Golden Times, book 1 (WWII romance/Christmas fantasy romance/women's fiction)
Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down.
The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour whirlwind of discovery, passion and emotion, it soon becomes clear that their hearts and souls are entwined together forever.
Jimmy promises Clara he’ll come marching home to her. The magic of true love ensures that he’ll keep that vow.
The Harold Angel, book 2 of the Golden Times series, is now available for just $2.99! Here’s more about it:
Golden Times, book 2 (Christmas/fantasy/women's fiction)
Christmas, Present Day: About to turn eighteen, Jamie Crumrine is having a difficult time at home. The oldest of four kids in a single-parent home, she feels overworked, misunderstood, and is tired of her mom treating her like a ten-year-old. Granted, things are much better since her abusive, alcoholic father took off and left the family one Christmas Eve but, still, Jamie is itching to get out on her own to avoid drowning in a sea of responsibility.
An assistant at Golden Times retirement center, the frustrated Jamie confides in Alma, one of her favorite residents, about her problems, setting a chain of events into action that will forever change Jamie’s life.
It all starts with the story of Harold, a remarkable little boy in the early 1960s, who endured more pain and trauma in his young life than any child should.
This is a story about a Christmas miracle that touches the lives of all who hear it.
Author’s Note: The Harold Angel is dedicated to the victims of child abuse—those who survived as well as those who did not. As a survivor, the subject matter of this book is especially close to my heart. I'm an eternally optimistic realist who believes in hope, possibilities, the power of belief, and happily-ever-afters, whether the story I'm writing is a romance or, as in this case, mainstream fiction. There were many frightening days as a child when I wasn't sure I'd live to see adulthood, but I never, ever lost the all-important power of belief…in myself as well as in something greater. While it's admittedly difficult to tell an uplifting holiday story that centers around abuse, that was my goal. I leave it up to you to decide whether or not I succeeded.
And for those of you who enjoy a good dose of laughter with your eggnog, Ho Ho Uh-oh… is volume 1 in my “The Crazy Woman Inside Me” series of humorous essays. This little book is available in Kindle edition for just 99-cents! Here’s more about it:
Ho Ho Uh-oh… is the first volume in a continuing series of warm, funny and fun-filled essays. It becomes clear in the introduction, “Daisy the Closet Writer,” why the author chose to title this series The Crazy Woman Inside Me.
Life experience has taught Daisy that finding the humor in difficult situations, as well as ridiculous mishaps, generates healing laughter. In “This Should Have Been a Clue” she shares valuable lessons learned about the difference between men and women. “Dripping with Diamonds, Furs and…Pillows?” sheds further light on the complexities of marriage, while “Oh the Joy, the Anticipation…the Socks and Underwear!” proves there’s a valid reason for time-honored male stereotypes.
“The Premonition Dream and Supernatural Lottery Ticket” gives a glimpse into the inner workings of Daisy’s thought process…and it isn’t a pretty sight. In “When a Writer Needs a People Fix…” we discover the author, an admitted foodie, has a weakness for more than just giant tins of Christmas shortbread cookies.
Come along for the ride as the author revels in the humor of everyday life, and celebrates the wild, wonderful magic of Christmas.
A FAVOR: I hope you enjoy these three special holiday books! If you do, I'd be so very appreciative if you left a book review and/or rating on Amazon or your favorite review site to help other readers discover these stories too.
As a reader, you possess the power to influence the buying decisions of other readers. Your words and (hopefully) recommendation of these books can help bring attention to my writing so that others can discover my work. With so many books from so many writers available for sale, it can be difficult for an author to get her books noticed. So believe me when I tell you how very grateful I am to my readers for taking the time to leave an honest review or rating.
Finally, if you're in need of a ho-ho-holiday chuckle, my last blog post has all the necessary ingredients: Families…check. Insanity…check. Christmas…check. Total dysfunction…check. Holiday blog post…check. Be sure to check out “When Life Gives You Material…” It’s sure to become a holiday classic.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
--Daisy Dexter Dobbs a/k/a Super Earthling…roger wilco, over and out
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