Hilltop Christmas by Kathleen D. Bailey

Yes, It’s past Christmas, but I can’t help but write a review for this delightful story. The main character, Jane (gotta love a girl who shares my name) gets roped into planning the Hilltop Christmas Festival for her ailing grandma. She and the Reverend Noah Hastings seem to butt heads on every decision. Both carry hurts from their pasts that they must overcome. It’s a great read and will help you carry the Christmas spirit into the New Year. https://www.amazon.com/Hilltop-Christmas-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0CLLGCLXW

Very Very Lucky by Amanda Prowse

TRIGGER WARNING – this book takes place in England, so there’s a bit of British swearing throughout. This one took me a bit to get into. It begins very, very slowly. (see what I did there) This is a heartfelt story about Emma, a woman who is busier than any wife and mom should be – the word frantic comes to mind. And Thurston, who has lost the will to live since his wife passed away. When their lives collide, it’s a beautiful stream that will carry you to a satisfying ending.

Very Very Lucky by Amanda Prowse

This is a new-to-me author and I can’t wait to dive into the previous books in her series. It’s a cool story of Dr. Rainey Reynolds escaping from his family drama to Africa. Enter Josephine, an old flame who Rainey can’t forget. I hope you enjoy stories set in other countries – I sure do!

If only I still had little grandchildren – I’d buy these in an instant. Both are cute stories that can be read aloud to preschoolers. The illustrations are great and the stories will resonate with your Christian values.

Jane S. Daly is the author of two nonfiction books and five novels. You can connect with her on her website www.JaneSDaly.com

Jane is addicted to coffee, purple pens, and her husband, not necessarily in that order. A self-proclaimed introvert, she enjoys the solitude of riding shotgun in Rigsby, her 37-foot motor home. But when they pull into a new campground, her favorite thing is to make new friends and find hangouts featuring local musicians. Her fantasy involves writing lyrics for country music songs and hearing them played on the radio. In the meantime, she’ll stick to writing novels. And seeing as much of the country as possible.

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