Christmas Read, Anyone?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Oh how I feel like singing ! ! !

What do you love most about Christmas ? That time of year when families and friends get together, share meals, presents, and the warmth of the season? Best of all, they share the joy and the meaning of this wonderful time: The Birth of Christ.

Yes, it is my favourite time of year, and I look forward to it. It takes very little to put me in the Christmas mood; a simple TV commercial, or a song on the radio, brings joy and peace to my heart, and a smile to my face. But as I look forward to December, what’s better than to sit next to the fireplace with a great novel.

Today, I feature a Christmas read. The book cover grabbed my attention, and so did this title by Mary L. Ball, which released less than a month ago. Christmas at Angel Ranch


Hoping to encourage people to see the wonder of love and divine guidance, Mary writes Christian fiction, weaving stories about real life problems, blended with romance. When she’s not working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at various functions.




Book blurb:

Kayla is a home designer for a well-known company, or was, until a police raid proves the decorating company is laundering money. The investigation shows her innocence, but she’s without a job, no prospects for employment.

To get away from the dishonesty surrounding her, Kayla returns home to the mountains of North Carolina to help with the family business until the New Year.

Angel Ranch is a hunting lodge that caters to elite hunters, and Reed Jessup is ready to trade in his corner office for a few weeks of R&R. He arrives with his rifle and a trophy buck on his mind.

When Kayla and Reed meet, two mistrusting hearts collide. Can love prevail, or will it take a Christmas 

I’m certain you’ll enjoy this novel. You can follow Mary on Facebook and Twitter

Mary and I will draw a name at random on Friday, Nov 14 for one lucky winner to receive a copy (Kindle format) of Christmas at Angel Ranch. To get your name in the draw, leave a comment, telling us what Christmas means to you.

Good luck. And until next time, blessings!

Renee-Ann <><


19 thoughts on “Christmas Read, Anyone?

  1. I love to celebrate the excitement from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. I enjoy Mary’s writing and way she weaves romance with life problems; giving the Lord credit for answering them. Christmas time with a good book is especially nice.

  2. My favorite part of Christmas? Carol singing – but best of all, God is now with us. The quieter my Christmases get, the more important that becomes to me.

    • What’s Christmas without songs. Thanks for that reminder, Darlene. And of course, God among us is THE most important of all.
      Ours Christmas is fairly quiet as well, now with both boys living so far away from home.

  3. I love Christmas! When I was younger, I loved the magic of Santa, but when I found out the fictional character (in a red suit) did not exist, Christmas meant little to me. Then I accepted Jesus, and Christmas means Hope, Love, Forgiveness and so much more! Oh, how I love my Savior! Thanks for the opportunity to read this book! I love Christmas books. 🙂

    • Thank you, Joi. And Amen!!! I love stories like this. 😀

      Dear old Santa. I can’t help but wonder what Christmas would be like if there had never been a Santa. How would we celebrate the birth of Christ if not with family gatherings and gift exchange? Hum… I wonder…

  4. I love trimming the tree while Christmas carols play in the background. Our children’s and grandchildren’s baby shoes hold places of honor among the homemade ornaments on our tree every year.

    • That’s a tradition I love as well. I can see how these baby shoes would hold such special places. Most of the ornaments I have hold have sentimental value in my heart. Like the cookie dough wreaths my sons made in school many years ago. I can’t believe I still have these, though not quite ‘intact’. 😉

  5. When I see the Hershey’s Kisses Christmas commercial I know it’s time! I love the music and old movies and even going to Kirk Cameron’s new movie, Saving Christmas. But trying to remember the true meaning of Christmas, celebrating the birth of my precious Lord Jesus! Thanks for this book giveaway and I would love to read it, sounds great!

    • I love that commercial too, Debbie. It is so cute. And you’re right, when those little ‘bells’ start chiming, we know it’s time. Yay! Time for us to share the true meaning of Christmas. Blessings to you.
      Renee-Ann <

  6. Can’t wait to read this!!! Christmas means so much to me, the snow, the carols, family, joy, but mostly it means a chance to reflect on the birth of Christ! The Advent lessons through the 12 days of Christmas inspire me to be more Christlike…I am thankful for that chance, not only at Christmas., but throughout the year!

    • What a beautiful way to put it, to remember to be more Christlike. Thank you for sharing, Amy. We all need to be thankful for the chance He’s given us. Maybe I should say chances, plural, because we do fail at it, but He’s Faithful, and His love never fails. He gives us another chance, and another, and another.
      Renee-Ann <

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