Prize Packages: Misty Willow Novels & Cary Grant Classics

A Merry Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas is the time for giving and winter is the time for curling up with a good story–a contemporary romance or a classic movie. Here’s your opportunity to win one of two fun prize packages.

Where She Belongs Giveaway

Shelby and AJ quote lines from Cary Grant movies to each other. One of their favorites is An Affair to Remember with Deborah Kerr. But as Shelby says, you can’t watch this classic without watching Sleepless in Seattle, too.

This giveaway includes an autographed copy of Where She Belongs, the first novel in the Misty Willow Series, and DVD copies of An Affair to Remember (25th Anniversary Edition) plus Sleepless in Seattle (10th Anniversary Edition).

When Love Arrives Giveaway

Dani doesn’t want Brett to know she was secretly photographing him. So when they unexpectedly meet, she says her name is Regina Lampert–the name of Audrey Hepburn’s character in the Cary Grant classic Charade.

This giveaway includes an autographed copy of When Love Arrives, the second novel in the Misty Willow Series, and a DVD copy of Charade.

Thanks for entering!

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Note: Two winners will be selected in a random drawing. Contest is only open to those with U.S. mailing addresses.

Christmas Extravaganza: Giveaways by Inspirational Authors


spread-the-christmas-joy-k-cambronAuthor Kristy Cambron kicked off the month-long Spread the Christmas Joy giveaway last Thursday.

But it’s not too late to join in the fun as Emilie Hendryx hosts a different author every day throughout December on her Thinking Thoughts blog. All giveaways run through Monday, January 2.

spread-the-christmas-joy-d-millsHere’s your guide to catching up:

Kristy sways to the nostalgic music of Billie Holiday as she reminisces in “Christmas Yesteryears.” Enter to win a Joy to the World bookmark from her Etsy shop.

spread-the-christmas-joy-r-burkeDiAnn Mills wrote “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child,” a story of wonder–and maybe magic! She’s giving away a copy of her suspense thriller Deadly Encounter.

spread-the-christmas-joy-l-johnsonRalene Burke shares the story of her family’s mobile Christmas tree in “Joy in All Situations.” She’s giving away a copy of her novel Bellanok: The Reluctant Savior.

What did Liz Johnson learn from watching her four-year-old niece play Mary in her own version of the Christmas story? After you read “Choosing Mary,” enter the giveaway for Liz’s novel, Hazardous Holiday.

Riley Ackerman is today’s guest so visit Emilie’s blog to read her loving tribute in “A Grandmother’s Christmas.”

Then be sure to stop in on Thursday when it’s my turn. My post is “The Moments We Treasure” and I’m giving away a copy of Where Treasure Hides.

Merry Christmas!

Cover Reveal and Book Bargains!

Today’s Highlights: Sharing the cover for the third story in the Misty Willow Series and two ebook sales!

Cover Reveal


With all the mistakes Amy Somers has made and the uncaring things she’s done–even to her own family–she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare. However, Gabe sees beyond Amy’s hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead.

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

Preorder for $8.92 (releases May 2, 2017).

eBook Bargains

shadows-of-the-past-where-she-belongs-collage-croppedShadows of the Past, the first book in the Logan Point Series, by Patricia Bradley

Get the Kindle edition free (for a limited time).$4.99

Where She Belongs, the first book in the Misty Willow Series

Get the Kindle edition for $4.99 (thru November 30th).

A Last Look at PEI

Exploring Prince Edward Island: #Write31Days

exploring-pei-memeMy daughters talked me into participating in the #Write31Days Challenge. I hesitated at first, unsure what to blog about.

But since I’d just come home from a vacation–and had a ton of photos–it seemed like a great opportunity to write about my trip to Canada.

I got a late start on the challenge, and I didn’t blog on the weekends.  So instead of thirty-one posts, this one is my twentieth for the series.

It’s also the last. That’s kinda bittersweet, isn’t it?

To complete the journey, here’s a brief recap of the trip with links to the individual posts.

west-point-lighthouse-03You can also begin with the first post then follow the link included near the end of each one to “hop” to the next.

On Our Way & Lighthouses

We visited the lighthouses at North Point and West Point but didn’t get to go inside either one. The tourist season had ended a week or two before we arrived.

Our Canada-Bound Adventure (With a Detour to Boston)

Exploring Prince Edward Island: North Point

Exploring Prince Edward Island: West Point Lighthouse


The Bottle House Museum

Edouard Arsenault, the last resident keeper at the Cape Egmont Lighthouse, built a six-gable house, a chapel, and a tavern out of approximately 30,000 bottles.

It’s an unusual museum, and certainly worth seeing.

A replica of the lighthouse is also on the grounds, and the landscaping is lovely.

Bottle House Museum

Bottle House Museum Chapel and Tavern

Bottle Museum Gardens

beach-05On the Beach

Walks along the beach. Polished stones. Sea glass.

Breathtaking sunsets and restful evenings.

We stayed at a cottage located near the island’s west shore and enjoyed every moment.

Sea Glass Amongst the Stones

PEI Sunsets

Green Gables

A highlight of our trip, especially for me, was our drive to the North Shore. I loved seeing the places that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write Anne of Green Gables and her other stories.

On the Road to Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Museum

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Post Office


Green Gables Heritage Place Visitor Center

The Barn at Green Gables

Stepping Inside Green Gables

Upstairs at Green Gables

Outside Green Gables

Saying Goodbye

You know how vacation days tend to fly by, and how on the last day you find yourself wondering where the time went?

That wasn’t true of our time on PEI.

Instead it was like time slowed down. Perhaps it reflects the slower pace of life we enjoyed while on the island.

Our Last Day at the Cottage

In Charlottetown

Vacationing in PEI

I’ve had a great time reliving my days in PEI with you. I hope you’ve had fun, too.