weddingforxmas Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of Rachelle Ayala’s A Wedding for Christmas, the final volume in the Veteran’s Christmas series. The first two novels – A Father for Christmas and A Pet for Christmas – are already available at Audible.

Kelly Kennedy and Tyler Manning are planning a Christmas wedding, and her six-year-old daughter, Bree, is worried about being the perfect flower girl. Complications arise when Tyler gets reacquainted with a female soldier he rescued back in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Kelly gets an urgent message from the man who fathered Bree, asking for a big favor.

With their Christmas wedding looming, Kelly and Tyler must tie up all loose ends while Bree risks her life to do a good deed before Santa’s sleigh hits their roof. Will love, faith, and a Christmas miracle be enough to keep their family together?

petforxmas Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of Rachelle Ayala’s A Pet For Christmas, the second book in the Veteran’s Christmas series, now available at Audible! The first book, A Father For Christmas, was released last spring, and the final installment, A Wedding For Christmas, should be out soon. These are wonderful and heartwarming books, perfect for any time of the year.

Kelly Kennedy thought her life was finally on track. Engaged to the man of her dreams and with a baby on the way, she reassures her five-year-old daughter Bree, that the father she picked for Christmas still loves her.

Unfortunately, war veteran Tyler Manning has been away most of the year. Recovering from PTSD isn’t easy. Rather than worry Kelly, Tyler spends his time traveling to Afghanistan to work at a children’s charity he founded.

Kelly decides to distract Bree with promises of a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is taken hostage by terrorists, she finds it hard to convince Bree that they will truly be a family in time for Christmas.

A Pet for Christmas is a sequel to A Father for Christmas. While it can be listened to as a standalone, you’ll get more of the relationship aspect between Kelly, Tyler, and Bree by listening to A Father for Christmas first.

image Elizabeth has a new release at Audible today: Farishta by Patricia McArdle. In this enthralling novel, an American diplomat is forced to confront the devastation of her past when she is assigned to remote Northern Afghanistan. You can find out more about the novel at the author’s website, and listen to a sample at Audible.

In 1983 junior diplomat and brilliant linguist Angela Morgan witnessed the death of her young husband during the bombing of the US embassy in Beirut. Devastated by her loss, she fled back to Washington, DC, and hid in the backwaters of the US State Department. With the exception of a two-year tour of duty in the former Soviet Union in the late ’80s, she managed for almost two decades to avoid high-profile postings that would advance her career. Now, with that career about to dead end and no true connections at home, she must take the one assignment available – at a remote British army outpost in Northern Afghanistan. Unwelcome among the soldiers and unaccepted by the local government and warlords, Angela has to fight to earn the respect of her colleagues, especially the enigmatic Mark Davies, a British major who is by turns her staunchest ally and her fiercest critic. Frustrated at her inability to contribute to the nation’s reconstruction, Angela slips out of camp disguised in a burka to provide aid to the refugees in the war-torn region. She becomes their farishta (“angel” in the local Dari language), discovers a new purpose for her life, and finds a way to finally put her grief behind her. Drawing on the author’s own experiences as a diplomat in Northern Afghanistan, Farishta is a deeply moving and fast-paced story of a woman struggling to move beyond a past trauma who finds a new community, a new love, and a new sense of self in the process.