Thursday, November 5, 2009

My First Christmas Book!

I'm so excited to tell you my new release, my very first Christmas story, is on the shelves now! If you're a member of the book club, and get all 6 books each month, then you received yours back in September. But for those who didn't get it from the book club, I hope you'll look for it now at any store that carries Love Inspired Books (and is carrying all 6 books).

If you can't find it, see if your local bookseller will order it for you. Or check for it online. If you visit my website,, you can find links.

I actually started writing this book last December. And the idea came to me as I was writing a blog post for a new blog with a theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. So I was already in the holiday spirit, and soon after starting it had Christmas decorations and all the trimming surrounding me.

I wonder how it would be to write one in the middle of July! :) But I guess it's pretty easy to catch the Christmas spirit any time of the year.

Here's the back cover blurb of A Forever Christmas:

Sarah Radcliffe’s quiet Christmas back in her hometown will be lost if she agrees to direct the church’s Christmas pageant. But when she meets two little boys determined to gain their father’s attention, Sarah agrees to help. Then she discovers that the dad in question is Gregory Jones, the man she loved and lost. The single dad is working himself to the bone to give his boys the Christmas of their dreams, when all they want is some family time. Time that includes a new mommy. If Sarah can learn to open her heart, she may receive the most wonderful present of all—a family of her own.

And click here to read an excerpt at!

Thanks for celebrating a new release with me today! I'd love to hear what you think about Christmas stories. If you had a copy of A Forever Christmas, would you read it now, or would you save it for closer to Christmas?? :)


Pat Davids said...

I love Christmas stories and can't wait to read yours.

I'm working on a book now that takes place in a Amish community over the Christmas season. I'm happily burried in research, but I need a good read to boost my holiday spirit.

Renee Ryan said...


Your book sounds amazing. I'm with Pat, I'm in the mood to enjoy a good read. And I know a Missy Tippens story is always a good read (I knew this even before you were published!).


Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds great, and reaching the stores at just the right time.

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks, Pat! I bet your will be wonderful.

And thanks, Renee! Your great contest judging helped me get published!! :)

Sheila, yes, I think November is perfect for a release. Plus it gives time to buy them as gifts. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Ausjenny said...

This looks so cool. I love Christmas books and often start reading in November. In fact when I finish the current book I will be starting on some Christmas Novellas. But love reading them up to mid January.
I am hoping to get a copy before Christmas (may get a friend to send it from the states as it wont be released here til around April)

Project Journal said...

Hi Missy!
I can't wait to go and pick up a copy of your book! Still haven't had time : (

I am reading a book called Little Face by Sophie Hannah right now, so I won't be able to start it pronto. However, I think that I would wait to read it until around Thanksgiving time. That's when our family starts getting into the Xmas-ey mood : ) We get our Xmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving every year : ) LOVE Xmas trees! Anyway, once we get to that time, I'll be sure to read it. Right now, I'm still enjoying that fall books from October!

It sounds really terrific! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I have already read A Forever Christmas it was a wonderful Christmas story. I would recommend it to any and every one. Blesssings

Missy Tippens said...

Jenny, I didn't realize they release them later in Australia! Do all of them come out there eventually? Or just some?

Missy Tippens said...

Hannah, I never get ready for Christmas until after Thanksgiving either. I don't want to cheat the Thanksgiving holiday! :)

Missy Tippens said...

Thank you so much, April! I really appreciate it. :)