Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Texas Christmas by Lena Nelson Dooley





Spend Christmas in the Old West with six unconventional women who take on Texas-sized challenges—and unexpected romance. Bridget falls for a man opposed to her teaching Indian orphans. Polly is trying to hold her family together when her childhood love returns to town. Rugged rancher Charlsey is inexplicably attracted to a tenderfoot accountant. Vivian shuns marriage until meeting a nomadic photographer. Lacey’s cooking draws a quiet blacksmith out of his shell. Tracker Bessie Mae helps a ranger hunt down a villain.







Book Excerpt

“Excuse me, sir.”
Jeff halted mid-motion, his shovel full of coal. Black dust swirled around his thick boots as he glanced at the young lady. Oh, and she was definitely a lady. Judging from her so-very-proper Boston accent, the Daddy-has-money traveling suit with all the fuss and bother, and her wide hazel eyes, this gal wasn’t just out of place; she was lost.
“Might I impose for a moment to inquire as to the location of your local diner?”
He dumped the coal into his wheelbarrow and stood to his full height. “Diner’s closed. Best hop back aboard the train and try Meadsville.”
The feather in her stylish hat swayed back and forth as she gave her head a small shake. “I fear I did not make myself known. I’m Lacey Mather, and I’ve come to help my great-aunt Millie at the diner.”
“Millie’s your great-aunt?” Jeff couldn’t hide the surprise in his voice. On her better days, Millie looked as if she’d been caught in a whirlwind. Most of the time, she looked like she sorted bobcats for a living. No man in his right mind would imagine Millie as kin to this dainty blond beauty.
“Yes.” Miss Mather folded her white-gloved hands at her waist and gave him a charming smile. “I’m eager to reacquaint myself with her. Could you please direct me to her place?”
“Sure. Go on through the station here, and you’ll see Main Street turning off to the west from Ranger Road. Millie’s is the first place on the right side of Main.”
            Miss Proper-and-Pretty leaned forward ever so slightly. “Would west be to my right or left?”



About Lena
Award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had more than 800,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. She’s a member of Christian Authors’ Network and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

She has been on both the CBA Bestseller list and several Amazon Bestseller lists. Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, from Summerside Press, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Her next series, McKenna’s Daughters: Maggie’s Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. The second, Mary’s Blessing, was a Selah Award finalist for Romance novel. Catherine’s Pursuit released in 2013. It was the winner of the NTRWA Carolyn Reader’s Choice contest, took second place in the CAN Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award, and won the Will Rogers Medallion bronze medallion. Her blog, A Christian Writer’s World, received the Readers Choice Blog of the Year Award from the Book Club Network.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Along Came a Writer blog radio show.


Lena has an active web presence on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books.

To purchase Lena's book:

Lena Nelson Dooley is giving away a copy of A Texas Christmas.  The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice -- once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post.)



Off to read another great book!
Sandra M. Hart

12 comments:

Joy Hannabass said...

Sounds like a lovely book to read during the Christmas holidays! I enjoy Lena Dooley's books and I know I will enjoy this one!
Blessings. Joy
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Angela Holland said...

This sounds like a great book - thank you for the chance to win
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Caryl Kane said...

I am looking forward to reading this wonderful book!

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Wendy Newcomb said...

I love these novella's. I get to enjoy lots of short stories, some of my favorite authors and I get to find new authors to follow. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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Linda Kish said...

I would love the chance to read this book and its fun stories.
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Deanna Stevens said...

Enjoyed the peek into your book! I would love to read this one :)
Dee from NE
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sm said...

I would be like the one who asked if West was to the right or to the left? I go by "the gas station on the corner, turn right". Love your books and thanks for the interview. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Britney Adams said...

I love the excerpt and am eager to read this wonderful collection! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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Anonymous said...

Love to win Lena's book! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Amundsen said...

Thanks for a chance to win. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com. Kim

Patty said...

Sounds like a fun story! I'm afraid Millie is in for a rude awakening!

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Connie said...

I am so excited to read this book. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
Blessings,
Connie
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