Cocoa Courtship

teresa-cocoa-courtship   Tricia has been living in the town of Harbor Inn, Maine for less than a year, ever since she discovered her boyfriend was seeing another woman, but she has given up on dating anyone. That is, until Gathe Denver, moves back to town and says that he wants to court her. Is courting any different than dating? Can she trust this man with her heart? As Tricia and Gathe participate in all twelve Christmas Cocoa traditions and events around town, will she be able to trust Gathe and find true and lasting love?

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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

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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!