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Monday, December 12, 2011

Polar Bear Plunge!

It’s December and you can download Polar Bear Plunge to your kindle or computer for only $1.00! Don’t wait until January, because, although it will still be available, the price will go up!

Polar Bear Plunge is a great Christmas novella, written by my wonderful mentor and friend, Linda Glaz. Here’s some information about the book and some questions her character, Aleni, answered about Hawaii.

Striving to put meaning back into her life after her husband’s death, Aleni Callan immerses herself in hospital work. Angry with God, she finds herself even angrier, when hero, Brice Taylor, author of The Human Shield, arrives in the Emergency Room with a concussion and hypothermia after participating in the Polar Bear Plunge. Aleni wants nothing to do with a man who willingly takes chances with his life.

Brice doesn’t understood how God could bring him through being a captive in Iraq, when he failed his troops so miserably. Writing about his escape brings fame he would rather avoid. And by meeting widow, Aleni Callan, his feelings of failure only increase.

Megan Callan with the help of her three-year-old grandson, Ty, scheme to bring Aleni and Brice together. And while the best laid plans often go awry, Megan isn’t one to accept no.

Aleni, have you ever visited Hawaii?

My late husband and I honeymooned there.

What was your favorite part?

Ooohhh, we loved seeing the pineapple fields, and I actually tasted my first fresh pineapple from a field there. Who would have thought?

After the holidays, would you like to visit the islands again?

Oh, sure. Doesn't everyone want to? Maybe I can show Brice the place where my grandfather died.

Oh my! Tell me more.

Gramps died there and I’ve always wanted to see Pearl Harbor, especially after hearing the stories. I guess I'd like for my son to see it also. I don't want him to forget that his grandpa AND his daddy died preserving our way of life in this country.

I bought my copy right away and read it immediately--what a wonderful story of faith, Christmas joy, taking that first step forward, and a bit of romance! Thanks, Linda, for sharing with my readers!

Don’t forget to order (click here:) Polar Bear Plunge for a special Christmas treat—and do it before December ends to get the $1.00 special price!

Mahalo for visiting!



  1. The book sounds good. It's going on my TBR list.

  2. I'm powering up my Kindle now! And thank you, Linda, for the brave men in your family who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom.

  3. Thanks, Loree! Be sure to download the book in December while it's at the low price! You'll love it.

  4. Great, Brandi! Polar Bear Plunge is such an amazing story for Christmas. Romance just seems to fit so well at Christmas, don't you think? Enjoy!

  5. Cheryl, what a great review and interview with Aleni. This IS a wonderful book--perfect for curling up with an afghan and a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace or Christmas tree.


  6. Thanks, Deb! And you are so right about Polar Bear Plunge being a perfect read for those Christmas season nights in front of the fire. Hmm . . . it's cold out today and that hot chocolate is tempting me!

  7. I love this book! And I love having a Glaz novel on my kindle! Great interview, Cheryl! Great book, Linda Glaz! Write on!

  8. Thanks, Karla, for visiting and supporting Linda (and me too!) Christmas Blessings!

  9. I have so been enjoying reading a variety of Christmas novellas on my kindle this year. I met Linda at ACFW this year...such a nice person! You've convinced me that I'll have as much fun "visiting" with her new book. :)

  10. Great backstory, Linda! So sad about Pearl Harbor...:-((

  11. Yes, Sandra, Linda is a wonderful person. I hope you download and read her novella. It's not based in Hawaii (after all, it's a Polar Bear Plunge!) but her character, Aleni, does have a tie to the islands through Pearl Harbor, her late husband, and her grandfather. Hope you download and enjoy Linda's book!

  12. Yes, Jessica! Isn't it fun that Aleni has a tie to Hawaii??? The backstory isn't in the book, but you know it from reading my blog!! Christmas Blessings, Jessica!

  13. Thanks so much for interviewing my main character, Aleni. Hopefully she filled in the cracks and let you know more about her. My family is all military as well. My husband was Navy, I was Air Force, son was Navy AND Air Force and my father-in-law, a Marine. We love our military at our house!

  14. Wow, Linda! I knew you were military, but didn't know so many in your family were too. Thanks to all of you for your service!


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