This week Jolene Navarro and Deborah Raney

» Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog | 14 comments

Congratulations to Susan for winning Katy Lee’s Warning Signs and to Angela for winning Myra Johnson’s When the Clouds Roll By.

This week I’m hosting  Jolene Navarro with Lone Star Holiday and Deborah Raney with Silver Bells. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 13th) evening.

51413ecv+9L._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_Bio Jolene Navarro:

A seventh generation Texan, Jolene’s life, much like her stories, is filled with faith, family, football, art, laughter, dirty dishes and all of life’s wonderful messiness.

Jolene knows that, as much as the world changes, people stay the same. Good and evil. Vow-keepers and heart breakers. Jolene married a vow-keeper who showed her that sweet kisses and dancing in the rain never gets old.

When she’s not teaching art or hanging out with her husband and four kids, Jolene loves creating worlds of strong heroes and powerful heroines who find love in spite of the obstacles life throws at them.

Blurb for Lone Star Holiday by Jolene Navarro:

The Prodigal Returns  

Twelve years ago, Lorrie Ann Ortega left the tiny town of Clear Water with stars in her eyes. Now she’s back home—trying to live right and put her mistakes in the past. Even so, she’ll never be the kind of woman who would make a good wife for the handsome widowed pastor, John Levi. But when she agrees to be nanny to his two sweet daughters, she’s thrown constantly in his path. And she can’t keep herself from dreaming that a man like John could one day love her. Can a prodigal daughter turn into a pastor’s wife?

Silver Bells new coverBio of Deborah Raney:

DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched her writing career after 20 happy years as a stay-at-home mom. Since then, her books have won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Deb’s 23rd novel released from Howard/Simon & Schuster in May 2013 and she is currently working on a five-book series for Abingdon Press Fiction. Deb enjoys teaching at writers’ conferences across the country. She and her husband, Ken Raney, recently traded small-town life in Kansas ––the setting of many of Deb’s novels––for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deb on the Web at
Blurb for Silver Bells by Deborah Raney: 

While Elvis croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon a small Kansas town, two people find the miracle of love.

Michelle Penn has dropped out of college to work as a reporter for a tiny weekly newspaper. The boss’s son, Robert Merrick III, is quickly making her forget all about her former sweetheart, Kevin, who has shipped out to Vietnam.

Rob loves the newspaper business but feels trapped working for his father. He dreams of having his own newspaper, but now that he’s met Michelle, she is what he wants most of all. Rob is forbidden by office policy to date Michelle, but if he were to quit his job, he’d have nothing to offer her.



  1. I’m always so excited when the Christmas stories start coming out.


    • Christmas stories have always been special to me also. So excited I get to share this one.

    • It is my favorite time of year. I’m so excited to get to share this Christmas story.

  2. Love the Christmas stories and can’t wait to read these. Thank you for the opportunity.

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • Thanks for stopping by. Christmas stories do have a unique type of joy about them.

  3. Wow, love the sound of these books; am especially anxious to read Deb Raney’s. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jacsmi75 [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Thanks for the chance to win either of these Christmas stories!

  5. Silver bells would be lovely. Thanks.

  6. another wonderful selection of novels, Margaret….thank you 🙂

  7. They sound like holiday books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. I love Christmas stories. They have a special joy. I’m so excited I get to share this one. Good Luck!

  9. I truly love to read books set during Christmas and both books look wonderful. Would love to be entered to win either of them. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  10. I’d love to be entered for both of these Christmas stories. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  11. I love Christmas stories, please add me for both! Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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