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Monthly Wrap Up: November

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I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving with lots of family and good food. December is upon us and I have a few books to go to finish my Goodreads challenge of 100 so fingers crossed I’ll make my goal…I can smell victory! Now on to how my bookish November went. August Reading Stats Books Read 7 Pages Read 1,539 Ratings 5 Stars 2 4 Stars 2 3 Stars 3 2 Stars 0 1 Star 0 DNF 0 Genre Breakdown Fiction: 3 Non Fiction: 1 Graphic Novels: 3 Books Read 91. Goldie Vance Vol. 3 by Hope Larson 90. Goldie Vance Vol. 2 by Hope Larson 89. Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson 88. One Day in December by Josie Silver 87. The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere 86. This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps 85. The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere Arcs via NetGalley/Edelweiss Fumbled by Alexa Martin Sidelined by Suzanne Baltsar The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen The Suspect by Fiona Barton Books via

12 Days of Clean Romance: $100 Kick Off Giveaway

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12 Days of Clean Romance December 2018 During the month of December, we will be featuring 12 Authors who write clean romance! There will be $400 worth of Giveaways plus great deals on books! You are invited to come join the fun, learn about these great authors & find your next favorite book! There will be FREE ebooks, awesome sales & great giveaways! Check out this great list of featured authors who are sponsoring this event! Sophia Summers Brooke St. James Lucy McConnell Melissa McClone Delaney Cameron Julie Coulter Bellon Liz Isaacson Rebecca Connolly Donna Hatch Hayley Wescott Mylissa Demeyere Rachael Anderson Never miss a giveaway, freebie or sale by signing up for Clean Wholesome Romance's Reader Newsletter! Are you a blogger or reader who would be willing to post about this event on your blog or social media? Sign up here . Are you an author who writes clean romance? Learn more about CWR upcoming events here , or Sign up

Holiday Review: The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere

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The Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere Published: October 1, 2007 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: audiobook via Overdrive Ratings: 4/5 Synopsis Each Christmas we are given a promise from heaven. And each year on earth we make promises to each other. This is a story about how a promise from one person to another shows us the true meaning of faith, remembrance, and love. Seven years ago Gloria endured a family tragedy that almost shook her faith entirely. Each Christmas she places a card in an envelope on her tree, restating a promise she made to her husband before he died. Now, having moved from her small town and all the painful memories it held, she is building a life by caring for people in need. Whether it's a young mother who can't pay her electric bill or a family who needs some extra food, Gloria always finds a way. Miriam is a thorn in Gloria's side. Miriam is a constantly critical, disapproving neighbor who looks with suspicion at all the

Cover Reveal: The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

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THE LEMON SISTERS by Jill Shalvis A Wildstone Novel Expected Publication: June 18, 2019 Two sisters who just might be lemons in life and love… True or not, they know one thing -- you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask in THE LEMON SISTERS. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OVqEra BN:   https://goo.gl/Q4wY5t iBooks: https://goo.gl/3vMxjt Kobo: https://goo.gl/eEU4ZY Google Play: https://goo.gl/fJN5SD Paperback: https://goo.gl/LMqu2d Read 1st chapter here : https://jillshalvis.com/books/the-lemon-sisters/#excerpt Blurb When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip

Holiday Review: The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere

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The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere Published: October 25, 2005 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: audiobook via Overdrive Ratings: 5/5 Synopsis Patricia and Mark Addison have long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. But this year, Patricia's job as a social worker will lead her to a very special five-year-old. Against her better judgment, Patricia bends the rules and takes the little girl to her own home. Through the presence of Emily in their house and her penetrating questions about heaven, the Addisons learn that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. And Christmas will once more be a time of joy in their home. My Thoughts This is by far my favorite Donna VanLiere read so far. It’s cute, heartwarming and touching all at the same time. Patricia and Mark’s marriage has been going through the motions for a while now but all that changes when Patricia who is a social worker brings home Emily during th

Holiday Review: The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere

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The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere Published: October 28, 2003 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: audiobook via Overdrive Ratings: 3/5 Synopsis In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor. When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice. Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan-a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life. The Christmas Blessing is inspiring about hope existing in the darke

TisTheSeasonAThon TBR

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Happy Holidays!! I know it’s a bit early but I’m here to share my TBR for an upcoming readathon. I’ve always wanted to participate in one but I never had the time or just hadn’t found one I really wanted to join, but I finally found the one for me it’s the TISTHESEASONATHON ! It runs December 3-9. Yes, a whole week filled with Christmas reads so, of course, I’m so there! It’s hosted by some wonderful Booktubers and Instagrammers if you don’t know them please go check them out they are awesome! @bookables @acourtofcrownsandquills   @btwnchapters @chelseadollingreads   @superspacechick On Twitter Tistheseasonnn   So here are the challenges you can do as many or as few as you like and you can also double up if you want. Now on to my list of books and which challenges they go with. CHALLENGES 1.   Book with red or green on the cover 2.   Book to read while listening to Christmas music 3.    A warm and fuzzy read 4.   A short read [250 pages or less] 5.

Surprise Christmas Anthology

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SIX HOLIDAY THEMED SHORT STORIES, AVAILABLE FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!   Broke and exhausted from Black Friday shopping? We’re here to help! SIX All new FREE HOLIDAY STORIES from some of your favorite authors! Check out these sexy and fun standalone holiday themed shorts from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Marie Force, Emma Chase, Corinne Michaels & Susan Stoker! Naughty or Nice will only be available for a LIMITED TIME, so hurry! Get your copy today! BookHip.com/QGCKHV Do you want to be naughty and sneak a little peek at what some of what your favorite authors are bringing you for the holidays? You know you wanna! Shhh here take a little looksie, we won't tell... Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward - Sexy Scrooge The last thing I needed was to share an Uber with Scrooge—a cocky lawyer on a snowy Christmas Eve. It was bad enough I was on my way to court for the gift of eviction. Although maybe today wouldn’t turn out so bad after all.

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Love, Music, Madness by Tabitha Rhys

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Love, Music, Madness by  Tabitha Rhys Published by: Soul Mate Publishing Publication date: April 25, 2018 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Songwriting partners Lawson Harper and Jessa Warlow’s musical ambitions are derailed when their so-called relationship ends disastrously. However, neither Lawson nor Jessa are willing to give up on the album’s worth of soul-searing songs they wrote together—songs they’re sure are good enough to change both their lives. Will the chemistry that fuels their creativity drive them to make the record of a lifetime, or only to absolute madness? Goodreads / Amazon 99¢ today only! BOOK TRAILER: EXCERPT I opened up the program Tim favored and selected a file I had created in the days since our meeting at Musso. A slamming four-on-the-floor beat filled the room. It was a simple starter beat I’d created for the first song Jessa and I had written together, from scratch. Jessa turned to me, chin cocked, guitar at the ready. “What d

Review: Goldie Vance Vol 1 & 2 by Hope Larson, Illustrated by Brittney Williams

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   Goldie Vance Vol 1 & 2 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams [Illustrator] Published: October  5, 2017 Publisher: Boom! Boom! Box Format: via Hoopla Ratings: [Vol. 1 – 4/5] [Vol. 2- 3/5] Synopsis The newest gal sleuth on the block is Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes. 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and dreams to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town. My Thoughts Volume 1 This year I wanted to challenge myself to new genres so I thought I would take a chance on a graphic novel and I kept hearing great things about Goldie Vance so I figured why not? Well, I'm glad I did

Release Blitz: Love Money by Jami Wagner

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Today we have the release blitz for LOVE MONEY by Jami Wagner! Check it out and be sure to get your copy today! Love Money by Jami Wagner Genre: Contemporary About LOVE MONEY Sam. Jett. Clint. Jimmy. One I need to keep alive. One is stalking me. One has lied his way into my heart. And the last one ... he's going to kill me if I don't give him what he wants. Someone died because of me. But this go-around, I could get the girl and solve the case at the same time. Protecting my heart ... yeah, that wasn't in my training.   Get Your Copy Today! Exclusive Excerpt I spin around to resume my spot in line—it still hasn’t moved—when the doors to the building main entrance open with a bang. “Hurry up, man. I don’t have all fucking day to do this!” I flinch at the harsh tone from the man passing me in the hall. He pops his neck, revealing the edge of a tattoo from under the oversized white T-shirt that clearly hides his ass since his jeans are failing to do th

Book Blitz: North Pole Unlimited by Elle Rush

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Nick and Eve by Elle Rush (North Pole Unlimited, #3) Publication date: November 19, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Nick’s plan: dodge his grandmother’s matchmaking attempts by claiming Eve is his date for Christmas. He probably should have asked Eve first. Although Nick Klassen is grateful when Eve rides to his rescue after he breaks down outside of December, Manitoba, he can’t run fast enough when his meddling grandmother tries to set him up with the pretty tow-truck driver. Then he gets an idea. Between juggling extra hours at work and a never-ending Christmas to-do list, Eve LeBlanc doesn’t have time for a new man in her life. But ever since she picked Nick up on the side of the road, she’s been running into him everywhere. His flirtations started innocently enough but when his grandmother invites “his girlfriend” to the family’s Christmas dinner, Nick realizes if he wants to stop pretending about Eve, he must come clean. Once Eve learns of his deception, h

Release Blitz: One Hundred Christmas Kisses by Kelly Collins

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Kelly Collins is bringing the Christmas spirit to Aspen Cove with ONE HUNDRED CHRISTMAS KISSES. If you love small-towns and your romance sweet with just a touch of heat, then you don't want to miss this one. Kick off your holiday reading and grab your copy today! About ONE HUNDRED CHRISTMAS KISSES Kelly Collins invites you to celebrate a small town Christmas in Aspen Cove, where North Star wishes and love’s first kisses have the power to heal. It’s been a decade since veterinarian Charlotte Parker has been home to Aspen Cove. After the death of her mother, she hasn’t been able to bring herself to face her painful past. But if ever there’s a time to start over, it’s Christmas. What she doesn’t expect is to find the man of her dreams staying in the room next to hers at B’s Bed and Breakfast. War hero Trig Whatley is looking for a place to call home. Since losing his leg in Afghanistan, he hasn’t found a place to fit in or a woman who can see him for the strong, whole

Holiday Review: Four Days of Christmas by Emma St. Clair

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Four Days of Christmas by Emma St. Clair Published: December 7, 2017 Format: free Kindle read Rating: 3/5 Synopsis You can't really know someone in four days...can you? Natalie isn't looking for romance after getting out of a long-term relationship with the guy she thought was The One. But when she takes a job as an elf in the mall's Santa's Workshop Photo Place over college break, sparks fly...with more than one man. There's Alex, the handsome photographer with a secret, and then Santa himself, the mystery man behind the costume who keeps her laughing. Will she know either guy well enough to choose by their last day of work on Christmas Eve? Or will a shocking discovery about Santa's Workshop make her walk away from both? My Thoughts Four Days of Christmas was a middle of the road read for me. The plot was okay nothing special and some of the romance was a little forced for me. There were two guys and I liked her chemistry with one

Review: This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Philipps

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This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps Published: October 23, 2018 Publisher: Touchstone Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 5/5 Synopsis A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougartown who has become “the breakout star on Instagram stories...imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). Busy Philipps’s autobiographical book offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona and her painful and painfully funny teen years, to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what w