I’ve got a special treat today. A friend of mine, and I am so thankful to call her friend, is part of a Christmas box set titled Candy Cane Kisses. Autumn Macarthur is a Christian contemporary romance author based in the UK. I love reading her books and getting a taste of life in England. I recently asked her why she likes to write Christmas stories and this was her answer.
I adore Christmas! Yummy food, fairy lights, decorating the tree,
giving and receiving gifts—the big kid in me delights in all that!
Plus it’s a time for family, faith, and love, all things that mean a
lot to me. And they’re all important elements of my new novella Calm &
Bright, too. It’s a story of finding home, a second chance at love,
and the greatest gift of all—the gift of a second chance with God.
This Christmas, Brad Hughes hopes he can convince his bitter ex-wife
Maddie he’s not the unreliable, workaholic charmer she married young
and then divorced. They’ll be together over the holidays, for the sake
of their four year old son. But what chance do they have of becoming a
family again, when she’s returned to the tiny Idaho lakeside community
she grew up in, and he’s a city boy through and through. Can they
allow God to heal their broken marriage and broken hearts before his
career tears them apart again?
This is a story I’ve wanted to write since my spring release in 2015,
Forget Paris. Brad appears in it very briefly, and unfortunately he’s
a bit of a jerk! Okay, a LOT of a jerk! But I love knowing none of us
is such a jerk we can’t be redeemed by love and faith. That earlier
story woke Brad up that he needed to change, and in this story, he
finds his heart’s true home. I’ve enjoyed writing it so much! And I
hope readers will enjoy it too.
You can pick up your copy of Candy Cane Kisses by clicking here.
Autumn and her fellow authors have put together a fantastic giveaway. Click here to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card and 8 new books!