Monday, December 19, 2016

Movie Review & A Bestseller List!

The Christmas anthology, Under the Mistletoe Collection, that features six sweet romance novellas, including one from me, is perfect for a busy reader--short enough to read in one sitting, long enough to leave you with a smile on your face. The anthology is on sale today for only .99 cents, which is awesome, but it hit the Amazon Bestseller list today in both Inspirational Romance and Holiday Romance!

Can we all just do a happy dance together? 

Those categories are huge and I'm so excited! *throws confetti*

Thank you to everyone who bought the anthology and helped catapult it up the charts! Woohoo!

And since I know you won't want to miss this one, you can get your copy of Under the Mistletoe here

In addition to that great news, today I want to tell you about a new Christmas DVD called The Christmas Dress. It's a sweet movie that's only 27 minutes long, but uses the time to remind us of what Christmas is all about.  

We meet the Jeppson family who is struggling financially. It's the latter end of the 1920s and things are hard for everyone. Leland Jeppson can't find work, the packages he was expecting with his family's Christmas gifts hasn't arrived, and a snowstorm is blowing in. Leland's wife and children are at home, cooking up the last chicken and hoping for a Christmas miracle.  But sometimes it's hard to have faith and hope in the face of adversity. 

George Schow, a postman who is nearly blind, doesn't seem to have much care about what happens to the Jeppson's and their packages. "God helps those who help themselves," he says. But when push comes to shove, will he help his fellow man and go the extra mile?

I thought the actor who play the postman really stood out in his performance and the message was sweet and not overly preachy. My entire family enjoyed the show and we felt uplifted in the end. A quick Christmas pick-me-up about families and love and hope.

Here's the description:

It’s Christmas Eve, and Leland Jeppson’s hope is gone. Struggling to get by in their rustic homestead, he had at least wanted to give his family a special Christmas. But with a blizzard blowing in and the train bearing their gifts nowhere in sight, it seems Christmas is just one more thing they’ll have to do without. But as dusk falls, the Jeppsons’ packages unexpectedly arrive at the post office in the not-so-nearby town. Half-blind Postman George Schow is hesitant to brave the storm, but his son, Sidney, will stop at nothing to bring Christmas to the Jeppsons—and ask their daughter, Ellen, to the New Year’s Eve dance. Now it’s up to father and son to battle fierce elements in an attempt to deliver a Christmas miracle. Don’t miss this heartwarming reminder that while God helps those who help themselves, sometimes He does so through others.

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