Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 17 - Christmas Awakenings

Every weekday (Monday through Friday) for the month of December I will spotlight a story here on my blog. Yes, this is 17 days of Christmas book browsing. And on Christmas Eve I will announce the lucky winner (at least two that I know of right now). The person who leaves the most comments throughout the month will receive their choice of any one of the books spotlighted. That's from me. Other prizes are being offered by the individual authors.

Here's a new author to me, and I'd like to introduce her short Christmas story collection in Christmas Awakenings. Welcome Lorelei Confer. So let's see what they're all about.

Christmas Awakenings is a compilation of four short, uplifting and

Inspiring Christmas stories.

A Star Bright Christmas

A young family can’t be late with their mortgage payment again. So two days before Christmas, at the onset of a blizzard, he goes to town leaving his wife and two young sons alone to endure a blackout on the 24th of December. Will he make it back in time for Christmas?

Christmas Promises

When a young newlywed soldier recently returned from Iraq tells his young wife he has to work Christmas Day she goes ballistic. He had promised her they would never have to spend another holiday alone. When she wakes one morning she finds his things removed from the apartment as well as all the furniture and fixtures not the ones they had picked out together. She cries herself to sleep on the ‘new’ couch and wakes up to discover the true meaning of spending the holiday together.

Christmas Salvation

A widower and a younger woman get to know each other better but not until after he accepts the concept that ‘life goes by in a flash and you don’t want to miss anything’.

A Palm Tree for Christmas

A young family travels from the northeastern United States to the hot sweltering south for a better way of life. Sunny days, sandy beaches, and summer heat. Their dreams are squashed when neither can find jobs and their surplus of money from the sale of their house is down to their last pennies. Until Christmas Eve


If you're looking for short, quick reads, you'll certainly find that in this little collection of Christmas stories. Not your standard Christmas stories, but each has a message of hope, of learning to make the best of what we have, and to love and cherish the ones we share it with.

Thank you for that message, Lorelei.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. This is a new author to me, and I'd like to introduce her short Christmas story collection in Christmas Awakenings. So, welcome Lorelei!

  2. Thank you for having me Donna. I'm looking forward to a great day!