It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Alaskan Christmas Redemption (+ guest post)

Posted November 28, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Belle Calhoune, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2020, romance / 31 Comments

today’s book: Alaskan Christmas Redemption

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 only 27 days away (YAY!!!) and I think we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year, right? 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 first featured book is a friends-to-more romance with a sweet message of forgiveness and restoration.

Home to Owl Creek #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2020
PAGES: 224

Some secrets are meant to be shared.

Before he gives his heart…

he’ll have to forgive himself.

Returning to Owl Creek after years away, Braden North’s determined to help his best friend, Piper Miller, save her failing diner. But as they work to revitalize her business, Braden’s convinced he must hide the truth about a tragedy from their past…or risk losing Piper for good. If he can find the courage, might telling her everything make this Christmas a time for healing and forgiveness?


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Hi everyone. Belle here! It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Temperatures are dropping here in Connecticut and my two daughters are begging for an early Christmas tree setup. Normally, we put up the tree mid-December (yes we procrastinate), but this year we’ve decided to get our holiday cheer going early. And why not? 2020 has been a beast of a year. I think I’ve prayed more during 2020 than any other time in my life. As I’m writing this I just got word of the death of a friend, the husband of my best friend. It reminds me once again that life is so precious. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. If we can spread joy and hope during the Christmas season, that’s a wonderful gift to bestow on others. When we strip everything down, that’s the best part of the season. Giving. Being together. Finding joy. Being thankful. Even in a terrible 2020, we can always find things to be grateful for.

Christmas is a time to rejoice and to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. It’s a time to be with family which means even more this year due to streamlined gatherings. I think one of the things I love most about Christmas is the fact that hope is ever present during the holiday season. We need that more than ever as we cross the threshold into to 2021. I am trying very hard this year to focus on the non-material, faith filled aspects of Christmas. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in material gifts, but I’m challenging myself to put the focus on uplifting others and placing the emphasis on faith, family and the simple aspects of the season. I’m thinking about pulling out all the decorations and stringing lights up outside. I’m looking forward to decorating the tree and filling up stockings with simple pleasures. And I can’t wait to try out some new recipes in my air fryer.

My recent release, Alaskan Christmas Redemption, centers around Piper Miller, a resident of Owl Creek, Alaska who owns the Snowy Owl Diner in town, and her best friend, Braden North, a member of a prominent local family who owns a famous company, North Star Chocolates. With Christmas rapidly approaching, Piper is desperate to try and rescue the diner from bankruptcy, so she enlists the help of Braden to help her turn things around. As they work together to save the diner, romantic feelings rise to the surface as secrets threaten their relationship. I love writing holiday stories for so many different reasons. Christmas trees. Snowy weather. The anticipation of Christmas morning. Caroling. Coming together as a community. And of course, the magic of romance hovering in the air.

What are you going to do this holiday season to make it special?

Belle Calhoune is a Publisher’s Weekly Best-Selling author of Heartwarming, inspirational romance. A member of the RWA Honor Roll, Belle is the author of over thirty-five books. A lifelong New Englander, Belle now resides in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters and two very spoiled dogs, a toy poodle named Copper and a black Lab named Beau. Her book, An Alaskan Christmas, is now a television movie, “Love, Alaska” and aired on the UPTV channel.

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Belle Calhoune is offering a print copy of Alaskan Christmas Redemption 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 Alaskan Christmas Redemption by Belle Calhoune? What are you going to do this holiday season to make it special?

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31 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Alaskan Christmas Redemption (+ guest post)

  1. Kay Garrett

    Since Alaska would have been my home state if my parents weren’t sent back stateside due to my Mom’s RH- factor, I’m drawn to any story with that state as the place it occurs. Then there is the fact that I love reading Love Inspired Romances. Top it off with a wonderful storyline and this book is most definitely on my TBR list. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read it!

    • Belle Calhoun

      Thanks, Kay for your enthusiasm about Love Inspired books. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Blessings!

  2. Megan

    I enjoy reading books set in Alaska. It lets me visit without being able to go there, and this book sounds really cute.

    • Belle Calhoune

      I love Christmas too. It’s such a wonderful time filled with peace and love. I love writing characters with secrets. It’s so much fun.

    • Belle Calhoune

      Thanks, Lynn. I love the cover as well. The art department does such a wonderful job. I have so much fun writing series and creating a town full of characters.

  3. Alaskan Christmas Redemption is a sweet friend to lovers romance that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit. Braden and Piper have always been best friends. Piper needs Braden’s help to save her dying business. Can they get their friendship back and maybe more?

    As I said, I did think this was a sweet romance. I liked that Braden and Piper had a history. I loved how the couple brought the best out in each other. My only issue was the secret that Braden carries was a little underwhelming and it could have been cleared up with one conversation. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I did feel at a little bit of a disadvantage to not knowing the back story for some of the peripheral characters. Overall it was a nice clean romance a sweet ending.

  4. Trixi

    Love Inspired books are my favorite ones of all time, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up any one of them! This would go on my Christmas TBR 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway chance, Carrie!

  5. Carolann McLaughlin

    Looks like we will be mainly shut in for the winter, so would like to do more reading and Christmas stories are my favorite any genre

  6. Bea LaRocca

    Alaska is a dream destination of mine and I love reading stories that are set there, especially holiday stories. That’s what draws me to this book.

  7. The art department does such a wonderful job. I have so much fun writing series and creating a town full of characters. I love reading stories that are set there, especially holiday stories. I hope Santa is good to you this year because you only deserve the best. Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

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