December 22, 2010

A Good Christmas Read.... from Vickie McDonough

A Good Christmas Read

     Everyone knows things can be hectic at Christmastime. So, what do you do to relax?

     For me, there’s nothing that helps me more to slow down and relax than to sit down and read for a few hours. Have you checked out the great line-up of Christmas books out this year? Here is a small assortment to whet your appetite. So, sit back and take your mind off of your busy schedule and enjoy a good book.

I hope you’ll forgive me for starting with one of my own books. Have a merry Christmas.
                                                          Vickie McDonough


By: Susan Page Davis, Therese Stenzel, Carrie Turansky, and Vickie McDonough

Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order-and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie's journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster.

Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the holiday season be the ticket to spark love in unexpected ways?


By: Various Authors

Experience Christmas on the historical American Great Plains as retold by nine different multi-published authors, including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among the nine holiday romances in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.


By: Amy Clipston

When Anna Mae McDonough left her Amish community four years ago to marry David, an Englisher, her family shunned her. Now eight months pregnant with their first child, she longs to return home for Christmas. But when she arrives, she doesn't receive the welcome she expects. Will it cause her to question her faith in God?


By: Tamela Hancock Murray, Ramona Cecil,
Janelle Mowery, Darlene Franklin

Experience a nostalgic Christmas in the Piney Woods of East Texas where a traveling woodcarver dispenses wisdom that brings four couples to realize the gift of love. Can Bridget show Seth how to forgive? Will Mary see Joseph live up to his promise? Can Seth steer Emma away from the need for vengeance? Will R. C. help Gabriella find her grandfather?


By: Francine Rivers

Curl up by the Christmas tree and lose yourself in the unforgettable story of Timmy, a foster child with a special and mysterious shoe box! Designed for gift giving, this heartwarming book features beautiful black-and-white illustrations, Francine's favorite holiday recipes and traditions, and the complete Christmas story from the New Living Translation. 


By: Jamie Carie

In the wilds of the Alaskan gold rush, 1897, Ellen Pierce discovers a man she didn't know existed and a renewed dependence on God in a place called loneliness. She'd lost everything-family, her closeness with God, her heart.until the crystal blue eyes of a leader of men stepped up and asked her one question. Will she join the trek to Dawson or stay the winter on an ice-locked steamship full of strangers? Buck Lewis is folk lore in the flesh, but his heart has been rendered asunder. In the land of snowflakes two roads converge. Will he choose the road less traveled?


By: Catherine Palmer

Return to a time when life was uncomplicated, faith was sincere . . . and love was a gift to be cherished forever.These four Christmas novellas will touch your heart and stir you to treasure your own keepsakes of life, love, and romance. Curl up next to the fire with this heartwarming, faith-filled collection of love stories by best-selling romance author Catherine Palmer. Favorite holiday recipes and a note from the author are included with each story.


By: Vickie McDonough, Lena Nelson Dooley, Kathleen Y’Barbo, & Darlene Franklin

Romance takes root in the lives of a Texas rancher's four daughters. Charlsey Ames loves being a cowhand until a dandy tenderfoot from the city begins opening her eyes to unexplored territory. Sharpshooter Lucy Ames takes a shot at love while traveling with a Wild West show. Horse-trainer Sarah Ames finds herself falling for a suspicious drifter with a gentle hand. Tracker Bessie Mae Ames is being trailed by a handsome yet guarded Texas Ranger. Will love corral these Lone Star ladies hearts this Christmas?

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1 comment:

Janet Bly said...

Vickie: Thanks for sharing this list of enticing sounding books that feature this special season!