It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series

Posted November 23, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2020, Liwen Y. Ho, mystery/suspense, romance / 52 Comments

today’s books: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series

Last week I started my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads! (Over 50 this year – And I’m SO EXCITED about it!)

Christmas is still 32 days away, according to Google BUT after the ‘stink, stank, stunk’ year 2020 has been, I think we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer. ‘Tis the season when I really start craving cozy Christmas reads (even more than I do the rest of the year lol), so now is the perfect time to jump right into these posts!

Continuing through just before Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several new/recent Christmasy releases. 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??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Today’s next featured books make up a multi-author contemporary romance series with a bit of suspense thrown in too!

Visit Freedom, Colorado and enjoy the faith, friendships, and forever-afters of the Heroes of Freedom Ridge in these Christian Christmas romances. Each book can be read on its own.

Heroes of Freedom Ridge #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2020
PAGES: 198

The hardest part about this fake relationship is hiding it from her brother. Especially when it doesn’t feel fake.

Joanna Drake can’t wait to escape to Freedom Ridge for the holidays. She needs to put hundreds of miles between her and her creepy coworker who won’t seem to take no for an answer. When she runs into her brother’s best friend at the ski resort, every relationship gets complicated.

Aiden Clark is shocked to find out that his best friend brought his little sister along on vacation, especially when he finds himself interested in getting to know her. When she asks him to play along as her boyfriend to ward off an unwanted pursuer, he wholeheartedly agrees despite his friend’s warnings to stay away from her.

Between hiding their fake relationship from her brother and flaunting it in front of her pursuer, Aiden and Joanna find themselves wishing the relationship was as real as it seems under the mistletoe. When their ruse is exposed and Joanna is in danger, Aiden will have to put it all on the line to bring her home.


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #2
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 21, 2020
PAGES: 186

Two best friends. One little girl’s prayers. And a love pact that may be the answer to all of their Christmas wishes.

Haven Alexander used to believe in happy ever afters—before she lost her husband and became a single mom. These days, she keeps herself busy as the event planner at Freedom Ridge Lodge, helping to make other couples’ dreams come true. Her other job? Humoring Miah, her spunky three-year-old daughter, who has a dream of her own: finding herself a daddy. This task proves challenging, though, when Miah sets her sights on Haven’s childhood friend who comes home for a visit.

Jeremiah Gilbert left Freedom a dozen years ago with a bad reputation and an even worse regret: not confessing his love for his best friend, Haven. He has returned, however, older and wiser, and ready to rekindle their friendship—and more. There’s a promise on the line, one they made in high school, that he longs to fulfill. Winning over her daughter, Miah, is easy, but helping to heal Haven’s broken heart proves to be nearly impossible.

When Miah gets into a dangerous situation, these old friends must put the past behind them and find new ways to trust in each other and in the One able to meet their deepest needs.


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2020
PAGES: 185

A dream job. A dreamier boss.

Ashley Castle jumps at a chance to show off her skills as head chef when she lands the job at Liberty Grille in the Freedom Ridge Resort. Before long, she develops a full-blown crush on her boss but ignores her growing feelings. Nothing can happen as long as his nightmare ex-girlfriend remains in the picture, so she keeps her focus on work.

Restaurant Manager, Daniel Winchester hires Ashley and can’t help but be drawn to the new hire. If it weren’t for her faith in a God he stopped trusting while serving in Iraq, he could fall for her. He can’t let that happen, though.

When Ashley overhears a sinister plot, she’s torn between revealing it, which will mean risking her job if Daniel doesn’t believe her, and keeping it to herself. Daniel has a chance to overcome his demons, but will he take the risk and discover love in the process or bury the betrayal beneath his wit and charm once again?


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #4
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2020
PAGES: 156

Her solo adventure leaves her alone for the holidays, until her handsome rescuer steps in.

Nicole Simmons planned a romantic weekend getaway in the mountains. She just didn’t expect to be going alone. Leaving her cheating ex-boyfriend and her usual cautious approach behind, she is determined to enjoy her unexpected adventure.

Carson Leavey became an EMT to help people. When he meets a tourist stranded for the holidays after an unfortunate skiing accident, he does what comes naturally. He never expects to fall for the feisty woman he is trying to help.

Alone and injured at Christmas in an unfamiliar place should be a miserable combination, but can the charm of Freedom Ridge and a certain thoughtful EMT have Nicole dreaming of a future she never expected? Or will Carson’s own fears put an end to this holiday romance before it even starts?


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #5
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2020

High school sweethearts. A 12-year rift. A daughter determined to work some Christmas magic.

Widower Thea Riley is housesitting her sister’s cheery cottage while on winter vacay. With her daughter growing like a weed and her mom’s grip on their lives tightening, Thea “loses” their roundtrip tickets to buy extra time in the hometown she was pulled away from years ago. Fueled by faith, a single job prospect, and one talkative eight-year-old, Thea refuses to believe the two lies that have kept her bound for so long: That she can’t start fresh in Freedom, Colorado and that she can’t be single and satisfied.

Officer Max Harrison arrives on scene thinking a robber’s cleaning a house for Christmas but he’s shocked to find his best friend turned heartbreak staring back at him on the very property he’s planning to buy. Growing up together created a bond he’s never had with anyone else. It’s taken incalculable amounts of willpower to heal from her hiatus. Switching police departments after Christmas means they’ll only need to dodge each other in the resort town for four weeks–a great plan until Max rescues Thea’s daughter from nearly getting hit.

Old flames die hard but opening their hearts is a slippery slope when it comes to protecting a child’s best interests.

Will Thea and Max plunge at love’s second chance or play it safe and let the fire go out once and for all?


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FORGIVEN BY THE HERO by Tara Grace Ericson
Heroes of Freedom Ridge #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2020

They weren’t searching for love, but a snowstorm might help them find it.

Megan Warren is secretly Marcus Warner, best-selling author of adventure thrillers. Hiding away in a remote cabin near Freedom, Colorado is the perfect escape to meet the looming deadline from her publisher. Her peace and quiet keeps getting disrupted by the gruff Search and Rescue Officer using the mountain as training grounds, but she doesn’t mind the interruptions.

Derek Held trusts dogs more than people, and his life revolves around training the best Search and Rescue dogs in the country. When he meets a mysterious woman holed up on the mountain, the Christmas season in Freedom suddenly looks a lot cheerier, until her evasive answers send up red flags.

An unexpected snowstorm shuts down the mountain, Megan and Derek are stranded in her tiny cabin, with only her secrets and his suspicions to keep them company. Can he learn to trust and let her rescue his heart?


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Mandi Blake was born and raised in Alabama where she lives with her husband and daughter, but her southern heart loves to travel. Reading has been her favorite hobby for as long as she can remember, but writing is her passion. She loves a good happily ever after in her sweet Christian romance books, and loves to see her characters’ relationships grow closer to God and each other. Visit her at her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and an author by night. She writes sweet and inspirational contemporary romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). In her pre-author life, she received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at


Elle E. Kay lives in the Back Mountain area of Pennsylvania . She loves life in the country on her little farmette. She lives with her loving husband, Joe; her only son, Ian; her dog, Sammy; her goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, turkey, pheasants and guineas. Elle is a born-again christian with a deep faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She desires to learn how to live for Him and to put Him first. She writes romance novellas with a touch of comedy, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She also writes novellas for the Lawkeeper Series of Western Romances. Her children’s books can be found under the name Ellie Mae Kay. Visit her at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Hannah Jo Abbott has been a writer since she was ten years old. Once upon a time she was visiting a friend and the friend had written a book for a school contest. Hannah was enamored with it and couldn’t shake the idea of writing her own book. She went home that day, sat down at the computer and wrote her first book. And she’s never looked back. She’s not just a writer, but a wife, a mom of four, a homeschool teacher, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. She loves writing stories about life, love, and the grace of God. And she finds inspiration and encouragement from reading the stories others share. Hannah lives with her husband and children in Sweet Home Alabama. Visit her at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.


M. E. Weyerbacher writes inspiring romance with heart-pounding adventures in the fringes of her day. Visit her at her website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tara Grace Ericson lives in Missouri with her husband and son. She studied engineering and worked as an engineer for many years before embracing her creative side to become a full-time author. Her first book, Falling on Main Street, was written mostly from airport waiting areas and bleak hotel rooms as she traveled in her position as a sales engineer. She loves cooking, crocheting, and reading books by the dozen. Her writing partner is usually her black lab – Ruby – and a good cup of coffee or tea. Tara unashamedly watches Hallmark movies all winter long, even though they are predictable and cheesy. She loves a good “happily ever after” with an engaging love story. That’s why Tara focuses on writing clean contemporary romance, with an emphasis on Christian faith and living. She wants to encourage her readers with stories of men and women who live out their faith in tough situations. Visit her at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

The authors of the Heroes of Freedom Ridge series are offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one of my readers! (US only. 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.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the Heroes of Freedom Ridge series by these fabulous authors?

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52 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series

  1. Roxanne C.

    What a great idea for a series! Those in Freedom Ridge may encounter danger and problems, but the people are trying to do right…and I am sure love prevails in the end for each couple. What could be better than a Christmas romance ending in true love?

  2. Lisa Stillman

    I want to read these because I’m familiar with several of the author’s writing styles, the interesting blurbs, and the great covers.

  3. James Robert

    I am actually not the reader but I see this series is one my sister will enjoy. I help purchase books for family and share links of books I think they’d enjoy.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Don’t those cover just make you want to jump into them and join the fun!

    Great sounding books that I would love the opportunity to win. How can you not love the combination of heroes and romance?

  5. Hesper Fry

    The covers draw me in and from reading the summaries on the books it sound like a series I would really enjoy!

  6. Bryan Vice

    Im just starting to read more books and i like series this would catch my interest I think my wife would love also

  7. Bea LaRocca

    I love the book covers and the setting for these stories and who doesn’t love the idea of a handsome hero coming to her rescue? This is a must read series for me.

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