Sweet romance with a dash of humor, a touch of mystery, and a hint of magic.
Just yesterday, the Authors of Main Street, re-released their CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET, a collection of eleven heartwarming, holiday stories. A 2013 Amazon #1 bestseller, now only 99 cents. I love all the stories, but A LIGHT IN THE CHRISTMAS CAFÉ is one of my favorites, because it was my very first completed novel.
A LIGHT IN THE CHRISTMAS CAFE
An almost perfect evening can be easily ruined by a profession of love.
Moonlight streaming through the windows, the café’s comforting aromas, a nearly overflowing dining room, delicious food, poetry…and Claude. Deirdre knows she has to stop him, but she doesn’t know how. In Lake Vista, a small resort town tucked in the California foothills, Deirdre finds that there are more questions than answers. And Claude is the least of her problems.
In LA, Deirdre’s perfectly constructed life made sense—a lucrative, albeit boring, career and an adoring boyfriend. But when her beloved grandmother tumbles down the stairs, Deirdre returns to Lake Vista and picks up the apron strings at Rosie’s café. Temporarily. Running her grammy’s café is more complicated than Deirdre could have ever imagined. Despite a food thief, a haunted house, a matchmaker and a handsome stranger, Deirdre believes her old, safe life can still be salvaged. Until she sees a mysterious light in the café’s attic. A light, that like her, doesn't belong.
In addition to the anthology, the Authors of Main Street have also compiled a FREE companion book of holiday decorating tips.
GENEALOGY FAN CHART
Some will say it's not a craft, per se, but I made my own fan chart and I love it, even if it's merely a fill in the blank sort of project. No sewing, paints, or glue required. Using a ruler and compass, it's pretty easy. My chart goes back 8 generations and you can see it athttp://kristystories.blogspot.com/2014/10/ancestors-love-letter.html I used a computer to print out the words (not the names, you'll have to do that by hand) and then took it to Staples to have it copied on a nice sheet of paper. (I don't have a copy machine this size.)
But, if you don't want to draw your own fan, you can find one already made at https://familysearch.org/blog/en/printing-fan-chart/. This is the same site where you can research your ancestors. There are also a number of charts you can find online, just google genealogy fan chart. But I have to warn you once you start you may become addicted and end up with a chart like the one my husband’s grandmother made that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
ABOUT KRISTY TATE
Kristy is the mom of six incredibly brilliant and beautiful children, and the author of several novels. Although many of her novels have won awards and have ranked on Amazon's top 100 list, Kristy has yet to realize her lifelong dream of owning a Schnauzer farm. Kristy studied English literature at Brigham Young University and at BYU's International Center in London.
For updates on Kristy's upcoming novels, please visit her blog at kristystories.blogspot.com
BOOKS BY KRISTY TATE
Stealing Mercy: The night before the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, flames spark between Mercy Faye and Trent Michaels, leaving the life they know and the city they love in ashes. (Seattle Fire, book 1) http://amzn.to/1shBnum
Rescuing Rita: When Christian rescues the kidnapped Rita and witnesses a triple murder, he realizes that it’s a lot more interesting to hold a feisty actress than a hand of cards. But is she worth joining the cast until the ultimate final curtain? (Seattle Fire, book 2) http://amzn.to/1wydeoH
Ghost of a Second Chance: With the help of her grandmother’s ghost, Laine Collins unravels the mystery of her grandparents’ marriage and is forced to face a question of the heart—Can love live even after it has died? (Rose Arbor, book 1) http://amzn.to/1u1scCG
The Rhyme’s Library: Blair Rhyme discovers crazy Aunt Charlotte’s dead body amongst the boxes of want-nots and what-evers in the library’s basement. Unfortunately, when she returns to the library with the police Charlotte is gone. Desperate to prove that she doesn’t share her aunt’s mental illness and that Charlotte really has been murdered, Blair tangles with a former lover, a disturbingly handsome stranger and a wacky cast of Rose Arbor characters. (Rose Arbor, book 2) http://amzn.to/1zwTyDP
Losing Penny: A cooking show diva in hiding. A literature professor writing genre fiction. An admirer who wants more than the tasty morsels a cooking hostess is willing to share. A dangerous recipe for romance in the town of Rose Arbor. (Rose Arbor, book 3) http://amzn.to/1qqerZ2
Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent: When Petra Baron goes into the fortuneteller’s tent at a Renaissance fair, she expects to leave with a date to prom. Instead, she walks out into Elizabethan England, where she meets gypsies, a demon dog and a kindred spirit in Emory Ravenswood. Can Petra and Emory have a future while trapped in the past? Or is anything possible Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent? (Beyond, book 1) http://amzn.to/1yZRzoz
Beyond the Sleepy Hollow: With a collection of the writings of Washington Irving in her hand and a prayer that the same nine-pin playing ghosts that gave carried away Rip Van Winkle will give her drink of their ale, Petra Baron heads into another time defying adventure Beyond the Hollow. This is the second book in the Beyond series, where Petra is reminded that love is always timeless.http://amzn.to/1yZRzoz
Beyond the Pale: After their encounter with the Headless Horseman in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery, Petra Baron and her immortal boyfriend, Emory Ravenswood, find themselves thrust into the bustle of modern-day New York City, where the dangers are both living and dead.http://amzn.to/1tdQEvv
Hailey’s Comments: A sassy but shy advice columnist flees to a sparsely populated island in the Puget Sound seeking peace and refuge, but instead finds mystery and romance.http://amzn.to/1s6jmxY
A Light in the Christmas Café: In LA, Deirdre’s perfectly constructed life made sense—a lucrative, albeit boring, career and an adoring boyfriend. But when her beloved grandmother tumbles down the stairs, Deirdre returns to Lake Vista and picks up the apron strings at Rosie’s café. She believes her old, safe life can still be salvaged. Until she sees a mysterious light in the café’s attic. A Light, that like her, doesn't belong. Or does it? http://amzn.to/1tdQEvv
Stuck With You: When Andie breaks Whit’s glasses, he offers to forgive her debt if she’ll pose as his date to his brother’s wedding. It's the perfect mixture of business and pleasure, until business threatens to get in the way of a happily-ever-after neither Andie nor Whit could have ever imagined. http://amzn.to/1vKW56P