THE ANGEL PAWS COLLECTION WITH A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

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Name of book: The Angel Paws Collection

Author: Mimi Milan

Genre: Multicultural, Contemporary Romance

Release date: December 7, 2017

Scent for Angel

To fight… or fall in love?

The only thing Tanner McKoy wants is to disappear into the backwoods of North Carolina, hopefully forgetting about his tour in Afghanistan. However, forgetting seems improbable. And disappearing is impossible when a determined grad student uses her new shelter rescues to track him down.

After a miserable breakup with her fiance, Eva Perez returns to grad school to complete her thesis and become a physical therapist. Unfortunately, that means assisting on several case studies – one of which includes a surly army veteran who refuses help. How can she win a battle with someone still stuck in combat mode?

Touched by an Angel

*Sweet Contemporary*

An explosion during a tour in Afghanistan took Rhett Marshall’s sight, but not his mind. Too bad his family can’t seem to grasp that fact. He’ll do anything to regain control over his life again… even take drastic measures like marrying a complete stranger just so he can call his own shots.

Luciana Lopez came to the United States on a student visa – which is about to expire. Unfortunately, finding an employer to petition for her so she can stay in the country has proven impossible. Could marriage to a desperate army veteran be the answer to her immigration problem?

Enjoy the second novel in the groundbreaking, heartwarming series, Angel Paws Rescue, that donates twenty percent of proceeds to help army veterans and shelter animals.

When Angel Sing

Fast food, fast cars, and fast women…

Eddie Rivera, a Chicano rock star hoping to break into the American music scene, has always lived life in the fast lane. The last thing he planned on was a country cutie with the belief that a guy “won’t buy the cow if he’s getting the milk for free.” Can a shot at her lifelong dreams and a rescue kitty help him change her mind?

From boys to battlefields, Rachel Linden may have lost her hearing but she has never lost a fight. Of course, she’s never had her dream of singing dangled in front of her either. Is there a strategy she can employ to win a war of wishes… without losing her heart?

 

Click here to purchase your copy.

 

About the Author

mimiMimi Milan is an award winning, bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romance. Currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University, she spends most of her time in the suburbs of Charlotte, crafting stories her family and imaginary friends inspire.

 

Guest Post from Mimi Milan

I have to be honest.

I don’t know why I wrote Scent of an Angel.

The journey first began when I was asked to join a box set of sweet contemporary romances with seven other authors. Eager for a new experience (my first box set!) I immediately agreed. However, I wasn’t sure what I would write. I had never written a sweet contemporary before – only historicals. While clean and even inspirational, my stories were all full of action and suspense, too. That didn’t exactly sound like “sweet contemporary” to me. So, I set out to find stories that would draw inspiration.

At the same time, I was assigned to read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. (Did I mention I’m now in grad school?) I couldn’t get the story out of my mind. I kept dwelling on all the pain and suffering soldiers must endure in order to keep the rest of us safe here at home. Their pain doesn’t end, either. Many return to the States with both physical disabilities and mental illnesses that most civilians couldn’t imagine living with. Right then, I knew I wanted to do something that helped the ones that made it back to us. Since the books in my first series, The Jericho Resistance, donates funds to fight against human trafficking, I liked the idea of copying the same model to help support our veterans. That’s when Tanner McKoy and Eva Perez came to life, driving the story and my mission onward.

Touched by an Angel and When Angels Sing were natural follow-ups for the Angel Paws Rescue anthology.

Today, I’m pretty fortunate. I was asked to join yet another series, The Twelve Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides. So, I’m about to finish up edits on my contribution, The Dancing Lady. I’m at my kitchen table in my nice, warm two-bedroom home with a cup of coffee and a muffin from my favorite local bakery. The children are still asleep, making the house unusually quiet. Looking out the frosted window at a yard lightly dusted with white, I feel safe and at peace. All is right in my small corner of the world. I thank God for that.

I thank Him for the veterans that make it so.

Blog Stops

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The Important Things in Life: God, Books, & Chocolate, December 13

The Power of Words, December 14 (Spotlight)

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Reading is My Superpower, December 16 (Interview)

Zerina Blossom’s Books, December 17

Books, Books, and More Books, December 18

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 19

God is Love, December 20

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Mimi is giving away a grand prize of The Angel Paws Collection Celebration Tour Giveaway!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c5db

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FIRST LINE FRIDAYS

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Today, my first line comes from a book I am hoping to read soon!

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It took eleven minutes to pack three suitcases. Two hours to make it over the state line. Half the night to stop the tears from flowing. And an instant to undo a ten-year marriage.

 

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! GRAB THE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING, OPEN TO CHAPTER ONE, AND POST THE FIRST SENTENCE (OR SECOND SENTENCE) IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

 

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REVIEW: MY SWEET FRIEND BY H A LEUSCHEL

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My Sweet Friend

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Holy cow! Helene Leuschel has left me speechless once again! MY SWEET FRIEND is a quick novella but it sure does pack a heck of a punch! Alexa has a new high profile position and comes with an awesome resume, or so that’s what everyone thinks! She quickly becomes friends with Rosie and life for the two of them seems perfect. They have lots of fun together, go out and spend lots of time with each other, but then things start to change. It’s not long before the lies begin and they have Rosie thinking she is going crazy. At first, they aren’t that big of a deal but Rosie’s therapist helps her seek out the truth. Everyone can see the change in Rosie except for Rosie herself.

MY SWEET FRIEND is a dark and twisted tale of how Alexa quickly manipulates all of those around her. She has that fake smile, her voice dripping with sweetness, and no one knows except for her how phony she is. Everyone loves her right away, well almost everyone and she has totally fooled them all. Then a man comes between them, only Rosie doesn’t know it right away and when she finds out, the pieces of the puzzle that is Alexa start to come together.

I really loved MY SWEET FRIEND and was hooked from the very first page. My only complaint was that it ended way too soon. I really wanted to keep reading and see where Ms. Leuschel was going to take me next! This story had me holding my breath at certain parts and I had a hard time guessing who was the manipulator and who was the victim. That is so awesome when an author keeps her readers guessing! Now after reading MY SWEET FRIEND and MANIPULATED LIVES, I want to know how this wonderful author is such an expert on manipulation? She was spot on both times! I can not wait to read more by H A Leuschel.

 

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

Robinsusan

THROWBACK THURSDAY

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Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them 🙂! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talkshe’d so appreciate it.

This week I’m picking a book I read a few years ago and loved!!

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There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start…
 
Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay…

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now?  More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come…

Something old might just become something new…
 
Includes a DIY wedding project!

 

 

MY REVIEW:

SNOWFLAKE BAY is book two in The Brides of Blueberry Cove series, which is quickly becoming a favorite series of mine. Blueberry Cove is in Maine and Christmas is coming along with Hannah and Calder’s wedding. Hannah’s sister, Fiona, is going crazy putting all the details together for her sister so she can have her perfect day. What she hadn’t planned on was running into Ben Campbell, her teenage crush. Ben has been her brother Logan’s best friend forever and Ben has always treated Fiona as a pesky little kid. His nickname for Fiona is Fire Plug and she has always cringed whenever he’s called her that. She thought she was over all of that now that she is a grown woman, but one look at Ben and she realizes that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Ben has never thought about Fiona as anything more than Fireplug Fi until one day, as he is watching her remove her big coat, what he sees knocks him for a loop. Holy cow! How did he not notice her sexy curves and beautiful smile before? At first, he tries to ignore his feelings but all that does is make him think about her more. Will they ever be more than friends?

There are many laugh out loud moments in SNOWFLAKE BAY, especially between all the McCrae siblings. Donna Kauffman gives you such a well-written story of the McCrae’s that you can’t help but feel as if they are old friends of yours as you are reading. For me, SNOWFLAKE BAY is a fun story but also at times, emotional and for one afternoon, it allowed me to escape to a wonderful small town and get involved in the McCrae’s lives and business. Be prepared to laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. I love when an author can do that to me, and I can’t wait until the next book, STARFISH MOON, comes out in April 2016. Finally, we will get to hear Kerry’s story.

 

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Cathy at Between the Lines

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Amy at NovelGossip

Lynne at Fictionophile

Nicki atThe Secret Library Site

Mischenko at Read Rant Rock and Roll

Caryl at Mrs Bloggs Books

Sam at Clues and Reviews

Annie at The Misstery

Katie at Katie Creative Writer Blog

Rebecca at Boofsbooks

 

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR READING!

 

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WWW WEDNESDAY

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve been reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m finally getting into doing weekly memes now. I have always loved this amazing meme and decided to finally do it. Won’t you join me if you don’t do this one already?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS DOWN BELOW.

 

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REVIEW: LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE AND A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

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Title: Like Moonlight at Low Tide

Author: Nicole Quigley

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Release Date: 2012

When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor’s pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom’s latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

Click here to purchase your copy!

 

MY REVIEW:

LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE is a heart breaking novel about self esteem, bullying, and teenage suicide. Once I started reading it, I had a very hard time putting it down. Nicole Quigley hooked me from the first chapter and never let me go. Missy Keiser is a junior in high school and she has just moved back to Anna Maria Island, Florida. When she was in middle school she was miserable there and couldn’t wait to escape the island. Her school mates made fun of her for being poor and for the clothes she was wearing. Her mother moves the family away to Pennsylvania to follow her current boyfriend. Now Missy does not want to go back to school and face those mean kids once again but she has no choice. She wonders if her old middle school crush Sam King, will notice her this time around.

Missy needs to learn that she is worthy of love and friendship all the while dealing with her arch enemy, Tanya! Tanya makes Missy’s life a living hell, now in high school just like she did in middle school. LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE kept me guessing right up until the very last page. I was cheering for Missy throughout the story, praying she would find acceptance and her own identity as well as life. Let me tell you, be prepared to be on one crazy emotional ride as your heart breaks for Missy. Why does being a teenager have to be so hard?

LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE is filled with life lessons as well as teenage life struggles and triumphs. I will admit that I cried and was taken on an emotional whirlwind that left me breathless at times. Schools should make this story a required read for middle schoolers! If you are looking for a good emotional story that will leave you wanting more, this is the book for you. I can not wait to see what Nicole Quigley writes next!

 

About the Author

Quigley - Book Signing 2Nicole Quigley is the author of Like Moonlight at Low Tide, a winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers “Carol Award” and “Genesis Contest” for best young adult fiction. Nicole works in public relations and spent many years in Washington, D.C. She now lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where she grew up. Nicole holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University, where she majored in Communications/Public Relations and minored in English. Her favorite place in the world is Western North Carolina, and her favorite place to write is a late night coffee shop, wherever she can find one open.

 

Guest Post from Nicole Quigley

Three Things I Hear from “Like Moonlight at Low Tide” Readers

When I first wrote “Like Moonlight at Low Tide,” I thought my readers were going to get the same things out of it that I did. The book gets off to a start when Missy Keiser sneaks into her neighbor’s pool to go nightswimming. She thought no one was home until she sees the figure of an unknown guy standing in the dark, at the edge of the pool.

 

Missy was bullied when she was younger, but this story is about what happens after she is bullied. What happens if you got everything you ever wanted? Would it be enough? I think that when we really look at the reasons behind why we want things and why the things we want can become so big in our lives, especially in high school—we often find that there’s really a bigger question left for all of us.

 

Who is going to love me?

 

Since “Like Moonlight at Low Tide” debuted, I’ve been so honored to hear from readers who could relate to Missy’s story. One thing that has surprised are the things I hear about from readers time and again.

 

First, I always hear about the ending! I definitely wrestled with how to bring the book to a close. I won’t say more about it (no spoilers!), but I have to laugh because most readers tell me I was really close to hearing a lot more from them! Second, I always hear about a certain guy who becomes the male protagonist. Yes, girls, I have to admit that I loved writing him!

 

Lastly, I often hear the book was written “just for them.” That’s what touches me most of all. I wrote this story from the heart. It means so much to hear that it reached others, and often in ways I never predicted. I love that.

 

Once a reader picks up my story and brings her own experiences to it, it becomes something new. And it’s really special to connect with a reader on some of these heart questions that we all have in common. One reader who has really made an impact on me sent me a hand-made charm bracelet based on the book. She took Missy’s story, and she turned it into something entirely new. Her creativity is really special, and the bracelet is now one of my most treasured possessions

 

I love hearing from readers about what they liked (or even didn’t like) in Missy’s story. As it turns out, listening to readers is one of the very best parts of writing for them.

Blog Stops

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Reading is my Super Power, December 12

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Texas Book-aholic, December 14

Power of Words, December 14

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 15

The Fizzy Pop Collection, December 16

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 16

Janices book reviews, December 17

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Carpe Diem, December 18

A Baker’s Perspective, December 19

Pause for Tales, December 20

Red Headed Book Lady, December 21

Bigreadersite, December 21

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Nicole is giving away a $50 Amazon Card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c402

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS WITH A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

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Title: The Hope of Christmas

Author: Jodie Wolfe, Terri Wangard, Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Christmas

Release Date: November 24, 2017

Picking a Bride for Paul
When Teddy Love’s neighbor and best friend breaks his leg, she pitches in to do whatever she can to help him on his farm. But when he enlists her aid in finding a wife, she comes to realize she has feelings for him.
Paul Baker follows his heart mother’s wishes by looking for a bride from the East who is refined and gentile, two qualities Teddy isn’t. When his potential bride arrives, he finds himself comparing her to Teddy. How can he go back and change things before he makes the biggest mistake of his life?

 

Typhoon Prompting

A destroyer escort is among the smallest of warships, but the USS Tabberer has the heart of a giant. A typhoon threatens the US Fleet in the Pacific during World War II, days before Christmas. The men of the Tabberer stand tall as they rush to the aid of their fellow sailors. For Seaman Jerry Collier, the typhoon prompts a greater awareness of what he wants in life. First, though, they have to survive.

A Dr. in the House
Emma O’Sullivan is one of the first female doctors to enlist after President Franklin Roosevelt signs the order allowing women in the Army and Navy medical corps. Within weeks, Emma is assigned to England to set up a convalescent hospital, and she leaves behind everything that is familiar. When the handsome widower of the requisitioned property claims she’s incompetent and tries to get her transferred, she must prove to her superiors she’s more than capable. But she’s soon drawn to the good-looking, grieving owner. Will she have to choose between her job and her heart?

Archibald “Archie” Heron is the last survivor of the Heron dynasty, his two older brothers having been lost at Dunkirk and Trondheim and his parents in the Blitz. After his wife is killed in a bombing raid while visiting Brighton, he begins to feel like a modern-day Job. To add insult to injury, the British government requisitions his country estate, Heron Hall, for the U.S. Army to use as a hospital. The last straw is when the hospital administrator turns out to be a fiery, ginger-haired American woman. She’s got to go. Or does she?

 

Click here to purchase your copy!

About the Authors

JodieJodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at http://www.jodiewolfe.com.

 

TerriTerri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

lindaLinda Shenton Matchett is a journalist, blogger, author, and history geek. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed inventor of the light bulb) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America). She volunteers at the Wright Museum of WWII and as a trustee for her local public library.

 

Blog Stops

Christian Author J.E. Grace, December 10

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Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, December 12

Have A Wonderful Day, December 12

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Jeanette’s Thoughts, December 14

Mary Hake, December 14

The Power of Words, December 15

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 15

A Greater Yes, December 16

Texas Book-aholic, December 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 17

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Janices book reviewsDecember 18

Carpe Diem, December 19

A Baker’s Perspective, December 19

Reading Is My SuperPower, December 20

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Pursuing StacieDecember 21

Maureen’s Musings, December 22

Blossoms and Blessings, December 23

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Giveaway

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To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c514

GOODREADS MONDAY

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

Today I’m going to showcase a book that I added to my TBR mountain recently . I’m going to finally read it this week.  I’ve decided that once I showcase a book here on my blog, I HAVE to read it! Lol what do you think? Can I do it?

Okay here we go…………

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FROM GOODREADS:

 

When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors tell him not to expect a recovery, but he believes that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Daily he sits at her bedside, telling her stories of the precious life they have built together, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers evidence of his wife’s secret past: a hidden first marriage to movie star Julian True.

Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam knows he must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear? One of Kristin Hannah’s most moving novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and commitment, of an ordinary man who dares to risk everything in the name of love.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANK YOU FOR READING!

 

MJxmastreemaskSusan

 

 

 

I WON I WON!!

This is what I found in my inbox this morning!

 

Hi Susan,

Congratulations! You’ve been randomly selected as the Day 9 winner for the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

You’ve won a copy of:

Christmas Captive by Liz Johnson

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride by Jill Kemerer

The Gift of Twins by Gabrielle Meyer

On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson + tote bag

A Child’s Christmas Wish by Erica Vetsch

The Memory of You by Catherine West + $5 Starbucks giftcard

A book cozy from Susan Tuttle

Deep Waters by Jessica Patch + Christmas ornament

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner + a mug

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How cool is that?

 

How about you? Have you won anything lately? Do you enter giveaways?

 

Have a great day and thank you for reading!!

Owlsusan