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Monday, December 3, 2018


By Caroline Clemmons

As you gathered from the title, this is my favorite time of year. The anticipation, the music, the planning, the happiness… I get carried away. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Winter Solstice, this is a joyous time.

Honestly, I don’t know how some people manage to get everything done, especially at this time of year. For instance, Carolyn Hector is raising her nephews as well as her own children yet she still makes time to write. Paty Jager helps her husband farm their land yet is still a prolific author. In fact, all the members of this blog are amazing women!

Do you read seasonal stories year round or only at the holiday? I read them all year, but especially at this time. I didn’t write one this year because I had too many other projects going. I have three from past years, though. If you haven’t read them yet, please do. 

Here are the mini-synopses and buy links:

MISTLETOE MISTAKE is a humorous novella about Riley McCallister, a Montana sheriff who contracts with a New York doctor by mail. When the doctor arrives, he turns out to be she, Shannon Callahan. This Old West sheriff feels women are supposed to tend the home and raise children. Seeing his struggle to accept this woman doctor is fun. Unfortunately, Shannon is used to being criticized for her role in what is often viewed as a man’s profession. She proves herself to be an excellent doctor but is this enough to win the town’s respect?

ANGEL FOR CHRISTMAS is a contemporary story about Jacob, a billionaire who crashes his fancy sports car and meets St. Peter and St. Michael for a last chance assignment on earth. Help Susan Stephens save her family’s orphanage by Christmas Eve. Many fans have told me this should be a Hallmark movie. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Sigh.

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS is part of the Stone Mountain, Texas series. Christmas has been Celia Dubois’s favorite time of year as long as she can remember. When she moves back with her parents a year after the death of her husband, the young widow is appalled at the town’s lack of Christmas spirit. Two months earlier, banditos had burned the church and crushed the townspeople.  Celia vows to return holiday joy to the town. Perhaps doing so might help mend her aching heart. Eduardo Montoya is determined to do whatever he must to capture Celia’s heart.

I wish each of you a special December filled with joy, love, and family.


  1. I read Christmas stories all year round, but usually more during the holiday season. With the novellas, it's easy to polish one off in a day or two, and proceed to the next story. Happy Holidays!

  2. I just love Christmas stories! And I confess that I'm also a year-around Christmas reader. Looks like I have some catching up to do. (PS: I love the Stone Mountain series!)

  3. All of these books sound wonderful. I need more reading time. Can't wait to dive into Mistletoe Mistake, reminds me of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Happy Holidays.


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