Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Her Holiday Family

GIVEAWAY

HERNE, RUTH LOGAN
HER HOLIDAY FAMILY

Home for the Holidays

When her café goes up in smoke, Tina Martinelli decides to make a big change. She plans to leave Kirkwood Lake and start over—somewhere without the haunting memories of family and failure. But just as she's plotting her new life, her girlhood crush Max Campbell returns to town…and suddenly takes notice of Tina all grown up. Having retired from his military career, Max's ready to start over, too. He's given his heart to her. Now, if only Max can convince Tina to stick around this Christmas—and forever after.

Kirkwood Lake: A town full of heart and hope

My Review:

Another timeless Christmas story from this talented author.  She captures the excitement and anticipation of the season but it's not sugar-coated.  Herne adds a liberal dose of reality accompanied by grace and hope. The perfect combination for a story that will wrap itself around your heart.

This author's genius is in her characterization. Even the secondary characters come alive to carry the story forward...and to help reveal the essence of both the hero and heroine. Tina is a fireball of hurt. She decides that leaving town will also mean leaving that hurt behind. But then Max arrives and gives her a reason to stay. Talk about complicated. Easy going Max is impossible to ignore. He's gallant and kind and calls a spade a spade when necessary. I was openly swooning long before Tina was! Admittedly, she has a lot on her plate as she struggles to find her footing in the aftermath of tragedy. I cheered myself hoarse when she finally came to a pivotal decision. The result is a heartwarming, toe-curling conclusion worthy of a classic Christmas tale.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Her Holiday Family please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 16 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. KAV! How can you make me being interested all the time? Not complaining, though :) You are gifted at reviewing. Keep the good work of making me a frequent book buyer, please :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janka, but it's the authors who make it easy to write reviews. Such fantastic reads out there!!!! Good luck!

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  2. I love Christmas books. We have our first snow today and I'm realizing the holidays are approaching fast!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Happy first snow day, rubynreba. This would make a great read to snuggle up with. Good luck!

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  3. Please drop my name in the hat! Thanks for the giveaway!

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Anna. I'm name dropping. Good luck!

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  4. Oh is there anything better than a Christmas love story? Loved your swoonworthy review! Pleases include me in your giveaway!

    Thank you!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ruthy writes the bestest Christmas stories. Good luck, Kelly.

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  5. Ruthy is a good one! Christmas and love....a great combo! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Definitely a must read. Good luck, Melanie.

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  6. Her Holiday Family sounds so heart warming, a perfect Christmas story. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  7. Her Holiday Family sounds like a wonderful Christmas story! Thank you for the review and giveaway, Kav!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  8. Christmas books are my favorite books to read this time of year
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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  9. Hi! Good review. I laughed about your toe-curling comment. My sister, closest to me has been gone since 1976. A long time and way too soon, once told me I would know when I was in love if one's kiss made your toes curl. I've always laughed when I remember that. Would love to win Ruth's book. Thanks!
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. What a sweet, sisterly memory, Maxie. Good luck!

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  10. Christmas and this author ... YES!!!! rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I know, fantastic combination, right?

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