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Christmas Book Giveaway Hallmark Fans Will Love!

What Are We Giving Away? It's Christmas, and that means cozying up by the fire with your favorite beverage and a feel-good holiday romance novel. Our Facebook group is giving away three Christmas novels by authors you will recognize--especially if you're a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies. We are giving away three books, one book to each of our three winners. Hope at Christmas  by Nancy Naigle Summary from book cover:   Sydney Ragsdale is looking for a fresh start far away from her controlling ex-husband and the self-doubt that has plagued her since the divorce.  Returning to her childhood home in Hopewell, North Carolina, is just what her soul needs.  Praying some Christmas magic will follow her, she moves with her daughter to a farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents.  While there, Sydney finds solace working at the Book Bea, her favorite bookstore. Single dad Kevin MacAlee, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach.  He is also
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"The Perfect Christmas" Is A Disappointing Read From Debbie Macomber

The Perfect Christmas Plot Summary The tick of Cassie Beaumont's biological clock is growing louder.  She's 33-years-old, smart, and beautiful, but no man ever meets her high standards.  Her best friend, Angie, pushes her to enlist the aid of a matchmaker who has a high success rate in bringing the most suitable couples together.  In fact, psychologist Simon Dodson guarantees his work.  He should--his matchmaking services carry a hefty price tag. Simon is gruff, distant, and rude, but he doesn't intimidate Cassie.  Before he introduces her to her ideal match, Cassie must complete three Christmas tasks:  be a bell-ringer for charity, act as an elf for Santa at the mall, and cook a big Christmas dinner for her neighbors (whom she doesn't even like).     Cassie presses through all these challenges and finally has the perfect Christmas with her most suitable mate. What's Great About The Perfect Christmas Debbie Macomber is in touch with the real lives of readers.  Ma

Debbie Macomber's "Twelve Days of Christmas" Should Be A Hallmark Movie!

Novelist Debbie Macomber Is No Stranger To Hallmark Debbie Macomber is a prolific romance novelist with over 150 books to her credit.  Unlike other cheesy five and dime romance stories, Macomber weaves clean tales brimming with heart and depth.  Her Cedar Cove books have been adapted to a Hallmark television series, and six of her novels have been made into Hallmark Christmas movies: Dashing Through the Snow Trading Christmas Mrs. Miracle Call Me Mrs. Miracle A Mrs. Miracle Christmas Mr. Miracle Twelve Days of Christmas was published back in 2016, and it's one of Macomber's best.  It has a Hallmark vibe, so it's a mystery why Hallmark hasn't seized the story instead of recycling so many of their same old plots.   Twelve Days Of Christmas Plot Summary Julia Padden is always smiling, bubbly, and chatty, which rubs the Scrooge-like neighbor in her apartment complex the wrong way.  Gruff and unfriendly, Cain Maddox rudely rebuffs all of Julia's attempts at being a ki

Season of Thankfulness BOOK GIVEAWAY- "Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All"

Have You Heard of Nick Vujicic? Nick Vujicic (pronounced voo-yi-chich) was born in Australia in 1982 without arms or legs.  Can you imagine enjoying a normal life with that challenge?   Thanks to amazing parents and his faith in God, Nick overcame countless obstacles to boast what he calls a "ridiculously good life." Nick has inspired millions as he's traveled the world, sharing his story.  If he can love his life, even without limbs, certainly we can, too!  His story makes our petty grievances insignificant.  We should count our blessings. I had the pleasure of hearing Nick speak nearly 20 years ago at an Ohio church I was attending at the time.  His positive outlook on life could not be overstated, and he made everyone feel comfortable around him, often making light-hearted, self-deprecating jokes in order to address the "elephant in the room."  As parishioners filed out of the church, they were able to hug Nick, who was positioned on a table top. Back then, N

"George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution" Is A Fascinating Story About American History

Have You Heard Of The Culper Spy Ring? It's been said that George Washington didn't out-fight the British to win the American Revolution--he out-spied them. This book pays homage to unsung heroes of our nation's war for independence by recognizing six individuals who have remained in relative obscurity despite their brave efforts to provide General Washington with key intelligence. Deciphering the identities of these patriot spies was uniquely challenging because the spies worked under anonymity to protect themselves.  To be detected would result in public hanging from the British gallows. Since Washington kept the correspondence from his secret spies, historians have been able to put the puzzle pieces together to confirm the names of all but one.  It wasn't until the 1920's that the leader of the ring was ascertained by a lucky break for historian, Morton Pennypacker.   The spy ring consisted of ordinary citizens so as not to attract attention:  Robert Townsend, Ab

"Churchill's Secret Messenger" By Alan Hlad Is A Gripping Historical Fiction Novel You Must Read!

Churchill's Secret Messenger Plot Summary   Rose Teasdale is a typist in Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms, located under Westminster's Treasury building, where she shares a cramped space with other civilian typists and switchboard operators. Her brother, Charlie, has already died in the war, and when her parents are killed from German Luftwaffe bombings, Rose vows to do anything she can to defeat the Nazis, even if it just means working double shifts typing confidential reports. This book is overflowing with accurate historical facts, yet it reads like a thriller. When Winston Churchill learns his British typist speaks French with a fluent accent, he recruits Rose for his Special Operations Executive, which is an espionage network that infiltrates Nazi-occupied Europe.  Rose undergoes a grueling training program before she is parachuted with her team into Nazi-controlled France where she is received by the French Resistance. Roses's codename is Dragonfly , and she

Grow Our "Book Banter Café" Facebook Group GIVEAWAY!

Join Our Facebook Group And Invite Your Friends We recently launched a NEW Facebook group for people who love books, and we want you to join us!  To kickstart our group, Book Banter Cafe-A Gathering Place For Bookworms , we are conducting a grow-the-group giveaway. In our group, you can post your thoughts and reviews, seek recommendations, ask questions, converse with others, post literary memes, and participate in our fun polls and occasional giveaways.  If you are a writer, feel free to share your books or book blog posts with the group.  Whatever book-related topic makes you happy is welcome in the group (with the exception of horror and overtly sexual content--those are discouraged). What Are We Giving Away? We are giving away three books, one book to each of our three winners. I snagged these books at bargain prices at my local Books-a-Million store, but my amazon affiliates links are included in this post in case you don't win and would like to purchase them. To The Moon A

Donna VanLiere's Book, "The Christmas Table," Is Another Story of Hope & Mystery In Grandon

Fans of The Christmas Town  Can Follow the Saga of Lauren & Travis In The Christmas Table Donna VanLiere's book, The Christmas Town , was adapted into a Hallmark movie starring Candace Cameron Bure in 2019.  The movie shares next to nothing in common with the book, aside from the main character, a former foster child name Lauren, winding up in the close-knit community of Grandon where she meets and falls in love with a guy named Travis. The Christmas Table picks up with Lauren and Travis less than a year into their marriage. The Christmas Table is a book about hope, family, and faith. The Christmas Table Toggles Between 1972 and 2012 It's 1972 , and John Creighton wants to tackle more serious carpentry projects beyond making picture frames.  He's determined to craft his wife, Joan, a new kitchen table by Thanksgiving, but his progress is slowed when they learn Joan has cancer. John devotedly cares for Joan and their two young children, Gigi and Christopher.  Even on he