today’s book: Mistletoe Movie Star
Welcome to another post in my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads! (Over 50 this year – And I’m SO EXCITED about it!)
Christmas is only NINE days away (Yes that’s right – we’re in the SINGLE DIGITS now!) and I think we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year, right? Continuing through just before Christmas, 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 next book is a sweet romance in the perfect little town for Christmas – plus author Stacey Weeks points us back to Who makes Christmas the special holiday it is.
MISTLETOE MOVIE STAR
SERIES: Mistletoe Meadows
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: White Rose Publishing
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020
Mistletoe Meadows is built around the magic of Christmas. As jingling sleighs cart rosy-cheeked lovers around the Mistletoe Mile, Charlene’s holiday dream is more complicated than photo-edited perfection. She proposes a compassion ministry initiative called the Gingerbread House but struggles to convince the town that their need for a homeless shelter is real.
Famous for his made for T.V holiday movies, Jonas longs for a happily-ever-after that isn’t as neat and tidy as his scripted films. Partnering with Char to champion her ministry invigorates him with a new purpose and provides an excuse to spend time with the girl he never forgot. But when they embrace three young sisters fighting to stay together while living on the streets, their project becomes deeply personal.
Together, they must prove to a town reluctant to see anything other than holiday perfection that the greatest gift of the season isn’t found under a tree.
It’s beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas
by Stacey Weeks, author of Mistletoe Movie Star
Yes, it’s that time of year. Parents are cleaning, baking, and decorating to ensure their children experience a fairy-tale Christmas. I love the magical feel of the season. It’s why I write Christmas stories. But, in our eagerness to find the perfect tree, watch the latest holiday movie, or sip hot cocoa by the fire, we risk missing what really matters.
Christmas was never supposed to be about pretty thoughts of snow and sleigh bells. It was never about Santa slipping down the chimney and snacking on cookies and milk. Christmas was never about stuffed stockings hung by the fireplace or staging the adventures of a mischievous elf. Christmas has always been about love. As I write each Mistletoe book, I pray God’s love will fall gently on each reader like the first winter snow. I pray that this might be the Christmas where they wake to discover a covering of white sent to erase a lifetime of stain.
You see, the miracle isn’t on 34th Street; it’s found in a manger that led to a cross. The miracle is how God made it possible for every weary soul to rejoice. He accepts Christ’s death as payment for my sins and then raises Jesus to life again with a promise to raise also all who believe in Him. When we embrace that gift, this becomes the most wonderful time of the year.
As you wrap those perfect gifts hidden in your closet or under your bed, ask yourself: Have I received the perfect gift that God has given me this Christmas? Have I unwrapped it and treasured it, and let it change my life? Because He loved us first, God came for us. God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. Chosen before the foundations of the earth, before one day came to be, He chose His people. God gloriously displayed His love that first Christmas when He rent open the skies and a multitude of angels spilled over the edge of heaven proclaiming, “Glory to God in the highest!”
Revisiting the fictional town of Mistletoe Meadows is an annual tradition that I immensely enjoy. But the real story I want you to hear is the story written in the Word that became flesh. It’s the most incredible love story ever told about a God-child who loves you so much that he never stops pursuing you. He is greater than any Grinch, Santa Claus, or main character that I write. He is the hero who never disappoints, and this Christmas, He is offering you a happily-ever-after that is wildly better than any ending that I could pen. Sharing His story is the best gift I can give you. Merry Christmas!
Stacey Weeks is offering an ebook copy of Mistletoe Melody (book 1 in the series) to one of my readers! (Open internationally but void where prohibited by law or logistics.) 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? What makes you want to read Mistletoe Movie Star by Stacey Weeks?