Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Finally, Hailey's Chance is Ready and Out!

Hailey's Chance is now ready for your reading enjoyment at:

Here's what this Christian Women's Fiction story is about:

 Bursting with anticipation, Hailey awaits the arrival of her first child. Then, one morning, the unthinkable happens, turning her joy to grief.

 When her neighbor offers a startling suggestion, Hailey’s torn. Should she take a chance? The offer is tempting, yet if something goes wrong, she’d be wide open for more heartbreak.

This standalone novella is a prequel to the previously released Christmas Carol. Both are set in the fictional small town of Deerview, Wisconsin.


                   CHAPTER ONE - JUNE 27

Will this day ever end?

Hailey Burke shifted her weight behind the checkout counter at Deerview Foods and turned to the next customer. At sight of the tight tank top, short shorts, and tats running up and down the arms of her former classmate, Lynn Manning, Hailey flashed a welcoming smile.

Sure, the dishwater blonde’s coal black eyeliner and matching lips seemed extreme, but appearances were deceptive. Inside lurked a sweet and loyal soul. Too bad Lynn had chosen troublemaker, Billy Wallace, as the object of her affections.

Thinking back to their high school senior year, when Billy had tripped the fire alarm to get out of taking a math test, Hailey resisted a chuckle. He sure was a character. It’s a wonder he’d graduated with the rest of them.

Five years had passed since then, yet nothing much had changed. Enough tourists drifted into town to keep businesses going, but not enough to make anyone rich. Jobs might be scarce, but Deerview was where Hailey was born and would stay, alongside her hubby, Ryan.

“How’s it going, Lynn?” Hailey pretended not to notice the home pregnancy test sliding past her on the conveyor belt between the frozen pizza and the cold cereal.

“Same old, same old,” Lynn said, her eyes lingering on Hailey’s belly. “Say, aren’t you about due? How much longer?”

“A month, give or take a few weeks.” At the thought of finally seeing and touching her baby, Hailey’s heart soared and her smile widened.

“Looks like you can hardly wait.”

“You’ve got that right. It’s no fun carrying this extra load, but it will all be worth it.”

“Your child will be so lucky.”

“No, we’re the lucky ones.”

At Lynn’s wistful look, Hailey felt a pang of pity. If Lynn’s test proved positive, life would not be easy for her. She’d get small support from her single mother, who existed in a drunken haze, nor knucklehead Billy, the likely father.
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Monday, December 22, 2014


You may already know this. I have been saturating many sites with the news that my Christmas book, called Christmas Carol, is out and free through Christmas Eve. In case you don't know, and would like your freebie, here's the link: 

I had begun this book last year, but started it late, and got so busy with Christmas happenings, I never got a chance to finish it. This time, though I remembered it late, yet cracked down on myself and did get the book done!


A stranded big time author learns the meaning of life and love from a small town waitress named Christmas Carol.
Blake Dugan's car gets smashed in a snowstorm and he's stranded in a small town. At first, he's annoyed by the tone-deaf singing of a local waitress. That's before he learns the terrible secret compelling her to try and forget the unforgettable.

Can he help her forget? When his car’s ready, should he go, or should he stay?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Do No Harm

I believe part of the Hippocratic oath is to do no harm. I also believe that's a good motto for an author to follow when writing.

Without giving anything away, I'll just say my new release, A PERFECT ANGEL, which is the sequel to HER HANDYMAN, rights a necessary wrong done to a character in the first book. 

Although each book is independent of the other and can be read separately, for best enjoyment, I recommend reading HER HANDYMAN first, and then A PERFECT ANGEL.

After you've read them both, you'll see what I mean about Do No Harm.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Celebrating the release of A Perfect Angel,  the 2nd in the 2-Book Perfect Match Romance Series by offering Her Handyman, the 1st in the series free.

Here are the freebie dates:
Friday    -  July 18
Saturday - July 19
Sunday   -  July 20

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Take advantage of this freebie while it lasts!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

A Perfect Angel Just Got Released!

Last evening, I took the plunge and finally released A Perfect Angel, the second of the two part, Perfect Match series. The first in the series was Her Handyman. I have some ideas about extending the series, but am not sure yet if that will happen. I have a number of other books to complete first!

If you haven't yet read Her Handyman, I hate to give too much away. I can say I felt sorry for one of the characters in the first book. She was a nice person. I wanted her to get a happy ending, because she deserved it!


Read A Perfect Angel and let me know whether or not you agree I did the right thing by her!!!

Morgan Mandel

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A Perfect Angel Is On the Way I Promise!

Events seem to conspire delaying the publication of A Perfect Angel, my sequel to the romantic comedy, Her Handyman. I discovered a flaw which necessitated a rewrite, but am convinced the book is all for the better now.

I hope to have it ready and out by June sometime. When it is, everyone will know!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Joseph's Day and the St. Joseph's Day Table - a Repeat Blog from March 19, 2009

Because I've made some new friends since this was last posted, and also since some of the friends I did know before have a short memory, here's my post about a St. Joseph's Day Table from 2009. Unfortunately, we haven't had any St. Joseph's Day Tables around here recently. The comments still remain here from that post, but you're still welcome to add another.

Okay, here goes:

You'd have to live in a cave not to be aware of March 17, St. Patrick's Day, a day for wearing of the green, when even people who aren't Irish pretend to be.

In passing, I just happened to mention to a few people about St. Joseph's Day, an Italian feast day, celebrated on March 19, a day for wearing of the red. They'd never heard of it before. Also, they'd never heard of a St. Joseph's Day Table.

If you belong to the category of people who have never heard of or participated in a St. Joseph's Day Table, you've missed out on a wonderful event.

The St. Joseph's Day Table is said to have originated in the Middle Ages when a drought struck Sicily and families prayed to God and also to St. Joseph. To stay alive, many of them resorted to eating fava beans. When their prayers were answered and the rains came, the Italians named March 19 as a special feast day dedicated to St. Joseph. They set up a grand table of food to share and celebrate. Since it was Lent, the food was meatless, but plentiful. Flowers and other decorations added to the festivities.

From such roots the present St. Joseph's Day Table was born, traditionally celebrated sometime near March 19, consisting of a massive buffet of meatless dishes, usually with more than one variety of pasta, along with salads, breads, plus almost any kind of pastry you can think of, with lots of flowers and other decorations.

The St. Joseph's Day Table not only provides a grand feast, but also lucky fava beans, a talisman purported to prevent pantries from going bare.

I've posted a few photos of the St. Joseph's Day Table held one Sunday at our church hall.

I'd be interested to know if anyone else has heard of St. Joseph's Day or a St. Joseph's Day Table. Also, have you been to one? Please share.

Morgan Mandel, who is part Italian!