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Christmas Books Giveaway Hop

30 Nov
Welcome to the “Christmas Books” Giveaway Hop running from December 1st to 7th with the winner announcement on December 8th.
A big round of applause for Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer  and Laurie @  Laurie Here  for organizing this fabulous blog hop.
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MY GIVEAWAYS: INCLUDE E-COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING TWO NOVELS:

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Waitress Lucy West is down on her luck at the diner. A fan of late-night television reruns, she’s always dreamed of a nineteen-fifties style happily ever after. But, in reality, she’s opted to settle. Barely scraping by on her meager salary and tired of going it alone, she figures marrying affable, yet distractible, Mitch as making the right move. Little does she know that Christmastime–and Santa–have other plans in store…

Bachelor dad William Kinkaid has his hands full with a young teenage son and a five-year-old daughter. Since losing his wife to cancer three years before, William’s worked hard to keep things as upbeat and normal for the family as possible. After his child makes a special Christmas wish, William’s stunned to awaken Christmas morning to find a beautiful blonde on the sofa. The woman can’t remember a thing, and his kid thinks Santa brought her. Can William solve the mystery about who she really is, without giving away his heart?

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A childhood spent on the streets leaves Mallory Phillips longing for a normal life and a perfect Christmas. Now an elementary school nurse in Chandlerville, Georgia, Mallory’s dream to blend into the picturesque community isn’t working out. She’s once more living a loner’s existence. Then an emotionally fragile seven-year-old appears in her living room in the middle of the night, and Mallory’s isolated world is turned upside down.

This is Polly Lombard’s first Christmas without her mother, and she won’t utter a word to anyone—except Mallory. She believes Mallory holds the key to helping her father overcome his sadness. Despite Pete Lombard’s lingering grief over his wife’s death and concern for his daughter, his resistance to their mysterious neighbor crumbles as he spends more time with Mallory and falls for her amazing heart. But when her past returns to haunt her, is Mallory strong enough to keep the Lombard family in her life? And can the spirit of Christmas heal these broken souls and bring them all the joyous, loving holiday they deserve?

TO WIN:

BECOME A FRIEND ON GOODREADS AND LEAVE YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: WHAT PART OF CHRISTMAS IS YOUR FAVORITE? MINE IS OPENING PRESENTS.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Live Here

14 Feb

With the risk of being stoned by everyone reading this blog I’m not a Valentine’s Day fan. I wasn’t raised with this tradition therefore even after living in the States for the past 8 years I still don’t celebrate it.

It’s not because I had bad experiences. Or because someone broke my heart and I lost faith in the power of love. Or because I’m not in love. I’m very much in love with my husband. And yet I don’t need a special day to tell him or prove him I love him with all my heart. Love doesn’t need special days, special settings, special actions and special gifts to be confirmed, to be celebrated. It’s the everyday butterflies in your stomach looking at your loved one. It’s the warmth spreading through your body hugging your loved one. It’s the heart booming in your chest at the touch and kiss of your loved one.

I tell my husband I love him every day, every time we are on the phone, every time I leave the house. I hold his hand while driving. I hug and kiss him with the same passion I always felt for him. I take him out on a date or just snuggle next to him watching a movie. It’s about what I give and less what I get. Because love is not about measures and can’t be scaled.

Love is everywhere, everyday, in everyone and everything.