Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: 12 Dates of Christmas

Today’s book featured in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is Chautona Havig’s 12 Dates of Christmas. I’ve not yet read this holiday book, but I think it sounds so fun. I’m all for clearing up misunderstandings and finding love! Throw in Christmas and we’re sure to have another winning page-turner!

If you’ve not yet entered to win the other books already featured in this month-long giveaway, be sure to scroll back to previous posts and enter! I’ll be announcing winners in a big winner post at the end of the month. (One exception is the first book, whose winner was already announced!)

ABOUT 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

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She’s spent the last ten years not forgiving him. Why should she start now?

When Reagan runs into her old high school nemesis, she’s flummoxed why he thinks she’d ever have coffee with him.

Alex is stunned to discover he was a nemesis in the first place.

Challenged into accepting a date for every offense he can name, Reagan is confident she’ll be spending her Christmas vacation away from the big bad Alex.

Maybe she should have gotten to know him a bit better first.

Follow Author Chautona Havig:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of 12 Dates of Christmas, leave a comment below… question for Chautona? Comment about Christmas? Just some general love and support of this sweet author? It all counts for your entry today!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: The Wedding Dress Christmas

Today’s book featured in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway is Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress Christmas. This sweet book combines several of my favorite things: Christmas, the South (it takes place in Tennessee), and anything to do with weddings! I don’t want to give any spoilers too soon, but this book might just have a lot in common with my upcoming Christmas novella I’ll be telling you more about later this month!

If you’re a fan of Rachel’s, you know what a masterful storyteller she is. And so much about Christmastime, for me, is traditions told through story. The story of Jesus’ birth and of his unlikely parents, Mary and Joseph. The stories told in favorite songs like The Little Drummer Boy or even nostalgic fun melodies like Snoopy’s Christmas vs. the Red Baron. Whether sentimental or silly, I just love that we revisit them every year.

When I read The Wedding Dress Christmas last year, I just knew it would become one of those stories I want to read every year to help get me in the holiday mood. I know you’ll love it, too!

ABOUT THE WEDDING DRESS CHRISTMAS

Available on Amazon

December comes to quaint Hearts Bend, Tennessee, with a blanket of white and the glitter of Christmas lights.

For JoJo Castle there is no place like home. Her onetime love of adventure ended when her life in the big city came crashing down. Now that she’s home, she never wants to leave again.

Country music sensation Buck Mathews has charmed the world with his smile and his music. However, news of his mother’s illness brought him home to Hearts Bend for the holiday season.

Working with her cousin Haley in The Wedding Shop, JoJo has no aspirations of love. But when her high school crush returns to town, her buried feelings surface.

Busy with his career, Buck hasn’t had time for family and friends, much less love. Seeing JoJo in The Wedding Shop reminds him there are things more important than his career.

But JoJo and Buck have opposing life goals, and there’s no middle ground. Can love, especially the kind that touches hearts at Christmas, overcome her fears and his quest for greatness?

With the help of a very special wedding dress, there just might be a Christmas miracle.

Follow Author Rachel Hauck:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of The Wedding Dress Christmas, leave a comment below and tell us your favorite Christmas song! Are you a traditionalist, lover of hymns, or enjoy the new stuff the most?

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Enchanted Christmas Collection

We’re now more than a week into the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway! Are you in the “Christmas in July” mood yet? I realized something extra fun yesterday. Even if you’re the type to save festive, holiday-themed stories for December, you’re in luck! When you download the eBook to your device, it’s yours! Whether you read it right away or save it until the Christmas season, it’ll be there.

Also, I hope as you read about each of the books in this month-long giveaway, you’re taking a few moments to give some love to the wonderful authors. You’ll notice that I’m including links to their websites and social media accounts. Show them some love by following! It’s a great way to keep in touch with what’s up in your favorite author’s world and what’s coming next. So, be sure and click those links!

Now, without further ado, today’s giveaway is from one of my personal favorite authors. Melissa Tagg’s Enchanted Christmas Collection includes three charming novellas. They’ve got everything that makes me swoon as a reader: small town setting, family connection (familiar characters!), and realistic but super sweet romances! Add a thread of Christmas and you’ve got the perfect holiday read.

ABOUT ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

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A Collection of Heartwarming, Small-Town Holiday Romances (3 Novellas), including:

One Enchanted Christmas: Last December, author Maren Grant went on a magical date with her book’s cover model–Colin Renwycke. Fast forward one year. With a looming deadline, Maren is desperate to recapture her creative spark. Then she remembers Colin’s invitation to visit his family’s Iowa farm… Drew Renwycke never planned to move home and take over the farm. But he’s spent too many years watching his siblings unravel–including Colin. When Maren lands on his doorstep, he realizes she may be the key to coaxing his brother home.

One Enchanted Eve: As a Denver Culinary Institute student, Colin Renwyke is out to embark on a new career as a pastry chef. But despite his skills in the kitchen, he’s a mess in the classroom and his ongoing disasters are proving too much for his prickly instructor. If he loses his spot at the school, he’s out of backup plans. Culinary school instructor Rylan Jefferson has the chance to reclaim her dream of running her own bakery. But she only has until Christmas Eve to come up with the perfect recipe to impress an eccentric investor. She has no time for holiday parties or family plans . . . and especially not for her unruliest student baker. But Colin has the one ingredient Rylan needs most–talent. Lots of it. And when he makes a proposal that just might solve both their problems, Rylan can’t say no.

One Enchanted Noel: When Seb Pierce agreed to work for his wealthy grandfather for one year–in return for an early draw on his inheritance–he never expected the agreement to land him in a quirky small town in Iowa at Christmas-time, renovating a dilapidated theater…and running into a woman he never thought he’d see again. Although she’s finally settled in her hometown, Leigh Renwycke can’t shake the familiar restlessness that used to get her into trouble. When Seb Pierce waltzes into her world and begs for her help planning the theater’s holiday reopening, it might be enough to jumpstart a new career…and to prove once and for all that the new-and-improved Leigh is here to stay. Until old secrets and new sparks get in the way…

Follow Author Melissa Tagg:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Melissa’s Enchanged Christmas Collection, leave a comment below and tell us if you like to read Christmas stories all year long or just around the holidays?

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Love, Laughter, and Luminarias

Okay, friends. Before we get to our next book in the month-long Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway, I’m going to give one more shot at giving away our first book. I’ve never had such a difficult time getting a winner to claim their prize, but maybe the third time will be the charm!

Our new winner of Royally Yours is Heidi Robbins! (All winners are chosen using Random.org.) Heidi, please email me TODAY to claim your prize!

Today’s book, Love, Laughter, and Luminarias, is extra fun because it was written by one of the authors in the Christmas collection we are revealing later this month! I have had so much fun getting to know Jaycee Weaver. She’s sweet and spunky, smart and talented, plus a fierce go-getter. I’m tempted to keep her Christmas book for myself because I’ve not yet had the chance to read it! I guess I’ll keep my word and let one of you enjoy it first. Wink, wink.

ABOUT LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LUMINARIAS

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He has his books. She has her fandoms. They’ve always had their friendship. Could Christmas projects, snowball fights, and local traditions spark feelings neither knew were there?

Surprisingly successful action-suspense author Garrett Wilson is struggling to write a summer novel in December. That is, until he witnesses his best friend, Nina, chase down a shoplifter and realizes that maybe his tough, attractive heroine might not be based solely in fiction.

Geeky-chic Nina Trujillo finds herself contemplating a God she’s never believed in after her brush with danger taking down a thief. That one decision could change the whole course of her life, and quite possibly, her feelings for the one guy she’s never considered more than a friend.

When Nina dives head-first into a series of Christmas projects and ideas for new traditions, she drags Garrett along for the ride. Will her newfound courage and all the extra time together bring their feelings out into the open, or will Nina escape back into the comfort of her fandoms and lose him forever?

Follow Author Jaycee Weaver:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Love, Laughter, and Luminarias, leave a comment below telling us about a favorite Christmas memory or give Jaycee some love!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: The Perfect Christmas

Let’s talk perfection. Sure, we know it’s not attainable. But it’s also subjective and different for every person when talking about something like an experience. For instance, what would make “the perfect Christmas” for you? Answer below and you could win today’s eBook giveaway in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway!

A quick side note… a reminder to our new winner of Royally Yours, Marcie McEachern…be sure to email me TODAY to claim your prize!

For me, “the perfect Christmas” would include plenty of time off from work, being with family, low-stress entertaining (I enjoy cooking all the traditional treats but no one likes to be stressed out about it!), cold weather, holiday movies I’ve watched since I was a kid, and candlelight worship on Christmas Eve. Some years have been better than others because life certainly can get in the way, but I’ve been blessed with some pretty great Christmases.

Today’s giveaway Christmas book is The Perfect Christmas by Bell Renshaw. Like other books by Bell, this is a sweet story full of real life ups and downs. For me, it’s relatable and hopeful. A pretty PERFECT combo for a Christmas story. Keep reading for your chance to win a free eBook copy!

ABOUT THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS

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Will the perfect Christmas be enough to convince Beau that a life with Ansley could be equally perfect?

Born and raised in Winter, Montana, Beau Bradley can’t imagine life anywhere else. During the holiday season his coffee shop, Mountain Grounds, is as busy as ever and now that his girlfriend is back in town, things finally seem to be lining up—until he gets a call that could change it all.

Ansley Strauss is back in Winter after a nine-month, art intensive in Canada and she’s ready to celebrate the Christmas season in the tried and true Winter-style. There’s only one problem: her boyfriend lacks Christmas spirit. Her solution? Make this Christmas perfect to remind Beau just how special this time of year is.

Set on a course for ultimate Christmas joy, Ansley and Beau find that life doesn’t always work out the way they hope it will. Beau faces the reality that plans can’t account for everything and sometimes risking it all is the only way. Ansley will have to come to the realization that no matter how perfect things are, it’s the imperfections in life that make it worth living.

It’s another Christmas in Winter, Montana where the coffee is always hot and the mistletoe beckons lovers to share a kiss.

Follow Author Bell Renshaw:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of The Perfect Christmas, leave a comment below telling us what would make your Christmas PERFECT.

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Mistletoe Kiss

Did everyone have a wonderful long weekend celebrating Independence Day? We might be right in the middle of summer, but it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as we continue with the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway!

First a little house keeping. I did not hear from the original winner of Royally Yours, so I’m announcing a NEW WINNER! (All other winners will be announced in a special winner’s post at the end of the month.) Congratulations to Marcie McEachern! To claim your free eBook, please email me HERE within 24 hours.

The next book up for grabs is by Andrea Boyd. Andrea is one of the four other authors in the upcoming Christmas collection we’ll be announcing later this month. It’s been a joy to get to know Andrea and her writing these last several months. If you’re not familiar with her books, you’ll LOVE her sweet stories…this Christmas story included! Thanks to Andrea for being a part of our fun giveaway.

ABOUT MISTLETOE KISS

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Calling All Couples!
Sign up now. Help us set a record!
On December 10 at 5:00 pm,
we need your help setting a
Guinness World Record
for the most couples
kissing under the mistletoe!

Chase Spencer had been firmly planted in the friend-zone ever since he first met Rachel Anthony back when they were in grade school and it looks like that’s where he’s destined to remain. And her latest scheme is bound to be torture. She wants them to help break the Guinness World Record for the most couples kissing under the mistletoe at one time. How should he handle this? Should the kiss be a chaste, friendly kiss like she envisions? Or should he do it in a way that leaves Rachel without a doubt that he wants to be more than friends?

It had always been Rachel’s dream to break a world record, and who better to do it with than her best friend Chase? And it wasn’t as if they hadn’t kissed before—sixth grade, spin-the-bottle at Iona Puckett’s party—a peck of the lips and it’d be over. Except she missed the part where they had to hold the kiss for ten seconds. And no one warned her of how she would feel afterwards—confused and longing for more. How can she convince Chase to change her status from friend to girlfriend?

Follow Author Andrea Boyd:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Mistletoe Kiss, leave a comment below telling us about a unique Christmas tradition you or your family have. A favorite treat you always make? Sing-a-longs around the fireplace? Travel to a special spot every year? Let us know how you make the most of the season.

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Like a Winter Snow

Next up in the Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway was a big hit last year! I thoroughly enjoyed this story set within a Christmas-time wedding in England. Be still my romantic heart. I also love that there is a lot of snow. I grew up in Florida and now reside in Texas. The idyllic white Christmases depicted in movies and greeting cards were not my reality! But, oh, it’s sure on my bucket list. What I wouldn’t give to wake up just one Christmas morning to a snowy scene outside frosty windows and snuggle up in front of a crackling fireplace. Swoon!

For now, I’ll settle for the gorgeous scenery of Like a Winter Snow, the Christmas story from author Lindsay Harrel.

ABOUT LIKE A WINTER SNOW

Available on Amazon

Cozy up with this charming and uplifting romance all about unexpected love, true friendship, and family loyalty. Set during a Christmas-time wedding among the falling snow, this sweet story will warm your heart.

Women’s counselor Joy Beckman has always been a friend and helper to all. That’s why she’s given up everything to be with her parents as her mother suffers through Alzheimer’s. Joy may not have a thriving career or a love life at the moment, but she’s doing what she does best—taking care of others. And even though it’s difficult, she knows it’s where she is supposed to be.

But life throws a curveball when she has to leave her parents temporarily to travel to Cornwall, England, for the December wedding of her best friend. While there, Joy helps Sophia tackle her last-minute to-do list, and in the process, finally meets a man who turns her head—and her heart. The only problem? He lives in snowy London, and her life is with her parents back in sunny Florida.

She tries to resist Oliver Lincoln’s charms, but it’s harder than it should be. With her heart torn in two, Joy is forced to choose between a life she knows she’s meant for and the one she didn’t see coming.

Follow Author Lindsay Harrel:
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ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Like a Winter Snow, leave a comment below telling us if you’ve ever experienced a “white Christmas” full of snow!

The winner of today’s book will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. However, due to some special circumstances, I am excited to announce the winner of yesterday’s book, Royally Yours, today. Congratulations to Janet P! I asked about a favorite place to spend Christmas. Janet shared, “My favorite place to visit around Christmas is historical Grapevine, Texas and New York City.” Congratulations, Janet! To claim your eBook, please email me HERE within 48 hours so I can pass along your information to the authors.

All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway: Royally Yours

It’s July 1, which means our Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway officially gets underway today! All month long, you will have the chance to win an eBook copy of some of the best Christmas fiction books in recent years.

I just love all things Christmas! The traditions, special church events, family snacks we wait all year for, familiar festive music, decorations…you name it. If you’re like me, Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movies top the list. Holiday books bring the same excitement for me. Small town settings are my favorite, with festivals and snow and swoon-worthy romances. Sigh!

In fact, I love these Christmas stories so much, I’ve written one! At the end of our month-long giveaway, I will join with several other author friends to announce our 2020 Christmas collection! There will be a cover reveal and some other extra, festive fun.

But first, let’s get in the mood with our Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway featured books! First up is Royally Yours: Royalty Meets Small-Town Charm in Four Heartwarming Christmas Romances. This collection includes novellas written by Liz Johnson, Melissa Tagg, Ashley Clark, and Betsy St. Amant.

ABOUT ROYALLY YOURS

Available on Amazon

Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after…tiaras optional.

Follow the Authors:
Liz Johnson | Melissa Tagg | Ashley Clark | Betsy St. Amant

ENTER TO WIN!

To enter to win an eBook copy of Royally Yours, leave a comment below telling us about either your favorite place to spend Christmas or a memorable setting in a Christmas movie/book. Most winners in the Mid-Year Very Merry Giveaway will be announced in a WINNERS POST at the end of the month. However, due to some special circumstances, I’ll be announcing the winner of Royally Yours in tomorrow’s post so be sure to enter today then come back tomorrow to see if you’re the lucky winner!

All winners will be chosen using Random.org. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim the book or another winner will be chosen.

Only 6 Months Until Christmas: New Giveaway!

Today is June 25. That means there is only six months until Christmas, my friends! I have no shame in loving Christmas 365-days a year. But there’s something fun about giving a nod to the festive season in July when the summer sun is beating down on us and December feels a lifetime away.

This July, I will be celebrating all month long with a Mid-Year Very Merry Book Giveaway! Me and more than a dozen of my Christian fiction author friends have joined forces and will be giving away copies of our favorite Christmas books. These will be eBooks, so I’m excited to say it’s open to US and International readers!!! There will be a different winner for each book plus one grand prize winner will get a fun holiday package from me. (Psst! Be sure to read all the way to the end for a special offer!)

The month will wrap up with a cover reveal and pre-order launch of the Christmas novella collection I’m a part of that releases in October! I wrote my novella, Somehow, This Christmas, in March so I’ve been in the holiday spirit pretty much 24/7. I cannot wait to finally share more about this sweet set of stories with you soon.

Let me introduce you to the jolly authors joining us for this festive giveaway:

Andrea Boyd
Ashley Clark
Mikal Dawn
Lindsay Harrel
Rachel Hauck
Chautona Havig
Liz Johnson
Bell Renshaw
Cynthia Ruchti
Toni Shiloh
Betsy St. Amant
Angela Ruth Strong
Melissa Tagg
Kari Trumbo
Teresa Tysinger

Jaycee Weaver

If you’ve made it this far, I gather you’re a lover of all things Christmas just like me! If you leave a comment below telling me your favorite part of Christmas, I’ll give you an extra entry into the Grand Prize announced at the very end of the month!

Happy reading, friends!

Summer Reading: Cover Love

If you’ve been following me for longer than a minute, chances are you know that I unapologetically judge books by their covers. Whether it’s the graphic designer in me or just some innate God-given sense of style (insert sarcastic snort here), I just can’t help myself.

Now that summer is upon us, here are several covers have me drooling over my iced tea.

The Summer House | Stories That Bind Us | If For Any Reason
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow | The Water Keeper | The Joy of Falling
Driftwood Dreams | Carolina Breeze | These Nameless Things

Which of these catches your eye the most and makes you want to start reading right now? What other book covers have caught your attention recently? What books are on your summer reading list?

Happy Summer Reading!