12.09.2016

Christmas Book Bundle Giveaway!!

Just in time for Christmas, here's great opportunity to win six Christmas books by six bestselling authors! There's enough here to keep some for yourself and to share the love by gifting some to your friends and family! Enter to win A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe, Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews, The Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber, Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand, Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes, and A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison.
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Review: A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe
Published: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds.

As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. “Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift,” his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays.

Then Taylor’s service dog arrives—a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father’s axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company—but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas.

My Thoughts
In A Lowcountry Christmas we get to see more the life of Taylor before he married Harper and we see him coming home from war and the effects that his PTSD had on him. We see the McClellan family as they go through some hard times and how things go once Taylor is back home and tries to adjust to life.

As a reader of the Lowcountry series, I love that we get to see how some of the characters were. We can see how they have grown and where they were and all the progress they have made. I also enjoyed getting to know the McClellan family more, we see how close knit they are and all the love and support they give to each other.

This a perfect addition to the Lowcountry series as it continues the tradition of family and unconditional love for one another. We all have tough times and dark days but its being surrounded by loved ones that will alway pull us through. I also love that in a sense this is a stand alone and could be read that way, so this is perfect for those who haven’t read any of the series can still read this wonderful tale.

12.08.2016

Review: It's Christmas Carol! by Sara-Lisa Andersson

It’s Christmas Carol by Sara-Lisa Andersson
Published: January 8, 2016
Format: free Kindle read
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis
Carol hates Christmas! As far as she is concerned, it is just another Thursday, just another day at work. But during her workday, between 4 PM and midnight on Christmas Day, she is haunted by the kindness of strangers and painful memories as she ponders the true meaning of Christmas - past, present and future.

Who is that man with the big white beard and the jolly laugh? And why does he care if Carol has a nice Christmas or not?
My Thoughts
Carol hates Christmas and tries to avoid all things related to it. However working on Christmas she forced to look back on why she hates the holidays and in doing so she must decide if she wants to overcome her pain and have new great memories or continue to live in the past. I enjoyed this read and was really feeling Carol’s pain in why she hates the holiday but was rooting for her to want to enjoy them again. This is a short but fulfilling tale that makes you believe in the magic of the season.

12.07.2016

Kids Corner mini Review: Harry the Christmas Mouse

Harry the Christmas Mouse by NGK and Janelle Dimmett
Published: July 29, 2016
Publisher: NGK Media
Format: free Kindle read
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis

Join Harry The Happy Mouse and friends as they save Christmas Day!

The follow-up to the bestselling children’s picture book ‘Harry The Happy Mouse’, all of the characters are back working together to help Santa on Christmas Eve!

Harry sets off on his short winter walk to discover Santa in trouble! Harry and friends work together as a great team to save Christmas! All set on Christmas eve, this book is a great story that conveys the magic of Christmas.

32 pages of full-color, beautifully illustrated pictures by award-winning illustrator Janelle Dimmett.
My Thoughts

This is the cutest kids read! I love that not only does it show the spirit of Christmas but it also shows kids the idea that Christmas is more than just toys and presents but about helping out others as well. The illustrations are beautiful and this is one read that the kids will fully enjoy!

12.06.2016

Release Blitz: Christmas with an Angel by Debbie Mason


CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL: A Short Story by Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor, #1.5
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever Yours
eBook: $.99 USD

It's been eight long years since Michael Gallagher has laid eyes on Shay Angel, back when he was a boy from the most prominent family in town and she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But he hadn't cared about their differences—until one bad decision landed her in jail.

That was years ago and now he's back in Harmony Harbor for the holidays. So when Shay goes missing, Michael is intent on finding her—and finding out if their sizzling attraction is still there. But he's now a district attorney, and it looks like Shay is once again on the wrong side of the law.

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THE SERIES
Mistletoe Cottage, #1
Christmas With An Angel, #1.5
Starlight Bride, #2
Primrose Lane, #3


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.



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12.05.2016

Mini Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Published: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
In a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with another original holiday novel full of romance and cheer. This time around, a plucky young woman clashes with a real-life Scrooge—her grouchy, arrogant, annoyingly handsome neighbor—and tries to get even the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.
My Thoughts
Twelve Days of Christmas is what truly the holidays are all about, being kind and nice to others and making those around us feel loved. In Twelve Days of Christmas, we met Julia who started a blog about killing her cranky neighbor with kindness during the holiday season. Cain doesn’t seem like the guy who likes Christmas at all and seeing the bright and bubbly Julia doesn’t change his mind about it either.

Though she started her blog as an experiment of sorts she soon finds out more about Cain and finds out why he feels the way he does about the holidays. We all know from the start they are meant to be together but I enjoyed getting to see them go from foes to potential love interests. I loved the slow growing of their relationship which is a nice thing to see. This is a fun read one that will make laugh and root for these two to finally get together.