September 2017 Update from Author Lynnette Bonner

My Life this Month...

I was so close to FREEDOM! ;) After 3 months of being in a walking boot, and 6 weeks of not being able to put weight on my foot after surgery, I got the pins removed on the 21st of September, but I didn't get the happy news that I could resume walking. The Doctor looked at fresh xrays and said the bone - which had been badly crushed when my feet went out from under me on a set of stairs and I kicked the handrail - needed more time to knit together. My hopes for resuming life as normal were about as crushed as the bone. :) But I'm fine and life goes on. October 19th is my new potential "release date." :) Thanks for all the words of encouragement some of you have sent. I appreciate it!

In the meantime, I'm hard at work on the next Wyldhaven book, On Eagles' Wings, which will release on December 1st. (Coming sooner for preorder.)  I'll be doing a fun cover reveal for that book soon - but not quite yet! ;) More news about that next month. You all will be the first to know!

Story World...

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About the Stories...
Kittens and Snow Flurries, by Lynnette Bonner

Fresh out of rehab, Rayne McQuaid wants a stress-free Christmas. So when she learns her father is dying, her first inclination is to leave the old curmudgeon on his own. Only adding to her stress are the unexplainable feelings of attraction she’s suddenly having for her best friend, actor Dixon Nash. Can a Christmas kitten named Star point the way to the Answer she so desperately needs?

Finding Christmas and You, by Jan Cline

Not only is Jolene Miller struggling to regain her memory after an injury, she’s drawn to two men with opposite personalities. As the mystery of her past unfolds in the weeks before Christmas, Jolene discovers the truth about one of them just in time to give her a Christmas miracle.

Once upon a Christmas Star, by Kathleen Freeman

When Misty discovers Papa wanted to be an astronomy professor and gave it up to raise her, she signs him up for grad school and donates her savings to the cause. Unbeknownst to her, Papa has sold his telescope equipment so Misty can quit her ferry job and go to medical school. A handsome med student only confuses the situation. This Gift of the Magi retelling could lead to disaster, unless wishes and prayers really do come true.

A Christmas Hallelujah, by Dori Harrell

Romance is the last thing on their minds—who’d take on their drama anyway? Piper is dealing with her troubled teen sister. Alex’s young son is glued to his side 24/7. And each thinks the other lives on the wrong side of the Cascade Mountains. But as a surprising and heartwarming friendship unfolds before their eyes, will Piper and Alex orchestrate a Christmas hallelujah out of the beautiful messes that are their lives?

The Second Noel, by Chautona Havig

When Breanne Homstad learns that a local family got scammed out of thousands for a Diabetic Alert Dog for their little boy and must find the money for another one ASAP, she embarks on the seemingly impossible task of raising $25,000 dollars…now!

Breanne, friends, and a local fireman she still hasn’t forgiven for a “date and dash,” work to fulfill one little boy’s Christmas wish—and maybe a second chance at romance.

Home for the Holidays, by Lesley Ann McDaniel

When a handsome stranger fails to respond to Victoria’s flirting the way men usually do, she’s perplexed. She discovers that he runs an organization that builds affordable housing, and decides to volunteer. So what if it’s a faith-based ministry. She can pretend to be a “church person,” right?

Montana Skye, by Sylvia Stewart

Skye hadn’t envisioned serving the supper crowd in plans for her future. So when Shell, a handsome, flirty cowboy, comes into the Starlight Café, she puts him in his place along with his supper, coffee, and pie. She doesn’t need him reminding her of all she’s lost back home. But will Shell prove more than she bargained for?

Letters from Readers...

I pray over every one of my books, so it is always such a special blessing to hear from readers who've been touched in a special way by one of my stories. The following is a letter I received this month, and I share it with permission. I hope these letters that I will share every once in a while will give you, dear readers, an idea of someone in your life that certain books might be meaningful to. If you have been touched by any of my stories, I'd love to hear from you! (But please know that I can't share all the letters I receive.)

Dear Lynnette,
You truly have a gift for creating engaging stories with your words. I just completed reading your book Not A Sparrow Falls and it would seem that the book was written directly for me.

From page one I was completely engaged! Charlotte's dilemma of having to disappoint her parents by breaking off another unfaithful relationship brought me back to emotions I held four years ago. I snickered to myself as she wrote a letter of inquiry for the teaching position in Wyldhaven. I found that many of my doubts of being a capable and proper teacher were mirrored in Charlotte's own mind. I was grateful to read her self-dialogue and remember I am not alone in my doubts, but that they should not stop me from pressing forward in the call God has placed on my life.

I do not want to downplay the importance of all of these important reminders and words of wisdom you displayed here, but when you mentioned her inability to have chocolate or any item with caffeine without severe migraines and her asthma condition or how she reacted to the first time she held a gun... I began to wonder if someone had secretly sent you the story of my life! I had to call my mom in shock and laughter. My mom, who does not share my love for a good clean fiction book, agreed that this book was written for me.

I must tell you that your books have been such an encouragement to me over the past five years. I began reading your Shepheard's heart series at the beginning of my divorce. I found God used your books to help me process my thoughts and turn towards Him instead of away from God in the process. Over the past five years, God has restored my life in so many ways because I clung to His word and filled my mind with positive ways of escape through Christian fiction and finding a new church community. I want to thank you for your faithfulness to God's calling in your life. You have impacted my life with your words of wisdom in the books you write and became a part of my healing process. I pray that the Lord will bless you and your family and keep you in His perfect peace.

A. Reader


From My Heart...

Just down the street from me, literally a block away, a woman was shot and killed this month. Events like this open my eyes to how blessed I am. Sure I have a broken foot that I can't put weight on, but in the scheme of things that's nothing compared to the family that is now missing a loved one with no answers as to why she's gone. In a world filled with so much tragedy, we can easily feel so overwhelmed with discouragement that we get depressed. After events like this, I try to remind myself not only to pray for the family, but also to count my own blessings.

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