If you love Christmas stories, you might enjoy A Cup of Christmas Cheer. This two-book collection, available exclusively from Guideposts Books, contains sixteen heartwarming tales.
Volume 3: Tales of Christmas Past includes eight stories that take you from Gold Rush-era California to the post-Vietnam War days of the 1970s. The eight stories in Volume 4: Tales of Christmas Present capture the holiday spirit and traditions of today.
Why am I talking about Christmas now? Because these two adorable hardcover volumes from Guideposts Books just released. This is your opportunity to start your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t already. A Cup of Christmas Cheer would make a great gift. At just 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches each, the books would make good stocking stuffers, too. Volumes 1 & 2, released last year, sold out quickly, so I’m giving you a heads up on this year’s collection.
OK. I’ll confess. There’s another reason I’m excited about the books. My first story, “A Father’s Gift,” is included in Volume 3: Heartwarming Tales of Christmas Past. Here I am holding one of my author copies. Yes, I was happy.
Here’s the description of my story as found on the Guideposts site…
A Father’s Gift
A young couple anxiously awaits the birth of their first child during the harsh winter of 1866. Life in Northern California is hard and the townspeople want to rally around them, but Cole Foster is suspicious and somewhat embittered toward his new neighbors. Having witnessed how the gold rush broke up his own family and led his father to abandon him, he wants to rely only on himself. However, God brings him into a season of need that softens his heart so he can learn to trust again. And, there is an extra surprise in store that rights a wrong from many years ago.
The other A Cup of Christmas Cheer authors and I have started a blog, where you can learn more about the books and the many fun activities we have planned. If you like giveaways, we’ll be having several of those. You’ll find them listed on our Giveaways page. We also unveiled our brand new Facebook page this week.
We’re currently running a giveaway on Goodreads. If you’re a member of the site, you can enter to win one of five sets of A Cup of Christmas Cheer Volumes 3 & 4. If you click the link below, it will take you to the giveaway.
Question for You
Are you a fan of Christmas stories? If so, do you
prefer bite-sized stories or full-length novels?