Please join me in welcoming Jo Huddleston to the blog today to chat about her new romance novella, Her Christmas Dream!
Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author who writes novels inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and her love of her native American South. Novels in her endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, as well as her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern historical romance novels. Visit Jo at her website (www.johuddleston.com), where you can sign up for her mailing list and read for free the first chapters of her novels and novellas.
You can also connect with Jo on Facebook.
HER CHRISTMAS DREAM
GENRE: Sweet Southern Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Forget Me Not Romances
RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020
A Christmas romance sprinkled with suspense!
In this sweet romance, all Marilyn dreams of for Christmas is a relationship with someone who cares for her. Someone who really knows her. A stranger volunteers at the rescue shelter where Marilyn and her best friend George volunteer. George has concerns about Marilyn’s safety if she dates the stranger. When George becomes overprotective of her, will Marilyn choose the bad-boy-stranger or her best friend to spend Christmas with this year?
Order this 20th-century story today to find out which man Marilyn chooses.
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Hi Jo! Welcome to the blog!
Jo: Apples. I love crunchy and you don’t have to peel them.
Carrie: yes & yum!
Jo: Summer. I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, then went farther north for college. I’ve had enough cold weather and snow. I’m blessed now to live in a warmer climate where being outdoors for a longer summer season is a luxury.
Carrie: The Smokies & their foothills are my happy place! (but i still prefer winter lol)
Jo: Sandwich. The variety is so unlimited.
Carrie: very true!
Jo: eBook. I can adjust the font size. I have a “pillow caddy” that holds my Kindle and that makes e-reading very comfortable for me.
Carrie: yes!! Being able to enlarge the font saves my eyes, as much reading as I do.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Jo: IF I had a superpower, it would probably be as an encourager. I love the Bible verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Carrie: oh i love that!
Q: If you knew you were only going to be allowed FIVE books for the rest of your life, besides the Bible, which five would make the cut?
Jo: I’d want these five books with me and would enjoy reading them over and over: Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, Jordyn Redwood’s Proof, Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love, James Rubart’s Rooms, and Christina Tarabochia’s The Familiar Stranger.
Carrie: ooo adding a couple of these to my TBR list!
Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?
Jo: That I’m an organized person. Everything in my purse has its place. I can retrieve things in my purse without even looking inside
Carrie: oh my goodness, I think THAT’s your superpower, Jo!! haha
Q: Which of your main characters is most like you?
Jo: I’ve never thought any of my characters is like me until this book, Her Christmas Dream. When I looked back over the story, Marilyn, the heroine in this book, surprised me. She had some traits like mine: she’s an only child, values her independence when making decisions, and places great importance on friendship.
Carrie: she must be very special to you as a character then 🙂
Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce Her Christmas Dream as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?
Jo: I’d go way back to the 1950s and choose actor Van Johnson to play George. I’d choose Sandra Bullock to play Marilyn.
Carrie: i adore Sandra Bullock!
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from Her Christmas Dream & why do you love it?
Jo: I placed a quotation by Alfred Tennyson, a British poet, in the beginning pages: “Sometimes, the heart sees what’s invisible to the eye.” Then within the story, one of the lead characters uses this in conversation. I love this quote—beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. But to me, love is a thing of the heart. Even our love and acceptance of Jesus is a thing of the heart.
Carrie: so true!
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Jo: Next for me is a 1950s sweet romance set on a beach. Since the beach is my favorite place to be, I’ll enjoy writing this story.
Jo Huddleston is offering a Kindle ebook copy of Her Christmas Dream to one of my readers! (must be able to accept ebooks from US Amazon. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Her Christmas Dream by Jo Huddleston?