Holiday Hangover



It seems appropriate that this book publish today since a holiday hangover is exactly what I feel like I have. Too much food, too much wine, too much sitting around watching Hallmark Movies, and not enough exercise. Now it is back to work and I have to say I feel energized and hopeful regarding the new year. I’m not one to make resolutions exactly although I do set goals each January. Some I meet and some I don’t, but I find that taking the time to sit down and figure out what my goals will be gives me a sense of direction and perspective going into the new year.

I feel like I met most (but not all) of the goals I set for 2016 and it is with this sense of determination that I set off on the road that will wind its way through 2017. I know we have all experienced highs and lows over the past year and it is my wish for all of you in 2017, that the highs far outnumber the lows.

And now for the other Holiday Hangover, the book that publishes TODAY!!!


Holiday Hangover is the 23rd book in the Zoe Donovan Story. It is a fun book set on location at a ski resort during the week between Christmas and New Years. Zak and Zoe have been invited to visit the resort by an old friend of Zak’s only to find that they have really been invited to help the resort owner, Chance Carrington, find out who killed his father. Holiday Hangover is a fast paced read taking place over just a few days. It is a change of pace from the norm and I hope you will enjoy it. I have three other books lined up for Zoe in 2017 and all will take place back home in Ashton Falls.

Be sure to sign up to participate in the Holiday Hangover Book Club hosted by Jayme Maness. Here is the link to join the event:

To be entered to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card comment bellow and tell me whether you make New Years Resolutions each year.


24 thoughts on “Holiday Hangover

  1. I don’t make New Year resolutions. I do try to set realistic goals. Some are met, yet, others aren’t. Such is life, we can only control things within our control/ability. When others significantly impact the ability to see goals met, one has very little control. My greatest goal is to try and find joy in something every day no matter how trivial that event or happening is. Our family truly needs a markedly improved 2017 (although my husband reminds me it hasn’t been off to a good start). All true when we evaluate honestly. I trust you will accomplish great things in 2017πŸ˜€

  2. Burma Turner says:

    No, I don’t make resolutions. At my age, I have learned that it is better to just try to e the best person I can. πŸ™‚

  3. Peggy Hyndman says:

    I used to make New Year resolutions every year but never seemed to keep them so I don’t make them anymore.

  4. JoAn V. says:

    No, I don’t make resolutions. I do make monthly goals. My goal for January will be met on the 11th. After that I will decide on my February goal. I have found that it’s more realistic for me to make each monthly goal in the prior month to keep up with what is actually going on in my life currently.

  5. Lynn Hogan says:

    Hi. Happy new year! Love the new books!
    No I only have one resolution set each year:
    Do the best I can in everything; remember God always; and try to be the kind of person He would want me to be. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. Lol. I’m only human.

    Blessings and hugs to all

  6. Elizabeth Dent says:

    I don’t make New Year resolutions .. I had rather not make them than break them . I do strive to be a better person .

  7. Kimmy Y says:

    My resolution is to listen more. Hug more…love more…be kinder…quieter…softer…Ive got some work to do for sure.

  8. Ruth Nixon says:

    I don’t make resolutions and I don’t think my parents did either..Oh we always make funny ones knowing we will break most of them. I think goals are more important and even then you have to be flexible. I try to live a caring life every year and I have a new big goal for this year, I’ve learned my voice does carry wait so hear me roar.

  9. Celia Fowler says:

    I didn’t sit down and decide about a New Year’s resolution, but I want to be a kinder, more patient, generous person who also is a good listener. What is it they say, while some people are listening, they are thinking of how to reply, and other people just listen. I want to be quick to listen and slow to speak.

  10. sallycootie says:

    Resolutions seem like a big DO and DON’T DO list, and if I can’t achieve all the DO’s then the guilt starts to set in by mid-January. Instead, I’ve learned over the years to reflect on the year just ended and think about what I did and didn’t get done, how important it was in the grand scheme of things, and what I would like to achieve in the coming year.

    Best for the new year and please keep writing!

  11. Brandy Barber says:

    I stopped making revaluations bc it seemed to put to much pressure on getting them done and the disappointment of not completing the goals. I try to set monthly goals or a family event. Like this year is a Disney year. We hope we can get everything together to go and meet up with some good friends we moved away from. A monthly goal would be no sugar. Might change to no carbs the next month. But portion control. Exercise these days doing walking. Then next month dancing with kids three days a week. I also, get bored easy and this works foe me. lost 45 pounds like that last year.

  12. robeader says:

    I don’t make resolutions. Instead I make goals I would like to achieve in the year ahead. Usually they are just basic items, organize kitchen, sort out clothes that need to be donated, give more of myself to agencies who need volunteers.

  13. Darlene Peterson says:

    I do usually make resolutions I don’t follow through on, so this year I decided to think ‘one day at a time’. I’m trying to do one positive thing I wouldn’t normally do – even if it’s just biting my tongue instead of speaking before I think. 6 days in and it’s a success-LOL.

  14. Resolutions? No. We don’t. But we do set goals. Each night we reflect on what we did. How we reacted to things. And whether what we watched on TV actually reflects our values. We ask our Creator to forgive our mistakes. Place our concerns in his hands. So each day we wake up a little lighter. Determined to be a better person in keeping with the basic principles set out in the Sermon on the Mount. And the fruitages of the spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-25.

  15. Debra Woloson says:

    I usually do not make New Years Resolutions, in the past I did, in 10 to 15 days, down the drain they went. I try to each day learn something new, word spelling, definition, way of life, whatever. I am knitting more again & trying to read at least a chapter a day if not more.

  16. Joyce C Moser says:

    No, I no longer make resolutions though maybe I should! I’m not nearly as organized as I used to be and I really need to work on that. πŸ™‚

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