2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Carter & The Christmas Bargain

Posted September 6, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 Carol Awards, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Lisa Carter, romance / 23 Comments

Happy Monday, friends! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Lisa Carter and her short novel Carol Award finalist book The Christmas Bargain! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.

FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired

RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2020
PAGES: 185

She needs a date for a wedding.

But a fiancé wasn’t part of the plan…

Unwilling to attend a wedding alone, artist Lila Penry makes a deal with Sam Gibson—art lessons for his adorable niece in exchange for being her date. But their Christmas agreement becomes a nightmare when everyone thinks they’re engaged. All Lila wants is to leave town for her dream job…so what happens when Sam steals his way into her heart?


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I asked the author…

What do you most want readers to take away from The Christmas bargain?

The heart of The Christmas Bargain is about learning to believe what God says about us. Lila struggled with listening to the negative voices around her. She believed lies about herself, and instead of trusting God’s desire was for her good, Lila thought she knew better and tried to ensure the outcome she desired. But her attempts only made the situation worse. And almost cost her everything.

However, God never lies. He loves us. He is faithful. And God is so very, very good. The lies of the Enemy seek to steal our joy, to rob us of our hope for the future, and to destroy the truth about who we are in Christ Jesus. I pray that readers will see themselves as God sees them—as His beloved, precious children.  May we always live in light of the happily-ever-after for which we’re truly made.

Multi-published, Daphne and Carol-award winning author Lisa Carter writes contemporary romance with Love Inspired, the popular Matchmaker series, set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Lisa enjoys traveling and researching her next fictional adventure. When not writing, she loves spending time with family. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball. In the interests of full disclosure, she’s also the kind of person who licks the icing off the cupcake first.

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Lisa Carter is offering a print copy of The Christmas Bargain 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 the short novel Carol Award finalist The Christmas Bargain by Lisa Carter? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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23 responses to “2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Carter & The Christmas Bargain

  1. Wanda Guy

    Lisa writes great books and I always want to read them all in a day(I’m 72 and retired so I can do that) because I know it’s going to be exciting all the way to the end.

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