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Almost Christmas by Jennifer Hallmark

by Sandra Ardoin

I love having friends return to the blog to talk about their books. Today, I’m welcoming Jennifer Hallmark back. Her publisher, Write Integrity Press, has put together some fun romances, each chapter written by different writer.

Jennifer HallmarkJennifer: It’s almost Christmas. Time to shop, pray, play, celebrate, decorate and contemplate. Then shop some more. Red and green trimmings blanket the malls and stores while bright lights adorn businesses and homes alike.

I love the holidays. Not so much the hustle and bustle, but the joy and Small Acts of Kindness that surround this time of year. People give, care, and share more during the season of love.

It’s almost Christmas; a great time to tell you about a fun new book compilation release I’m involved in. The Heart Seekers series is a collection of four contemporary romance novellas, bound into one easy-to-read book. Let me tell you a little about each novella.

A Dozen Apologies– Mara Adkins, a promising fashion designer, has fallen off the ladder of success, and she can’t seem to get up. In college, Mara and her sorority sisters would date men they considered geeks, then dump them publicly. After losing her job, she returns home. The changes Mara sees in her parents’ lives cause her to seek Christ. Mara’s heart is pierced by her actions toward the twelve men she’d wronged in college, and she sets out to apologize to each of them.

Mara stumbles, bumbles, and humbles her way toward employment and toward possible reconciliation with the twelve men she humiliated to find that God truly does look upon the heart, and that He has chosen the heart of one of the men for her to have and to hold.

The Love Boat Bachelor– Romance is a joke. After the love of Brent Teague’s life came back into his world only to marry someone else, Brent is through with women.

Brent was so sure that God brought Mara Adkins home to him so they could marry and live happily ever after. Tired of watching Brent flounder for direction, Brent’s feisty older sister boots him out of Spartanburg and onto a cruise ship.

As the ship sets sail, Brent starts to relax. Maybe a cruise wasn’t such a bad idea after all. But there’s just one little thing no one told him. He’s not on any ordinary cruise. He’s on The Love Boat. Will he sink or swim?

Unlikely Merger– No longer needed as her father’s nurse, Mercy Lacewell attempts to step into his shoes at his acquisitions firm. That means travel, engaging strangers, and making final decisions—nothing she feels equipped to do. If her best friend has her way, Mercy will simply marry one of the single, available men she meets, but they overwhelm her. How could she ever choose? Should she shove all attraction aside and focus on her father’s business, or is God warming her heart with the possibility of forever?

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt– Grace takes delivery of a package and her life is turned upside down by nine sealed mystery envelopes from her late grandmother. Grammie’s instructions require Grace to take the journey of her lifetime, not only to far off places, but also into the deepest parts of her heart. As she follows the trail laid out for her and uncovers her family’s darkest secrets, Grace is forced to confront the loss and betrayal that has scarred her past and seek the greatest Christmas Treasure of all.

I joined in the writing of A Dozen Apologies and Unlikely Merger but have read them all. The stories are entertaining and amusing.

So enjoy the holidays. Look forward to all the merriment that comes with Christmas. And if you have a moment, read the Heart Seekers series. You’ll be glad you did. J

Three books in one, plus added bonuses! HeartSeekers_Box_Set

A Dozen Apologies
The Love Boat Bachelor
Unlikely Merger

Updates on many of your favorite characters!
Videos from two of our authors!

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt 

For the first time, all four stories are offered in this boxed set. And for the first time, they’re all offered in a single print volume. 

Novella collections have become popular and this is a unique concept in that each story is written by several different authors. From the descriptions, is there a particular story in this collection that appeals to you the most?

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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