Monday, December 5, 2011

Margaret Daley's "His Holiday Family"

Title: His Holiday Family
Publisher: Love Inspired

Cover blurb: When Hurricane Naomi tears through a small Mississippi town, a daring rescue unites two heroes. Nurse Kathleen Hart is a single mom racked by guilt over her husband's death. Firefighter Gideon O'Brien—orphaned as a young boy—has lost too many people he cared for. To rise above the storm's devastation, Gideon helps Kathleen and her sons rebuild their home. As Christmas approaches, they discover that even the strongest of storms can't destroy a romance built on the foundation of faith.

1) How did this story come to you?
I used to live on Mississippi Gulf Coast and wanted to honor the people who rebuild after a disaster like a hurricane. They do an amazing job. They are heroes.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
My publisher asked me to do a Love Inspired series, and this is what I came up with. His Holiday Family is the first in A Town Called Hope Series. The second one is in April, 2012 called A Love Rekindled and the third one is out in September, 2012 called A Mom’s Fresh Start.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) I love to read and haven’t read a book in four months for pleasure.
2) I don’t want any present for Christmas.
3) I can’t think of a third thing that would surprise my readers--I’m an open book.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on my third in the Men of the Texas Rangers Series for Abingdon Press. These books are a romantic suspense (contemporary). This third book called Scorned Justice should be out in August 2013 and is about revenge. The first book in the series will be out in March 2012 and it is called Saving Hope, followed by the second one, Shattered Silence in August 2012.

5) Parting comments?
I love hearing from my readers. You can email me from my website. There is a contact form.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. Margaret...this book sounds really good. I have to be honest....I haven't read any of your books yet, as you are a new-to-me author. Your books sound really good though and I am sure I will be getting some in the near future.

    Deb T

  2. Hi Margaret...This sounds like a very moving story, I would love to win this!! Its nice to meet a new to me author!!! Thanks for offering this:)

  3. Thanks, Deb. If you do, I hope you enjoy the story.

  4. Linda, I'm glad you stopped by, too. His Holiday Family is a story of hope.

  5. I have read many books by Margaret Daley and have enjoyed every one. I'd love to read this one too.

    Thank you.

  6. Oh Wow another great book by another great author AND ANOTHER great book I would love to call my own!! Wow!!

  7. i would love to win Margaret Daley's novel. Thanks Dawn for the post and giveaway


  8. Sounds great, but then I'm not surprised I love all Margaret Daley's books.


  9. I would love to win this book. I love Christmas books. (Sherry)

  10. I already have HIS HOLIDAY FAMILY on my wish list.

    I hope you find time to read.


  11. Thanks, y'all, for stopping by. I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas.

  12. Cool! A romantic suspense series is coming up...

    Congratulations and Happy Holidays

  13. Thanks for the opportunity to experience what people have gone through in all these storms.

  14. This sounds like a inspiring story to read at Christmas.

    Thank you for this giveaway.


  15. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  16. Thanks, Dawn, for the interview with one of my favorite authors! Love Margaret's books and hope to read this one!

  17. I am always fond of a Christmas novel. :o) Living in Florida I've been through a bunch of Hurricanes - so much energy & emotion goes into preparing for the storm to hit, then praying hard to make it through safely & afterwards the cleanup. Your book sounds fascinating! Thank you for participating on K.Dawn's blog!!

  18. would love to read this christmas story...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  19. I love Christmas books and this one sounds wonderful! Thanks ladies!

  20. Please enter me...would love to read this

  21. I love Christmas books. This sounds like such a good one to read.


  22. Thanks for a very interesting blog! I love Margaret Daley and have not read this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    tscmshupe [at] pemtel [dot] net

  23. love to win Margaret's book thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com