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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! Today I’m teaming up with JustRead Tours and Gilead Publishing for the blog tour to celebrate the recent release of Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols. I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the book as well as how you can win a copy! Here we go: Title: Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols Pages: 240 Genres: Fiction, Inspirational, Christmas Published by: Gilead Publishing (Oct. 20th, 2018) Summary The sounds of Christmases past echo… Read More

Title: The Christmas Remedy by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall Genres: Christian, Christmas, Amish, Romance Published by: Waterbrook Press (Oct. 23rd, 2018) Summary When an Old Order Amish woman takes a job at a small-town pharmacy struggling to survive in a world of “big box” stores, her motive is to help her Plain community. But the advent of the holiday season brings an unusual mystery to the surface–and possibly love. Twenty-four-year-old Holly Zook lives a unique life… Read More

Countdown to Christmas is back!  If you’re new(ish) to my blog, Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  This is the third year I’ve been doing this, and it’s now time to share my first pick for the 2018 holiday season! To start things off, my first pick for 2018 is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Imagine a year without… Read More

Hello and Merry Christmas Eve!  The big day is finally almost here!  Welcome back to my final Countdown to Christmas of 2017.  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. Today’s book is The Child’s Christmas by Evelyn Sharp.   Members of an English country family experience the excitement and beauty of an old-fashioned Christmas season, in events leading from the early… Read More

Welcome back to Countdown to Christmas. Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  Can you even believe how quickly Christmas is approaching?!  Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas Eve! Today’s book is The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears (Nancy Drew #116) by Carolyn Keene On the trail of a teddy bear thief, nancy unwraps double-dealing and double crosses! … Read More

Title: What Light by Jay Asher Pages: 251 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Christmas Published by: Razorbill (Oct. 11, 2016) Summary Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving… Read More

Ahhh! We are SO close to Christmas! I am so excited, but I cannot believe it’s almost here.  Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read during this holiday season, which was inspired by Kourtni Reads‘ Christmas countdown!  Usually, it’s  posted on a Sunday, but I was sick earlier this week and didn’t get a chance to post Week 5’s countdown…so here… Read More

Hey everyone!  First of all, I want to apologize for randomly disappearing on you all this month!!  I totally did not plan on taking a mini blogging hiatus, but I’ve just been super busy these past couple of weeks.  I hope to be blogging more consistently again though! Today, I want to introduce a new, weekly feature on my blog starting today and going until Christmas!  This series was inspired by Kourtni… Read More