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    The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas – Book Blitz and Giveaway

    The temperature has dropped enough here in Texas to let me consider putting up my Christmas tree a few days early! And that also means I can happily start sharing Christmas romance novels here on the blog! What better way to kick off the holiday book season than with an anthology headlined by a favorite, author Jodi Thomas, in The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas. So pour yourself a cup of cocoa, read on to learn more about this lovely collection of stories, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy!!! Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours for inviting me to participate in this Book…

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    Book Blog Tour: A Texas Kind of Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachael Miles

    I’m a sucker for anthologies, particularly historical fiction, and A Texas Kind of Christmas did not disappoint! Take a closer look at this trio of stories from authors Jodi Thomas, Celia Bonaduce, and Rachel Miles – and check out our giveaway at the end! I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; all thoughts, opinions (and typos!) are my own. A TEXAS KIND OF CHRISTMAS   byJODI THOMAS,  Celia Bonaduce, & Rachael Miles Genre: Historical Fiction / Anthology / Holiday RomancePublisher: Kensington BooksPublication Date: October 29, 2019Number of Pages: 336 pages Scroll down for the giveaway for A Texas Kind of Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve, 1859, and everyone who’s…

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    Book Review: Longing for a Cowboy Christmas

    Bonus tour stop! Longing For A Cowboy Christmas is a sweet & (sometimes) spicy collection of historical romance stories with a Western twist. Each of the stories is set around the Christmas holidays but will be a delight at any time of year! I’m happy to be joining up with Lone Star Lit to share this book, and we’ve got an amazing giveaway for three lucky readers, so go enter for a chance to win! Many thanks to the authors for providing a copy for review purposes! LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS with stories by ROSANNE BITTNER, LINDA BRODAY,  MARGARET BROWNLEY, AMY SANDAS, LEIGH GREENWOOD, ANNA SCHMIDT Genre: Romance Anthology…

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    You Do You (and Go Buy This Book)

      Have I mentioned this?  I am in a book. A BOOK. And not only am I in a book, but my daughter Maddie is in the SAME book. (Ok, I’m trying to tamp down my rampant jealousy that she was officially published at 12 when it took me until none-of-your-damn-business years to get published in PRINT.) But that’s okay because I AM IN A BOOK. And it is amazing. And so what we need for our girls right now. Did I mention that it is amazing and I am excited? NO? I didn’t mention I was excited? I AM. If you didn’t deduct it from the big sparkly book…

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    Review: Debris & Detritus, The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok

    Someone once tried to convince me that anthologies were books for people with short attention spans. I prefer to think of them as a word buffet, with a multitude of delicious varied tastes, and I appreciate them because I can also devour them in small bites (if I can show self-restraint). If you feel the same, I have just the book for you: Debris & Detritus, The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok.  And much like me viewing a dessert buffet, complete with chocolate fountain, I wasn’t able to resist devouring this in one sitting. Debris & Detritus, The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok Authors: Patricia Burroughs, Michelle Muenzler, Robin D Owens, Irene…

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    What I’m Reading Wednesday – Wartime Stories

    Reading is a great form of escapism for me, and sometimes, when the world seems too complicated,  I reach for historical fiction – particularly fiction set around the first and second World Wars, because life at that time seemed simpler.  Love wasn’t over thought and life was about family and faith. Well, sure, that is a generalization, and every generation had its share of problems and conflict, but life in general was simpler, and romance was sweet. So for What I’m Reading Wednesday, I’m sharing two books set in and post-wartime. Hope Rising, the second book from the “Of Love and War” series by Stacy Henrie. While part of a…