A special Christmas #TuesdayTea celebration!

Please join me for a celebration of the Christmas season while we enjoy a festive treat of Cranberry Apricot Scones. I’m reviewing A Heart Full of Christmas, a collection of contemporary novellas all filled with the heartwarming joy of romance and happily-ever-after endings. These stories are written by five of the Seekers of Seekerville.

Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

MY REVIEW:
A Heart Full of Christmas, Contemporary Inspirational Holiday Romance CollectionA Heart Full of Christmas, Contemporary Inspirational Holiday Romance Collection by Debby Giusti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SPARKLING CHRISTMAS STORY COLLECTION!

A Heart Full of Christmas is a sparkling collection of five inspirational romances written by five of my favorite authors. Each story has a different quality. The charming angel ornament on the cover is a precious hint of what is inside, as all the novellas feature the touch of a angel.

A MIRACLE FOR CHRISTMAS, by Debby Giusti, is an exciting love story of overcoming fears and focusing on the future. Watch for Gabriel, a secondary character, who is the kind of guy we all need for comfort during stressful situations.

HOME TO HIS HEART, by Ruth Logan Herne, is a story about former high school acquaintances who must confront difficult childhood memories. A relationship develops between them as his rambunctious and adorable twin boys bring them together. Ruthy knows how to “write” kiddos!

UNDER THE MISTLETOE, by Tina Radcliffe, has the flavor of my favorite Christmas tale. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but this is a charming novella, filled with trademark Tina humor. I love this story. And a recipe for gingerbread cookies makes for a perfect treat-filled ending.

HOLIDAY HOMECOMING, by Sandra Leesmith, starts with a sweet pre-Christmas birthday gathering of old friends. At the suggestion of a special waitress, they reminisce about first loves. A delightful holiday celebration and romance with Southern California style.

SNOWFLAKE KISSES, by Missy Tippens, is a warm small town romance set in High Hope, Georgia. A lovely romance evolves as a family secret comes to light. Vintage ornaments and a Christmas Eve surprise add to a sweet story.

With this group of favorite authors, you will experience suspense, heart-touching emotion, laughter, warmth, and sweet romance…..all with the strength of faith-filled grace. What a perfect set of stories to get ready for the Christmas season. A great Christmas gift to fill someone’s virtual stocking…..errrr, Kindle!

*I won a copy of this book, with no requirement to write a review. I’m thrilled to share my honest opinion about this collection.

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Another Christmas collection of Seeker novellas is Home for Christmas, a set of historical romance stories. I highly recommend both collections….great authors, great stories, great value. And these sets are excellent for gifting!

TEA TREATS: Cranberry Apricot Scones with Orange Glaze, compliments of author Mary Jane Hathaway.

Cranberry Apricot Scone with Orange Glaze

Cranberry Apricot Scone with Orange Glaze

I first saw this recipe when author Mary Jane Hathaway posted a picture on Facebook. She was preparing these scones for sharing the recipe on the Yankee-Belle Café blog. (www.Yankee-BelleCafe.blogspot.com) She graciously allowed me to share the recipe with you. Thank you, Mary Jane and all the Yankee-Belle Café gals!

Here is the recipe Mary Jane Hathaway and the gals at the Yankee-Belle Cafe let me share with you:  RECIPE FOR CRANBERRY-ORANGE SCONES

I used dried cranberries, which worked fine. These are simply delicious…..and taste and smell like Christmas….a perfect treat for a Christmas tea celebration.

If you want to learn about Mary Jane Hathaway’s books, click here.

PRAYER:

Dear Lord,

We pray for all Christian authors as they bring the message of hope and love to others through their books. We pray that others learn about the light of the world, placing their faith and trust in You.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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I’m sending my prayers for all of you, dear friends, for a blessed Christmas and a year of treasured blessings in the New Year!

Thank you for visiting me and taking a bit of quiet time to celebrate the treasured blessing of Christ’s birth.

Sherida Stewart

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10 Responses to “A special Christmas #TuesdayTea celebration!”

  1. Sandra Leesmith Says:

    wow what a lovely review of all the novellas. Thank you for sharing this. And the scones are a delight. I love visiting you for Tuesday Tea. We find such delights. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you so much, Sandra……and for so many things! I’ll be keeping you in my prayers for a comforting Christmas. Your Seekerville post on Tuesday was so perfect…being grateful and content where we find ourselves. I truly appreciate your thoughts. Christmas blessings!

  3. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    What a lovely post. I am a HUGE scone fan as well. I have never made them from scratch, only with a mix. Now I’ll have to try!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my #TuesdayTea post. I’ll treat you to scones….and coffee if you prefer…..one of these days. Merry Christmas….and thank you for all the ways you bless me!

  5. Missy Tippens Says:

    Thanks for reading, Sherida! I’m so glad you enjoyed the stories!

    Doesn’t the scone recipe look delicious! I really want to make these! I’m glad you reminded me of it. 🙂

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you for stopping in to visit, Missy! Mary ….of the many names…..has a great scone recipe. I realized after I posted this, that she calls them Cranberry ORANGE scones. To me the apricots are a main important ingredient. I think you will like these scones! Wishing your family a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Julie Lessman Says:

    SHERIDA!!! I LOVE the Tuesday Tea Celebrations because you make them SO VERY SPECIAL … just like YOU are to me and ALL the Seekers!!

    Thank you for your continued support and EXCELLENT reviews, my friend.

    Hugs and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
    Julie

  8. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you so much, Julie!!! I’m enjoying…even with a few glitches…..like not having internet access to reply yesterday….. posting the #TuesdayTea blog. I appreciate all of you! You have added so much to my year. Wishing you and your family a special Christmas! Blessings!

  9. Ruthy Says:

    Sherida, I love this! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, and those scones are about the only scone in this world I might ever try to make…

    Most scones are like sawdust/blch, but these look marvelous and Mary Jane/Virginia said they were just as good to eat as they were to look at!

    I love your prayer. It is beautiful and I’m humbled and joyous to read it, a clever mix! 🙂 May God bless you in all you do, not just online, but in the beautiful and loving servant you are to your family and others.

    I’m so glad to know you!

  10. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Wow, Ruthy…..thank you so much! (And Mary of the many names makes a yummy scone.) Thank you for your friendship and joy. Keeping all your precious family in my prayers. Blessings!

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