Happy holidays and congrats to our winners!

Blog giveaway winners announced at the end of this blog!!

I don’t recall when exactly I started believing that it was okay to cry. It may have been when my sister died, though I was only five at the time. But I remember  bawling almost hysterically when I was ten and watching “A Night to Remember” the 1958 movie version of the sinking of the Titanic. The scene where the orchestra kept playing hymns as the ship went down, really got to me. I told my mother that I couldn’t stop crying and she said, “That’s okay. Have a good cry, you’ll feel better.”

And now it’s Christmas again and I know that amidst all the joy, a good cry is coming soon. I love the holidays, but I always experience a moment of melancholy at this time. I no longer fight my emotions. When I hang my sister’s stocking, I cry. When I watch a sappy Christmas movie, watch out. When I think of those less fortunate than I am, I cry. And you know what? I feel better.

So during this most joyful of seasons if you feel your eyes leaking just a bit, it’s okay. My mother was right. Have a good cry, you’ll feel better. And from my house to yours, Happy Holidays! And remember, after life throws us a curve, a bell rings and an angel gets his wings.

But now for the good news!!! Our blog giveaway winners.

$40 Amazon gift card, 20,000 Harlequin My Rewards points, silk scarf & signed copies of all 4 Heartwarming books (US/CAN only): Gabrielle Compolongo

Yay, Gabrielle!!

Signed copies of all 4 Heartwarming books (US/CAN only): Pauline Frost

Signed book: Under the Board Walk (US/CAN only): Amary Chapman

Signed book: When Love Matters Most (US/CAN only): Nadine Fraser Stacy

Signed book: A Boy to Remember (US/CAN only): Stephanie Young

Signed book: The Missing Twin (US/CAN only): Gail Rasmussen
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Congratulations to all of you. And please remember, we love to see our books added to the Goodreads "To be read" list. And reviews are always welcome.


For a great New Years read, check out the January releases for Heartwarming. You can order all four at once! And come to our facebook party Dec. 29


  1. Congratulations to all six of our winners. Watch for an e-mail today!

    And thank you for the heartfelt post, Cynthia.

  2. Merry Christmas, Cynthia, and congratulations to the winners!

  3. Congratulations to our winners! We're so happy to share prizes with you and we hope you'll love the books!

  4. And please come to our Facebook party on Dec. 29. More prizes! Get to know the authors! Go here to sign up https://www.facebook.com/events/526307227533092/

  5. Wow, all the giveaways feel like Christmas.
    How exciting.

  6. So happy for all of the winners of this fabulous giveaway. They're in for a treat.

  7. Beautiful words, Cynthia. I'm not sure who said this, but I love this quote - "Don't hide your tears, for tears will only flood your heart." Merry Christmas!
    Congratulations to all of the winner!

  8. Congratulations everyone who won!! And I like that quote, too. Merry Christmas!

  9. Cynthia, I always have a moment (or two) like this during the holidays, too. Missing family members who are no longer with us, and struggling with wanting to give Christmas to all those children out there who have so little. Lovely post.

    1. It's hard to keep the melancholy from creeping in just a little

    2. It's hard to keep the melancholy from creeping in just a little

  10. Congrats to all the winners.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays..
    Carol L
    Luckyy4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Thanks for permission to cry, Cynthia. In trying to be strong, we forget we have the right. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, and the fine writers who made their good fortune possible! Happiest of Christmases to everyone!

  12. This will be a great time to relax and have great books to read. Thank you very much.

    1. Congratulations for being our second place prize winner, Pauline!

      Congratulations to all our other winners, too.

      I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, filled with love and joy!

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