Friday, December 11, 2015

Novellas, Quick Reads and Fun for Busy Readers

The Holidays are approaching fast. Thanksgiving is past though I hope we are all still praising the Lord for His many gifts. The New Year will be here before we know it. But the favorite time of year for most of us is Christmas.

My home is decorated, gifts purchased and plans made, but I'm still trying to finish a new LI proposal--three more novels for the Lilac Series that began this year--and I'm reading a novel that I wish I had time to finish. I try to squeeze in a few chapters a day.

For those who love to read and get as frustrated as I do, consider reading novellas this time of year. They are shorter but still exciting stories that can satisfy the reader.

A novella runs from 25-40 thousand words which is about half a novel. Though they are not as complex, readers still have the pleasure of  enjoying t a man and woman falling in love.
Two of my most recent novellas are available now and one is perfect for Christmas

Yuletide Treasures
Livy Schuler thinks she has her life planned. But visiting the Mandalay family at Christmas with her young nephew introduces her to new traditions and a new way life. From her cousin Helen and the secret gift of two hearts bound as one which Livy's brother asked her to deliver to Helen, she learns the true meaning of love. Can she let her plans fade to explore the possibility of a love ever after?

Read more about this novella by Clicking here
 
Apple Blossom Daze
When Julie Johnson hears a male voice from her past, she doesn't recognize her childhood friend Adam Wright, who played tag or hide and seek in their grandparents' yards. Years have passed and their lives have changed. Both single, they talk over the fence about solutions to their widowed grandparents'  loneliness. They come up with a plan to play matchmaker, but the solution doesn't go as they had planned and it leaves them with new problems and an ending they hadn't expected. 

Read more about this novella by Clicking here  

7 comments:

Jill Weatherholt said...

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season, Gail.
I love reading the Christmas novellas. Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

I love novellas mostly because you can have tons of stories and great authors all in one place! Merry Christmas Gail!

Jean M said...

My sister and I read the same books at the same time. But someone gets ahead of the other, so novellas are great for filling in between books. Wishing you and Bob a Merry Christmas and a festive holiday season.

Trixi said...

Hi Gail! Thanks for mentioning this website in your latest newsletter, I didn't know it existed :-) I'm going to be following this from now on! I have about 5 other blogs I follow everyday and enjoy the posts. Its so encouraging to connect with other Christians (authors or readers). I'm also keeping your husband in my prayers for continued healing in his body. I hope that you both have a blessed Merry Christmas and safe travels as you prepare to return to Sedona, AZ for your three months. And that recipe for Mexican brownie bites sounds really good, I'll be printing it out and adding it to my recipe book!

I do read & enjoy novellas myself. They're especially perfect for this busy season of back to back holidays! I'm an avid reader and have a book or my Kindle on hand wherever I go if I'm not at home. You just never know where you might be stuck! Thanks for featuring some in your newsletter as well. Loved reading it and discovering this blog. May you always feel the Father's love for you & keep your light shining for Him! Blessings :-)

Library Lady said...
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Library Lady said...

Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. If I win the basket of books will be going to a good home, mine first, and then the church library.
Janet E.

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