I took the kids to a pumpkin patch the other day. There were so many fun pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes, I couldn't help but break out my camera. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Please join me in welcoming Author Kimberly Rose Johnson to my blog. Her new book, A Christmas Homecoming, was just released a couple of weeks ago and already has some great reviews on Amazon. I don't know about you, but once October comes along, I'm ready to start reading some heartwarming Christmas books. This one is definitely on my TBR list for this year.
Kimberly, thanks so much for being my guest today!
hanks for hosting me, Melanie. I’m thrilled to be able to share about my latest Christmas book with your readers. A Christmas Homecoming is the second book in my Sunriver Dreams series, but it easily stands alone. I especially love this series because of the setting. My family and I have been to Sunriver for vacations many times and have a lot of fond memories. In fact my youngest started walking there at eight months old. Here is the back cover description for A Christmas Homecoming.
Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?
Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?
Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke, and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?
I hope you enjoyed this teaser. I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas but since this is a Christmas book, I’m going there. :-)
Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?
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Your book sounds great, Kimberly. And the cover looks like so much fun! As for a favorite Christmas memory, I don't think I could narrow it down to just one. I love the smell of ham cooking, Christmas cookies, and carols playing. As a kid, I loved opening an early gift on Christmas Even because it meant new pajamas to sleep in. I think, most of all, the best part of Christmas has always been the atmosphere of love, anticipation, and family.
Kimberly and I would love to hear about some of your favorites memories!
About the Author
Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing.
She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Are you ready to join a fun group of contemporary inspirational romance authors for conversation, giveaways, and free books? You won't want to miss the Fall In Love Facebook Party on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Crystal Walton 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Melanie Snitker 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Jessica R. Patch 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Nicole Deese 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Melissa Tagg 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Tammy L. Gray 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Susan May Warren 9:30 - 10:00 p.m.
All times are EST
I'm personally giving away two books, an audio book,
and a $5.00 Amazon gift card as well.
So be sure to stop by
Monday, October 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. EST
We're looking forward to chatting with all of you!
Finding Hope, the second book in the Love's Compass series, is on sale today for only $0.99! If you haven't read this book yet, this is a great time to pick up a copy.
That one word has rocked Lexi Chandler's life to the core. Her focus has always been to help others. She loves being a nurse and enjoys spending time with her family. Things had been going according to plan. Now she’s struggling to pick up the pieces and make sense of the changes in her life.
Lance Davenport has cared for Lexi since they were kids. Between their age difference and bad timing, he's turned burying his feelings into an art. Now, watching Lexi battle with cancer has made him realize just how much he's missed. He doesn't know what their future holds, but he's determined to not waste another minute.
The people closest to Lexi pull together as she tries to navigate her way down a path none of them ever dreamed she’d have to travel.
Hello everyone! I'm excited to have my friend and fellow author, Franky, here on my blog with her new release, Emma's Match. I had the opportunity to read an early copy of her book and it's so much fun. If you enjoy chick lit and a good romance, you'll love this book.
About the Book
Emma Wallace has a plan up her sleeve to save her struggling design business, but not a clue what do to about the man who has her heart.
Stealing a kiss from Will Knight years ago ended in an embarrassment she didn’t want to repeat. But when a popular new designer in town starts taking her clients and has eyes on Will, too, Emma decides it’s time to fight for what she wants. The perfectly irritating designer she wants to shove into a hole isn’t the only one who can be down-to-earth and likeable. After all, Emma’s never failed at anything...except walking the line between friendship and love. Crossing it again could mean losing Will’s friendship for good.
With a sigh, I take a notepad and pen from my purse and scribble on the paper for a moment.
How does one compete with the woman who can do everything and warms everyone’s hearts in the process? People are lining up for her design services, not mine.
I don’t make homemade crafts out of used goods, or know how to shoot a gun, or make my own curtains…
Of course, I’m also not desperate enough to follow Will wherever he goes. Nevertheless, it may be time to make some change in my life.
I scribble out my list of goals.
1. Learn PowerPoint and how to make a killer client presentation with it.
2. Buy jeans. Wear them for at least twelve hours. Around other people.
3. Learn how to shoot a gun. And don’t freak out.
4. Visit a dollar store.
5. Take a sewing class. Maybe learn how to make curtains?
6. Go camping. For real.
Maybe these things would help me gain some useful perspective. Trying new things is definitely something my mother never did.
About the Author
Franky A. Brown has always called the South home and loves to write about it. She holds an English degree from the University of South Carolina and can’t seem to stop reading. She is the author of women’s fiction and chick lit about life, love, and Southern women.
Franky has generously offered a paperback of Emma’s Match! Use the Rafflecopter to enter. The giveaway will be closed at midnight on October 5th and the winner will be announced around 6AM on the Bookish Orchestration blog on October 6th. Enter below or click here.
Blog Tour Schedule
Saturday, October 1
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Rachel Rossano's Words- Excerpt and Character Interview
Perpetual Gardener, Writer, and Mormon-Excerpt
Sunday, October 2
Melanie D. Snitker, Author- Excerpt
Author Franky A Brown-Excerpt
Monday, October 3
Crystal Walton- Excerpt and Book Review
Laurel's Leaves-Guest Post
Tuesday, October 4
Ramblings- Guest Post
Once Upon an Ordinary-Author Interview
Wednesday, October 5
Rachel John Reviews- Book Review
Thursday, October 6
Bookish Orchestrations-Giveaway Winner