It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Love’s Christmas Blessings (+ guest post)

Posted December 6, 2019 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2019, Laura V. Hilton, romance / 8 Comments

today’s book: love’s christmas blessings by laura v. hilton

Christmas is only 19 days away according to Google (if we get to Dec 25th and we have days left over, blame Google, not me lol.), BUT now ’tis the season when I start craving cozy Christmas reads. (Okay – I crave them all year round but now’s when I can get away with talking about them LOL) This year I’m continuing my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads, and I’m super excited! Christmas books make me happy!

So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your own bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Today’s next featured book is a two-novella collection of Amish fiction + author Laura V. Hilton shares a yummy recipe!

GENRE: Inspirational Amish Christmas Romance
Celebrate Lit
November 15, 2018

A time for fellowship, family, and love. Enjoy two novellas from beloved Amish authors and fill your heart with the wonder of the Christmas season.

Winter’s Treasure

Paris and Quil have sparks from the beginning, especially since his appearance causes a vicious rivalry between friends. But who can resist when a chance meeting beginning with donuts and coffee ends with a missing person, puppies, a skunk, and a sleigh ride—not to mention a trip the Amish young people plan to Niagara Falls. Could it also involve falling in love?

Mistletoe and Miracles

An exhausted son, Daniel, and a recent widow, Fern, join forces to brighten a grumpy old man’s day and cheer up a shy, displaced little girl. However, things take a serious turn when Fern’s daughter goes missing on a school field trip. With a little help from Daniel, Fern discovers more than just her daughter’s whereabouts. Will four lonely hearts create special bonds to make it a Christmas to remember?


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amish baked oatmeal

This recipe was my Amish grandmother’s. She never measured, using a pinch of this and a pinch of that, so I played with it to get approximate measurements. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie. It stores well in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave and served with milk. This has to sit overnight, so plan accordingly. It is well worth the wait, however!

Six servings

  • 13 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
  1. Grease 1 1/2 quart baking dish and drop in eggs and beat well.
  2. Add brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, no lumps.
  3. Whisk in butter and both measures of milk, then add oats.
  4. Stir well, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-45 min, or until set in the middle.
  6. Serve hot with warm milk poured over.

I like to sprinkle with fruit – usually bananas and walnuts – but other fruit works well too.

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with over twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

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What about you? What interests you most about Love’s Christmas Blessings? What fruit would you add to that yummy recipe?

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8 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Love’s Christmas Blessings (+ guest post)

  1. Lorraine Boyd

    I want to read your books, Laura. I have read at least one of Rachel’s books. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and Christmas/winter stories. Put the two together and there is a story waiting to be read. I will add more books to my TBR pile after Nrw Year’s. I would add raspberries to the oatmeal.

  2. Dianne Casey

    I would add raspberries to the oatmeal recipe. Love reading Amish books and learning about the Amish way of life.

  3. Looks like my kind of reading. Would love to win and read this book.
    I would either add Bananas or Blueberries.
    Love finding and trying new books and authors.

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