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

Posted December 9, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, giveaway, historical, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads), Lucette Nel, romance / 25 Comments

Happy December, y’all!! ‘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

As Christmas approaches, widowed Reverend Caleb Brennan needs a wife, or his vengeful father-in-law will take his young daughters. When his mail-order bride jilts him, Caleb grows desperate.

During a storm, he finds an unconscious boy outside his home with signs of foul play. Despite his previous misfortune, obligation compels Caleb to lug the stranger inside. But as he provides first aid, he discovers more than he expected.

Bounty hunter Grace Blackwell refuses to owe a debt to any man, especially one as charming as Reverend Brennan. To repay him for saving her life, Grace agrees to pose as his mail-order bride. If their ploy is discovered, Caleb could lose his daughters. But in their pretense, the reverend and the bounty hunter might just both lose their hearts.

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Lucy’s first novella, The Widow’s Captive, has all 4 & 5 stars on Amazon!

On the run with two small children and a third due within weeks, Adeline Spencer fears the approaching blizzard will seal their fate. An abandoned cabin is an answer to her prayers. She hopes it will shield them from both the storm and the enraged brother-in-law hot on her tail.

But when a stranger knocks at the door, she is convinced they have been found by one of Ward’s lackeys.

Blamed for the death of his friend, Sheriff Jonah Hale is determined to prove himself worthy of his badge, even if it means riding into a blizzard to check on a crazy miner. When Jonah reaches the cabin, he’s caught off guard by a pretty and very pregnant young woman wielding a skillet. Bound to a chair while the storm rages, and as Christmas settles in around them, he must find a way to earn Adeline’s trust…and perhaps her heart.

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about the author

Lucy Nel is a coffee addicted work-in-progress daughter of the Lord Almighty. She’s a mommy to a rambunctious toddler and wife to her best friend and real-life hero. Along with three spoiled Pugs, they make their home in Gauteng, the smallest of nine provinces in South Africa.

She works as a bookkeeper and uses every available second to create interesting characters in historical settings.

She’s a member of American Christian Fiction and her dream came true when she signed a contract with Pelican Book Group for her Christmas themed novella, The Widow’s Captive.

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Lucy Nel is offering an ebook copy of A Match of Sorts AND The Widow’s Captive to one of my readers! (Void 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 been snowed-in somewhere unexpected?

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25 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Match of Sorts

  1. Paula S.

    Not really unexpected. I remember an ice storm when I was in high school but Daddy and I went to church anyway for choir practice and then we went back home. No electricity. Then hubby and I lived in North Dakota and 75 miles north of Green Bay, so it was expected!

  2. Meg

    Not snowed in to the point that we couldn’t get out that I can remember. But we’ve been many places and seen Christmas with lots of snow and without any snow at all.

  3. Sandy

    Last year. I did an impromptu road trip with a friend to Denver the week before Thanksgiving. just as a blizzard was gearing up to head right though the area between where I live in ND and down into Colorado! We ended up stranded in a motel overnight due to the fact we were afraid to keep heading back North to home for fear all the roads north would be closed as they often do in Blizzard situations! Crazy we were! But what an adventure!

  4. Hannah Corner

    Yes I have! Shortly after my husband and I were married, we road tripped to a friend’s house near the Smoky Mountains. We were there a few days and had planned to leave but got snowed in. We stayed an extra few days and enjoyed more fellowship. It ended up being a great trip!

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck

    No I have never been snowed in somewhere unexpected. Just at a family member’s home or my own. I grew up in New York so I was snowed in at home a lot. 🙂

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Well, it wasn’t very unexpected, but we did have to wait for the interstate to open when we visited our son and his family in Fort Collins a few years ago. We were going to head home and there’s a bad stretch of road that goes most of the way across southern Wyoming. The snow and wind combined make it pretty hazardous, so we were checking the internet to see the conditions. The interstate was closed both directions for a few hours because of the snow and wind. Some semis had overturned, also, and blocked the road. We waited until they had our direction open again before we headed home. It was still kind of scary driving.

  7. Martha T.

    Many years ago we got a late in the season snowstorm(April!) that shut our city down for a few days.

  8. Penny Mooney

    I was snowed in at my house with my boyfriend and cousin and her boyfriend. We weren’t expecting the snow and it was 4 foot tall. They were there for 4 days. At least I was at my house, I felt sorry for everyone else.

  9. Linda Moffitt

    Not Really I have gotten stuck and/or Stayed Home because there was a lot of snow but never really (Snowed-In)

  10. Jocelyn

    We were almost snowed when we went skiing in West Virginia. The storm was moving in, so we made a get away. However the drive down the mountain was treacherous! I’ve never been so scared.

  11. Amy

    Yes! At a cabin with my family in Colorado. Upside we were celebrating my sister’s 50th birthday and I surprised her. Downside we lost electricity, but we made lemonade out of those snow covered lemons 🙂

  12. Kara Vaughan Marks

    I visited my boyfriend on the East Coast when I was a sr. in HS. I got snowed in 3 days in a row trying to fly home.

  13. When we first moved to Atlanta. . we were snowed in. If we had gotten the same amount of snow in Ohio. . it would not have been a big deal. But, in Atlanta it was. The roads were barely passable and I remember people sledding down the middle of the street on trays.

    Looks like a great book.

  14. Rebecca Maney

    I have been unexpectedly snowed in . . . . . but at home. Unless I was stuck in an airport, I think it could be fun.

  15. Perrianne Askew

    It snowed here last Thursday (a rarity). It came in fast, but I was at home by the time it started falling. My son was not so lucky, he had a late class and was on the interstate (a dangerous thing because our area is not prepared for that). Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and Merry Christmas.

  16. Marti Wilson

    No, I have not, but I might like to try it once. Maybe I could get started on my TBR pile, and stay with my 2 cars, and have a fire and take a nap. Okay I’m in ❤️?❤️?❤️

  17. Dianne Casey

    I was snowed in at my parents house in Michigan when I went for a weekend one year. The weather was so bad my Dad wouldn’t let me leave until Monday.

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