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The Best Part

cup-of-coffeeRight now I have a jingle playing in my head. You’ve heard it before, I’m sure.

The best part of waking up, is Folger’s in your cup.

No, this isn’t a commercial, and I’ll pass on the coffee and enjoy a zingy cup of herbal tea for my morning wake-up. Those of you who do enjoy a hot, freshly-brewed cup of java can grab one now as we sit and visit.

So why am I singing the Folger’s jingle today?

Blame it on my little Question and Answer a Day book. Today’s question is a delightful one:

What’s the best part of your life right now?

Oh, there are so many good things in my life. I hardly know where to begin. Before I answer the question I first want to express my joy in finding such a beautiful question in this little book. Although it may appear to be quite simple, it’s truly profound. It’s the sort of question that sneaks up on us and makes us think.

We need to think more about what’s good in life. Too often we’re surrounded by negativity — news reports, frustrations, problems to solve — and it rubs off on us. We can’t ignore problems, of course, but dwelling on what’s wrong doesn’t help us find solutions.

It’s wonderful to sit here this morning in MLWR (my little writing room) and think of all the good things around me. I invite each of you to do the same. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever your favorite morning libation might be, take a deep breath, and focus on what’s right in your world.

The best part of my life is…

Oh, it’s so hard to single out one particular piece of what makes my life so good and say “this is the best.” I’m going to have to find a way to draw it all together and include all the joyful moments.

The best part of my life is…having opportunities to live fully each day, to be able to learn new things and share them with others, to celebrate every moment with family and friends, and to enjoy being who I am.

Today’s question brings time for reflection. It offers us a moment of gratitude and thanksgiving. Yes, I am grateful, indeed, for the wonderful life I’m living. I’m grateful for my family, and I’m grateful to each of you who pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and visit here each day.

I’m going to revise that little jingle now and say:

The best part of waking up is not what’s in my cup. It’s the people I share it with.


Thank you for letting me share my mornings with you.





Thank You!



Just a note to all my friends, my family, and to readers I’ve not yet had the opportunity to meet. I want to let you know how much I appreciate each of you. I value your friendship, your encouragement, and your kindness.

Thank you to everyone who’s made the last few weeks very special ones. I’ve celebrated 1,000  Facebook “Likes” on my official author page, I’ve had the opportunity to chat with many of you at the recent “Snowbound Winter Release Event” through my publisher, Secret Cravings, and I’ve received a lot of positive response to the latest book in my “Sunset Series” of western historical romances.

Thank you for visiting my website and blog. Thank you for the comments you share with me. Thank you for stopping by my official author page, giving me those precious “LIKES” and sharing the page with others. Thank you for reading my love stories, and thank you for taking time to leave reviews.


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Thank You!

Once again, I want to say those words. THANK YOU.

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Thank you to the readers who’ve visited my blogs, who’ve bought my books, and who’ve put my name and titles on the “Historical Romance” best-seller lists for the publisher.  Your kind words and reviews are greatly appreciated.

Thank you to my author friends who’ve shared their blogs with me, who have invited me to take part in blog hops, contest, and other events. It’s always a pleasure to join in with fellow writers. Opportunities to make new friends are always welcomed.

Thank you to my personal friends and family who willingly put up with my messes and disorganization as I work on my stories, who help out with chores and errands while I’m busy writing, who offer advice, ideas, encouragement, and suggestions for navigating the busy waters of the romance-writing seas.

I especially want to thank everyone who visited the official “launch party” for “Not the Marrying Kind” yesterday. It was wonderful fun, and I highly recommend Amber Garcia of “Lady Amber’s Launch Party”. Working with her to plan the event was a great experience. She made everything easy for me.

In exchange for all the support I’ve received from my friends, family, and readers, I’d like to do something for you.  Maybe you could use an occasional “beta reader” for a story you’re putting together, or maybe you have a question I can answer. Maybe you’re looking for book donations or gifts. Let me know how I can help.


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Have You Subscribed?

I love writing. I love telling stories, and I love sharing thoughts about life, about love, and about ways we can make the most of both.

But there’s one writing task that is always a challenge for me. My newsletter, “Keeping Up with Christina.” It’s not the writing that poses a problem. It’s the formatting, linking, designing, and scheduling that makes me a little crazy.

dancing_girl_cartoonPutting out a regular author’s newsletter is fun, and I’m always thrilled when I receive notification that a new subscriber has signed up. I do a little “happy dance” each time my newsletter goes out — which is twice a month.

It’s a learning experience, and one tip I’ve learned is that subscribers are very special people…not just romance readers, but people who truly care about books, about reading, about writing, about the things that matter most to me. Even though I don’t know each subscriber personally, I count each as a true friend.

And…true friends deserve special little surprises, don’t you think? That’s how I feel, and to show my appreciation for all my newsletter subscribers, I’m giving away a special gift in the next issue.

It’s scheduled to go out on Tuesday, so there’s still time to sign up. You’ll find a sign up link on the blog, but to make it easy to sign up today, I’m including the sign up link here:


Just fill in your email address, include your name (if you’d like), and select the format you prefer. Be sure to sign up before Tuesday so you will be eligible for my “Subscriber Only” giveaway — a very sweet prize package worth more than $40.00.  Find out all about it in the newsletter.

Thanks so much for visiting Christina Cole Romance. I hope you’ll choose to become one of my very special friends.

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