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Monday, December 08, 2014

Sadie's Gift and Christmas Lessons

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Our Christmas Extravaganza continues with two more  
Christmas novellas. Today's Christmas Romances include:

Sadie's Gift by Niki Turner

Colorado Springs, 1921 — Nurse Sadie Hubbard wants to give the children at the preventorium a wonderful Christmas. 

Heartbroken Nathan Wells hopes to return to Chicago and mourn his brother's death alone. When an accident brings them together,
their plans for the holiday collide. 

Will they find a way to work together in the spirit of Christmas? 

(Book 2 in the Christmas Traditions novella collection)

Niki Turner is a novelist, journalist, blogger, and the production manager for the Rio Blanco Herald Times weekly newspaper. Her first completed manuscript earned second place in the Touched By Love 2009 contemporary category romance contest. She has written articles for local newspapers, and won second place for best agriculture story at the 2013 Colorado
Press Association annual convention. She blogs at and is a co-blogger at Niki is the Colorado Area Coordinator for American Christian Fiction Writers and is involved in establishing an ACFW chapter on Colorado's Western Slope, where she resides. She published Sadie’s Gift as one of the Christmas Traditions novella collection in 2014. Her next project, Santiago Sol, will be published by Pelican Book Ventures, LLC, as part of the Passport to Romance novella collection.

Christmas Lessons by Patty Smith Hall

Love isn't always enough. 

If it were, history teacher Claire Davenport would have married her childhood sweetheart Billy Warner in a heartbeat. But Billy has big dreams of coaching college football, a plan that could be sidetracked by Claire's disability. Fearing he'll resent her, Claire breaks their engagement and sets out to build a life around the children at her school. 

But Christmas is the Season of Miracles! 

Two years later, Billy Warner is back in Marietta, the new head coach at the school where Claire teaches, and determined to find out why she broke his heart. Working together to give Christmas to needy families in their community, they can't deny the love they've always shared, but will it be enough to last a lifetime? 

A sweet Christmas novella by the author of Hearts in Flight, Hearts in Hiding and Hearts Rekindled.

Patty Smith Hall has been making up stories since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Now, she’s thrilled to share her love of history and her storytelling skills with everyone, including her hero of 31 years, Danny, two beautiful daughters, and a wonderful future son-in-law. She resides in northeast Georgia. 

Thanks for visiting Lagniappe today!

I hope these Christmas Romances add a "little something extra" in your Christmas season!



Niki Turner said...

I love this new look for your blog, Marian! Thanks for having me visit today! :)

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Thanks, Niki. I love having you here! Merry Christmas!

Ann Ellison said...

Love your blog. Just got both of these on my Kindle. They both look like good reads.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Ann, thanks for stopping by. i hope you enjoy these Christmas stories!

Ann Ellison said...

I just finished reading Niki Turner's Sadie's Gift and it was a wonderful and heartwarming story. Thanks for recommending it.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

You're Welcome! Niki did a great job with Sadie's story.