Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mail Order Mommy

GIVEAWAY

JOHNSON, CHRISTINE
MAIL ORDER MOMMY

A mother for Christmas

Nursing a broken heart, Amanda Porter had answered a frontier mail-order bride ad placed by Garrett Decker's children -- only to find the groom-to-be didn't want a wife. The widowed bachelor she hoped to marry does need a housekeeper, though, and taking the job is Amanda's only option. But his adorable children are determined she'll be their mother by Christmas...

His wife's betrayal and tragic death demolished Garret's life. Now he can't even look at another woman, let alone marry Amanda, who resembles his first love. Even if she does make his house feel like a home, filling it again with laughter and his children's smiles. But with his daughter convinced Amanda is the perfect mother, will Garrett realize she's also his perfect match?

Boom Town Brides: Taking a leap of faith for love

My Review:

Garrett Decker is a dunderhead -- let's just get that out there from the get go. Infuriatingly nursing no small amount of bitterness and not averse to holding a grudge either. Not quite a curmudgeon, but close. LOL And I loved watching him becoming discombobulated as his heart slowly starts to melt thanks to Amanda's winsome ways. Of course, the man is set in his ways so it's a slow process with frequent setbacks. Add in a small town Christmas pageant, a couple of cute kids and a twisty/turny plot and you get one fantastic holiday romance.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Mail Order Mommy 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 27 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Awe This looks like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. Good luck.

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  2. I'd love to read this.
    Elly -Indiana-

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  3. What a great twist on mail order brides, sounds like a great book!
    Karenskrayons@gmail.com

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    1. Isn't it amazing when an author can turn a common element into something fresh and new? Good luck, Karen.

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  4. When dunderheads fall in love, it's a beautiful thing....lol!!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Bwahahaha! Ain't that the truth? Good luck, Trixi.

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  5. Your reviews make me smile, Kav! I love mail-order bride romances!
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Diane. And I love mail-order bride stories too. I never get tired of them. Good luck.

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  6. Sounds like a cute story.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  7. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Loved your review! Now I know I have to read this!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  9. Oh my goodness, you had me giggling with the word "dunderhead." I've only ever heard that term used by my aunts when irritated at their children! Haha. Nice to know the term is universal. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And it comes in handy when a reader is confronted by dunderheaded heroes. LOL Good luck, Terrill.

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  10. Great review, Kav. I haven't seen this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. You're welcome, Marianne. Good luck!

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  11. Hi Kav, I always enjoy your reviews! lol ~ children orchestrated since their father is a little dense in what he and his family need. Please add me for the drawing of this mail-order bride story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're entered, Kathleen. Good luck!

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  12. This sounds like a sweet read - always enjoy mail order bride/frontier stories. Thanks! Yes, I have heard the word dunderhead, too. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Sometimes dunderhead is the only word that will do. :-) Good luck, CC

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  13. Sounds like a sweet holiday romance.
    Count me in!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. The best kind! Good luck, Melody.

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  14. I've read book by Christine Johnson before, but I haven't read any of her LIH ones. This one sounds like a really cute read and a great way to get into the holiday mood.

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  15. I have not read this author..looks great. truckredford(at)gmail(D0t)com

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  16. These LIH are fun to read and the Christmas ones are extra special.

    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I agree and there are so many of them! Good luck, Deanne.

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  17. Sometimes the children have to prove that they do know what is best! This sounds like it is the case with this story. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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