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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Christmas Extravaganza 2016 - Marianne Evans & LoRee Peery

Happy Thursday Morning Readers!

Today, we begin our 
Christmas Extravaganza 2016 showcase.
Each Thursday in the month of December 2-3 Christmas titles are featured on Lagniappe!

Today:

Bella Natale by Marianne Evans


When the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true…

Ashley Coratini is bucking her family, and the odds, by embracing the chance to pursue a dream. During a three-week trip to Florence, Italy, she’s determined to immerse herself in the world of art and to explore the gifts God has given her.

Widower Luca DeRosa owns and operates a premiere art gallery at the heart of Florence. He’s just over a year away from turning forty, but doesn’t mind the milestone. He enjoys a life spent raising his five-year-old son and scouting artistic talent. When he comes upon Ashley, he’s captivated by her artistic skills and fluid grace, and he sees to it that Ashley’s dreams take off at high velocity.

But as love blooms, questions mount. Will Ashley embrace her gifts and a life in Italy that’s worlds different than the one waiting at home in America? Can Luca trust his heart and instincts enough to embrace the love of a vibrant young woman whose spirit speaks to him so deeply?

What comes next when the dreams they dare to dream really might come true…?

PURCHASE LINKS 


Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.
Readers laude her work as “Riveting,” “Realistic and true to heart,” “Compelling.” Her Christian women’s fiction debut, Devotion, earned the Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. Hearts Communion earned a win for Best Romance from the Christian Small Publisher's Association. She is also a two-time recipient of the Selah Award for her books Then & Now and Finding Home.
Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan and an active member of Romance Writers of America, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. You can connect with Marianne at www.marianneevans.com.

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

www.marianneevans.com
www.marianneevans.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marianneevansauthor/
Twitter: MarEvansAuthor





Christmas 'Couragment by LoRee Peery

Liam once approved of helping others, but not anymore. He lost his mother due to a crazed street person, and he's hardened his heart. Now a successful photographer, he’s returned to set up shop in his hometown--directly across the courtyard from his sister’s best friend. 

Zoe runs an outreach center and encourages the homeless and needy, especially at Christmas. Nursing a soft spot for Liam that started as a girlhood crush, she sets out to help him by creating her unique brand of encouragement cards. Her hope is to reignite the fire and love for Christmas and God, which Liam once had. The cards and ornaments countdown to Christmas, but what if Liam doesn’t want to be one of Zoe’s projects?

What happens when her crush grows into something more?

What if they both receive more than expected?

Purchase links:




Christian romance author LoRee Peery attempts to see God’s presence every day. Often that gift comes from nature, when the call of a cardinal draws her to look for the distinctive flash of crimson. A meadowlark’s melody always transports her to the farm where she grew up. A rainbow holds special significance, since one appeared over her father’s grave the day of his funeral, assuring her of the Lord’s presence. She clings to 1 John 5:4 and prays her blended family and dozen grandchildren see that faith. Find LoRee at www.loreepeery.com Pelican Book Grouphttp://tinyurl.com/kwz9enk Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/kafhkcc https://twitter.com/LoreePeeryhttps://www.facebook.com/LoReePeery

Readers I hope you find 
"a little something extra" 
in your life this Christmas Season!
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4 comments:

Marianne Evans said...

Marian, I love your blog!!! Thanks so much for hosting us, and kicking off what's sure to be a book-filled, joyous Christmas season! You're a blessing, and I appreciate you!!! I can't wait to dive into your release: GUMBO WEATHER! The Extravaganza initiative is such fun! Hugs and love, my friend!

LoRee Peery said...

It's nice to visit again. Thanks for having me, Marian.
Great company to be with, Marianne, and I agree with all you said.
Have a merry, merry month of December. I know neither of you will neglect the Reason for the season.

LoRee Peery said...

It's nice to visit again. Thanks for having me, Marian.
Great company to be with, Marianne, and I agree with all you said.
Have a merry, merry month of December. I know neither of you will neglect the Reason for the season.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Ladies, it is a pleasure to have you both on Lagniappe! i agree, the Christmas Extravaganza is such fun!