First cold for ages and I go get it now. Knew it was coming the past couple days cos my nose had been running and bleeding which is always a sign. But now my throat feels like Mr. Kruger's been at it and I really don't wanna go to work...
Its below freezing again. At least the snow they promised hasn't come. Yet. There is still time.
Went to see the girls in their school musical last night. They did a version of the Nutcracker with some modern pieces mixed in it for the exam students. It was really good. And you know something - it was a PE production. Yup. You read that right. Dance is as important as football and hockey and any other sport. They invovled the Whole School. REhersals took place during PE lessons as well as after school and the whole thing was put together in 11 weeks. And it was Brilliant!
The snow they forecast can go away. It can go back up north where they already have 16 or 17 ins of the nasty white stuff. Had enough of it in Jan. It's bad enough walking to work in temps of -7C or 19F.
Actually it reached -0.89F in parts of the UK last night. Taht's -17C
And that my friends is a tad chilly :P
So Saving Christmas came out last week and Dad bought three copies. One for each comp and a spare. Why? Because he said $1 isn't much for a book.
So off back to writing where somehow the heroine just got caught up in a bank robbery. Tell you, the last person in this here series is gonna refuse to get married or even date cos stuff just keeps happening LOL
**** sorry. got scene breaks on the mind now :P I've written my cards and made my cake and done some shopping... hmm is there a holiday coming up in the UK by any chance?
Rather than do the expected thing, Christmas Daniels, pursued a high powered career in London, flying across the world, never being home long enough for anything. When her father is taken ill, she returns to Hollies Christmas Emporium, an all year round Christmas shop to run it in his absence.
Matt Pringle, store artist and accountant, doesn't make a good impression on his new boss when he accuses her of stealing his parking space. Wanting to make up for it, he tries to impress her, but ends up falling for her instead.
When the store is threatened with closure, Christmas, who insists on being called Chrissie sacrifices everything to try to save it. A committed Christian, Matt knows that Chrissie needs saving just as much. Will their growing attraction help Matt save Christmas before it’s too late? Avaliable from White Rose Publishing and Amazon.com and amazon.co.uk
Today I have Tanya Stowe with me, talking about her new release from WRP - Tender Touch
CR - How did you come up with your premise? Is there a story behind your book? How did the story evolve? TS - Years ago when my children were young, my husband discovered that he needed to return to school to complete some of his studies. His classes were intense and I found myself acting as a single parent to four young, rambunctious children. To help me out, my sister organized a long summer vacation touring the California Gold Country.
One sunny morning we set off in her motorhome, my four children, my sister and I. We visited Sutter’s Mill, Columbia, Angel’s Camp, most of the major gold camps of the past. I was struck by the beaut y of the gold country, the mountains, caverns and rivers, so different from the deserts of Southern California where I lived.
We parked in many remote spots. During the day, we let the kids romp and play but at night, we locked the camper door, shut the blinds and put on…
Lacy Butler is graced with the gift of healing. She can save strangers—even those undeserving—yet fails to save her mother. Rejecting her gift, God, and society, she's content to live alone high above the mining town of Harperville. But her solitude is shattered when Royce Darnell builds a water flume through the middle of her mountain. To protect her sanctuary, Lacy sabotages his efforts. Little does she expect Royce to track her through a blizzard and end up half frozen to death on her doorstep. She can heal him, but why should she when he threatens to steal her peace...and her heart?
With the livelihood of the miners and their families depending on his project, Royce refuses to stop building, no matter how good the reason or how lovely the masked saboteur turns out to be. Besides, he's convinced God wants Lacy to use her gift for good and not to hole up in her cabin like a reticent recluse afraid of human contact. But first, she must learn to trust…
(image to follow when blogger decides to play nice lol)
Odette Peterson has a clear understanding of where the Lord wants her, and that's in the African missionary field. When she meets veteran missionary, Xavier Sand, she embraces their budding relationship. He's everything she's wanted in a man: Christian, kind, and a man who's dedicated his life to ministry. But when he insists she put aside her evangelization efforts and join him in Japan, she finds she must let Xavier go.
Xavier cannot understand why Odette stubbornly clings to the idea that God wants her in Africa. Missionary, yes, but she can do missionary work anywhere. After all, he does. Despite all his efforts to convince her to change her conviction, she refuses and Xavier finds himself floundering for significance in his life.
Across three continents, and with others vying for their hearts, Odette and Xavier must learn to trust that God knows what's best for their futures..…
It's Finally Nov 5th and release day for Season for Miracles. It's also on the front page of the website today.
A Killer lurks in Headley Cross…
…And Holly Carmichael is the only woman to survive his attack. Now she lives in fear, searching for normalcy and trying to put her life back together. When she meets Kyle Stevens, he turns her world upside-down. He’s as exasperating as he is appealing. How can Holly make sense of her awakening feelings when she’s so unsure of Kyle? His voice is familiar, he’s left-handed, and he wears the serial killer’s cologne. Who is he…really? As Holly struggles to restore her damaged faith, she must find the strength to trust once again—in Kyle and in God.
Kyle Stevens isn’t ready to live again. Racked by guilt, he’s afraid to feel. His sole focus is finding the Headley Cross serial killer—his girlfriend's murderer. That is, until he meets Holly Carmichael. He’s drawn to Holly, vows to protect her where he failed to protect his former love. But …