Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Krista Ames Harper's Wish

Christmas in July

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Harper’s Wish

A Montana Series Christmas Novella

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.


But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.

Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?


Hi there everyone, my name is Harper Donaldson and thanks to D’Ann for hosting me today J 


When my author Krista, wrote my story, Harper’s Wish, I really wondered what could possibly be so all important about me or what I do that she had to tell the entire world.  I’m only a post mistress for the small cozy town of Holly Montana and an orphan who bounced through the legal system til I was old enough to take care of myself. 

As far as postmistress though, I think it’s always something I wanted to do.  I remember one foster home I lived at for a while when I was eleven or twelve…she was a stay-at-home mom and her husband worked at the post office.  Occasionally he had to take me with him when his wife had to be away from home for the day.  He would let me sort some of the mail and I got so curious to know what was in all those letters that passed through there.  Sometimes they were even fancy envelopes or smelled like they had perfume on them.  It got to be an addiction and I wanted to go with him every day lol.

I guess as I got older, it just seemed natural to go Postal….err…work at the post office, sorry J  I stumbled on the ad for head postmistress and while I didn’t have a whole lot of experience working in a post office (kinda part time when I was 12ish), the current post mistress Elsie assured me it was an on-the-job training experience.  It actually worked out pretty well and I love living in Holly.  Elsie has since given over control of the reins however she still comes to work pretty much every day.  That woman knows nothing about retirement!

I sure hope you’ll decide to pay a visit to Holly and don’t forget to stop by the post office and say hello!


~ Harper







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Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?


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Second Nature

If a second chance presented itself, would you take it?

When the love of Dana's life leaves without a word, moving on is the last thing she wants to do.  Despite loving him, she believes she will never see him again but, little does she know, she's being set up for a night that will change her life forever.

Nicholas, A Navy man, did the only thing he could to save the woman he loved.  Driven by a secret, he disappeared and now returns, years later, with hope for love.  With one opportunity, will he be able to make things right, or is it just too late? 

Will she resist the desire she has for a second chance or will it be Second Nature?



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About the Author:

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.    Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household. 

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world. 

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at or visit her at   or


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  1. This sounds like such a heartwarming story! Harper's voice is so plaintive, yet appealing, I'm already rooting for her to have a wonderful Christmas. Great post! Tweeted.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Jenna, Harper is definitely on the calm side, easy going :)

  2. I loved the interview. Krista's books are such fun reads!

  3. I enjoy the postal message myself. Nice of your character to take time out of her busy day in Tiny town Montana. Poor thing would be bored if the prior employer didn't show up to work. (I'm in a roudy mood...I told D'Ann to fix your rafflecopter. I was tempted to copy the script onto a blog on my site so I could enter it....But decided to give D'Ann a chance to fix it first. Truly, I am in a rowdy mood today. People should probably avoid me.)

    1. I've no patience today, so I lifted the script,put it in a blog and entered it. Only your first one to be a fan of you doesn't have a link so one can do so. Thought you'd like to know. Now I'll go away and torment someone else....Have a great day Krista & D'Ann. Sorry, I'm being so bad today.

    2. Calm down, Liza. I fixed it. I'm sorry, Krista. Death in the family yesterday and I'm in a bit of a haze today.

    3. no worries D'Ann, it's all good. Liza is great, i know how she is, i've hosted her on my blog before :)

    4. no worries Liza, i know how those days go ! Thanks for the heads up on the link, it worked for me but i'm testing it on another's log in so we'll get it fixed ! You have a great day too Liza :)

    5. Okay, now I feel like pond scum. I'm sorry about giving your grief when your were dealing with a death. Take comfort that souls don't die.

  4. Hi Liza ! I can do rowdy, i'm just glad you stopped by :) Thanks for having D'Ann fix the rafflecopter. Feel free to post that thing anywhere you want, it's good til August !!

    1. My apologies, Krista. I did this on the fly, and in grief mode.

    2. no apologies necessary D'Ann, really ! You just take care of you and your family !!

  5. I LOVE Christmas stories! I am so getting this one! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  6. Thanks Jennifer, i hope you like it !!

  7. I love the sound of HARPER'S WISH. I'm a sucker for Christmas stories, especially ones involving the post office. Some magical things happen there at Christmastime in real life, too!

    1. Thanks so much Liz, i agree totally :) Christmas stories are my favorite too ! I just have a fascination with the post office, not sure what it is lol

  8. Congrats, Krista. Best wishes for the success of your new novel.

    1. Thank you so much Jacqueline ! I greatly appreciate that ! Thanks so much for stopping by :)