Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Book I Wrote: A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday

"A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday" is the first book I wrote. It is available on Amazon here 
A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

This book was a joy to write and it shines through in the words. I met my co-authors online, three of them live in Ohio and two in Texas, and me here in California. It contains snippets of cheer and time savers, recipes, Scripture about the birth of Jesus, family fun ideas, and faith-filled hints. We include outdoor activities, how to create a quiet place in a busy home by having a Santa chair, green thumb tips for Christmas and true stories of our Christmas firsts. One of us shares about the siblings she adopted and their first Christmas in their new home. I share about camping in the Everglades at Christmas.

Here is a review I read posted on Amazon; I don't know the reviewer but love what she wrote about my book:
"When I first saw this book I thought it would be something I would read in a few minutes. Instead I found myself lingering over the stories, enjoying the little known Christmas facts, and promising myself that I would try all the recipes. And yes, there are recipes. Truly a bonus. The pages are filled with personal stories that will touch your heart, and there are interesting facts that will have you thinking, "I never knew that." I've always loved the song about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but I didn't know until I read this book that Mel Torme, who originally sang it, also wrote the song in forty minutes during a 1945 summer heat wave. I'll remember that every time I hear the song from now on.
This is a great book for any time of the year, and a perfect addition to any bookshelf."

This is a hardcover book with pretty illustrations on each page. If you buy a copy or already have a copy please review it on Amazon. Your reviews help.


justjill said...

How lovely! Must look out for this.

Susan Kane said...

Now that is a book for some people I know.

Debbie said...

WoW!! what a wonderful review, you must be very proud!!

Linda said...

I love the review and I am certain I will love your book! I'm buying it as a Christmas present to myself!

Betsy said...

It sounds like a wonderful book. And what a great review. You must be very proud of yourself and your friends. I hope it sells very well. Blessings, Betsy

Mevely317 said...

This sounds like a great idea for a new bride and groom!

NanaDiana said...

I am going to look for your book, Terra. Thanks, too, for reading my blog. I put you on my sidebar so I don't miss your posts.

Would you possibly send me your email address? When you leave a comment you come up as a NoReply blogger and I would like to reply to your comment. My email is

Thanks so much. I hope you have a great week. I have gotten great reviews on Amazon, too. It really does your heart good to get a good review like that, doesn't it?

Have a wonderful week- xo Diana

Inger said...

Sounds like a good book, full of Christmas stories and recipes too. It's the season to bring it up again and let us know about it.

Blondie's Journal said...

I knew you wrote a book and I am beyond proud of you. It's a hard business to get into. Thanks for sharing this


Red Rose Alley said...

Simply wonderful that you wrote a book, Terra. So happy for you. The girls have been wanting to write a children's book, but now they have children of their own, and it will have to come later. : ) Yours sounds charming filled with Christmas stories, which are nice to read anytime.

Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas season, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Carola Bartz said...

It sounds to be the perfect book for this season (and beyond). The review is lovely and I hope that many people will find joy in this book.

Iris Flavia said...

This sounds really awesome!
Maybe this is a stupid question, but... will it be available for kindle? You can have pics in there, too.
It must be an awesome felling to really publish a book - congratulations!

Terra said...

Iris, I love your idea of it being available on Kindle, but this is published by what is called a traditional publisher (not self-published) so that is their decision. The publisher went way over the top in the attractive art work they provided on every page of this book, it is very pretty. In fact, I was stunned by the beauty of the book when I held the first copy in my hands.