Monday, October 17, 2011

Rose McCauley's "Christmas Belles of Georgia"

Title: Christmas Belles of Georgia
Publisher: Barbour

Cover blurb: Four letters are mailed from Monticello, a small antebellum town in Georgia. Sisters once, now heirs to a historic plantation, each young woman must come to terms with the circumstances of her birth…Will the sisters receive a traditional Christmas gift…of love?

1) How did this story come to you?
Jeanie Smith Cash developed the idea and asked me and Deb Ullrick and Jeri Odell to join her.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
We submitted a proposal to Barbour consisting of our four synopses and my first chapter, since I was the new author. Then I received my contract last September at the ACFW conference in front of 600 people! I wrote the rest of the book last November, and it is now in stores!

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I took violin lessons in second grade, I have been married forty-three years, my husband is the romantic one, but I write romance stories!

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I have 4 more proposals waiting at Barbour, so I hope and pray one or more of them sells, so I get to enjoy doing all of this over again! I also have a women’s fiction for which I hope to find interest from an agent and publisher.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for hosting me, K. Dawn. I’m glad we can visit each other’s blogs.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? and


  1. This book had me at historic plantation! I would love to read it! Thanks!


  2. Would love to read this. I love stories that incorporate Christmas in them.

  3. The book sounds like a great read. I love Christmas stories.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  4. I love reading about sisters and then to have Christmas become a part of the story, definately makes it a for sure book to read. WOuld love to win the book .

  5. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like an amazing book. I would love to win this.


  6. Your book sounds interesting. I am trying to get back into reading. I do enjoy historical fiction and many novels.
    My email address is

  7. I love any Christmas books to read and this one sounds very good! Would love to win it!

  8. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Being a Georgia girl I love stories set in Georgia.

  9. CHRISTMAS BELLES OF GEORGIA looks wonderful. I would love to read this.


  10. Well I have to say that this book looks wonderful! Being a mom of 4 girls, the 4 sisters part of the book truly sparks my interest! Thanks so much! Cheryl ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

  11. I love Christmas stories and this one sounds intriguing. I only have one sister so I can't imagine having three!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your new book.


  12. Christmas I love Christmas would love to win thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. would love to win

  14. This looks great! Would love to read it.

    Julieanne in Georgia

  15. Enjoyed your blog today. Since your hubby is the romantic one does he gives you any ideas or help with your stories?

  16. Christmas Belles of Georgia sounds like a great read! I would love to win a copy.

    Rose, congrats on your 43 year marriage. I love hearing of lasting marriages. So, you took violin lessons in second grade. Can you still play?

    Judy B

  17. Glad to meet all you sister chicks on here who love Christmas stories, too!

  18. Jackie and Judy, I just write about him! But we do like to take walks and I often bounce ideas off him.

    And I haven't tried to play the violin since the second grade, but the intro to music has stayed with me all my life. My 3 kids and I all sing--in church or anywhere. I have a booksigning this Friday and my son is going to play his guitar in the background during my signing.

  19. I love to read Christmas stories and this book sounds so interesting. Love the fact that incorporates the season in it.


  20. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  21. Hi Rose, Congratulations on 43 yrs of marriage. In this day and age that is really awesome.
    Since I am from Georgia and love Christmas stories I can't wait to read Christmas Belles of Georgia. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us. I took piano in 4th and 5th grade but can't play and wish I had a piano to start over.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  22. This sounds like a great read!
    Thanks for the chance to win it!

    Charlotte Kay
    Charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  23. Rose, your name itself sounds as if you would write sweet romances. Christmas romance stories are among my favorites and my family has spent many vacations in the north Georgia mountains and other places around the state. I look forward to reading Christmas Belles of Georgia.

  24. Would love to win this book! I Love Christmas books. Thanks Sherry Dennis

  25. Thanks for all the lovely comments, ladies. It's very encouraging to hear that manyof you like Christmas books, too. I hope to write many more. And I wish you all could win, but for those who don't, check out your local Christian bookstore or you can also find them at WalMart and Sams Clubs.

  26. Dear Rose McCauley, Your 'Christmas Belles of Georgia' book sounds simply charming!!! I'd love to read it!! Whenever I think of true & lovely Southern Belle's I think of the ladies in Georgia!!! If it isn't too late, to please add me in your drawing. Thank you!
    ~Daisy Adams

  27. And the winner is...Victory Knitter! Hope all the rest of you can get a copy to read, too!