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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Sun Sets on 2012

Sunset over Pensacola Bay on 12/26/12.

The year 2012 has been a long one what with all the campaigning and presidential election, the tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, early winter storms and then ending with the Newtown, PA shooting. It has not been a particularly good year when you look at all that has happened around the world.

Another photo of the awesome sunset on 12/26/12.

I have hopes that 2013 will be better, but then we are facing "The Fiscal Cliff" so who knows how the year will turn out. I tend to be optimistic, so I hope and pray for a better year and another step toward world peace.

Pensacola's Graffiti Bridge on 12/26/12.

We have family visiting for the holidays, so it's been a bit chaotic since before Christmas. I've had very little time online, so my emails have piled up to over 500 and my tweeps on Twitter are probably wondering what happened to me.

A close-up of the Graffiti Bridge on 12/26/12.

I've had very little "me time" and almost no time to read. Though I have added an assortment of new books to my Kindles (my old Kindle Keyboard and my new Kindle Fire, I love both by the way).

In spite of all the holiday rush and lack of time for much of anything, I have managed to squeeze in time with my grandkids. They're awesome and I love every minute I spend with them. There's nothing better than seeing the world through the eyes of little kids.

A mention of Newtown on the Graffiti Bridge.

I took some great sunset photos on 12/26/12. Any sunset over Pensacola Bay is beautiful, but this one was spectacular. I also took some cool photos of Pensacola's Graffiti Bridge that same day.

On one side of the bridge were the Three Kings and on the other the Manger and a "God Bless" for those lives lost in Newtown. So I've included those photos in this post.

The next day the Shutter Button on my Sony digital camera broke. It's no longer under warranty and I've yet to find anyone local who can repair it. My husband did find a company online that will repair it for $70 plus the cost of shipping. So now I'm looking at new digital cameras. I feel naked without my camera. Just sayin'...

Yesterday we lost our Internet service with AT&T for the whole day and all night. I've only been back online for around an hour or so and hope to get this posted before the service disappears once again. Little things like these are irritating, but certainly not the end of the world.

My Azaleas are blooming.

Speaking of the end of the world, I guess that didn't happen on 12/21/12 like "they" predicted. Thank goodness. In spite of problems with the economy and the general unrest, I rather like this world of ours. I have great hopes that things will improve.

On another note, here on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, the weather has been rather strange. Our temps have varied from the mid-30s to the high-70s from one day to the next. Trees are already starting to leaf out, because they think spring is already here. Only winter has barely started. Azaleas and other flowers are starting to bloom. Birds and squirrels are building their nests. Maybe they know Florida will have a mild winter?

Dude says, "Happy New Year!"

Like I said, I'm optimistic that 2013 will be a better year than 2012.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.

Christmas is only two days away? How did that happen? I still have presents to wrap and goodies to bake. And I still have lots more great Christmas books to read.

Yes, we finally did get a Christmas tree. My husband and I always get a live potted tree of one sort or another so we can plant them in our yard afterwards. So this year's tree is a Leyland Cypress, about three feet tall and only big enough for one string of blinking lights and a handful of blown-glass ornaments. It pretty much looks like a cute little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I love it!

My husband put Christmas lights out front. We have a big old date palm tree which he strings with lights like in the Corona Beer commercial. You gotta love a guy's touch when it comes to decorating  for Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Shani.

My dogs, Shani and Dude, have been sniffing around the wrapped presents, hoping to find one that smells like a dog goodie. Only their presents (rawhide chews) are wrapped and in the pantry closet so they won't open them before Christmas.

I didn't finish up my Christmas shopping until yesterday, a quick trip to town where I made my way among the crowds and bought the last few presents. The mall was so packed, not a single parking space available, that I didn't even venture there. Yesterday was Walmart and ToysRUs. Both were crowded with people were buying cartloads of Christmas presents. I was relieved to make my way through the heavy traffic and get back home to semblance of peace and tranquility.

Dude howling about his Christmas bow.

This morning I put a Christmas bow collar on Dude. He wasn't all that pleased and lifted his head to howl an "Ahhhh-rooooo" in protest. Then he posed sweetly for some cute pics.

Dude is actually a ham when it comes to posing for pics, so I took quite a few of them. Once he got used to his Christmas bow collar he didn't seem to mind it a bit.

Shani was a cute as ever in her red Christmas bow. Shani absolutely refuses to have anything around her neck. She doesn't much care for her leopard print dog collar either. When we go for a walk she much prefers a harness, though she'd walk just fine without a harness and leash. In fact, Shani is totally against Leash Laws, just sayin'...

Merry Christmas from Dude.

We have family from California here for the holidays. So I probably won't be blogging much between Christmas and New Year's. I'll be spending a lot of time with the grandkids too.  Christmas is really for kids, so it'll be lots of fun.

In my spare time, and I don't have much of that this time of year, I've been reading an assortment of holiday books. I've enjoyed them all. I can definitely recommend reading Candis Terry's Any Given Christmas, Linda Lael Miller's A Creed Country Christmas and Christmas of the Red Chiefs, in addition to Talli Rolland's Mistletoe in Manhattan and Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts.

I have way more Christmas books on my two Kindles (my old Kindle Keyboard and my newer Kindle Fire) than I have time to read before the holiday. So I'll probably be reading Christmas books well into the new year. I just started reading Barbara Witek's Santa Wore Combat Boots and Linda Lael Miller's Holiday in Stone Creek (I'm almost always reading more than one book at any given time).

Christmas/Holiday Reads on my Kindles (in no particular order):

A Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James
A Spy for Christmas by Kristen James
Cold Comfort by Ellis Vidler
The Gift of Gray (Christmas) by Jan Romes
Three Wise Men by Nancy Ricker, Jan Romes & Laura Ricker
White as Snow (A Christmas Story) by Donna Westover Gallup
Xmas Affair (A Sensual Short Story) by Ruth D. Kerce
A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett
One imPerfect Christmas by Myra Johnson
A Simple Amish Christmas by Vanetta Chapman
It Really IS a Wonderful Life by Linda Rondeau
A Home for Christmas by Deborah Grace Staley
Kiss of the Christmas Wind by Janelle Taylor
One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer
Harlequin Holiday Collection by Debra Webb, et. al.
All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
A Christmas in Two Egg, Florida by Dale Cox
O Little Town by Don Reid
Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns
A Cowboy for Christmas by Lori Wilde
Mistletoe Christmas by Stacey Joy Netzel
A Very Holly Christmas by Sheila Roberts
Jingle This! by Stephanie Rowe
Catch That Santa by Karen Doctor
A Victorian Christmas by Catherine Palmer
The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts
Blue Christmas by Diane Moody
A Dixie Christmas by Sandra Hill

Hmm! So many great Christmas books. I think I have enough to get me through the next several Christmas seasons. Well, what can I say? Yes, I'm definitely addicted to books.

From my family to yours, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

All we need is love ...

Love graffiti on Pensacola's Graffiti Bridge.
Today, 12/21/12, is predicted to be the end of the world. Well, if it is, this post will never be. On the other hand, the way I see it, all we need is love to set the world to rights. If we love one another, how can there be wars? How can there be hate? How can one kill another? So I'm sticking with my beliefs, that all we need is love.

Pensacola's Graffiti Bridge seems to be a sounding board for all kinds of thoughts. So I keep a running record of photos of the oft profound comments found there. I think the love graffiti says it all.

Love on the Graffiti Bridge.

There was a mixture of graffiti that day, so I'm including the original photo. The day was bright and sunny with strange little white puffs of cloud. I don't recall seeing a sky quite like that before or since.

I grew up in the '60s in the days of love, love and more love. Did we have hate back then? Yes, in the form of the Vietnam War which, in my opinion, never should have happened. That war and the draft changed us all. We had a sense back then of no future, that the end-times were near. So to counteract all that we talked of love and free love.

It's time, once again, to bring back the love. We need to love our families and friends in spite of all their flaws. We need to love those around us, those we don't even know.

I don't normally attempt to stand on a podium and preach anything.  But maybe it's time that I do? There's so much talk lately of end-times, apocalypse, 12/21/12 and the world as we know it coming to an end.  Well, maybe we need to take this day and make it a new beginning instead? Let's push for love instead of hate.

Since I'm talking about love, I thought this would be a perfect time to mention some of those books I love, old favorites and new. So here's my list, in no particular order.

The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier
Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by Luanne Rice
A Prologue to Love by Taylor Caldwell
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensability by Jane Austen
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
Hawaii by James Michener
Caravans by James Michener
Pale Moon Rider by Marsha Canham
Through a Dark Mist by Marsha Canham
In the Shadow of Midnight by Marsha Canham
The Last Arrow by Marsha Canham
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Darkest Knight by Gayle Callen
A Brighter Dawn by Stobie Piel
Some Like It Hotter by Deb Stover
The Widows of Wichita County by Jodi Thomas
Whispers of Heaven by Candace Proctor
The Last Knight by Candace Proctor
Hunter's Moon by Karen Robards
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe
Charming the Prince by Teresa Madeiros
Midnight Rider by Kat Martin
The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
A Veiled Journey by Nell Brien
The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
The Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware
Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine

The common thread in all these books is love. In spite of all the obstacles and hardships, love survives.  As I was saying, all we need is love ...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hippo Encounter at the Zoo

A hungry hippo.

I spent yesterday at the zoo with my grandkids and other family members. It was a fun family day. My grandkids were full of energy. By the way, where do they get all that energy? Was I that energized way-back-when? Anyway, the highlight of this zoo trip was a hippo encounter where we got to see the two hippos up close and fed them big chunks of carrots. All I can say is "Awesome!"

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Isn't he a handsome boy?

The zoo I'm talking about is the Gulf Breeze Zoo. It's small in comparison to other zoos, but it also provides an intimacy with the animals which isn't always found in big zoos. The animals there are almost like family. In fact, my grandkids often remind of the little monkeys in the zoo and I've told them that more than once.

Cleopatra, the mama-to-be hippo.

There are two hippos at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Cleopatra is the expectant mama hippo who is due any day. The papa hippo is the handsome guy in the two pics above. I'll definitely go back to the zoo for pics of the new baby hippo.

It was a beautiful day at the zoo with temps in the high-60s. That's one of the things I love about Florida, great temps all year long. Gee, it was hard to believe that winter and Christmas are only days away.

One of the peacocks strutting his stuff.

Even the peacocks seemed to think it was spring rather than almost winter. This gorgeous male peacock was in full display and put on quite a show. If I were a female peacock, well, I would have been impressed.

Rwanda and baby Kigali.

This visit to the zoo I was able to get pics of the mama gorilla, Rwanda, with her baby, Kigali. Last time we were there the baby was sleeping. This time he was showing off, but sticking close to his mama. These two are Western Lowland Gorillas.

Zion the lion cub.

Zion, the four and a half month old lion cub, has been moved to a big outdoor pen next to the pair of Siberian Tigers. Zion seemed to be quite happy and was romping around playing with a big ball. Then he climbed up into his tree for some time to relax out.

As one of my granddaughters pointed out, "Zion needs a friend." I assured her that the zoo is going to get a female lion cub to keep Zion company. And yes, the zoo is currently looking for just the right cub.

The two chimps on Chimp Island

I took quite a number of pics of the two chimps. Some of the pics were taken from the Zoo Train which circles Chimp Island, the hippos and Gorilla Island. The other pics were taken from the long wood walkway that overlooks Chimp Island.

This is the chimp who was blowing kisses.

One  chimp in particular seemed to love the camera and his audience. He blew kisses, played peek-a-boo, smiled, waved and seemed just as happy to see us as we were to see him.

All in all it was a really fun day at the zoo. Four whole hours and I was exhausted. My grandkids, on the other hand, were still energized. Ahhh, to be young.

For those who follow my blog, I usually add a list of books at the end of my posts. However, in this case, I haven't come across any additional zoo related reads. So please check out my previous November post, "Zoo Tails," for some fun/interesting zoo reads and some cool zoo pics.

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I hope you all will stop by from time to time.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jingle Bell Rock

Some of my daughter's collection of snow globes.

Christmas is just around the corner. The malls are crowded with shoppers. The radio stations are playing just about every Christmas song ever recorded. So Christmas must be just days away?

We have family coming into town for the holidays. So the holiday chaos is about to begin. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing family that I haven't seen in ages, but it's still stressful. Our regular calm world will be turned topsy-turvy through Christmas and New Year's. Am I ready for this? To be honest, I'm not really sure.

Do we have a Christmas tree yet? Nope! Do we have Christmas lights on our house? Nope! Are we ready for Christmas? Yes and no. I've pretty much done my Christmas shopping, mostly for the grandkids, but I haven't yet wrapped the presents. As for the rest of the holiday preparations, well, I'm way behind the curve.

I'm trying to ward off the impending holiday stress by reading some light-hearted Christmas books. There are so many fun ones out there. So far I've read and thoroughly enjoyed Linda Lael Miller's Christmas of the Red Chiefs and two by Talli Roland, Mistletoe in Manhattan and Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts. All three of these books are fun reads that are sure to make you smile. What Christmas book am I reading next? Hmm! So many to chose from. I think Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns.

I've recently added the following Christmas reads to my Kindle Fire:

Three Wise Men by Nancy Ricker, Jan Romes & Laura Ricker
It Really IS a Wonderful Life! by Linda Rondeau
Jingle This! by Stephanie Rowe
Catch That Santa by Karen Docter
A Cowboy for Christmas by Lori Wilde
Santa Wore Cowboy Boots by Barbara Witek
Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry

Well, that ought to be enough Christmas reads to get me through the season. On the other hand, there's no such thing as too many books. So I may very well be adding more holiday reads to my Kindle.

Here's a list of more Christmas reads that caught my eye (in no particular order):

A Snowglobe Christmas by Linda Goodnight & Lissa Manley
Christmas in Wine Country by Addison Westlake
Be Mine for Christmas (Cont. Romance Short) by Alicia Street
Save Me, Santa (5 Holiday Stories of Romance) by Nina Bruhns
Christmas Brides (3 Regency Novellas) by Cheryl Bolen
A Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James
The Holly and the Thistle by Regan Walker
Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
Enchanted (A Merry Nicholas Christmas Tale) by Patti Berg
Small Town Christmas by Jill Shalvis, Hope Ramsay & Katie Lane
Wanted: One Scoundrel (A Steampunk Christmas) by Jenny Schwartz
Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher
A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree by Janet Dailey
'Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries

Trust me, there are about a zillion more Christmas books out there, way more than I could ever read in my lifetime. So between now and Christmas check back for more lists of  Christmas reads. Also, in case you missed my two previous holiday posts, you'll find more lists of great/fun holiday books. This is definitely the time of year to "jingle bell rock" and read.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OMG, It's 12/12/12

The graffiti says it all.

This is one of those days of supposedly great portent, 12/12/12. Something is supposed to happen today, but what? Hopefully this will be a day of good things, good happenings, good memories.

A "scary" warning on Pensacola's Graffiti Bridge?

Some people believe this is an apocalyptic day. Or is that supposed to be on 12/21/12? Gee, I hope not. I kind of like this world, flaws and all, and hope it stays around a good long while. Just sayin'...

Another warning on the Graffiti Bridge?

It seemed to me this might be just the time to list apocalyptic and dystopian books that I've read or would like to read. (Most of these books are available in eBook format.)

* = Books I've read and recommend.
** = Books TBR on my Kindle.

Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction (in no particular order):

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood*
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins*
Wool (Omnibus Ed.) by Hugh Howey*
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury*
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury*
Sullivan's War (The Complete Adventure) by Michael K. Rose*
Logan's Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson*
He, She and It by Marge Piercy*
Anthem by Ayn Rand*
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand*
1984 by George Orwell*
Brave New World by Aldoux Huxley*
The Postman by David Brin*
Soylent Green by Harry Harrison*
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein*
Neuromancer by William Gibson*
Hollowland (The Hollows, Book 1) by Amanda Hocking**
Since Tomorrow by Morgan Nyberg**
Dark Grid by David C. Waldron**
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells**
Season of the Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1) by Michael R. Hicks**
No Shelter Trilogy (Omnibus Ed.) by T. S. Welti**
Darklandia by T. S. Welti
We by YevgenyZamyatin
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Running Man by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days) by Susan Ee
Outside (A Post-Apocalyptic Novel, Outside Series, Book 1) by Shalini Boland
The Next Tomorrow (A Tag Stevens Novel) by J. R. Madsen
At the End (The Road to Extinction, Book 1) by John Hennessy
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
One Second After by William F. Forstchen
Yesterday's Gone (The Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller) by Sean Platt & David Wright
Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro
Collapse (New America, Book 1) by Richard Stephenson
77 Days in September by Ray Gorham
Land (A Stranded Novel, Book 1) by Theresa Shaver
And the Heavens Shall Fall by Jacqueline Druga
Free Falling by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
A Distant Eden by Lloyd Tackitt

I'm sure I've left off a lot of great apocalyptic and dystopian books, so please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below. Thanks again for stopping by. Let's hope that 12/12/12 is just another day.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday!

A close-up of my grandkids' Christmas tree.

How can it already be December 7th? Where are the minutes, hours, days going? I've done some Christmas shopping, but I've yet to wrap the presents. I bought Christmas cards, but haven't done them yet. I haven't even begun to look for a Christmas tree.

When my grandkids were here on Thanksgiving, my grandson asked, "Nana, why don't you have a Christmas tree or Christmas lights?" They already have their Christmas tree up and decorated and all the holiday lights on their house.

Gee, even my neighbors have their Christmas lights up and their houses and yards look so festive at night. I guess it's time to encourage my dear hubby to get out the holiday lights or we'll soon have the only unfestive house in the neighborhood.

I dropped by the library today and they were already in holiday mode with a pretty Christmas tree and a three foot tall Santa. I'm starting to feel a bit guilty that I haven't at least started to set out some Christmas decorations. The holiday will be here before I can blink. Okay, I promise I'll put out some decorations this weekend.

In the meantime, here's another list of Christmas reads. If you haven't already seen it, there's another list on my last post. Anyway, I haven't read any of these books, but they all look like great/fun holiday reads. The ones marked with an (*) are books I recently added to my Kindles. All of these are available in eBook format.

Christmas Fiction/Romances (in no particular order):

One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer*
Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin, #1) by Stacey Joy Netzel*
Holly Lane by Toni Blake
Cupid's Christmas by Bette Lee Crosby
Mistletoe in Maine (Holiday Brides) by Ginny Baird
A Family for Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor
Bundle of Joy by Barbara Bretton
A Lawman's Christmas (McKettricks of Texas) by Linda Lael Miller
An Outlaw's Christmas (McKettricks of Texas) by Linda Lael Miller
Montana, Mistletoe, Marriage by Patricia Thayer
Christmas on Nutcracker Court by Judy Duarte
A Cold Creek Noel (Cowboys of Cold Creek) by RaeAnne Thayne
The Duke of Christmas Past by Kim Bowman
Forever Christmas by Christine Lynxwiler
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
Kissing Under the Mistletoe (St. Helena Vineyard) by Marina Adair
Blue Christmas (Moody Blue Trilogy, #1) by Diana Moody
A Bush Christmas by Margareta Osborn
The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen 
Christmas in Venice by Meadow Taylor
All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson
A Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James
Christmas Countdown (Lost, Inc.) by Vicki Hinze
Naughty or Nice by Stephanie Bond
Mistletoe Mine (Eternity Springs) by Emily March
Jingle This! by Stephanie Rowe

Wow! That's a lot of great romantic Christmas reads. I haven't even begun to list them all, so be sure to check back for more Christmas book lists in upcoming December posts. Before I forget, I'm currently reading a Christmas book on my Kindle Fire, Christmas of the Red Chiefs by Linda Lael Miller. This is a holiday read I think you'll enjoy. Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you all have a Holly Jolly Holiday!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jingle All the Way

Christmas decorations at the mall.

How can it already be December 1st? I swear Halloween and Thanksgiving were just yesterday. On the other hand, the stores have been selling Christmas trees and decorations for months now.

Like most everyone else, I have already started Christmas shopping. I think my grandkids already have every toy and game imaginable. So what are they getting for Christmas from me? Hmm! Well, books, puzzles and clothes are on my shopping list.

Yes, that's change jingling in my pocket, because that's just about all I have left to spend. When did everything get so expensive?

My husband asked me the other day what I want for Christmas? Books, of course. Always books. So an Amazon gift card will be just fine for me. The list of books I want to buy is already way too long, but maybe I'll get a really big gift card? Well, I can always hope.

In the meantime, I'm not waiting until Christmas to get some of the books I want. I almost always find something to add to my Kindles (my old Kindle Keyboard and my newer Kindle Fire). I love Christmas reads this time of year. So I'm figuring you all love Christmas reads too.

So here's a list of Christmas romances, historicals, mysteries, comedies and such. The ones marked with an (*) are on my Kindles. The rest are books that I think we'd all enjoy. All of these books are available in eBook format.

Christmas Reads (in no particular order):

Mistletoe in Manhattan: A Christmas Story by Talli Roland*
Santa Wore Combat Boots by Barbara Witek*
The Gift of Gray (Christmas) by Jan Romes
Three Wise Men by Laura Ricker, Jan Romes & Nancy Ricker
Cold Comfort by Ellis Vidler*
Xmas Affair (A Sensual Short Story) by Ruth D. Kerce*
Catch That Santa by Karen Doctor*
A Perfect Holiday Fling (Moments in Maplesville) by Farrah Rochon
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
Christmas of the Red Chiefs by Linda Lael Miller*
A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller*
Holiday in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller*
A Yellowstone Christmas by Peggy L. Henderson
Christmas with Holly (Friday Harbor) by Lisa Kleypas
A Cowboy for Christmas (Jubilee, Texas) by Lori Wilde*
The Christmas Cookie Chronicles by Lori Wilde
A Smoky Mountain Christmas by Carol DeVaney
My Kind of Christmas (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr
Bah, Humbug! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella) by Heather Horrocks
Christmas on Mimosa Lane (Seasons of the Heart) by Anna DeStefano
Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin) by Stacey Joe Netzel
Dumb White Husband vs. Santa (A Short Story) by Benjamin Wallace
Christmas in Two Egg, Florida by Dale Cox*

There are just so many Christmas reads that I'll list more in posts all month long. So be sure to check back to see what other books I've found. Feel free to add your own Christmas books in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have fun Christmas shopping and jingle all the way.