A Home for Christmas by Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Connealy

Hello, everyone. Thanks for inviting me to visit Petticoats and Pistols again.

As Mary Connealy shared last week, she and I teamed up to bring readers two Christmas novellas in an e-book called A Home for Christmas. It’s priced at only 99 cents, so please tell your friends about it.

I love Christmas novellas. They are quick reads that I can enjoy during the hectic holiday season. I don’t have to worry about getting into a big novel and then not being able to get back to it for days or weeks. Novellas can usually be read in one or two sittings. Mary’s wonderful story, The Sweetest Gift, kept me on the treadmill an extra ten minutes so I could finish it. Any story that keeps me working-out means it’s GOOD! I hope my story, A Christmas Angel, will do the same for someone else. After all, we need to burn even more calories during this season of cookies and fudge and stuffing and … Well, you know what I mean.

I’ve written over 60 novels and novellas over the course of my career. Enough that I’m never surprised by similarities that pop up in books. I had to smile when I discovered that both Mary’s and my stories begin with our heroines headed to a new location on a train. We didn’t plan it that way. It just happened. I love the serendipity nature of writing fiction.

Since A Home for Christmas is an e-book only release, I should remind everyone that you don’t have to own a Kindle or Nook or other reader in order to enjoy e-books. There’s free software for smartphones and computers that will allow you to read them on those devices. And, just in case you would like to win a Kindle, you should pop over to my Facebook Page and “Like” it. When my next full-length novel for Women of Faith, Heart of Gold(set in an Idaho gold rush town during the Civil War), releases in February, I’ll be hosting a Facebook launch party and one of the prizes will be an Amazon Kindle Touch. If you Like my Page now, you’ll know when the launch party is happening.

Thanks again for allowing me to drop by for a visit. I’m wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas.

Robin Lee Hatcher

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Links to buy A Home for Christmas:A Home for Christmas, Kindle

A Home for Christmas, Nook

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She makes her home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the cat who currently terrorizes the household.
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Updated: November 21, 2011 — 3:38 pm

17 Comments

  1. Hi Robin,

    This novella sounds so good. I picked up a copy the other day, but I’m saving it for the Thanksgiving weekend. After seeing the cover for HEART OF GOLD, I went to Amazon to check that book out, as well. It sounds wonderful, so I pre-ordered. Now I just have to wait for February. :o)

    –Kirsten

  2. Your novella sounds like a great pairing with Mary’s, Robin. 60 novels and novellas, wow!
    We met many years ago at a conference in Utah. You were there with your agent. I’m sure you won’t remember me, but I was so impressed with your talent and dedication.
    LOVE your new cover! Your heroine is exactly the one I wanted (and didn’t get) on my last book. Gorgeous.

  3. I have A Home for Christmas on my Kindle and hope to read it soon. I think the cover on Heart of Gold is just beautiful. I love books set during or around the Civil War era and am looking forwared to the release of Heart of Gold.

  4. I love Christmas books and I have just been lucky enough to have won an e-reader. It will be my first one. I will be sure to purchase A Home for Christmas for sure…
    The cover of the book is so inviting and even though snow is not somthing I like these days, Christmas is just not the same without it… And your book makes me long for the Christmas snow…

  5. Hi Robin, I love a good Christmas book and will be adding this one to my kindle! I can’t wait for Heart of Gold to come out. Book set around the Civil War are my favorite. Love this time period.

  6. Hi Robin, a big welcome to P&P. So glad to have you. It’s exciting. Yours and Mary’s Christmas anthology looks and sounds great. I love Christmas stories and movies. And what a beautiful cover for HEART OF GOLD! Very nice.

    Wishing you lots of success. 🙂

  7. sounds really good,I have no way to read a ebook though,,maybe someday I will

  8. I’m slow checking in today.
    Hi. Thanks for all the nice comments about A Home for Christmas. We had a lot of fun doing this, dipping our toes into the ebook world.
    I think you’ll really love the books. Novella writing is something new to me and I really liked it.

  9. Vickie, did you know you don’t need an ereader to get ebooks? Kindle will load an app (look at me all techno-talkin’!) onto your computer and download the books there. The app is FREE and if you ever do get a Kindle the books all just SNAP onto it. Very scary really. Cool though.
    And not everyone likes to read in front of a computer, I know that. But these shorter novellas work well there.
    I don’t know about Nook at Barnes and Noble but I’ll bet they have it, too.

  10. Thanks everyone for your comments. So glad several of you mentioned the beautiful cover on Heart of Gold. I couldn’t agree more. Thomas Nelson did a bang-up job on this one. So perfect for the story.

  11. I just checked. Just like Kindle….Nook has free apps so you can get Nook Books without owning a Nook.

    This link is for Kindle for PC but they’ve got all the options. Nook for iPad, Nook for Mac, Nook for whatever….maybe if we wait a few weeks they’ll be able to download the books straight into our brains.

  12. Hi Robin, I saw your post on Writes of Passage and bought this last week. I loved both stories! I usually think that you and Mary have very different styles, but the themes blended so nicely for this book.
    Heart of Gold looks so inviting and the story sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to read it!

  13. Robin and Mary – what a combination! Like chocolate and peanut butter! Looking forward to reading A Home for Christmas!

  14. Chocolate and peanut butter? For Christmas?

    How about Holly and Ivy?

    Gold and Frankincense?

    Strange and wonderful (I know which one you’re all making me…stop that!!!!!!!!!!)

  15. Love reading. Matters not whether I am reading on an ereader, computer. or holding a paper book in my hands. I am very fond of Christmas stories so I am on my way to Amazon to purchase this one NOW!

  16. Cathy, I’m trying to decide if I’m the chocolate or the peanut butter. LOL!

    Judy H., so glad you enjoyed both stories.

    Thanks again, all, for leaving your comments.

  17. I love books about Christmas and this one sounds like a goodie!

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