Hi Friends,

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and took a moment to count the blessings in your life. Even during seasons when they are hard to find, they are always there – if we dig deep enough.

As we slide into the Holiday Season, here are some Christmas and Holiday Giving Ideas. A little inspiration is always a good idea, right? 

Books – Fiction

I hope you’ll consider gifting my books to the readers on your list. Just click this link to get to my books page where you can order from various online retailers.

Connie Mann author books

Christmas Reads

Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber. The perfect holiday read for a wintry night.

It Started With Joy: A Feel-good holiday romance to warm your heart by Cindy Kirk

Gingerbread & Jingle Bells: A Sweet Holiday Romance. I just finished it and loved it

Romantic Suspense

Cross Her Heart (Bree Taggert Book 1) by Melinda Leigh

The Last Sister (Columbia River Book 1) by Kendra Elliott

Books – Non-Fiction that Inspires

Crack the Code: Craft Your Novel using Story, Scenes and Words by Susan Meier. This one is for the writer in your life. Susan has written over 85 novels and this book is fabulous. It helped me finally develop an editing plan that works.

Becoming Future You: Be the Hero of Your Own Life by Mel Jolly. Mel’s gentle and insightful approach to coaching has been a huge encouragement to me over the years, helping me ask the right questions so I can define – and reach – my goals. Can’t wait to read this book.

Fierce, Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You by Jen Hatmaker. With her trademark come-alongside approach, Jen encourages readers to be brave, to let go of people-pleasing and step into who you were created to be. Loved it! 

Gifts that Make a Difference

Coffee – We get delicious, fresh-roasted coffee delivered right to our door from Dignity Roasters, whose job-training program helps the distressed earn what they need. Order yours at: https://dignityroasters.com/ 

Handmade Baskets – I’m always amazed by the beautiful – and practical – products handmade by Ten by Threeartisans in developing countries. Check out their product catalog here: https://www.tenbythree.org

Charitable Giving

Help a child get an education – My daughter and I visited the School in a Cart Christmas 2019 and love the work they’re doing to help street children in Manila break the poverty cycle through education. Visit https://www.lift-the-lid.org for more info. 

Throughout this holiday season, may the hope of Christmas – Immanuel, God With Us – fill your heart and home with peace and joy.

Merry Christmas!

Connie