There’s no need for the Christmas festivities to end as we head toward the new year!
In doing my own research on what Christmas reads are available, I couldn’t help but pass along my finds to you, my dear readers ♥ Continuing through the end of the year, I’m going to spotlight several new Christmasy releases as well as books from recent Christmas past. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!!
Special thanks to Amanda Dykes for the gorgeous graphic and to each author who has graciously offered a giveaway for their spotlight post!
Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except…she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi, and Maggie’s sister is seriously injured, leaving Maggie little choice but to head south—into the storm.
The water and tides flow through Josh Bergeron’s veins, and he can’t imagine giving up piloting—even for the love of his life, the infuriating Magnolia Marovich. He tried to move on without her, marrying and having a child. But after his wife abandons him and his little boy, his career choice is threatened by the weight of his parental responsibilities. Moving next door to Maggie’s sister and sharing their child care seems like the perfect set-up. Until Maggie blows back into town.
Being forced to lean on Josh for help washes up the wreckage in Maggie’s faith. Where was God during the destruction of Katrina? Why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Between the hurricane looming in the Gulf and another gale raging in her heart, can Maggie overcome her past and find the trust to truly live?
(I promise this has a Christmas subplot! lol)
Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog (that would be Remi), and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
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Janet Ferguson is offering a copy of Magnolia Storms to one of my readers! (Void where prohibited by law or where ebooks cannot be accepted from one country to another.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? Have you ever had thunderstorms for Christmas?
Am I really the first to comment? LOL. Carrie and Janet–I so want to read this novel!! It’s been in my Amazon shopping cart for a while now, but I’ve been hoping for Santa to visit. Ho ho ho.
I’ve had thunderstorms for Christmas, but more on the emotional-storm side. Glad and thankful to say this past Christmas was lovely, joyous, and full of His presence.
Hi Elaine! Emotional storms seems to be common at Christmas. Glad you had a good one this year!
Amen, my friend <3
I can’t remember thunderstorms at Christmas but I definitely remember an ice storm that hit Christmas day. We ended up without power and all utilities for NINE days. Pray to never experience that again!
Hi Kay! Those ice storms are no fun! I hope they stay away!
Yes we have had thunderstorms at Christmas. We have had thunder snow!
I bought this book and look forward to reading it so I won’t enter the contest. Christmas can be a time of mixed joy and memories of happier times for some. Hopefully, the celebration of Christ’s birth will override any sadness.
Yes I’ve experienced thunder snow and it is the coolest thing ever!
Hi Susan! Thunder snow does sound cool! We don’t get snow much in Mississippi.
Thunder snow is awesome!!
And I forgot the question. I don’t really remember thunderstorms on Christmas Day.
I always forget the question, LOL! Glad you haven’t had storms on Christmas!
Can’t remember for sure bit I think so. Probably thinder snow although we have had a few unseasonably Christmases.
Hi Carol! I don’t think I’ve ever seen snow here in Mississippi on Christmas, but we’ve probably had a rain. Thunder snow sounds interesting!
The weather has always been nice in South Florida for Christmas. No storms and mostly no cold.
Hi Jocelyn! That sounds nice! I do love the South!
Yes, I’ve been through Christmas thunderstorms – and sometimes Christmas thundersnows. Those are actually kind of cool!
Hi Dianna! That does sound cool!
thundersnows are totally cool!
No, I have never had a Christmas thunderstorm, but this book sounds so good. I would love to read it.
Thank you, Peggy! I so happy you think it sounds good!
I can not recall ever having a thunderstorm on Christmas.
Hi Marilyn! That’s great that you don’t!
Hope you had a good Christmas!
No. I live in a winter wonderland so no thunderstorms.
Hi Marlene! Well that sounds amazing!
i’m so jealous of your winter wonderland 🙂
Oh hey! I’ve been out all day, and I’m just seeing this! Thanks for spotlighting Magnolia Storms! I will check back in late tonight!
Hugs to all!
I do not recall ever having thunderstorms at Christmas, but I would love to read Melissa’s book about them! I have had this one on my wish list for a while but have not yet gotten it. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year! ??
Hi Evangeline! Thank you for having Magnolia Storms on your wish list!!
Not that I can remember.
Hi Rita! That sounds like a good thing!
We have had thunderstorms on Christmas more than once. One year we had tornado warnings as well. That’s the South for ya!
Hi Emilee! I do not like tornadoes! Yes, that is the South! In in Mississippi. Where are you?
I’ve never experienced a thunderstorm for Christmas. I’ve experienced snow, freezing rain and the blistering cold but never a thunderstorm. It sounds like an interesting Christmas experience. Thanks for the giveaway.
Hi Chanel! It sounds really cold where you are! Blessings,
We had blizzards, extreme cold and real winter. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway.
Hi Anne! I’ve never been in a blizzard! Yikes! You’re welcome for the giveaway!
Real winter sounds delightful! 😀
Yes, I have. Christmas eve about 20 years ago.Thanks for the chance.
Sounds memorable! Hope you had a good holiday!
This sounds like a great book.
Thank you, Phyllis! I hope you enjoy!
Hmm. No thunderstorms I can remember. All my Christmases have been spent in the Northeast.
i’m jealous – northeast Christmas means SNOW lol
I bet it’s pretty up there!
The closest I’ve ever come to experiencing thunder snow was a few years back. It was a kind of wet snow/rain fall when I was startled to hear the rumbling of thunder. Weird weather that for sure! ??⛈
That would be weird! I have very little experience with snow down here in Mississippi.
We’ve had thunder snow but I don’t know if it’s every happened at Christmas. If I am blessed to win, is it and ebook or print book. I can only take a print book.
I don’t know but we have had thunder snow.
But I don’t think we’ve had it on Christmas.
That’s great! Hope this year was wonderful!
I have never experienced thunderstorms on Christmas, it’s usually too cold. Sometimes we get thunder snow during bad snow storms or a blizzard. Thunder snow is cool to experience, but it’s usually comes with a lot of snow.
Oh, I can’t imagine, Dianne! I need to see this thunder snow some day!
Not that I can remember. Although, sometimes I think my rememberer is broken.
LOL! Mine too, Jan 🙂
Oh I love that! Mine is broken for sure!
Happy New Year!
We would be more likely to have a thunderstorm than snow, but I don’t recall having a rainly Christmas. Thanks formthe giveaway opportunity.
You’re welcome! 🙂
Hi Perrianne! Great to see you here!
Definitely had couple rainy Christmases with thunderstorms…no fun
Hi Natalya! I hope you had a good one this year!
Being from Michigan, I have had every kind of winter storm for Christmas, from rain to snow to ice. Now living in West Texas, I have experienced every type of Southern storms. I like snow on the ground, sun in the sky and family around me. I count my blessings, whatever God gives me! Thanx for the giveaway!!!! Happy New Year!!!!
i believe it! Happy New Year, Jennifer!
What a great attitude you have, Jennifer!
Happy New Year!
Another good book from a Mississippi writer!
Yes we have thunderstorms sometimes for Christmas in Mississippi
Hi Shelia! So great to see another Mississippian here!
You are lucky!
Hope you had wonderful holidays!
Not that I can remember.
I think that’s a good thing 🙂
Happy New Year!
One year at Christmas in Vermont there were actually thunderstorms, very unusual for up there. Usually it would be thundersnows for Christmas there. In NC I never experienced thundersnow at Christmas. Usually not much snow here. But it actually snowed about an inch today 1/3. Christmas was just cold-brr. Happy New Year.
i love snow 🙂 Happy New Year!
Hi Ginger! It’s cold everywhere right now, it seems!
Yes one year and then we had a terrible snow storm. It was really weird.
Hi Penny, The weather is pretty crazy!
Happy New Year!