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Bargains in Christmas Reading

As December arrives, many of us begin “getting into the Christmas spirit,” and for me, that involves unpacking Christmas ornaments, listening to Christmas music, and, of course, reading Christmas stories.

If you, too, love reading stories set during the Christmas Season, you might be interested in three Christmas ebooks that are bargains at just 99 cents each.

christmas wishes box set3First, the recently published anthology titled Christmas Wishes: Seven Stories of Second Chances is an extra special bargain because it contains seven stories for a total of 99 cents. I’m honored to be included in this anthology along with award-winning authors Leanne Tyler, Mallory Kane, Kate McKeever, Juli Alexander, Donna Wright, and Karen Hall. You’ll definitely want to buy this limited-edition anthology before it goes off sale. Just click on the following link to go to Amazon and buy Christmas Wishes.

forgotten christmas web copy 3 Next, one of my own Barbourville novels, The Forgotten Christmas Tree, winner of the 2014 HOLT Medallion in the short contemporary category, is on sale at the moment for only 99 cents. Although it’s the fifth book in the Barbourville series, The Forgotten Christmas Tree can certainly be read alone. I’m happy to say that Amazon reviewers have rated it 4.6 stars. The price will soon revert to the usual $2.99 so grab it before it goes up by clicking on Forgotten Tree.

christmas-at-tiffanys-web-versionLast, and certainly not least in my opinion, is the short novella titled Christmas with Tiffany. This somewhat older story was first published in November 2012. Because of its length, it stays at 99 cents the year round, but it’s popular enough to rate 4.5 stars on Amazon. If you’re in the mood for a heart-warming Christmas story, click on Tiffany to buy.

And here’s wishing you all the joys of the Season!

Short Christmas story now available at most ebook stores

A couple of years ago, I wrote a short (15,000-word) Christmas story and priced it at 99 cents. For most of its life online, it was available only for the Kindle, but now it is available at most ebook stores. In addition to Amazon, Christmas with Tiffany is also available at Apple iBooks, for Barnes and Noble, for Kobo Books, and Inktera. To buy, just click on the name of your preferred vendor in the previous sentence, and you should be whisked right to the appropriate store.

For those who haven’t yet read Christmas with Tiffany, following is a short description. And if you haven’t read it, be aware that it’s a sweet, second-chance-at-love story that’s set in a small town in Tennessee.

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Tiffany Elwood’s small-town gift shop has become her refuge. The quiet ambiance she created there helps her find peace after losing her father to cancer and her boyfriend to the sophisticated lures of California. Now, with Christmas fast approaching, she has high hopes that the profits from her annual open house will help her support her mom and little sister through the coming year.

But her peace is disrupted when her tiny shop is inundated with ten times the number of ornaments she’d ordered, not to mention the return of that old boyfriend, Bain Lyndhurst. Every time she turns around, the former man of her dreams is in her shop, and there’s no accounting for his sudden affinity for purchasing Christmas decorations.

With the magic of the Christmas season to aid them, can the two star-crossed lovers rediscover the passion of their youth and establish the trust they need to face the future together?

Christmas with Tiffany is free December 5-6

For a couple of days (December 5 and 6), Christmas with Tiffany will be free on Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle app. Here’s a little bit about the story:

Tiffany Elwood’s small-town gift shop has become her refuge. The quiet ambiance she created there helps her find peace after losing her father to cancer and her boyfriend to the sophisticated lures of California. Now, with Christmas fast approaching, she has high hopes that the profits from her annual open house will help her support her mom and little sister through the coming year.

But her peace is disrupted when her tiny shop is inundated with ten times the number of ornaments she’d ordered, not to mention the return of that old boyfriend, Bain Lyndhurst. Every time she turns around, the former man of her dreams is in her shop, and there’s no accounting for his sudden affinity for purchasing Christmas decorations.

With the magic of the Christmas season to aid them, can the two star-crossed lovers rediscover the passion of their youth and establish the trust they need to face the future together?

If you’re in the mood for a sweet and short Christmas story, feel free to download Christmas with Tiffany while it’s free. But if you miss the free days, it’s still a good buy at 99 cents. Enjoy!

Carolynn Carey on StoryFinds

“Christmas with Tiffany”—A fun story to write

Occasionally a book is just plain fun to write. That’s rare, as any writer will tell you. Ordinarily writing is hard work. Or as Hemingway said, “All you do is sit at the typewriter and bleed.” (As an aside, I used to write at a typewriter. Thank goodness for computers!)

But Christmas with Tiffany was a fun book to write. First of all, I enjoy writing Christmas stories. There’s something inherently romantic to me about a season where people are deeply involved in carrying on the traditions that go back to their childhoods or are in the process of creating their own new traditions.

Christmas with Tiffany is a “second-chance-at-love” story. As you might expect, Tiffany and the man she once loved have been estranged for a number of years. But then he moves back to the state, not far from the town where he and Tiffany met and where she now owns a small gift shop that she’s busily preparing for her annual Christmas open house. 

Neither is in the mood for a happy reunion. Their breakup wasn’t exactly cordial. But when Tiffany’s tiny shop is inundated with ten times the number of Christmas ornaments that she’d ordered, affairs seem to take on a mind of their own.

Christmas with Tiffany is a short novella and as such is priced at only ninety-nine cents on Amazon. If you’d like a quick and uplifting read during the hectic Christmas season (or beyond), I invite you to check it out.