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Hey everyone! So, I realize this is way late, but I just realized I never shared with you all what I received from my #TBTBSanta this year.  My Secret Santa, who it turns out was Liz from Consumed by Books, absolutely spoiled me with such heartfelt gifts!

Welcome back to another Countdown to Christmas book recommendation!  I may have missed last week, but nevertheless, I’m back!   Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. Today’s pick is The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand! On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried… Read More

Hello and welcome to part one for my stop of the Harlequin Holiday Blog Tour!  I’m so excited to be partnering with Harlequin to share some fun and festive holiday books with you all.  To get things started, I’ll be sharing my review of Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne! Title: Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne Pages: 384 Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Christmas Publisher: HQN Books (Sept. 24th, 2019) Summary Hearts are lighter and wishes burn… Read More

Hey everyone! If you know me, you know I love Christmas.  So, when I found out the Tistheseasonathon was returning, I just knew I was going to participate! Today I am so excited to share with you all my TBR.  The Tistheseasonathon is a super chill and festive readathon which started today (December 2nd) and runs through the 8th.  To get all the details, be sure to check out the official Twitter… Read More

Happy December 1st!  I cannot believe that it is December.  Christmas is just around the corner! 😍🎄  So, if you’ve been around for a while you know what that means: Countdown to Christmas time! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  This is my 4th year doing this, and it is one of my favorite segments on this… Read More

Hello! It’s time for one final Blogmas Book Quote in 2018. Today’s quote comes from the poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which is found in A Vintage Christmas. I love how this quote really captures how so many of us are feeling on December 31st! “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out… Read More

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate; if not, I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week)!  My holiday was absolutely lovely, filled with family, food, fun, and memories. 🎄  Last week, I received my package from my TBTB Secret Santa!  It turns out, my Secret Santa was Andi @ Andi’s ABCs, and oh my goodness, did she spoil me so!! 💕  Today I’ll be sharing… Read More

Hello! I can hardly believe it, but it’s Christmas Eve, Eve, and the final Countdown to Christmas of 2018!! 🎄😱  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s pick is Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost. When Holly White’s fiance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken… Read More

Hey everyone! I’ve been seeing the Jingle Bell book tag around lately and since it’s so close to Christmas, I thought this would be such a fun tag to do!  The tag was created by Richard @ The Humpo Show, and I found this tag from Deanna @ Dee Reads Things. Alright, let’s get started! “All I Want For Christmas Is You…” – What book do you want to see under the… Read More

Hello everyone! Today I’m back with another Blogmas Book Quote! Today’s quote comes from The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.  This quote may be short, but to me, with Christmas only one week away, I feel like this quote is an especially prevalent reminder of just how precious this time of year can be. “Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.  Time can’t be given.  But it can be… Read More