Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Pioneer Christmas Collection

9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier

A Pioneer Christmas Collection
A Pioneer Christmas Collection
Received a copy of A Pioneer Christmas Collection recently and discovered several writer friends contributions are included. Of special note, this is Shannon McNear's debut for book publishing with her story, "Defending Truth." Have known Shannon for years as a faithful fan of our own Bly books.

What a beautiful cover and impressive company of writers: Lauraine Snelling, Margaret Brownley, Kathleen Fuller, Marcia Gruver, Cynthia Hickey, Vickie McDonough, Michelle Ule, and Anna Urquhart.

So look forward to reading these novellas.

Here's some blurbs on a couple of the 9 different stories: 

Defending Truth by Shannon McNear

Left to care for her siblings at their mountain farm while her father fights the British in the East, Truth Bledsoe tries to remain brave when she finds an emaciated Tory hiding in a cave. Can Micah Elliot convince her that his political leanings have changed and that he can be trusted when her family is put in serious danger? 
A Pioneer Christmas Collection author Shannon McNear
Author Shannon McNear

About Shannon McNear:

As a Midwestern farm girl transplanted to Charleston, South Carolina, Shannon McNear loves losing herself in local history. She's currently a homeschooling mother, military wife, and a member of ACFW and RWA. When not sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she finds joy in worship, women's ministry, and encouraging whoever God brings across her path.

The Cowboy's Angel by Lauraine Snelling

Jeremiah Jenson, a cowboy on his way to the northern plains to find work, encounters a dying man in the Dakota snow. Belle Stedman's husband has been gone for six weeks, and she has just given birth to her second child alone in a snow-shrouded dugout. When a stranger appears at her door with a miraculous story to share, will she welcome him or send him away? 
A Pioneer Christmas Collection author Lauraine Snelling
Lauraine Snelling

About Lauraine Snelling:

An award-winning author, Lauraine Snelling has more than 75 published titles, including two horse series for kids. With more than three million books in print, Lauraine still finds time to create great stories as she travels around the country to meet readers with her husband and rescued basset, Sir Winston.

A Pioneer Christmas Collection available online at Amazon:


Shannon McNear said...

Thanks so much, Janet! I hope you enjoy them! <3 <3 <3

Janet Chester Bly said...

Looking forward to reading all 9 stories!

Anna Urquhart said...

Thank you, Janet, for giving our collection a shout-out! I've been thrilled to be in a collection alongside Shannon and other such fabulous authors!