Saturday, October 17, 2015

Christmas Mail-Order Angels Feature: A CHRISTMAS BLESSING by Martha Rogers

Hi, everyone! 

Today through October 23, we're having Christmas In October here on the Sweet South Blog!

Several kind authors from the Christmas Mail-Order Angels series have agreed to appear on the blog and give away an e-copy of their novella. Also, we'll be running a Rafflecopter giveaway for an e-copy of the entire Volume 1 set, which includes the first six books of the series.

Here is the schedule for the week:

October 17th Martha Lou Rogers -- A Christmas Blessing
October 18th Darlene Franklin -- Jacob's Christmas Dream
October 19th Susan Page Davis -- The Reliable Cowboy
October 20th Cynthia Hickey -- Christmas Gold
October 21st Tanya Stowe -- The Evergreen Wreath
October 22nd Patty Smith Hall -- A Home for Christmas and Teresa Ives Lilly -- Cooking Up Christmas
October 23rd Lynette Sowell -- Mistletoe Mistake

***All winners will be announced November 1.***

To start us off, we have the lovely Martha Rogers, author of A Christmas Blessing. She's here answering a 1-Question Interview about her novella.

Riley Thornton needs a mother for his three children. Annelle Pugh needs to get away from her domineering father. She knows nothing about children, but answers the call for mail-order brides to Wyoming thinking she can learn on the job. Despite cooking and housekeeping disasters, tries hard to win the hearts of the children and Riley. Will Christmas bring the blessing the entire family needs to be complete?
Hi, Martha! What was your inspiration for your hero's occupation in this book?

Although I’m a true city girl in Texas, horses and ranch life have fascinated me since childhood. Whenever possible, a rancher or a cowboy will be my choice for a hero. Although I live in Texas where ranches abound, Wyoming is a place with as many if not more cowboys than Texas, so having my hero be a rancher seemed quite logical to me. I grew up watching John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry, and others portray cowboys in the movies and James Arness on TV. I wanted myhero to be as brave as John Wayne and James Arness. 

Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and the author of the Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas and Not on the Menu in Sugar and Grits. Her latest series, The Homeward Journey, has three books, Love Stays True, Love Finds Faith, and Love Never Fails. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and is a member of ACFW. She writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop. ACFW awarded her the Volunteer of the Year in 2014. Her first electronic series from Winged Publications, Love in the Bayou City of Texas, debuted in the spring of 2016.. Martha is a frequent speaker for writing workshops and the Texas Christian Writers Conference. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex. Their favorite pastime is spending time with their eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Martha has generously offered to give away an e-copy of A Christmas Blessing! To enter, leave a comment telling us you'd like to be entered. Remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! To protect yourself from spam, you can use the following format: emailATserverDOTcom.

Enter to win Christmas Mail-Order Angels Volume 1 via the Rafflecopter below.

Christmas Mail Order Angels:
A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eleven matches are made. Enjoy the first six novellas in the collection by Darlene Franklin, Susan Page Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, and Teresa Ives Lilly

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Sounds like a wonderful collection! I think I follow all of these authors :)
    dkstevensneAT outlookDOT coM

  2. Forgot to say I'd like to be entered in Martha's drawing :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookDoT COM

  3. Great giveaway, I love these kind of books!

    wfnren at aol dot com

  4. I tried to sign up for Lynette Sowell's newsletter but there is only a place for first and last name, and the subscribe button. It would not accept that so I tried putting my name ind on spot and email it the other so when that didn't worked I switched it and that didn't work either. Just thought I'd let you know or see if anyone else is having a problem.

    wfnren at aol dot com

    P.S. I did enter my email address in the contest entry spot since I tried, 3 times, lol to sign up.

  5. Hi, Deanna! Hi, Wendy! Thanks for coming by! I'll be sure and let Lynette know about the newsletter problem.

  6. Beginning in early November, I read as many Christmas books as I can! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Hi, Joan! I love Christmas stories, too! Thanks for entering! :)

  8. Martha Rogers-
    Do they get a Blessing for Christmas? I appreciate you doing this series with Darlene Franklin and the rest! These will keep me busy and each one sound different and Wonderful.
    I would be Honored to win!


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