posted on November 22, 2016 by Kat Martin


the-christmas-clock… a story that will touch your heart!

Some stories just won’t get out of your head until you write them down.  That’s what happened to me with THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK.  Being known for writing romance, I had written a spicy historical Christmas romance set around Sherman’s occupation of Savannah on Christmas Eve.  It was great fun to write.

This was different.  This was serious fiction, a story concept that began with an old woman named Lottie Sparks who was stricken with Alzheimer’s and her orphan grandson, Teddy.  I felt compelled to write this book.  My husband’s mother, beloved to both of us, had suffered and died of this terrible disease and I’m sure that’s where the first kernel of an idea for began.

There were other characters in the story, of course, but every time I tried to write the book, I felt as if something was missing.

Then I realized THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK that, being a romance writer, I was looking for the once-in-a-lifetime, forever kind of romance that would bring the story together.

And so I came up with Syl Winters and Joe Dixon, two lost souls whose once-unshakable love for each other had been destroyed years ago.  After months of trying to make the story come together, I had finally found the key.

It took more than two years to write this book and this is not a long novel.  But as I said, it’s a tale I really needed to tell.  A story that wouldn’t leave me in peace until I got it down on paper.

It’s a heartwarming, emotional tale I am hoping readers will enjoy, the kind of Christmas miracle we all look for in our lives.  I hope you will watch for THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK and that you enjoy.

All best wishes for a happy Holiday Season, Kat


What are readers saying about The Christmas Clock?

“THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK is an emotion-packed contemporary romance that will have you smiling one moment and in tears the next….I absolutely loved this story. The Christmas Clock is a perfect holiday story!  I recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful story for the holidays or any time of year.” —

“THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK is a lovely tale of finding family, love, joy, and forgiveness all in one sweet package. I loved it.”Jill Marie Landis, NY Times bestselling 

author of Heart of Ston

“THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK is a fascinating Yuletide relationship drama as redemption and forgiveness are fostered by love and caring for others.” —Harriett Klausner

“Through it all the author keeps hope alive as we get involved with this group of people. Christmas is coming. Perhaps the joys of the season will help these great characters. This is a special book and hard to put down.” —

 “THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK is a special story about the spirit behind this holiday, a promise of possibilities full of life, love, forgiveness and peace so often associated with the Yuletide season but so often missed because hearts are closed to its magic.” —

“With a bit of an old fashioned feel, Kat Martin ties the characters of THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK together with powerful emotion and a deep sense of love. A poignant story of second chances that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.” —

Kat Martin

Kat Martin

Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

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2 thoughts on “THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK …”

  1. Avatar Diana Crockett says:

    I love this book. Kat just gets better and better.

  2. kat Martin kat Martin says:

    thanks for the kind words as always! Miss ya, kat

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