Christmas: Moments To Remember

Horse, buggy in winter Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned pine cones, and real candles on the tree. It was a time of making gifts, baking fruitcakes, and singing carols. A time of special Christmas worship, Christmas music and the children’s Christmas program.

What special moments do you remember about your Chirstmas traditions? Share them in the comments. Not only will others enjoy them, but your name will be entered into my next free book drawing for the November Newsletter. You will have your choice of a variety of wonderful Christmas novels as wll as small gifts.

Today though some of these traditions still exist, each time in history Christmas offered a variety of traditions of the times. That’s one of the special experiences when readers enjoy short stories and novels relating Christmas in different time periods and places in history.  And this is why I am thrilled to have my short novel, Yuletide Treasures, as part of the An Old-Fasioned Christmas Collection from Barbour Publishing.

An Old Fashiond Christmas Collection:   An Old-Fashioned Christmas Collection

Many of us have a secret picture of Christmases past—a time when windows shimmered with lacy frost and candlelight, fireplaces kept a home warm and snug, ladies’ skirts swirled and gracefully skimmed the floor, and gentlemen were gallant and true. Experience Christmases spanning over one hundred years through nine inspiring historical romances, beautifully and economically packaged for you and all your gift-giving needs.

This collection offers nine short novels bound in one lovely book, including my short novel, Yuledtide Treasures

Yuletide Trasures
by Gail Gaymer Martin

Arriving at the wealthy Mandalay home in Grand Rapids, Michigan shortly before Christmas, 1875, Livy is charged with her young nephew’s safekeeping and to slip Helen Mandalay a mysterious package from Livy’s brother.  A spinster, Livy is drawn to the handsome Mandalay son, Andrew, home from the lumber camps.  But Andrew has other thoughts.  Ignoring his mother’s urging to court a woman from the church — someone like Livy, Andrew prefers more earthly woman.  Despite their attempts to oppose God’s will, Livy and Andrew are led ‘on a path they had not planned to travel.

Look for An Old-Fashioned Christmas Collection at Wal-Mart, Kmart, in bookstores and wherever books are sold, or you can find it online: Click here for more details of authors and purchase price.



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  1. Toby September 25, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    Your article is very useful and have good knowledge, thanks for the post.

  2. Christina September 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Very value able post, I read the whole story when I start reading it.

  3. Bipasha September 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    I appreciate your blog post, beautifully expressed and well written.

  4. Jackie Smith October 1, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Gayle, I enjoyed your post….makes me get the Christmas season feeling! I enjoy reading Christmas stories..beginning in October! An Old Fashioned Christmas is on my “wish list.” Keep up the great writing.
    Please count me in your November drawing!
    So sorry about the passing of your dear friend, but rejoicing she is in heaven.
    Jackie in GA

  5. Sharon Miller November 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Always excited to see a Christmas Fiction Collection of Romances! I enjoy your newsletter.

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