The X-Mas Club
Welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads!
Christmas is only NINE days away!!! Did that send you into a slight panic like it does me?
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!)
THE X-MAS CLUB by Lenora Worth
SERIES: Sweet Inspirational Christmas Romances (Standalone)
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Tule Publishing
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2022
Fans of The Breakfast Club will love this heartwarming and moving Christmas romance by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lenora Worth!
Christmas is a time for miracles…
After a tragic traffic accident several years ago, Veronica Cearley has avoided all socializing and celebrating—especially during Christmas. Her daughter wants her mother back and finally gives her an ultimatum: this year, she’s spending Christmas with her fiancé’s family, and if Veronica doesn’t rediscover the joy in life, she won’t be involved in planning her spring wedding. When Veronica finds a flyer inviting people to attend a “Not a Christmas Club” on her daily walk, she wonders if fate has played into her hand.
Cullen Murdock doesn’t want to spend Christmas alone. He’s back in Hidden Mountain, Georgia, on business, and while he and the town have a history, he’d prefer to keep it locked in the past. He puts a plan in motion to ensure he has company for the holiday, hoping that the other lonely people he’s invited are willing to accept his mysterious invitation and make a few positive life changes.
Forced together with three other lonesome people, Veronica and Cullen fall hard and fast, but will Cullen’s secret steal their newfound Christmas spirit?
by Lenora Worth, author of The X-Mas Club
I’m so happy to be here with you today. The X-Mas Club was a different kind of book for me, but one I wanted to write. Tule Publishing gave me the opportunity to do that! But it was also a hard book to write. A hot mess, some would say! I had a lot of help getting it into shape, so I hope you’ll enjoy it.
A few people have asked me about the title. Why did I leave Christ out of Christmas? The title was on purpose because my heroine had lost her Christmas Spirit. She was bitter and reclusive and she’d shut down her pain. I’ve been there. I knew her pain, and I knew her bitterness. Grief can eat away at you and take over before you see it coming. At Christmas, we sometimes try to shove that grief in a corner and put a bow on it to hide it. No one wants it during this special time of year. But Veronica Cearley had to let go of her grief in order to find Christmas again in a very mysterious but special way.
I pray this book will encourage people and help anyone who has been going through some sort of grief, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a friend, or the sadness of life taking over. Veronica found the Christ in Christmas again. I hope we can all remember that and rejoice.
Lenora Worth is an ACFW Honor Roll member. She writes inspirational fiction for Harlequin’s Love Inspired and sweet romance for Tule Publishing. She also writes for Kensington Books. She helped launch the Rodeo Knights Western Romance imprint. Her LIS Body of Evidence made the NY Times Bestseller list and she is also a USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling author. In 2016, she received a Romantic Times Pioneers of Fiction Award. Three of her books have been nominated for the ACFW Carol Award and she is an RWA RITA finalist. Lenora has written 80+ books and has an estimated 3 million books in print. She loves cheesecake, shoe shopping, walking on the beach and reading. Visit her at her website.
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What about you? What makes you want to read The X-Mas Club by Lenora Worth?
This book sounds really good.
Lenora Worth writes memorable stories, ones I recall years and years later. I am very interested in Veronica’s story.
THE X-MAS CLUB by Lenora Worth sounds like a unique and interesting tale that I would like to read.
We all lose people, and the holidays are often the hardest because of memories.
Sometimes we just need to be reminded that good things are still around and in the future
– if we choose to.
I love Lenora’s books and there’s always an interesting “faith challenge” somewhere.
I just like the sound of the story.
This sounds like such a positive story especially since so many people have lost family members during the past couple of years.
yes – i have over FIFTY friends that have lost a parent this year. Some have lost both. I lost my dad a year ago and my father-in-law a week ago. So many people grieving this year…