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Happy Girls' Day!

I realize it’s not a traditional hinamatsuri photo, but I couldn’t help it, the cat was so cute! Happy Girls’ Day!

The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 1b #Christianfiction #Regency #romance

I’m posting my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas , so all my blog readers get a chance to read it! It’s the Prequel novel to my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series . A Christian Regency romantic suspense Spinster Miranda Belmoore has become a poor relation in her cousin’s house. She determines to escape a life of drudgery and disdain from her own family members, who are embarrassed by her straightforward speech and unconventional behavior that does not match with proper society. She is beginning to believe what they tell her—that she doesn’t matter to anyone, not even to God. Former naval captain Gerard Foremont is having difficulty adjusting to life back on land, bitter that his career has been cut short by his severely injured knee. A Christmastide houseparty with the Belmoores reunites him with his childhood friend, Miranda, but he is appalled at the verbal abuse she endures and wants to help her. The festivities are disrupted when a cloaked intruder attacks Gerard, wit

The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 1a #Christianfiction #Regency #romance

I’m posting my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas , so all my blog readers get a chance to read it! It’s the Prequel novel to my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series . A Christian Regency romantic suspense Spinster Miranda Belmoore has become a poor relation in her cousin’s house. She determines to escape a life of drudgery and disdain from her own family members, who are embarrassed by her straightforward speech and unconventional behavior that does not match with proper society. She is beginning to believe what they tell her—that she doesn’t matter to anyone, not even to God. Former naval captain Gerard Foremont is having difficulty adjusting to life back on land, bitter that his career has been cut short by his severely injured knee. A Christmastide houseparty with the Belmoores reunites him with his childhood friend, Miranda, but he is appalled at the verbal abuse she endures and wants to help her. The festivities are disrupted when a cloaked intruder attacks Gerard, wit

The Light in the Darkness

I’m feeling a bit thoughtful this Christmas season, and wanted to share some things that have struck me recently, and other things I’ve been remembering. This will be a more sober post than other Christmas devotionals, but I wanted to speak to anyone who might have felt as I did before I knew Christ. The image above was made by my friend Pammer James on the YouVersion Bible app , and I especially liked it for Christmas because it brings that particular verse in the gospel of John into focus during this season. In Jesus is life, a light shining in the darkness. As a teenager, I had a bad bout of depression. Everything around me was pain and sadness and darkness. But the moment I surrendered my life to Jesus, I felt peace for the first time in a long time, and I was not so lonely and filled with pain. Life was still hard, but the darkness was not as dark anymore, because I had Jesus lighting the way through a difficult time. This season can be hard because everything is bright

The Spinster's Christmas, Prologue #Christianfiction #Regency #romance

I’m posting my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas , so all my blog readers get a chance to read it! It’s the Prequel novel to my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series . A Christian Regency romantic suspense Spinster Miranda Belmoore has become a poor relation in her cousin’s house. She determines to escape a life of drudgery and disdain from her own family members, who are embarrassed by her straightforward speech and unconventional behavior that does not match with proper society. She is beginning to believe what they tell her—that she doesn’t matter to anyone, not even to God. Former naval captain Gerard Foremont is having difficulty adjusting to life back on land, bitter that his career has been cut short by his severely injured knee. A Christmastide houseparty with the Belmoores reunites him with his childhood friend, Miranda, but he is appalled at the verbal abuse she endures and wants to help her. The festivities are disrupted when a cloaked intruder attacks Gerard, wit

Merry Christmas! Enjoy The Spinster's Christmas

As a Merry Christmas gift to all my blog readers, I’m going to be posting my Christian Regency romantic suspense, The Spinster’s Christmas , for free on my blog! I’ll be posting the book in 1000-1500 word segments every Tuesday and Friday. (When I do the calculations, it’ll finish around the end of May.) Why am I posting a Christmas story when it won’t be Christmas in a week? Because I can! :) The Spinster’s Christmas is the prequel volume to my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series . Right now I’m editing volume 1 of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, and it’s on track to release in 2020. (If you’re on my Camille Elliot newsletter , you’ll be sure to hear when it’s available for preorder.) I anticipate that the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series to be about ten volumes. I think the series story will be a lot of fun to tell, and I’m looking forward to writing up a storm! Below, I’ll be listing the links to the parts of The Spinster’s Christmas as I post them. (I created the html links by hand so please

Kisses galore

I wrote a post about writing a kiss on my Story Sensei blog, and I ended up listing almost all of the kisses I’ve written in my published books—and since I write romance, it’s a lot of kissing! The post is aimed at writers, but it might be fun for a reader who’d like to read all those kisses, so check it out here .

Lady Wynwood's Spies

I belong to a writer’s Discord group ( Writer’s Block , full of nice people) and they have daily Line Shares where people can post 150 words of their work in progress, based on the theme for that day’s Line Share. Everyone is writing something different (although I think there are more fantasy writers on the server than any other genre) so the Line Shares are often really fun to read. It made me think it might be fun to post Line Shares on my Camille Elliot Twitter account . I’m going to commit to posting one Twitter Line Share a day from my work in progress for at least this week. If you want to read my Line Shares each day, follow me on Twitter .

The Spinster's Christmas Japanese versions

Three or four years ago, I felt God’s calling to have my books translated into Japanese so that I could release my Christian romance fiction in Japan. On December 1st, The Spinster’s Christmas in Japanese released in ebook and print book! It’s available in Japanese in both the photo version and also the illustrated version. I wrote this book specifically for non-Christian women, in order to introduce them to Christ. If you know of any Japanese women who enjoy fiction, please be sure to send them to the Japanese language pages on my website or buy them a copy of the Japanese version of my book!