Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Christmas Stories

What follows is a list of great Christmas reads, but you need to know that:

TODAY is the final day to get The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt for FREE! Get it here!


There’s a HUGE readers’ giveaway that you can enter at Jennifer Fromke’s blog!

What a value that novellas provide, especially the festive type that can keep us in the spirit of Christmas! So I did a little investigating. I haven’t read all of these, but with the authors mentioned, feel very certain that they hold to my standard of Faith~Driven Fiction.

If you’ve read any of these, please let me know your opinions in the comments!

Frosty at the Gaylord Texan

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, especially with my first publishing effort, a chapter in the novella, The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt by Write Integrity Press. What a wild ride that has been! But I found the time to read through that short book – delightful – even amid all of the demands for my time! So here are a few that I recommend:

I hope you had the chance to get my first offering in The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt. I’m so thankful to editor Tracy Ruckman and all of the writers from Write Integrity Press for putting this together! What fun! Today is the LAST CHANCE to get it for free!

One collection we got last year and LOVE is A Log Cabin Christmas with 9 different stories by several authors including Wanda E. Brunstetter and one of my new favorites, Erica Vetsch. And this is a BEAUTIFUL book with special cuts and bindings. You’ll want the paper version!

Colleen Coble’s Silent Night A Rock Harbor’s Christmas Novella. You can’t go wrong with Colleen Coble!

Heartsong Collection with authors including Loree Lough and Tracey Peterson An Old-Fashioned Christmas. My girls have delighted in several of Loree Lough’s books.

Heartsong Collection, Montana Mistletoe, with authors including one of my mentors, Lena Nelson Dooley. I’m so delighted that this came out. Lena is such a special lady and I can fully support anything she has put her hand to.

One that I just downloaded is Grudges Not Included by Shellie Neumeier. I have a feeling this will be my next read once I’m able to scrape some responsibilities off of my plate.

Forever Christmas, a collection by Christine Lynxwiler. This is also a Heartsong Collection, but all by the same author. Sounds intriguing.

Your Turn: Hope this list has given you a few places to start! What are some of your favorite short stories or novellas? What about strickly Christmas stories?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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