. So if you like historicals or contemporary-set love stories, there's one that is sure to appeal to you.

`TIS THE SEASON by Carla Olson Gade
When Doctor's daughter Annelise Kissing is kissed-at-first-meeting by carpenter Stephen, sparks fly. But there are obstacles between their German and Dutch heritages. Not to mention the fact that he works for her father.

MERCY MILD by Gina Welborn
Sheriff Zeke wants to adopt an orphan, but first he needs a wife, and he's always liked war widow Marianne. Too bad she doesn't want children. Ever.

MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Lisa Karon Richardson
Orphanage manager Olympia is not pleased with resort manager Teddy when he wants to build something new on the property. How can they work together when they're too busy fighting each other?

COMFORT AND JOY by Jennifer AlLee
Group home counselor Amy is amazed to find such a handsome guy waiting for her at the house.  Too bad he's Even, the lawyer, with an eviction notice!

 For the $1.99 price, it's a deal too good to pass up. Happy Christmas reading!


Karen Lange said...

This is a bargain! Thanks for the info! :) Happy Monday!

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Hey Susie, thanks for the review and the shout out!!

Susanne Dietze said...

It's a great deal, indeed, Karen. 50 cents a story! Thanks for visiting. We'll see you here on Wednesday!

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Lisa, you're welcome! Thanks for coming by.