Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rose McCauley's Christmas Belles of Georgia

Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. She is happy for this to be her first fiction anthology because Christmas books are her favorites.

A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 43 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to three lovely, lively kids with one more on the way!

You can reach her through her website,, or blogsite at She is also on Facebook as Rose McCauley.

Christmas Belles of Georgia

Nick's Christmas Carol

Nick Powers worked hard to earn his college degree and his dream job. He doesn’t know what to expect when he finds out new owners will be taking over Bellingham Plantation soon. When Carol Peterson comes to town, she and Nick get off to a rocky start, but soon combine forces to make Christmas a happier time for others. Can they find their own Christmas happiness?

Here's an excerpt of Christmas Belles of Georgia:

Nick's Christmas Carol (a novella by Rose Allen McCauley in Christmas Belles of Georgia)

Nick Powers parked his battered four-wheel-drive truck by the curb in front of the law firm of Brockman and Davis. His mind had been racing faster than a greased pig at the county fair since he’d received Mr. Brockman’s registered letter—the letter whose contents had rocked his world.

Exiting the truck, he pointed a finger at his collie perched atop some feed sacks in the truck bed. “Stay, Shep.”

A thump of the dog’s tail told him the canine had heard and would obey. Pretty bad when a dog was one of the few you could trust these days.

He entered the lawyer’s office and touched the brim of his hat in greeting. “Hey there, Beverly. I’ve got an appointment with Mr. Brockman at four o’clock.”

The woman checked her computer then looked up over her glasses. “Sure thing, Nick. He’ll be with you soon.”

“Thanks.” Seating himself, he checked his watch. Ten minutes to four. The toe of his right boot kept time to the ticking of the clock on the wall.

A flash of pink caught his eye through the glass-paned front door. Who could that be? Nobody around here would be caught dead in a pink vehicle.

A few toe-taps later, a slender brunette breezed through the door, her pink skirt swishing with every high-heeled step she took. She wasn’t from around here, but something about her jogged his brain cells.

Swooshing past him, she stood in front of the secretary’s desk. A manicured finger toyed with a pearl necklace. “I know I don’t have an appointment, but I have to see Mr. Brockman right away.”

“I’m sorry, miss, but he has a four o’clock appointment, and it’s his last one for the day. Let me see if I can fit you in on Monday.” She flipped a page. “Sorry. Tuesday is the earliest he could see you since Monday is Labor Day.”

The girl shook her head, swinging her sleek brown hair with golden streaks from side to side. “That won’t do at all. I have to be back in Atlanta for my classes on Tuesday.”

Mr. Brockman stepped through his door. Nick began to rise.

The lawyer frowned then glanced at the secretary. “Is there a problem, Ms. Dailey?”

“No sir. I was just explaining to this lady that—”

The stunning stranger rushed toward the lawyer. “I know I don’t have an appointment, but I have to see you. I’m Carol Peterson, and…” She waved a wrinkled envelope in her left hand. “I won’t be able to sleep a wink until I find out what this letter from you means.”

The lawyer raised his eyebrows. “This is highly unexpected, Miss Peterson, but I will see you for five minutes before my next appointment.” He stepped back from the door, motioning her to enter ahead of him.

With a short nod toward Nick, the lawyer followed then closed the door.

Nick glanced at Beverly who shrugged her shoulders. He looked back at the door. Something about the woman, now so unsure of herself, reminded him of…

His breath whooshed out. It couldn’t be. Not the rich kid who made my life miserable that long ago summer. She always did play to get her way. Whatever it took.

You can purchase Christmas Belles of Georgia from Amazon.

Rose is giving away a copy of Christmas Belles of Georgia. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


marybelle said...

CHRISTMAS BELLES OF GEORGIA is on my wish list. I am looking forward to reading it.


Judy said...

I can't wait to read Christmas Belles of Georgia. I'd love to win a copy.

Nick's Christmas Carol sounds like it will be a delightful read.

Judy B


wfnren said...

Love the novellas, thank you for doing the interview and the giveaway.


cjajsmommy said...

This sounds like a fun book, maybe not so heavy as I've read lately. Need a little bit of levity and this sounds like the answer. Please enter me for a copy.

Marianne said...

i would love to win this novella for my mom - she is 85 and reads almost as much as i do, but she's not into reading on an ebook... Thanks for the chance, Esther and Rose.


Charity said...

Please enter me. Getting into the Holiday spirit and this book sounds like a good one:) Thanks!

Amanda Stephan said...

Rose's book looks wonderful! I'd love to see how the stories fit together. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book!

amanda38401 at gmail dot com

Joy Hannabass said...

This book is on my want read before Christmas so I would love winning it!!

Teela said...

Christmas Belles of Georgia sounds like the perfect read for a good ol' southern gal like me! I HOPE to win!!! thanks for the chance, teelayoung at I would give an honest review on my blog:

Rebecca said...

Oh this sounds like an amazing book. I absolutely love Christmas stories. I would love to win this. Thank you so much for the chance to win this.


margie said...

I would love an opportunity to win a copy of Christmas Belles of Georgia...What a great Christmas present! Thanks!! margie at mijares dot net

ann said...

Pretty title and a great sounding Christmas story one that I will enjoy reading.

amhengst at verizon dot net

PriviesAndPrims said...

Count me in. I always love Christmas stories!

priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Jackie S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book! I really want to read it since it takes place in a small town very close to where I live! Thanks!

Rose McCauley said...

Thanks for hosting me on Barn Door Book Loft and for all the encouraging comments, ladies! I wish you could ALL win a copy! And if you want another chance to win, leave a comment on my blog listed above for another chance. I do a giveaway on the first of each month for one of my commenters the previous month, so just come on over and visit and leave your comment and email addy to be entered in the drawing on December 1st. I love to read Christmas books the whole month of December, so you all sound like kindred spirits!

apple blossom said...

oh, please enter me thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Patsy said...

Would love to read this!


Teresa Mathews said...

Can't wait to read this book, Christmas books are my favorites.
Thanks for the great review.

lgm52 said...

Book looks great..would love to read it!

Merry said...

Thanks for a little peek at Rose's story, I'd love to win it!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Novellas are great especially in the crazy holiday season. Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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