A Wish for the Season
Welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads!
Christmas is only TEN days away!!! I hope you are enjoying the festive mood of the holidays and keeping your focus on the Reason we celebrate.
Continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2022. Most days will have more than one post, just FYI. 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!)
A WISH FOR THE SEASON by Linda Goodnight & Margaret Daley
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance 2-in-1
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Christmas Collection
RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2022
A holiday filled with hope
A Season for Grace by Linda Goodnight
The moment they met, social worker Mia Carano knew Officer Collin Grace was the perfect mentor for a runaway teen in her care. Though a childhood spent in foster care had hardened Collin, Mia was determined to reveal the caring man she knew was inside. After all, breaking through his gruff exterior would fulfill a boy’s Christmas wish…and maybe even her own.
Heart of the Family by Margaret Daley
A former foster child himself, Dr. Jacob Hartman is deeply committed to working with the kids at the Stone’s Refuge home for children. But why is social worker Hannah Smith keeping him at such a distance? When he discovers just where their pasts intertwined, he wonders if they can ever hope for a future. But Christmas has a way of bringing hearts together.
New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Goodnight
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Margaret Daley
2 Uplifting Stories
Christmas Movies with Hope
by Linda Goodnight, author of A Wish for the Season
Are you a fan of Christmas movies? I must admit I love all things Christmas and record lots of Christmas movies every year to watch whenever I have a free moment. However-hold onto your hats-I’ve grown a wee tad bored with Hallmark’s current presentations. Having loved Hallmark for years, I can barely believe I wrote that. Is it just me? Or are you wishing for a little more heart and soul to your Christmas movies? At the risk of sounding like a negative Scrooge, read on and then give me your honest opinion.
Is anyone else old enough to remember when Hallmark presented beautiful movies with meaning and value? I still recall a gorgeous movie about a Jewish shop owner and a young African American boy, each lonely and seeking meaning and hope during the holiday season. That story left a deep impression on my heart with its subtle but meaningful theme of two very different cultures coming together in mutual friendship and finding hope for a better life. Sadly, I haven’t seen a movie with that rich content in years.
Don’t get me wrong. Obviously, I love a happy ending and a good, sweet romance since that’s what I write! But at Christmas, I want meaning and hope and beauty in my books and movies. I want to be inspired to a higher standard of kindness, generosity, and love of mankind, to be a better person. Once upon a time, Christmas movies did that. Maybe that’s why classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol are still so popular.
Currently, I’m scouring the internet for meaningful movies. Last year, I stumbled onto a pretty good old one from 2015 called Christmas at Rosemont on UP TV. Have you seen it? I’ve also enjoyed Dolly Parton’s two Christmas movies, and, being a kid at heart, I love The Star animation which is funny while also tenderly relating the real reason for Christmas.
All right, there you have it. My true confession. While I’ll still watch Hallmark movies (I watched one last night!), and some of the other just-for-fun movies, I’m on the search this year for something truly inspirational, especially if it points to the nativity. If you know of any, whether old or new, please share!
What about you? Are you a Hallmark-type-movie fan? Do you prefer the funny ones? What’s your favorite Christmas movie(s)?
PS For a book filled with heartfelt meaning, grab a copy of A Wish for the Season. Or leave a comment and you might win a copy. Merry Christmas!
NY Times and USA Today Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to stir the soul as well as to entertain. Her stories of hope through faith in Jesus have won the RITA, the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. Connect with Linda on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.lindagoodnight.com
Linda Goodnight is offering a copy of A Wish for the Season to one of my readers! (US only for print. Ebook if winner is outside US.) 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 A Wish for the Season by Linda Goodnight & Margaret Daley? Are you a Hallmark-type-movie fan? Do you prefer the funny ones? What’s your favorite Christmas movie(s)?
Linda is a new author for me. Margaret is not.
Can’t wait to read this
I love hallmark movies- but there’s some I like more than others. So far this year my favorites are Noel Next door and In Merry Measure. I would love to see some of the love inspired Christmas books becomes movies!!
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
I am a sucker for a man wearing a cowboy hat so this cover drew me right in, I can’t wait to read about him. I do enjoy Hallmark movies especially the holiday-themed ones. My favorite Christmas movie are A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott and The Ref starring Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey
I do enjoy the light hearted Christmas movies. A Gift Wrapped Christmas is one of my favorites.
It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
I love hallmark movies. But miracle on 34th street is my favorite.
I do not watch movies, for the most part. I prefer to read. Both stories in A Wish for the Season would be wonderful to read during the evenings this season.
A WISH FOR THE SEASON by Linda Goodnight & Margaret Daley sounds like a sweet seasonal read.
I love their books!
Anxious to read. Blessings
Oh, wonderful authors!!!
Love Hallmark movies!
holiday movies are fun
Christmas and cowboys always a good combo. I do like Hallmark movies, I like both the funny and sweet ones.
me too 🙂 Have you seen Haul Out the Holly this year? It’s so cute
Sometimes you want to watch something that you can just zone out with and you know it will have a happy ending. Thank you
I do like Hallmark movies although this year I’ve been so busy I haven’t been watching them. I loved A Christmas Winter Song from a couple of years ago mainly because of Ashanti and Stan Shaw singing O Holy Night.
i haven’t watched many this year either – but if you get a chance to catch Haul Out the Holly on a rerun, it’s a super cute one!