A Christmas Homecoming by Kimberly Rose Johnson

a-christmas-homecoming-coverI’m welcoming a new cyber-friend to my blog this week–Kimberly Rose Johnson, and her latest Christmas book–A Christmas Homecoming to start off our month of December with Christmas books! I’m sure you can find one or more you’d like this month, so check back each Friday. I hope you’ll order this one as a Christmas present for yourself or someone else. Enjoy!

Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?

Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?

Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke, and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?

Kimberly’s books can be found on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2autVLe

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Check out her website at www.kimberlyrjohnson.com and sign up for her newsletter.

Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing.

She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.


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Tuesday Travels–Day 4 in the Colorado Rockies

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Friday with Friends Guestblog by Toni Shiloh–Buying Love

Hope you will welcome my cyber-friend and author of Buying Love, Toni Shiloh



Blog post by Toni Shiloh

In my book, Buying Love, Nina Warrenton is so consumed with the things she doesn’t have, she fails to realize the things she does. Has that ever happened to you? I’m reminded of the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (KJV).

It’s so easy for us to be distracted by the have nots that our praise turns to complaints. Yet, God promises us an abundant life. So why can’t we be thankful? Our flesh is always trying to gratify itself. It’s why it’s human nature to focus on the negative instead of the positive. The flesh is on a constant quest to make itself happy, no matter the consequences.

Reader friends, I’m so thankful that the Lord came to save us from our flesh’s desires. Now, we can set our minds on heavenly matters versus the ones of the flesh. Still, it’s not an overnight conversion. It’s a daily battle, sometimes minutely. Our mind has to be constantly renewed with the good and our eyes ever on the Lord.

Nina has to learn the same lesson. She needs to learn to give thanks and recognize God’s presence in her life and what He’s blessed her with.

Author bio –

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the local Virginia Chapter.

You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.weebly.com

Back cover Blurb –

Will money ruin everything?bl

Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but there is one problem. No one has proposed! Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.

Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?

Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/toni-shiloh

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonishiloh

Blogs I’m part of: http://puttingonthenew.com ; http://heartwingsblog.com

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Tuesday Travels to Rocky Mountain National Forest Day 3

Before I get started on this post about Tuesday Travels, I wanted to do a shout our to all authors since according to Edie Melson today is National Authors Day. Of course, it is also National Calzone Day and World Vegan Day, so take your pick and celebrate. If you want to see the whole list for days in November, go to Edie’s blog at http://www.thewriteconservation.blogspot.com Verry interesting!

img_5933Now, back to our regularly scheduled Tuesday Travels. The next day we hiked to a waterfall up in the mountains which Sandi said is a trickle this time of year compared to in the spring after the snow starts melting in the mountains. And we saw a lot of wildlife that day starting with the horses that were brought into the corral across from our cabin each morning. We also spent several evenings trying to take pics of elk and moose and finally got a couple shots. My friend Sandi had a super call for them.


Now I am going to re-post the pic I posted last week because no one answered my question, so here it is again–name the objects in the next picture and the first one to answer correctly will win a copy of my newest Christmas ebook! Check back next week to see if you won!img_5895





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Tuesday Travels day 2 in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Forest

img_5873Welcome back to day 2 of our trip in September to Winding River Resort on the edge of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Forest. We went hiking with our friends after breakfast that morning at a park outside our resort. I am not going to write much, just let you enjoy the views of this lovely Colorado countryside.

We enjoyed several meals at our friends’ campsite on the outskirts of the resort. Here is a landscape picture of it from the two campsites on either side so you can see the beautiful views they saw every day.




If you know what the picture below is, leave a comment on my blog. I will pick one correct answerer to win an e-book copy of my latest Christmas collection in a couple weeks when I post the rest of the pictures that go with this one! Hope you have some happy travels in your future!



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Tuesday Travels to Rocky Mountain National Park

img_5824My husband and I lived in Denver for several months in 1969 while he was stationed at the Air Force base there, then returned once with our three kids in 1991 so they could see the Rockies and have a snowball fight in July. Last month we flew into Denver then drove a rental car west to visit Winding River Resort which is right outside the Rocky Mountain National Forest. This pic shows us driving toward the mountains which kept getting growing larger and larger.

We stopped at a pull-off and another UK grad took our picture with the mountains in theimg_5840background. Then we drove on to the Resort where some of our best friends have worked for the past eight years. They work on the ranch during the months when it is too hot to work in KY or LA. We arrived at the ranch a little after noon, so went to eat lunch at a little restaurant in Grand Lake, CO, then Chester went to see what Mark was working on, and I went to their camper where Sandi introduced me to the Resident Burro Sadie who ate her lunch from my hand! img_5845

That night we ate at a restaurant overlooking two lakes, then Chester and I sat around the indoor fireplace and almost nodded off from the warmth and jet lag.  We were happy to be with our friends and to meet some of their friends, too. A great start to our trip. Hope you’ll stop by next week for day 2.img_5870

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