Monday, October 20, 2014

Seasons - Spring, Summer, Christmas

Monday blessings from Gail Gaymer Martin @ 

Only a few weeks we entered the fall season, but stores have seemed to ignore this and already they have seemed to forget about autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving. The focus is already on Christmas.

Book publishers are already promoting their Christmas books and many are in stores today. Since Christmas is rushing toward us, I want to tell you about one of my new releases, An Old-Fashioned Christmas, that is a collection of nine short novels written by a variety of novelists. I'm thrilled to be part of this selection where you will find one of my rare historical novellas, Yuletide Treasures.

Stories Celebrate Christmas Traditions and Love from Bygone Years
Many of us have a secret picture of Christmases past—a time when windows shimmered with lacy frost and candlelight, fireplaces kept a home warm and snug, ladies’ skirts swirled and gracefully skimmed the floor, and gentlemen were gallant and true. Experience Christmases spanning over one hundred years through nine inspiring historical romances, beautifully and economically packaged for you and all your gift-giving needs.

Yuletide Treasures
Arriving at the wealthy Mandalay home in Grand Rapids, Michigan shortly before Christmas, 1875, Livy is charged with her young nephew’s safekeeping and to slip Helen Mandalay a mysterious package from Livy’s brother.  A spinster, Livy is drawn to the handsome Mandalay son, Andrew, home from the lumber camps.  But Andrew has other thoughts.  Ignoring his mother’s urging to court a woman from the church — someone like Livy, Andrew prefers more earthly woman.  Despite their attempts to oppose God’s will, Livy and Andrew are led ‘on a path they had not planned to travel.’
To read more or purchase  To Read More Click Here

Or you might enjoy some of my Christmas LIs, many having won national awards and with 5 star reviews.

Small Town Christmas by Gail Gaymer Martin
When seven-year-old twins act up in temporary teacher Amy Carroll’s class, she meets their very apologetic widowed father, Mike Russet. The handsome man has his hands full—but can two mini matchmakers and holiday cheer open his heart to Christmas romance?
Winner Gold Quill Award 2011
Finalist Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence        
To Read More Click Here

Finding Christmas - Romantic Suspense
Her daughter Mandy had died in the icy waters of Lake St. Claire, Michigan, three years ago—or so widow Joanna Fuller, was told. At the urging of a family friend Ben Drake, Joanna tried to accept her loss and move on. But mysterious phone calls reawakened her doubts.
Gold Quill Award 2006
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 2006
Inspirational Readers Choice Award 2006
Award of Excellence 2006

With Christmas In His Heart - set on Mackinac Island
Caring for her grandmother was a labor of love, but busy executive Christine Powers worried about the paper piling up in her office. And no sooner had she arrived on Mackinac Island during the frantic holiday season than her haughty attitude was challenged by Will Lambert, her grandmother’s enigmatic boarder. His laid-back style grew on her, as did his steadfast faith in this season of joy and wonder. But an ultimatum to return to work or lose her job forced Christine to decide between her heart and her career.
Winner National Reader’s Choice Award 2010
Finalist Award of Excellence 2010
Finalist Holt Medallion 2010

Upon A Midnight Clear
A Child In Need
Little Nattie needed love, and Callie Randolph was just the woman to make her smile again. A licensed nurse with sorrows of her own, Callie felt a deep and special connection to the troubled child. And after years of heartbreak over a bitter secret, Callie was falling in love—with Nattie’s handsome daddy, David Hamilton.
It all seemed perfect—a beautiful little girl who adored her and a kind man who challenged her heart and made her want to sing. But it was time for Callie to trust in God and tell David everything. Did she have the strength to test her courage this one time—all for love?
Winner of the Holt Medallion
To Read More Click Here   



Jennifer said...

Hi Gail, Early Merry Christmas to you and your family. I do so love a good Christmas story with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Novellas have always drawn my attention and I look forward to reading yours. Jenny

Jackie Smith said...

Thanks for this info, Gail.....I somehow missed some of those great sounding books! I love to read Christmas stories (read one last week) so will be looking for yours!
Early Merry Christmas (and to Jennifer, too!)

Jennifer said...

Thanks Jackie!��

Jennifer said...

Those boxes were supposed to be Christmas trees. :)