Friday, November 30, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Guess Who's Coming for Christmas by Cara Colter is a contemporary romance. I love this story. It holds a place on my annual Christmas reading list. Each year, I look to add or discard stories. Keeping this one on the list.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Musical Thursday

My music list to start the Christmas season:

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) by Manheim Steamroller on their Christmas album.

Believe Again: O Come All Ye Faithful by David Osmond

Angels We Have Heard On High by The Piano Guys.

Baby, What You Goin' to Be by Trinity HS Alumni Choir

Mary, did you know? by Donny Osmond

Believe by Josh Grobin on the Polar Express album.

Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters.

The Gift by Aselin Debison

Josh Groban's O Holy Night

A Soldier's Silent Night

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Disillusion and disillusionment didn't show up until 1855.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday Quote

Sovereignty means God never goes:
Oops, I missed that one.
~ Tony Evans

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:16-19

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday Links

A Donna Hatch Regency truth telling:

I'm working on learning to live a more Poised Life. I was especially caught by the desire to prayer sincerely for those who don't like me. Posted on "Desiring Light":

Good Times Stories shared "A Pleasant Reminder of the Reason for Thanksgiving":

God bless.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

The Dogstar (Regency Christmas Courtship Anthology) by Edith Layton Regency Christmas romance. Fanciful. All right, what I love about this story is the dog. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Giving Thanks

Escape the insanity with a romance novella for the holiday:

The eleventh novella...

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Eight years ago, Michelle Bronson ran away. Returning Thanksgiving Eve will allow her to settle before anyone knows she's home. Accepting Jesus made her new, but the past won't stay buried. She's strong enough to face it. She must, if she wants to embrace life. Maybe assistant baker at Holiday Sweets is the open door she's seeking.

Theodore Williams III lived his life as Mr. Straight as an Arrow. He remembers Michelle, along with his harsh judgment of her, but she's not what he expected. The choice is his to hold to what he knew or to embrace the new. Perhaps God is opening a door to the future.

Placing God first opens doors never imagined...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

While we're in the "anys", anymore wasn't used until 1865.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:14-15

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Links

I want to visit; thanks Caroline Warfield for giving me a peek:

Another place I want to visit, thanks to Rachel Dodge's peek:

God bless.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Wooing the Wolf (Regency Christmas Courtship Anthology) by Barbara Metzger Regency Christmas romance. A humorous read.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Anyone as one word did not appear until 1844. I'd hoped to have the first book rewritten by now. I'm half way through and have added at least 13,000 new words, so far.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday Quote

Service turns the lights on in the darkness.
~ Tim Ballard

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Links

Who am I going to push? I appreciate Good Time Stories sharing inspiration:

I love The Pioneer Woman. This post, from last September, was so touching:

God bless.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Chasing Pearl (Yesterday's Mail: Crossroads Collection Book 3) by Hallee Bridgeman contemporary Christian romance. I love her stories.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Musical Thursday

The Piano Guys' "Something Just Like This / Hungarian Rhapsody #2"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Retire, as in from business, is from 1824. Too late for my story.
Yes, the little white dot is the moon.

Monday, November 5, 2018


It's important to know one's self.

Every once in a while, I wonder if I should branch out in my writing. I have several friends who enjoy romantic suspense and cozy mysteries. I enjoy reading romantic suspense, occasionally. Could I write it? Broadening my writing might glean more readers.

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Walking up at 5 AM, with my heart racing is not for me. Dreamed about driving on a trip and stopping at a place where cars and buses stop. Certain unsavory characters decided to hold people hostage. I escaped.

I was, at first, disappointed in myself for running away. Then I looked at the dream a little differently. I didn't run away; I went searching for help. I knew I'd be useless on the inside. I have no particular skills for fighting. However, I excel at finding help.

In addition, I have friends who love scary movies. I don't. What you live through isn't entertainment.

I don't like being forced to be inside a killer's head, which is where you have to be willing to go in order to write about their motive. Spending a significant amount of time living on the edge is how I spent most of my life. I'm done, now.

Yes, a little suspense is found in my books, but it never lasts for long. I read books to escape not find myself right back in the mess that looks like my life.

Granted, life is much improved. I'm learning to laugh and be happy. I don't ever want to go back.

So, if you're looking for me to write suspense or mystery, sorry to disappoint. Not sorry. :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Genesis 1:11-13

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the heart: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Wench in Wonderland (Mischief and Mistletoe Anthology) by Patricia Rice Regency Christmas romance. This was a delightful short story. Yes, I've started my Christmas reading. I hope I started early enough to read my list.

Thursday, November 1, 2018