It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Finding Her Christmas Family (+ guest post)

Posted December 7, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2020, romance, Ruth Logan Herne / 37 Comments

today’s book: Finding Her Christmas Family

Welcome to another post in 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 18 days away (Hooray!!!) 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 book is a contemporary romance novel with a set of adorable little triplet girls, their long lost aunt and their swoony detective guardian – plus author Ruth Logan Herne shares a reminder about the true meaning of Christmas in this crazy year!

Golden Grove #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2020
PAGES: 170

Her Christmas list has three new names…

She’s the last living relative these girls have…

But he’s the only family they’ve ever known.

Just in time for Christmas, Sarah Brown has located her long-lost family: her late sister and orphaned triplet nieces. Now she intends to claim custody of the little girls. But one person stands in the way—their guardian, Detective Renzo Calloway. As the triplets draw them closer, building a family together might just bring Renzo and Sarah everything they ever wanted.

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by Ruth Logan Herne, author of Finding Her Christmas Family

Good afternoon, dear readers!

Carrie, thank you so much for having me over today. I have my mask in place…

And individually wrapped cookies to share.

Oh my stars, what a year this has been… a tempest, for sure. And who among us has never been in a tempest? Who has never had to deal with problems or trials? We’ll handle this. We must. There’s really no choice and how do we best handle the turmoil around us?


Simple faith.

Trust. Not in man, in God. In Christ, our Savior. In the words of the prophets and disciples. In the sage adages of Proverbs.

We grab hold with both hands and hang on and we let our actions speak for us. And if our Christmas season and holiday gatherings are curtailed in some ways, we can make them shine from other directions. If we saved money by not having things to do this year, share the wealth. If we did staycations and we know there are folks struggling for food, we send some of that unused vacation money to a food pantry or a home for the homeless or a home for unwed mothers.  Or we hand our pastor an envelope with a couple of Ben Franklins in it and ask him/her to pass it on to a family in need because not all families in need are visible to the public. Often the pastor or the church office manager is privy to that person or family in dire straits.

Quiet, cheerful giving is the best Christmas present ever. It makes us feel so good inside!

It’s like the Gift of the Magi, only in non-fiction form. 😊

When I wrote “Finding Her Christmas Family” I had this goal in mind: To shine a light on adoption from two angles. Our family has been on both sides of the adoption issue. Children/babies have been given up and others have been brought in, so I have the blessing of seeing this from both sides and I wanted this story to embrace the beauty of adoption and the blessing of family. AND IT’S AN AWESOME ROMANCE!!!! It just grabs hold of your heart and makes you smile and cheer for these three little girls, Kristi, Chloe and Naomi… and for Renzo, our tough-as-nails deputy sheriff who stands tall for truth, justice and the American way while being such a story-reading softie for these girls. And Dr. Sarah Brown, a renowned neonatologist who comes to town with one goal: to take back what is truly hers, her sister’s beautiful daughters, the only piece of her sister she’ll ever have the chance to know.

Bring tissues.

Bring joy.

Bring cookies and cocoa or sweet tea, whatever you like because when you read this story you will (I hope!!!) be blessed with the warmth and beauty of the sacrificial love that brought a baby—Christ, the Lord—to a lowly manger.

“For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given…”

The true meaning of Christmas behind the lights and carols, the trimmings and trappings. The very best meaning of Christmas!

Multi-published, award-winning, USA Today Bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne has published over 60 novels and novellas and she is living her childhood dream/goal of being a published author. She is the proud owner of a pumpkin farm in Western New York, the kind of place the brings people together as part of her “speak your faith with actions… not words” belief system. Friend her on Facebook, email her at or stop by her website She’d love to chat with you!

Ruth Logan Herne is offering a print copy of Finding Her Christmas Family to TWO 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 Finding Her Christmas Family by Ruth Logan Herne?

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37 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Finding Her Christmas Family (+ guest post)

    • Hi, Barb! Yes, they’re identical triplets… Kristi, Chloe and Naomi. I mentioned them in book 2 of this Golden Grove series “Learning to Trust” and I knew that Renzo needed a story of his own! Actually Renzo’s parents have custody of the girls. They were Godparents to the girls’ mother. Her mother passed away years ago, the grandpa is in assisted living and their mama was a nurse practitioner in Central Washington who decided that she was in her thirties and Mr. Right hadn’t mosied along and she wanted a family…. The triplets were a surprise twist and when she knew she might not make it, she asked the Calloway family to take them. And they did, hoping Grandpa’s condition would improve but it hasn’t. It’s going downhill so they’re about to adopt the girls when Sarah arrives in Golden Grove.

  1. Lynn Brown

    Very pretty cover. I like that it is a series and that the story involves triplets. Thanks for the chance. It sounds good.

  2. Roxanne C.

    The background story will be just as interesting as the romance in Finding Her Christmas Family and the forming of a family. It’s going to be a super read.

    • Roxanne, thank you! It is a great background…. I’ve had enough years on the planet to know that things were quite different 35 years ago… and that difference seems odd now, but makes for great story fodder. Thanks for coming by!

  3. Carolyn Theriot

    I like reading feel happy books around the holidays. It helps to make me feel happier. I know we all need that this holiday with all its sad happenings . Thank you for this chance to win.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Always enjoy Ruth Logan Herne’s books. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read “Her Christmas Family”. It’s been on my TBR since I first heard about it. Love Christmas stories all year long, but I think we could most definitely use them this year at this time. Fun cover which draws my attentions.

    Shared and hoping to be one of the fortunate ones selected. Thanks for the chance!

    • Kay! So stinkin’ nice to see you! And huge thanks for your kind words. And didn’t they do a wonderful job on the cover? She’s perfect as “Sarah”. Well done!!!!! And thanks for sharing!

    • Amelia, I hope you have the opportunity soon. It’s so lovely! (Yes, I’m kind of bragging… how odd would it be if I didn’t like one of my stories???? ) 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

  5. Judy

    I like to read Christmas stories with a happy ever after. This sounds like that kind of book. One that has a warm cozy holiday feel.

    • Judy, hey! I do, too. And I love writing Christmas stories. They make me smile. It might be the cookies or the eggnog or the punch, or maybe it’s that precious baby laid in a manger!!!!! 🙂 Bless you!

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    An adoption story sounds interesting. Sometimes people are happy that they have found their birth family, and sometimes not. But it’s always interesting.

  7. Kim

    I love Christmas stories. What draws me to this story is that there are kids involved. I LOVE stories with children in them. I like watching the kids do things to bring the adults together.

    • Me, too! Every now and again I get a note from a reader who doesn’t love the children littering my work but I do love them…. so many broken families and so many kids in need, I love, love, love wrapping them into sweet stories. You and I think alike Kim!

  8. IRENE

    Love Inspired stories are always great! Would be interesting to see the problems/obstacles encountered by Sarah & the detective.

  9. Hesper Fry

    I want to read this book because the Love Inspired line has so many good books! I also like that this is about Christmas.

  10. Bea LaRocca

    I love the cover and synopsis, this is a must read holiday story for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details

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