Happy Christmas in July! Welcome to the 5th blog in this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway, which runs July 12-23, 2021. At the bottom of each author’s blog post, you will find the secret words. Write them all down and provide the entire answer on this Google form.
Note: You must grab all the secret words from every author in the Christmas in July Reader Giveaway to be eligible to win a $400 Amazon gift card. At the end of this blog post is a link to the next blog, and so on, to the final blog post (20 in all). At each blog stop, the author will also give away copy or copies of their featured Christmas book.
I don’t know about you, but at our house we go over the top getting ready for Christmas. Sometimes it looks like Christmas exploded. Decorations in every room, a trio of brightly lit trees full of ornaments, multi-colored outside lights and multiple light up snowmen. I LOVE every minute of it!
As festive as all the red and green decorations are, they aren’t my favorite part of Christmas. Celebrating advent and anticipating the birth of Christ is what makes the season glorious. At my church we celebrate the four weeks of advent, sing carols, have a children’s program, a cantata, and then on Christmas Eve we have two special services. This is the heart of my Christmas.
So when I started writing The Christmas Bride Wore Boots it seemed only natural to have it revolve around the church. Now we don’t have a living nativity at my church, but veterinarian Molly Kincaid definitely needed to be in charge of one.
So when Pastor Jacob Thompson needs a director for the living nativity program, Molly offers to take on the job. The task involves far more than Molly bargained for, nonetheless she’d do anything to help out the man she secretly loves – even sew costumes or cast eight-year-old Wesley Simpson as an angel.
Jacob’s daughter Emma longs to have a mommy of her own, but the widowed pastor has vowed to never remarry, and isn’t ready to open his heart to love again. Molly dreams of filling the void in both their lives, but fears she lacks the necessary qualities to be a pastor’s wife.
As Molly and Jacob work together on the living nativity, their feelings for one another grow. Will Molly realize she is just what Jacob and Emma need in their lives? Can Jacob be released from his grief stricken promise? Could this unlikely duo prove to be a match made in heaven?
I’ll be giving away three copies of The Christmas Bride Wore Boots. Winners in the United States will have their choice of a print or e-copy. International winners will receive an e-copy. Comments can be left through July 23, 2021, 10:00 EST. One comment per reader, please.
Now, it’s time to for the secret words: Clothe the
Save the secret word(s), and when you reach the final blog, enter all the secret words on this form for a chance to win a $400 Amazon gift card!
Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is Jennifer Chastain and her Christmas book The Mistletoe Contract. You can find it at this link. Remember, this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway will end on July 23 at 8 PM EST!
Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for one of the free books.
Happy reading and Merry Christmas in July!
Looking forward to reading how the Pastor’s daughter is influential in these two getting together
Esther, I hope you like how I portrayed Emma. She’s a cuties and very fond of Molly. Happy Christmas in July!
Happy Christmas in July!
Happy Christmas in July, Linda! There’s never a bad time to read a Christmas book or watch a Christmas movie in my opinion.
Sounds like a great read!
Thanks, Karen! That always makes an author happy. Happy Christmas in July!
Looking forward to reading the story.
Karen, I hope you enjoy it!
The book looks great
Thanks, Jcp. That’s music to an author’s ears. Happy Christmas in July!
book sounds great!
Thanks, Sheila! You put a smile on my face. Happy Christmas in July!
Happy Christmas in July! Love the cover of your book!
Thanks, Sarah! By the way, Sarah is the name of my lovely niece. I was blessed by a very talented cover designer.
Love the cover.
Thanks, Ann! I was blessed by an extremely talented cover designer.
This book sounds really interesting! I love Christmas in July reading because I can never catch up with all my Christmas books in December/January….lol!
Trixi, I have the same exact problem! There are just too many great Christmas books. In my opinion there is never a bad time to read a Christmas book or watch a Christmas movie. Happy Christmas in July!
This sounds like an interesting story.
Thanks, Tina! I enjoyed writing the story. Happy Christmas in July!
The cover is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.
Thanks, Debra! I was blessed to have a very talented cover designer. Happy Christmas in July!
Thanks! If you get time to read it I hope you enjoy it. Happy Christmas in July!
Merry Christmas in July! I am looking forward to reading your book. It sounds great. Thanks for participating in this give away. It will add joy to some people
Jill, I hope you enjoy the book. Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas in July!
The Bride Wore Boots sounds like a great book! I’d love to win it and read it. I know of a bride who wore her cowboy boots and jeans and patriotic shirt to her wedding; she stayed true to who she is. Her groom did the same thing; jeans, boots, open-collar shirt, and a cowboy hat. Wonderful way to start their married life together!
Suzan, I love that they stayed true to themselves. That’s what I tried to do with my heroine Molly as well. Happy Christmas in July!
This story sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the chance to win a copy & for being a part of the Christmas in July Giveaway.
Robin, thank you for your kind words. Good luck in the drawing and Merry Christmas in July!
What an engaging story to read this summer. Thanks for the chance of winning a copy.
Stephanie, thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Good luck in the drawing. Merry Christmas in July!
Thanks for hosting this amazing mini-giveaway!! Your book sounds so cute and wonderful!! Thank you for the chance to win it!! : )
Kristen, it is my pleasure to giveaway the books and to be involved in the $400 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. I appreciate your kind words and The Christmas Bride Wore Boots. Good luck in the drawing and Merry Christmas in July!
Hi Terri! What a beautiful book cover and I love the title! No need to enter me in the giveaway – I’ve already read the book! It’s my favorite Christmas romance ever! Molly was such a fun heroine. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series which I hope is Riley’s story!
Ann, I can’t thank you enough! Your words made my heart happy. Merry Christmas in July!
I hope know animals pass away in this book.
I meant NO not KNOW.
Audrey, not a single animal passes away. I love animals too much to let anything like that happen in one of my books! Merry Christmas in July.
Sounds like such an interesting book!
Vickie, thanks! I’m happy you think it sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck in the drawing. Merry Christmas in July!
Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win!
Amelia, good luck in the drawing. I hope you have the chance to read my book. Merry Christmas in July!
I am right there with you on the decorating for Christmas. I love remembering and reminding people that ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season’.
Donise, yes! It is so important to remind people that Jesus is what Christmas is all about. Good luck in the drawing and Merry Christmas in July!
Your Christmas celebration sounds as busy as mine.
Cherie, busy but fun. I enjoy every moment. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Merry Christmas in July!
We used to go to midnight mass, but since we moved to our present location, we have started attending the children’s mass on Christmas Eve. The Nativity story is presented, but no live animals. 3 to 6 little ones in lamb costumes going down the aisle on hands and knees, baaing is the sweetest thing. The service finishes with children bringing up the baby Jesus from their home nativity sets to be blessed. It is enjoyable and brings home the meaning of the season, especially when they place the babe in their mangers at home.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Patricia, that sounds adorable! I would love to see a service like that someday. I like the earlier Christmas Eve service at our church as well. It’s very family friendly. Merry Christmas in July!
Sounds like a Great Read 📚 Thank You for Being Part of this Fun Blog Hop
Linda, it has been my pleasure to be a part of this blog hop. Good luck in the drawings and Merry Christmas in July!