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CHRISTMAS IN RACCOON CREEK
by June Foster
Our guest blogger is award-winning author,
Enjoy June's article below about writing her novel, Christmas in Raccoon Creek.
Christmas in Raccoon Creek
So when I answered the call to write Christmas in Raccoon Creek for Lovely Christian Romance, the project challenged my skills as an author since the genre is historical, set in the 1950s. In addition, it's a novella and the story must be told in fewer words.
All my novels contain a spiritual theme. Christmas in Raccoon Creek is fun and upbeat. So what spiritual theme would this story possibly communicate, I asked? After only the third chapter, I knew. God's truth transcends the decades and the years. Hebrews 13:8 says "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Please allow me to share my back cover blurb, and I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I
enjoyed writing it. Thanks to Teresa Lilly who created the idea for the collection.
Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents' opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the rural village of Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke's Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother's era.
Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke's Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn't allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention. The next time she comes in the store, he's determined to ask her out. Maybe take her to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white '53 Pontiac Pathfinder.
Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?
June, where can readers find you online?
Amazon Author Page
Where can readers purchase Christmas in Raccoon Creek?
Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my adventure in writing Christmas in Raccoon Creek, Jo.
Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer question in order to be entered in the book drawing.)
Do you have a snow globe amid your Christmas decorations? Is it different or similar to Emily's in Christmas in Raccoon Creek?
June, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Christmas in Raccoon Creek that June has offered. Commenters, to enter the book drawing, please leave a comment through Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Entangled by Julie Arduini is Marie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.