Friday, December 5, 2014

Hope for the Holidays : Historical Collection



Four award-winning and best-selling inspirational authors take you back to times gone by with this heart-warming collection of old-fashioned romance at its best! From 20th century Boston to the forested hills of 19th century Idaho, these talented romance writers offer a taste of faith, hope and love in this delightful collection.

"Sophie’s Other Daughter" by Mary Connealy

Laura McClellen is just answering a call for her big sister, Doctor Beth, at the Reeve's home. Ike Reeves shows up for a surprise Christmas visit, exhausted and filthy. Ike claims the right to escort Laura home and outlaws after Ike turn a simple ride into a fight for their lives.

"A Town Called Christmas" by Ruth Logan Herne

When gruff English pioneer Edward Stillwell offers a former prostitute a job, he gets more than he bargained for: a wagon train more! With winter rolling in, can Sylvie’s faith, hope and optimism be just what the guilt-laden Idaho rancher needs to love Christmas—and people-- again?

"Designs on Love," by Myra Johnson.

Ranch foreman Jacob Collins has had designs on Vera Mae Beasley since their schooldays. When the pretty seamstress returns home to settle her late family's affairs, Jacob hopes his Christmas surprise will win her heart and convince her to stay.

"A Whisper of Hope" by Julie Lessman

With a husband dead set against adoption, Charity O’Connor Dennehy has barely a whisper of hope for more children, but if hope doesn’t disappoint … will it be enough to find a precious bundle under her tree? 

My Review:

An incredible collection by seasoned authors. Definitely the perfect book to herald in the holiday season.

Sophie's Other Daughter by Mary Connealy : Of course there's madcap mayhem in the form of danger and action and the author's rapier wit. Fans of the Sophie's Daughters series will be thrilled to read Laura's story at last. And we're not just catching up with the McClellan clan -- The chaotic Reeve family (Calico Canyon) is back in full force as well! Lots of fodder for reader enjoyment.

A Town Called Christmas by Ruth Logan Herne : Love the incongruity of a British cowboy! And he might know how to survive and thrive in the wild west but he's no match for Sylvie's bracing faith and humble hope. Another classic Ruthy read brimming full of emotion and holiday spirit.

Designs on Love by Myra Johnson : A story that packs an emotional punch. Johnson illustrates the  wonder of friendship and the power of love at Christmas time. Jacob wooed me with his long time unrequited love for Vera. There's a lovely spirit of Christmas twist that gave me goosebumps and left me in no doubt about the definition of sacrificial love.

A Whisper of Hope by Julie Lessman : Yeeeessssss! The O'Connors are back and it's Christmas time -- does it get any better than that? A stirring tale about the yearning of motherly love. Charity has her heart set and failure isn't an option. Poor Mitch. Though truly, he is a blessed man given the breadth and depth of their love.


If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Hope for the Holidays : Historical Collection 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 December 7 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I always did wonder what happened to Laura, seeing as the Sophie's Daughters series just covered the older three . . . Looks like a great collection!


    1. It is, Rachel. Fun to visit old friends at Christmas time. Good luck!

  2. Kav, what a great collection! All of the authors are my favs, and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win these!

  3. 2 favorite authors and 2 to get to know!

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  4. Please count me in, Kav!

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  5. These are all new authors for me. I'm always open for new authors. Thanks for the giveaway. slvie50(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Goodie -- I love introducing readers to new to them authors. Good luck!

  6. I would love an opportunity to win! Also, I have a new blog,, and I'd love for you to stop by and maybe even follow me. Thank you!

    1. Good luck, Julie. And I'll check out your blog.

  7. I can't wait to read this!. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Hope for the Holidays sounds awesome!l
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  9. Sounds like an awesome set --I read the Sophie's Daughters trilogy years ago and I remember all those little Reeves boys. Can't remember which one is Ike though! =P Also the Julie Lessman one --I can't wait to read that! I'm guessing the other two aren't connected to an already published series (Myra and Ruthy's stories)?

    1. Sorry! Forgot my email: jafuchi7[at]Hawaii[dot]edu

    2. You'll have fun reading this collection then. And yes, Myra's and Ruthy's are standalones. Good luck.

  10. Oh, I have really been looking forward to this one! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Brittany McEuen
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  11. Historical + Holiday = My kind of reading. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  12. Oops never mind (pay more attention Amada) LOL! Merry CHRISTmas Kav! :) Congrats to the winners!

    Hugs, Amada