Spotlight on Julie Arduini

About the book:  Holly Christmas left Geneseo Valley and her family’s holiday tourist attraction, The Christmas Mansion, as soon as she graduated.  Now both her parents have passed, and Holly returns when her uncle’s requests that he needs her help running the mansion. On Holly’s first day back, a blunt middle-schooler proclaims Holly hates Christmas. […]

A Final Peek: at Christmas at Raccoon Creek

Let’s take a look at the hero and heroine. Here’s Emily Eason.              And the guy Emily falls in love with, Lance Hardwicke—in 1952.         But when she finds herself back in present day, her head spins when this man is the pharmacist at Hardwick’s.      […]

Author Spotlight on Leeann Betts

About the book: Grace Bellows, a senior in college, receives a Christmas card one month after her grandmother’s death, where her beloved Grammie challenges her to an old-fashioned scavenger hunt. Raised by her grandmother after her parents’ death in a car accident when she was eight, Grace has lived a jetsetter lifestyle with her wealthy […]

ANOTHER PEEK INTO: Christmas at Raccoon Creek

In Christmas at Raccoon Creek, a couple of the minor characters were business owners in the area. Once, on her way to the drug store, Emily stopped at the local diner, Daisy’s Country Restaurant. I patterned it after this one in Locust Fork.   The passage from the story: “Yes, ma’am. What can I get […]

ANOTHER PEEK AT: Christmas at Raccoon Creek

Somehow I wound up with lots more pictures of the real location for the story Christmas at Raccoon Creek. Maybe because it was one of my favorite novels to write. Scenes that take place in present day then switching to the 1950’s was challenging but fun. While back in the 50’s, Emily and Lance attend […]

Author Spotlight on James Yarbrough

About the book: How likely is young widow Dawn Sellers to find marital happiness with her current distracted, goofy and rich boyfriend? When she meets another man, Dawn is hopeful but learns he has a disappointing, secret life and a gorgeous friend, who’s almost young enough to be his daughter! Buckle up for a twisting […]

Spotlight on Author Anne Greene

About the Book: 1865 Desperate Widow Olivia Rose Baker abandons her dying hometown in Massachusetts to become a mail-order bride in male-dominated Seattle, Washington. Her abusive husband died in the Civil War and left Olivia wary of marriage, so she hopes to take a teaching position rather than become a bride. But the man who […]