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

Posted December 7, 2020 by meezcarrie in Andrea Boyd, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2020, Jaycee Weaver, Mikal Dawn, romance, Teresa Tysinger, Toni Shiloh / 40 Comments

today’s book: Something Borrowed

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 next book is a fabulous collection of connected Christmas romance novellas – plus author Toni Shiloh shares about the blessing of friendship.

SOMETHING BORROWED: Christmas Weddings Collection
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020
PAGES: 600

Old friends, new loves, and a borrowed tiara.
Always Been Yours by Jaycee Weaver — Hanady’s planning her dream wedding, but her injured best friend Keenan isn’t the groom. If she can’t see she’s marrying the wrong guy soon, his leg won’t be the only thing broken.All the Moore by Toni Shiloh — Leilah Anderson has been living behind the screen to hide her disability, then she meets Reggie Moore face-to-face. Can their relationship survive the truth and distance between them?A Holly, Bolly Christmas by Mikal Dawn — A dream wedding venue at Christmas? Sign Chahna Kapoor up. Even if her fiancé doesn’t know it…Somehow, This Christmas by Teresa Tysinger — When not-so-merry mishaps threaten wedding planner Cate Forsyth’s holiday wedding and reputation, will her own happily ever after with sweetheart Noah Bennett melt away?A Promise So Sweet by Andrea Boyd — Lydia Osborn hasn’t heard from her ex in ten years, so imagine her surprise when he shows up proposing marriage. Tis the season for love?


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blessing of friendship

by Toni Shiloh, author of Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed: Christmas Weddings Collection takes the reader on a journey of six friends who get to share a tiara as it passes to each woman for their something borrowed. Although one of the friends is already married, she still has scenes in different books and gets the nod as the first to wear the tiara.

These stories are all fictional, but they are based in truth. You see Angela Ruth Strong, Jaycee Weaver, Mikal Dawn, Teresa Tysinger, Andrea Boyd, and I all gathered together to brainstorm a new collection. We had worked together previously when we wrote Once Upon a Christmas. Although Teresa didn’t end up writing a story that collection (she had to make an out-of-state move), she was the one who designed the covers. Then Angela Ruth Strong couldn’t write a story for this collection (life happens once more), we ladies gave a nod to her by creating the character Ruth Ann.

In the stories of Something Borrowed, you’ll see how the friends reach out to one another when they need help. How some text, video chat, or show up in person. And just like in real life, the ladies and I do the same.

Jaycee and Andrea are my critique partners. They get first look at my stories and help to ensure my story makes sense, that I don’t randomly change eye colors of a character or whatever else they may catch.

Each and every one of us prays for the other. Some of us are closer than others, but that doesn’t lessen our bond. Doesn’t keep us from video chatting talking about the randomest thing or being more intentional with brainstorming a new collection (hint, hint).

Through all the ups and downs life has thrown us, we’ve become friends who have made a commitment to be there for one another.

I hope that when you read Something Borrowed, you see the same dedication in Hanady, Leilah, Ana, Cate, and Lydia.

Happy Holidays,

From the ladies of Something Borrowed
(PS – they edited this post too 🙂 )

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Visit her at

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What about you? What makes you want to read Something Borrowed by Toni Shiloh, Jaycee Weaver, Mikal Dawn, Teresa Tysinger & Andrea Boyd? What are some blessings you’ve seen in your friendships?

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40 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Something Borrowed (+ guest post)

  1. I love this because this is something that happened to me.Three sister in laws shared a head veil that our other sister in law made. Unfortunately the last sister in law gave it to her sister and it was never seen again 🙁

  2. Perrianne Askew

    I love the variety of authors that can lend their own voice to the story. I treasure a good friendship, especially a long time one.

  3. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    I would love to read as I love how each author brings their own flavor to the book. Blessings

  4. MS Barb

    I enjoy Christmas stories, and I enjoy reading about relationships, and how people make their decisions on who to date and/or marry

  5. Roxanne C,

    What a fun concept for collection of stories connected by characters and a wedding tiara! It is extra nice to be able to enjoy a variety of authors as well.

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    I would like to read this because I need to be uplifted right now. A Christian book about friendship is just what I need.

  7. Becky D

    I love this story idea, similar to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And even better that the group of writers making it come to life are friends. Thanks for sharing!! 🥰📚🎄

  8. Brandi

    I love collections of short stories. I am on only child and have a few friendships that have stood the test of time, starting when we were in college. We have gone through marriages, babies, kids driving and prepping for their own college days now.

  9. Teri DiVincenzo

    I’ve been so blessed by the friendships in my life. Knowing that there’s always someone there for me is the best.

  10. Hesper Fry

    I want to read this because I love to read Christmas stories and also the summary of the book sounded really good.

  11. Betty Curran

    I want to read this so I can feel the joy that others have with friendships. Sadly, I do not have that. It’s been over 2 years since I had a visitor other than my son to drop off groceries during the pandemic or a tradesperson. If I want to see the rest of my family I have to visit them. There are no friends.

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