THIRTEEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!! That’s less than two weeks, people! eep!
‘Tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. (Okay – I crave them all year round but now’s when I can get away with talking about them LOL) I had so much fun with this series last year, so I decided to make it an annual thing 🙂 Continuing through the end of the year, I’m going to spotlight several new/recent Christmasy releases. 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??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s book is a romance novella set in small town Georgia – between a police deputy and the girlfriend of his nemesis (uh oh!) – plus we’ve got a bonus guest post from Missy Tippens on some ornaments that are special to her!
From Romance Writers of America RITA® Award finalist author Missy Tippens comes the Home to Dahlia, Georgia, series of novellas.
Unlucky in love, police deputy Hardy Greenway has spent his life in the friend zone. But now he’s fallen hard for the girlfriend of his nemesis. Dori Blanchette has been waiting for a proposal from her boyfriend, but how can she say yes when she has feelings for Hardy? With Christmas tree ornaments playing spontaneously and secrets being revealed, there’s no telling who will end up together at Christmas!
Welcome to Dahlia, Georgia, where everyone feels welcome!
This is an inspirational (Christian) romance novella.
Note: This story previously appeared in A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection (titled One Snowy Kiss)
After more than 10 years of pursuing her dream of publication, Missy Tippens, a pastor’s wife and mom of three from near Atlanta, Georgia, made her first sale to Harlequin Love Inspired in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award.
Special Christmas Ornaments—Real Life and in Stories!
I’m so happy to be here with y’all today. I love Christmas, and I love special ornaments! I think the love started with my grandmother’s Christmas tree, and then our own tree as I was growing up and we inherited some her ornaments. Nowadays, if you look at the ones I grew up with, they’re called vintage! I did a little research, and the ones on my grandmother’s tree are called Shiny Brites, made by Max Eckardt & Sons. Colorful painted glass, often metallic, some balls, some other shapes, some flocked with glittery “snow.”
I still adore this type ornament. Someday, I’d love to have them for my own tree (sharing with my sister of course!). 🙂
In my story, His Perfect Christmas, I included some of my personal history. My heroine’s mother loves Shiny Brites. I also included a snow globe ornament…that sometimes plays spontaneously! It’s was such fun to include a piece of my history as well as a little bit of fun with that snow globe ornament in the story. If you get a chance to read His Perfect Christmas, I hope you enjoy knowing the ornaments were inspired by my grandmother.
Missy Tippens is giving away an ebook copy of His Perfect Christmas to one of my readers! Void where prohibited by law. 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? Do you have a favorite ornament on your tree or a relative’s?