“Mama said this was going to be the bestest gift of all, so was it?”

Brady’s eyes misted as he pressed a kiss to Molly’s nose.

“It’s pretty amazing,sweetheart, and it’s certainly up there,

but the best gift of all?”He turned to caress Lizzie with his eyes

before brushing his lips to her ear.

“It’s not even close.”

– “The Best Gift of All”by Julie Lessman

from the Home for Christmas Historical Collection

The Best Gift of All???

Well … if you’re talking about Lizzie & Brady’s Christmas novella, then that would be getting it ON SALE FOR ONLY 99 CENTS!! And not just Lizzie & Brady’s story, mind you, but novellas by three other award-winning authors as well — the whole collection for ONLY 99 CENTS!!

And that’s not all!!

Charity & Mitch’s Christmas novella from last year, “A Whisper of Hope” from the Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection is ALSO on sale for only 99 cents — five more novellas from award-winning authors for ONLY 99 CENTS!!

AND it gets EVEN BETTER because there are contemporary collections on sale for only 99 cents too, so it’s a steal of a deal that could end up being “the best gift of all” for YOU!!

But don’t delay because the sale ends on December 11, so take advantage AND light up your Christmas with the O’Connors and other heartwarming Christmas stories!

PUT A LITTLE “HOPE” IN YOUR CHRISTMAS AS WELL with my new contemporary, ISLE OF HOPE, which is now available in PAPERBACK as well as ebook. Need a signed bookplate? I’ll be happy to send one to anyone who contacts me through the CONTACT JULIE tab of my website. I invite you to check out my Isle of Hope page as well as the reviews on Amazon to add a touch of “hope” to your holidays! Here’s the Amazon link and HAPPY READING!!



Okay, I only have a few giveaways left, so don’t miss out!

DECEMBER 1-7, 2015: Only one more day to join me on Alexis Goring’s “25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS STORIES” blog series with a fun Christmas interview and THREE GIVEAWAYS!  So come by for three chances to win one of my Christmas e-books—from the Seekers’ Home for Christmas Historical Collection OR Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection, to my Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window. There will be other author giveaways as well, so here’s the link and hope to see you there! 


DECEMBER 9-13, 2015: Join me for an interview/giveaway on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog where you can win your choice of any of my e-books, including Isle of Hope. Here’s the link — hope to see you there!



There’s less than three weeks left to enter my Isle of Hope Contest, where you can win a character named after you in the next Isle of Hope book due out next summer, so I hope you check it out. ESPECIALLY if you have bought/posted a review for Isle of Hope OR for any of my Christmas novellas/novel because that will accrue you extra points in the contest. So here’s the link and GOOD LUCK!!


I’m praying your holiday season is little less crazy than mine right now because Jesus IS the reason for the season, so here’s hoping we ALL can focus on Him first and foremost!

Hugs and here’s to a happy, healthy, and holy holiday season!