Best Seller List

mail order bridesSo Excited to be part of this group of novellas  it went on the best seller list today and took

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Collections & Anthologies

#1 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Collections & Anthologies

#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Historical


Best Seller in Christian Short Stories

Mail Order Brides: Sometimes Love is only an Advertisement Away (9 stories of mail order love)

Snow Globe Romance


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When Elsa finds an old snow globe in the attic of the New York City mansion where she works as a cook’s assistant, she is magically transported to the quaint Snow Globe Village where she meets the long lost grandson of her employer and is offered a chance to become the village baker and his wife…
Will Grant convince her to stay in the Snow Globe Village or will she turn the snow globe upside down and take them both back to a place where it would be impossible for them to share a life of love?

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Enchanted Encounter Review

Great Review for my newest novella, If you love Route 66 and all things 1956
read Enchanted Encounter (Get Your Kiss on Route 66)

Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66 Author Teresa Ives Lilly.

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Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66

Author Teresa Ives Lilly.

 I really enjoyed Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66. It had humour and Lee and Violet are really likeable characters. My favourite  was  lee because I could Imagine both sides of his life very easily and I thought he had charm…

The story itself started when Violet set out for California  in her pink Cadillac while listening to Elvis, until she see something in the road a sweet dog that she thinks she has hit as there was no other cars about. And this changes her plans a little as she now needs to find a vet for the little dog and ends up in a place so far removed from her rich lifestyle. That is where she meets Lee who works in the hotel and right away he clocks her as a spoiled princess and sets about putting a little plan in place where she would not leave without learning a few home truth from Lee, but is Lee all he seems? Does he have secrets of his own that he’s holding back? Will the pair travel the bumpy path closer to each other?  Read this Christian romance to find out.

I liked the small inserts of bible verses in this story and the way that both lee and Violet learned something from meeting each other… He learned that she was not such a cold princess. But a kind-hearted girl born into money. And she learned  of the bible and that it’s okay to question yourself and the way you treat others.

So if you like a story  with great characters and a bit of a magical feel in places. Then why not try this story out and go on a journey with violet and find out just where her path leads.

Amazon Link: Enchanted Encounters Get Your Kiss on Route 66

Gold Dust Tea


Newest Novella by Best Selling Author Teresa Ives Lilly
now out on Amazon Kindle called
Gold Dust Tea: Christian Historical Novella ( A Teacup Courtship Novella) only .99
Jennie Felder has come from Oregon on a mule train, to join her brother in Shasta, California.
When she arrives and discovers her brother is running the Gold Dust Saloon, she wants to leave, but has no place to go. Then, her brother gets put in jail, and she must run some kind of business to keep him from losing the building. Against the recommendation of handsome Lance Corte, Jennie converts the saloon into a Tea House.
Can she convert Lance’s heart as well?
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Author Interview at Idea Creations Blogspot

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Teresa Ives Lilly, author of Wild Prairie Rose

Tell me a about yourself. What got you started in writing?

As a young teen I had a teacher who was thrilled with my short stories.  She allowed me to take summer school 12th grade English, when I was in 9th grade, so I could participate in her writing class.

How do you schedule your writing time? When do you write?

I write in the evenings from 9 pm to midnight.

How and where do you write? Do you prefer a lap top or some other method of getting your words down?

I have a guest bedroom with a desk and computer and television.  I use a regular computer because I find a laptop too small.

What’s your favorite part about writing? Your least favorite part about writing?

My favorite part of writing is coming up with the idea.  The least favorite part is editing.

How did you come up with your book idea? How long did it take you to write your book?

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Wild Prairie Rose is part of a series my publisher Forget Me Not Romances put together. Each writer picked a state flower and created a story which used the state and the state flower. It’s 20k words, it took two months to write.

What types of marketing do you do to promote your writing?

I send messages to all the face book pages I am on in my town.

What are you currently working on? Do you have a new book out?

I am currently writing a book called Gold Dust Tea.  It should be out this week.

Do you have a project on the back burner? Tell me about it.

I’m working on six books for different collections, but am also putting together a collection through my publishing company, Lovely Christian Romance Press called Cocoa Christmas. I’m open to submissions….see

What would you tell a beginning writer who wants to publish but doesn’t believe he/she has enough talent?

Write… and after you have finished a chapter or two… read it out loud… see how it sounds. Join ACFW and get in a critique group… they will tell you the truth.


Thank you, Teresa!

Wild Prairie Rose: Christian Historical Romance novella (American State Flower)

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When Rose puts an ad in a western newspaper advertising for a husband she hopes to find a gentle but plain looking man. After traveling to Prairie City, Iowa she discovers there has been a mistake in her ad and her intended is expecting something far different than a wife. Will God help Rose find love and discover her own true beauty?

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Writers on Reading Blog Interview

Writer Teresa Lilly On Reading

Teresa, welcome to Writers on Reading! You’ve so many books out, I don’t know which one to talk about! You recently released Love Found at Harbor Inn Maine and Mail-Order Angel Brides. As a romance writer, do you find yourself reading your genre more often than others?

Somewhat. I actually read Grace Livingston Hill’s 100 books every year and a few Christian Novella collections.

Oh, I read all those books too! There was such a delightful nostalgia feel to them—a real treat! Can you tell us what else speaks to you as you pick your next reading experience?

Covers usually catch my attention and then themes. I love mail order bride stories.

Another good choice. What was the most out-of-character book you’ve recently read, and what led to your choice?

The Agency by Y.S. Lee, the blurb on the book intrigued me.

As a writer, you should know better, but as a reader, you know we all do it…so, when did you last “judge a book by the cover”? How did it work out?

I do not like when books have a snow globe on them and are not about snow globes. I’ve been misled several times.

Laughing! Yes, well said! I think we can all agree. So, not only do you have multiple books out, but you are publishing a delightful magazine: Love Christian Romance Magazine. Between that, and your own deadlines, do you find time to read during the months you’re writing? If so, what did you read while working on this book? If not, did you treat yourself to a good book, when you completed your most recent book?

I actually only have time to read while I’m in the powder room, so I squeeze a chapter a day in.

What was the last book you absolutely couldn’t put down? Why?

The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill. The story touches my soul and makes me want to live in a gentler time and place.

Like I said I loved her books. I own them all, but I’m going to have to pull that one out so I can remember which one it is. Were you the kind of kid/teen who loved reading? Which novel do you first remember reading?

In sixth grade I read Lassie Come Home, and The Hobbit.

With autumn cooling down, what is on your cozy to-read list?

I love to read Christmas books, so I’m looking forward to all the Christmas Novellas that are coming out.

Well, you;ve got some treats in store for you there! I’m glad I’ll be having you back to talk about Christmas books on December 9. Writers On Reading is going to have a smorgasbord of recommendations during December from great writers! In the meantime, what is your ideal cozy reading experience?

Cuddled on my couch on a Sunday afternoon while everyone else is taking a nap

Is there a book you are looking forward to rereading?

Always the Enchanted Barn. I could read it three times a year.

Okay, definitely have to climb up and pull that one off my shelf later! Thanks for visiting us, Teresa! It was fun getting to know you as a reader. Folks, you can continue to connect with Teresa—and find out more about her books!—at the links below. Also, this energetic lady has just published a delightful magazine. Click here for a FREE copy of some “lovely” short romance stories.

BIO: Teresa Ives Lilly is author of 16 novellas/novels. She writes mainly Christian romance, however she has a few children’s chapter books out and over 200 unit studies used in public, private and home schools. She lives in Texas.