Christmas Grace by Rose McCauley

Rose McCauley

Fellow Kentucky author, Rose McCauley, has a new book releasing TODAY! Congratulations, Rose! 

Christmas Grace

Grace Buchanan and Chris Fisher were best friends for sixteen years…until he fell in love with her other best friend, Terrie. Chris and Terrie married after high school, then she died three years ago.
A renewed friendship soon awakens stronger feelings in Grace and Chris. Can they both let go of the past long enough to claim the future God has for them?
Books are available online at in Kindle now and soon in paperback. Book 3 in The Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection.

Rose McCauley has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. This is her second Christmas novella. Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over four decades, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to five lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website and blog at or on twitter @RoseAMcCauley and FB at
Look for Rose McCauley’s books here: Amazon author page

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It was Valentine’s Day on Downtown Abbey and it seemed almost everyone received a valentine card. Some of them were anonymous, leaving the receiver (and us) guessing. Who sent it? The giving of valentines originated in the UK. Chaucer (14th century) mentioned it in his poetry during a time when courtly love was popular. 
When I was in elementary school, everyone got valentine cards and they were usually funny. You received them from your friends and classmates and sometimes, you didn’t know who’d sent them. Those were the fun ones. I used to try to figure it out and was usually wrong. 
These days, I get a valentine card from my husband. He calls it, “Love Day,” because most of the time he can’t remember the word Valentine. Or maybe he knows it will irritate me and I’ll have to correct his mistake. Sometimes we go out to lunch or dinner (lunch if he forgot to make reservations for dinner). That makes him sound forgetful, doesn’t it? It’s not so much forgetfulness as it is “notreallyimportantness.” It’s rather too close to my birthday, you see, and we haven’t quite recovered from anniversary and Christmas. 
We’ve had some wonderful Valentine’s Days in our life together, (check out one of them here) so it doesn’t worry me in the least. 
Some argue that Valentine’s Day was developed by card companies or candy manufacturers, to sell cards and candy. Maybe it was. But it’s also a day or a week or a moment, when you honor that special person in your life. It doesn’t have to be a romantic love. You can send one to your child or your mother, or anyone else you wish. 
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So today, I’m sending you one, along with a little theme music, because I appreciate you, my readers. Thanks for taking a moment to read my post. And don’t forget to download your free copy of A Dozen Apologies – due out today. It’ll be available for a free download today until Sunday, so tell your friends. Post it on Facebook and Twitter. Everyone likes a free book. Download the book here.
And have a very happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you have a special someone to share it with, but if you don’t, smile at a neighbor or wish a friend or coworker a happy day. After all, it’s also Friday!

Love, love me do!

I hear you fine, I just can’t understand…

It’s possible no one will ever read this. I am happy to say, it doesn’t matter. I am going to write even if no one reads what I write. 

If you’re a writer and you want to guarantee someone reads what you write, then write letters to loved ones. I still have a few family members who don’t have computers. They love getting letters, especially handwritten ones. They read mine, then they send me an answer. Instead of seconds or minutes, the whole process takes a week or two at a combined cost of nearly a dollar. 
I could just pick up the phone and call them, but I have trouble hearing on the phone and some of them have the same problem. Our conversations tend toward hilarity. “I hear you fine, I just can’t understand what you’re saying…” 

And in the end, I find I must write a letter to be sure they understood what I told them on the phone. So it saves time, if not money, to write a letter.
One dear friend who calls me a youngster was wondering when I’d publish another book. I told her I have an ebook in progress. “You should get a Kindle reader, I think you’d like it,” I said.
“I’ve seen those for sale,” she said. “I don’t reckon I could figure out how to use it.”
“Oh it’s easy to use,” I told her. “You could get your son to set it up and after that, it’s a breeze.”
“Yeah, well, it’d just be another thing I’d have to remember where I set it. Then I’d spend half the day looking for it, and another half of the day trying to remember what I was looking for.”
I couldn’t argue with that. 

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written. I’ll try to do better here on out. Hope you’re having a wonderful day. 
Thanks for stopping by!