It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Serendipity Christmas

Posted November 20, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads), JoAnn Durgin, romance / 50 Comments

I know Christmas is still a little over a month away, BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. There’s something about the magic of my favorite holiday that can make even the creepiest suspense novel feel warm and cozy haha!

In doing my own research on what Christmas reads are available, I couldn’t help but pass along my finds to you, my dear readers ♥ Continuing through the end of the year, I’m going to spotlight several new Christmasy releases as well as books from recent Christmas past. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!!

Special thanks to Amanda Dykes for the gorgeous graphic and to each author who has graciously offered a giveaway for their spotlight post!

about the book

The holiday season has rolled around once again, and the townspeople of quaint Serendipity, Pennsylvania, are preparing for their annual Christmas Challenge. This year, the funds raised from the various events and activities will benefit the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of a brutal hurricane season.

Victoria (Tori) Harper agrees to participate in the more physically demanding sporting events of The Christmas Challenge alongside her brother and new father, Donovan, on behalf of his HarperMorgan Advertising Agency. But why has Donovan invited the insufferable and irritatingly appealing Henry Adams to join their team? The man seems determined to drive her to distraction, but Tori’s not about to fall under the charms of a handsome man with a smooth line, even delivered with Henry’s irresistible British accent.

As the youngest attorney in town, Henry has grown to love little Serendipity, and especially his verbal sparring sessions with Victoria Harper in The Coffee Nook and elsewhere around town. She might call him a Snooty Scrooge, but he’s determined to win her heart. If he can’t win that personal challenge by the end of the holiday season, he might as well move on and accept a tempting job offer from a New York law firm.

The second in The Serendipity Christmas Series, following The Christmas Challenge (2016), join Henry as he seeks to win Tori’s love and they’re both reminded of how God is always faithful in His promises. A Serendipity Christmas celebrates the very best of the holiday season—love, faith, family, small-town charm, and the true miracles of the Christmas season.

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The previous book in the Serendipity Christmas series, The Christmas Challenge, has 57 5-star reviews on Amazon!

Donovan Harper and Claire Morgan are more successful as co-owners of a thriving advertising agency in quaint Serendipity, Pennsylvania, than they were at navigating their romantic relationship.

When an eccentric client makes an unusual request, Donovan convinces Claire their agency should participate in Serendipity’s annual Christmas Challenge. With contests and activities ranging from The Snowflake Plunge, candy cane making, snowman building, wreath and tree decorating, and a snowmobile race, could this be the opportunity Donovan has prayed for to win back the love of his life?

Join the holiday fun with Claire and Donovan in a story celebrating love, faith, family, small-town charm, and the true miracles of the Christmas season.

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about the author

JoAnn Durgin is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the beloved Lewis Legacy Series as well as Prelude, the prequel to the series. Her other works include the Amazon bestselling Catching Serenity, Heart’s Design and its sequel, Gentle Like the Rain, The Wondrous Love Series, Echoes of Edinburgh, Perchance to Dream, Whisper to My Heart, The Valentine Verse, Thee Will I Cherish, and the popular Starlight Christmas Series.

A former estate administration paralegal, JoAnn now writes full-time, and she loves nothing more than sharing her stories of faith, family, and love. She lives with her family in her native southern Indiana.

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Joann Durgin is offering an Amazon ebook copy of A Serendipity Christmas to one of my readers! (Though, if you’d prefer The Christmas Challenge, she is happy to do that instead.) Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? Have you ever participated in a Christmas charity event?

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50 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Serendipity Christmas

  1. Every year, me and two other teachers take a group of our students to the local convalescent homes to spread some Christmas cheer. It’s not charity, but it does impact our students quite a bit.

  2. Winnie Thomas

    We usually have a “Giving Tree” event in our neighborhood where we donate to help out an individual or family. This year we have a very ambitious project to build a carport and ramp for a family with a child who is wheelchair bound. He’s getting too big for his mother to carry him, and she has back problems from lifting him. He and his wheelchair get wet when it’s snowy or rainy, so it’s uncomfortable for him to sit in it. We’re hoping to raise enough money for the materials and the labor will be donated from the neighborhood.

  3. Perrianne Askew

    Each year I go to the Operation Christmas Child processing center to sort boxes for safety & appropriate items. Every year a former shoebox recipient comes to talk to us about what thet shoebox meant to them when they were a child. it’s an amazing ministry! Thank you formthe giveaway opportunity.

  4. lisa Phillips

    Yes Angel tree with my son’s boy scout troop. I also called the families to see what the children liked and their sizes

  5. Jan Hall

    Yes I have a number of times. The first was a Christmas party for underprivileged children when I was a teenager.

  6. Marie B

    Many times our church has requested the congregation to look beyond themselves to the needs around them. My family usually seeks out a family in need and make their Christmas as special as possible with food and gifts for the entire family. It is a sacrifice that brings blessings untold. We also participate in Operation Christmas Child. Jesus, Himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. We usually give a gift to a child from the giving tree at church, My son plays at a Christmas store for families shopping for gift for their children through City Gospel Mission, and we give food away. We try to do things all year as well. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Becky B

  8. Diane

    To answer your question, “yes. I have participated in several charity projects like, Angel Tree Ministries, Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse, and sometimes with the help of my church Bible group we have provide Christmas for a needy family in a local school.”

  9. Evangeline

    Unfortunately, I have never participated in a Christmas charity event. JoAnn is a new author to me and this sounds like a delightful story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. ??

  10. Thank you so much for sharing my Serendipity Christmas Series today, Carrie! I’m tickled. I ADORE writing Christmas books, as I’m sure you can probably tell (A Serendipity Christmas is my seventh one in as many years!). Our family always puts together shoe boxes with toys for Samaritan’s Purse, and we’ve also participated in various Angel Tree projects through both churches and local malls. I actually saw a video where a girl who’d been the recipient of a shoe box met up years later (on Facebook, I believe) with the boy whose family had sent it to her. Guess what? They met, dated, fell in love and married! Now THAT’S a true life love story that thrills my romantic heart! Happy holidays, everyone, and thanks again, Carrie! 🙂

  11. Pam

    Our family did a food pantry collection one year instead of exchanging gifts.
    Love JoAnn’s books! Looking forward to this new Christmas release!

  12. I have donated to charities at Christmas; I’ve donated coats to a coat drive for the poor and I’ve donated toys for tots charity. I just haven’t participated in an event.

  13. Donna B

    The church I went to several years ago always went Christmas caroling all over town at the nursing homes and the shut-ins homes. It was always enjoyable to watch their faces as we sang. You could tell they really enjoyed it.

    • Donna, we used to go Christmas caroling all the time with our church. Unfortunately, they’re not doing it as much (sad commentary that not enough people sign up to go). The citizens of the nursing homes and the shut-ins always enjoyed our visit so much, and they especially loved seeing the children in our group. Maybe we should try to revive that ministry opportunity. Blessings, and thank you for your comment.

  14. In school (when I was a student and now as a teacher) we do multiple fundraisers at Thanksgiving to provide dinners to families in need and at Christmas to provide gifts to families in need. When I was a senior in high school, my English class adopted an entire family. There were 3 kids. We raised thousands of dollars to buy ALL kinds of things for the kids, including some necessary clothing items. We got together after school and wrapped everything up. It was so awesome.

    • Adopting a family with three kids…what an AWESOME thing for a class to do, Charlie! Thanks for sharing the experience. P.S. Don’t be surprised if the idea shows up in a future Christmas book at some point! 🙂 Blessings.

  15. Janice Moore

    Our church has many Christmas charity events, such as the children visiting nursing homes, sponsoring families for Christmas, providing food in various ways, led coat drives, had concerts to help benefit nursing homes and people struggling, etc. There is no much need out there!

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