By Caroline Clemmons
Christians are following the tradition of the Wise Men bringing gifts to the baby Christ child when we give gifts to those we love. No matter what your religion, it is better (more fun and more fulfilling) to give than to receive. This year when so many have suffered terrible effects from the pandemic, it seems especially important to celebrate what's good.
Two neighbors have already brought us gifts—one a poinsettia and another brought a tin of cookies. At many homes in our area, lawn and house decorations appeared before Thanksgiving. We need extra cheer to dispel the gloom of the pandemic. At our house, we’ve been watching a lot of Hallmark Christmas movies.
One of the best ways to escape the doldrums is to turn off the news and read a romance. No matter what happens in the story, you’re guaranteed a happy conclusion. That’s what we’re all hoping for in our personal lives, isn’t it?
Here we say Smart Girls Read Romance, but in truth Smart Guys do, too! Choose a book by any of our authors, snuggle in a comfy place with your favorite beverage near, and you’ll be all set to lighten your mood. Some of us have Christmas stories, some don’t. In case you’re wondering, here are some suggestions, authors alphabetized by first name:
Beth Trissel – A WARRIOR FOR CHRISTMAS https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Christmas-Beth-Trissel-ebook/dp/B00AIABP7E $1.99
Caroline Clemmons – ANGEL FOR CHRISTMAS https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Christmas-Caroline-Clemmons-ebook/dp/B01N58VPPB $2.99
Caroline Clemmons – MELODY, book 7, Angel Creek Christmas Brides, 99 cents https://www.amazon.com/Melody-Angel-Creek-Christmas-Brides-ebook/dp/B07XJ6PZGF,
Keta Diablo – THE SKY SERIES, set of books 1-3 for only $2.97 https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Series-3-Book/dp/B07HFB58RM (may be purchased separately)
Jacquie Rogers – HOW THE TEXAN STOLE CHRISTMAS https://www.amazon.com/Texan-Stole-Christmas-Jacquie-Rogers-ebook/dp/B017Y41F9Y/ part of the Hearts of Owyhee Series, 99 cents
Jacquie Rogers – A GIFT FOR RHODA, a Christmas mail-order bride story, 99 cents, https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Rhoda-Jacquie-Rogers-ebook/dp/B011VGXO7C/
Joan Reeves – LAST CHRISTMAS https://www.amazon.com/Last-Christmas-Small-Texas-Romance-ebook/dp/B01MSWKS9T/ $2.99
Joan Reeves – BREANNA’S SEASON FOR MIRACLES https://www.amazon.com/Briannas-Season-Miracles-Small-Romance-ebook/, $3.99
Joan Reeves – STUCK ON THE NAUGHTY LIST https://www.amazon.com/Stuck-Naughty-Capitola-Palace-Dance-ebook/dp/B0826F92C3, 99 cents
Judy Ann Davis – A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS, books 1-3 (award winning) $4.97 (may be purchased separately) https://www.amazon.com/Musical-Christmas-3-Book/dp/B08LVPWLRJ/
Laurean Brooks – HALF-PRICE BRIDE $3.99 https://www.amazon.com/Half-Price-Bride-Laurean-Brooks-ebook/dp/B089WJX671/
Rain Trueax – A MONTANA CHRISTMAS, Starting Over book 3 https://www.amazon.com/Montana-Christmas-Rain-Trueax-ebook/dp/B00AOU0IQ2/ $2.99
Sherri Easley – A LOVE TO CALL MY OWN, https://www.amazon.com/Love-Call-My-Own-ebook/dp/B07ZL6D7BM/ $2.99
As I heard in a Hallmark movie, “Christmas is about love. Those who are lucky keep it all year long.”
Here’s hoping you keep love in your heart the rest of 2020 and all of 2021.