I did not write a Christmas story this year. I have three Christmas stories available for sale, two published by Prairie Rose Publications and one self-published titled Too Old for Christmas.
For my self-published Christmas book, I did my own cover at I time I was just learning to work with graphics. The cover was -- okay -- but I decided I didn't like the lettering on it. I decided to redo the cover. I kept the wagon and the wreath from the original cover. Why the wagon? My main character, Sean Flood, needs something for his two mules to pull.
If you have not already done so, I hope you enjoy reading Too Old for Christmas. For the purchase link, please CLICK HERE.
Here is the book description:
Irishman Sean Flood survived the potato famine, crossing the Atlantic, the Mexican-American War, and wandering the Western wilderness with his mules and freight wagon. But, due to poor diet and deprivation, his teeth did not fare well. It’s November of 1854 in Columbia, California, Queen of the Southern Mines, a city Sean is helping to rebuild after the disastrous fire the previous summer. Intense stabbing tooth pain drives him to see Doc Massey, the local dentist. He first stops by the mercantile to pick up a bottle of whiskey—for medicinal purposes—and food he’ll be able to eat when it’s all over. If only the beautiful but aggravating woman ahead of him, who keeps her face half hidden, and who insists she won’t accept charity, would finish up with her purchase so he can get his supplies, his tooth pulled, and return home to his mules and half-built cabin….
That night, Sean meets the woman’s two sons, Jesse and Benjy McNair, and learns her secret. He decides with only three teeth left in his head, he needs widow Ona McNair’s charity—and he’s willing to pay for it. Sean won’t accept nine year-old Jesse’s declaration his family’s poverty means the boy is too old for Christmas that year. Sean is a full-grown man, and he’s not too old for Christmas. He not only plans to come bearing gifts to Christmas Eve dinner with the McNairs, but he knows exactly what gift he wants for himself.
Here are the links to my other two holiday romances:
Will a land grab rob Beth of her heart’s desire?
The gift of second chances and a promise for a brighter future in this novelette set during Christmas in 1873 Wyoming.