Category: ‘Holidays’

Happy Father’s Day!

June 18, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads!

What is the most memorable time you spent with your father? Please comment!

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Happy Mother’s Day!

How will you be spending your wonderful day? Dinner? Movies? Spending time with family? Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy and pamper yourself! As mothers, we deserve to be pampered!

 

 

A Husband For Holly

May 3, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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A Husband For Holly by Marion Ueckermann

Have you ever hired an interior decorator? Was it expensive? Were you pleased with the results?

When Holly is hired to decorate the office of the new parish priest, she gives the project her best effort, using her talents to make the office look wonderful. However, Christopher (the new Scottish priest) has much on his mind. He’s still reeling over his broken heart, plus, he has a wandering father who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Holly is not interested in romance right now. Her decorating business takes up most of her time. But, for some reason, she can’t ignore the deep attraction she has for handsome Christopher.

I enjoyed this light, wonderful holiday story. This story also shows how hard it is to deal with an ailing parent.

So, have you ever hired an interior decorator? Was it expensive? Were you pleased with the results?

Heavenly Peace by Lesley Ann McDaniel

April 19, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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Heavenly Peace

Have you ever chose a gift tag from a Christmas tree for a needy child? What did that child request as a gift?

When widowed Valerie and her son Ethan visit a coffee shop, they choose a gift tag for a child in need. Ethan is excited, and he spots a man removing the gifts from the tree. “Is that man the Grinch?” Ethan asks his mommy…

Jake is not the Grinch, he’s a man who works with disadvantaged folks, collecting gift donations from under the tree to distribute to needy children.

Valerie is attracted to handsome Jake, but, although her husband is deceased, shouldn’t she remain faithful to him forever, never to marry?

Jake is smitten with Valerie, but, she’s wearing a wedding ring – so, she’s married, isn’t she?

Valerie is shocked when she finally reads the tag she’s removed from the tree. This child has requested a miracle, she doesn’t know how she can give this child her requested gift. Can Jake help her to fulfill the wish for this needy child?

This was a sweet, heartwarming short Christmas story. It was a good, light read.

So, have you ever chose a gift tag for a needy child? If so, what did that child request as a gift?

Happy Easter!

April 16, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

Happy Easter!! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter holiday! Remember that he died for our sins and we are forgiven! Accept Him!

So, tell me, what are you cooking for Easter dinner? Are you preparing a ham?

Hope Under Mistletoe

December 27, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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Hope Under Mistletoe by Jessica R. Patch

Has your church ever held services in an alternate location?

I loved this book! One reason why I loved it so much is because the hero, Knox, owns a bar. You don’t find that in Christian fiction very often. I felt this book was so realistic – the characters sparkle and come to life in this wonderful book!

Eden is a widowed pastor’s wife. She’s raising her young son alone and their church has just been burned to the ground. While waiting for their church to be rebuilt, they need to find a place to hold services. The local bar is the only place big enough to house all of the church’s members.

The bar is owned by Knox, Eden’s deceased husband’s best friend. Knox has never been Eden’s favorite person – he’s worldly, plus, she’s always been attracted to him. When she asks if the church can temporarily use his bar as a meeting place, he’s hesitant. Knox has always been attracted to Eden, but, she was off-limits since she was married to his best friend. Plus, Eden doesn’t approve of his worldly ways.

Knox, a former hockey player, doesn’t know what he should do. If Eden knew his secret, she’d run for the hills and never speak to him again. Can he be truthful to her, and, can he learn to forgive himself for his sins?

You should read this endearing book for the holidays! This novella is a great Christmas treat!

So, has your church ever met in an alternate location? Where else has your church held services?

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Frosting and Flurries – Only 99 cents for five delicious romance novels!

November 1, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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Frosting and Flurries – only 99 cents! Five delicious Christmas romance novels that you’ll enjoy! Sugar and Spice, Book 4 of The Bakery Romance Series, is part of this collection!

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Frosting and Flurries!

August 28, 2016 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

I’m pairing up with some wonderful authors this autumn! We’re going to do a box set of Christmas stories. Book four of my Bakery Romance Series will be included in this collection. If you enjoyed my other stories, then I encourage you to purchase the box set once it’s released! This is a great way to introduce you to some more Christian romance authors!

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Recipe For Family – Free Book For One Week

December 3, 2015 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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A Recipe For Family (A Cookies and Kisses Novella) – Free for one week!

Have you ever been reunited with an old boyfriend/girlfriend?

Heather is a single mom, raising her daughter (Jenna) alone with the help of her parents. Jason, her daughter’s father, has returned to town. He’s tired of sending a child support payment every month and is now ready to be a part of Jenna’s life. However, Jason not only wants to be a part of Jenna’s life, he also wants to be a part of Heather’s life again. Can Heather forgive him for his past immature actions? Can she trust him to be a part of her and Jenna’s lives? Will Heather’s parents ever learn to keep their noses out of Heather’s personal business, and allow her to make decisions on her own?

All of these questions are answered when you read this wonderful novella! It’s free for one week, so, download your copy today! A Recipe For Family is part of the Cookies and Kisses collection, too!

So, have you ever been reunited with an old love? Were you able to forgive one another for past mistakes?

A Cedar Cove Christmas

October 20, 2015 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Have you ever had siblings who interfered with your life? Did they interfere so much that you felt you had to run away?

That’s Mary Jo’s dilemma. She’s pregnant (nine months), abandoned by her ex-boyfriend. Her brothers are arguing, claiming they’ll find her ex and force him to marry her. It’s Christmas Eve and Mary Jo is determined to find her ex in Cedar Cove before her brothers find him first!

This was a delightful short book where you’ll become reacquainted with the Cedar Cove cast. It’s like a modern version of the original Christmas story, complete with 3 Wyze men, a King, a stable, barn animals, a drummer boy and even bursting stars! This is a nice quick story to read over the holidays.

So, have you ever had brothers or sisters who’ve interfered with your life? What did you do about it?