On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
Must they always be continents apart?
Nobody expects Paris fashion designer Grace Railton to settle down in her Indiana town, least of all Mica Barzonni. Fifteen months ago, he turned to her for comfort and compassion following a farming accident that left him permanently injured. Then she returned to France and went silent on him.
Until, suddenly, Grace shows up on his doorstep with life-altering news. Mica, a father? He’s barely learned to navigate his postaccident life. But this could be his chance to become the man he’s always wanted to be—the husband and father Grace and their baby son need.
Now Mica just has to convince her to stay.
SERIES: Shores of Indian Lake #9
GENRE: Contemporary Clean Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
CHRISTMAS IN INDIAN LAKE OR CHRISTMAS IN PARIS?
MARCHES DE NOEL CHRISTMAS MARKETS
I’m fascinated by Christmas traditions from just about every country, but having a bit of French heritage myself, and since Grace Railson in HIS BABY DILEMMA lives in Paris, I wanted to bring some French Christmas Traditions to you.
We all know our own Christmas shopping regimens, chores, duties and delights.
All French Christmas markets find their origins in Alsace. No doubt, the proximity of the region to Germany gives Alsatian and French Christmas markets a distinctly Germanic touch. (My ancestors were from Alsace Lorraine.)
Therefore, the Germanic influence is seen in the structure of the market stalls, which are little wooden houses resembling mountain chalets, covered in lights and decorations. The oldest Christmas market in Europe is that of Strasbourg, which dates back to 1570.
This is an example of a French Christmas market.
These little markets have been around for five hundred years. Can you imagine? So, see? Folks have been Christmas shopping for each other for a long time. Can you imagine their scramble by Christmas Eve? And when did they have to start planning what to buy? April?
Well now I’m putting these markets on my bucket list! Thank you, Catherine!
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.
Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.
Currently, she has published eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.
As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.
– 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card and a Prize Pack that includes: autographed copies of Family of His Own and Katia’s Promise, a gold edged Paris latte mug, and hand soap in a pretty pump bottle (prize pack to US only, if international winner then gift card only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Family of His Own (open internationally)
– Ends December 13th
Thanks for this great visit with you, Carrie. Aren’t you in the Christmas spirit now????? I am! God bless.
The cover for His Baby Dilemma is adorable. What a cutie that baby is and makes you wonder how could he possibly be a dilemma. 🙂 I also loved reading not only about the author but from the author.
The baby on the cover is A.DOR.ABLE!! Was surprised to learn about the earliest Christmas market from 1570. Thanks for the Christmas insight and the chance to win.
Christmas markets are now on my bucket list!
I like reading books like this, I look forward to reading this one.
I loved The Christmas Star! It is one of my favorites that you have written. I can’t wait to read this one though. It was so nice meeting you. I loved the stalls. Thank you for the chance. Merry Christmas!
I love the cover on this book and the synopsis. Catherine is a new author to me, and I would be delighted to win a copy of her book. Thanks for the giveaway. ?
His Baby Dilemma sounds like a great book, I love stories set around Christmas and would love to read this one!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
you’re welcome! 🙂
Lived n Germany for 6 years
and love their delicate hand-made wooden ornaments. If I am blessed to be a winner in this giveaway, I’d like a print copy of the book.
Sounds really good and I love the cover.
It sounds like a great book to read during the holidays(or any time) and I love the cover.
I like the cover! The baby is so cute — what a cute expression on his face!
The synopsis for this book has me interested! I grew up in Indiana and have lived here all my life, so I’m interested in seeing how Grace’s hometown is described in the book.