Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Liwen Y. Ho & Save the Date

Posted October 11, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Camy Tang, Chautona Havig, Christian, contemporary, Dori Harrell, giveaway, Hallee Bridgeman, Jan Thompson, Jaycee Weaver, Kari Trumbo, Lisa M. Prysock, Liwen Y. Ho, Marion Ueckermann, romance, Shoshanna Gabriel, T. K. Chapin / 59 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Liwen Y. Ho to the blog today to share some behind-the-scenes facts about her new, multi-author contemporary romance collection, Save the Date!

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance Collection
PUBLISHER: Olivia Kimbrell Press
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2021
PAGES: 1050

Weddings for every season and occasion. Adventures, mishaps, and dream destinations—this collection has it all!

As our guest of honor, you’re cordially invited on a journey through twelve heartwarming and inspirational novellas that will take you from small-town America to romantic Paris, from the sunny shores of Hawaii to New Zealand. Office romances, friends-to-lovers, second chances, and more await you in these stories full of forgiveness, redemption, laughter, and love. Say “I do” and claim your copy of this limited-time anthology by your favorite USA Today and bestselling Christian romance authors!

January Hope by Kari Trumbo – Clothing historian Cleo goes on the hunt for an 1880s fashion magazine wedding dress. Discovering it’s part of a museum collection, her biggest obstacle is handsome curator Lowel. Unfortunately, his no-touch policy just might put a stop to her hunt and her heart.

A Valentine for Veronica by Lisa Prysock – Veronica purchased her dream wedding dress though she’s single. When an encounter with a former peer—now a wedding magazine photojournalist—entices her into doing a special feature, the pressure is on to find a husband. Will Veronica’s pride be her downfall, or will her faith lead to love?

I Take You by Marion Ueckermann – Since childhood, Kaia has dreamed about her fairy-tale wedding. But when her father’s choices crush Kaia’s dreams, her fiancé is left scrambling for a solution to their dilemma.

Adoring April by Chautona Havig – Whoever heard of a church expecting an incoming minister to marry their only single member as a condition for employment? Legality aside, what kind of woman would possibly agree to such a crazy idea? What’ll it take for Jesse to go from avoiding April to adoring April?

A Change of a Dress by Hallee Bridgeman – Belle finds herself completely alone in the world. She takes a chance and relocates to her grandmother’s hometown. The first person she encounters is the handsome real estate agent who helps her find the perfect location for her dress shop. Are the feelings she’s feeling real, or are they born of loneliness and despair?

Time for Me by Jan Thompson – When Sheryl tries to get a world-famous sculptor to display his artwork in her gallery, she doesn’t expect him to fall in love with her in this friends-to-more romance.

The Wedding Dress by T. K. Chapin – Alexa Anderson doesn’t want to wear her mother’s wedding dress when it’s time to marry the love of her life, Brad Jackson. Little does she know, the wedding dress has a story of its own to tell…

The Wedding Kimono by Camy Tang – A tomboy massage therapist and her boss discover a mysterious message hidden in her grandmother’s wedding kimono. Can her family legacy help her to see her inner beauty and open herself up to love?

One Vow for September by Liwen Ho – She’s a writer with an unconventional assignment, he’s the jaded coworker playing her husband; together they’re one odd couple about to find out how real love is.

Braver with You by Jaycee Weaver – She’d follow her childhood sweetheart anywhere, but first they’ll need all her courage and all his support to make it through the wedding their mothers have planned.

Grateful for You by Dori Harrell – Jeans-only Libby hasn’t spoken to lawman Jamie since she turned down his proposal. But when she sees a frothy gown in a store window, she knows he’s the guy for her. But winning him back might mean landing herself in jail.

Countdown to Her Cowboy’s Christmas Wedding by Shoshanna Gabriel – A handsome rancher. The girl next door. A childhood promise comes due that could change their lives… for better or worse. When their Christmas wedding preparations bring out painful memories of heartbreak, will Kate be able to forgive Jay—and herself—so they can finally be together?


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five behind-the-scenes facts about our anthology

by Liwen Y. Ho, author of “One Vow for September” in Save the Date

  1. The authors of the Save the Date anthology began working together back in October 2020.
  2. Which took longer for us to decide on—the cover or the title? It was the title. We all loved the cover that Marion Ueckermann designed for us and had no hesitations moving forward with it. The title took us a bit more time to think about because we wanted something that was catchy and wedding-related. Save the Date has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
  3. We have a reader group on Facebook with the most supportive and enthusiastic readers. We’ve been having fun this whole year playing games and trading fun wedding stories and trivia.
  4. It worked out well that there are twelve authors in this anthology because each story in Save the Date is set in a different month of the year. So, whatever season you’re in the mood to read about, there will be three stories set specifically during that time.
  5. The authors have formed some great friendships during our time working together. We interact almost on a daily basis in a Facebook group and share prayer needs with one another.




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Liwen Y. Ho & the other authors of Save The Date are offering a $10 Amazon gift card (or Paypal cash) to one of my readers! (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 Save the Date by Liwen Y. Ho & these other fabulous authors?

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59 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Liwen Y. Ho & Save the Date

  1. Cathy French

    I want to read this because I love weddings and everything about the ceremonies and planning. Whether the ceremony goes as planned or not and all the pitfals surrounding how it is planned and when plans go awry. Always been fascinated as it is always anxiety ridden

    • Liwen Y. Ho

      Yes, weddings are a big ordeal! Thankfully all the ones in this collection have a happy ending. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the stories, Cathy!

  2. Love the theme of this collection!! Entertaining while pointing the way to the Savior!! I’ll take two, please … all right, all right, I’ll settle for one collection!!! Thank you!! 🙂

    • Liwen Y. Ho

      Haha! Maybe two copies then? One for yourself and one for a friend? Lol. I hope you enjoy the collection, eMarie!

  3. Jcp

    I love weddings in fiction because I don’t have to dress up, travel, or buy a gift or worry about getting Covid.

    Carrie and Liwen, I hope you don’t mind me posting but Falling for the Fifties by Stephanie McGee is free today (10/11 only) on Kindle. It’s a birthday gift to her readers.

    • Liwen Y. Ho

      Hi Jcp! So true –books are a great way to attend events virtually! And thanks for the heads-up about the free book.

  4. Roxanne C.

    Oh, I like the idea for each of the twelve weddings to take place during a different month. I doubt that I’d be able to wait to read each story during the month in which it’s set, though. A wonderful group of authors, too!

  5. Priscila

    Either I’ve been following some of the authors for a while, or I have several of them in my TBR list, so I’m really excited to read this boxset. Can’t believe release date is already tomorrow!

  6. Kay Garrett

    “SAVE THE DATE” sounds like a marvelous book and why wouldn’t it be with such an amazing list of authors! Love reading inspirational romances and can’t wait for the opportunity to read this one on my TBR list.

  7. Jeanna Massman

    It makes me so happy to discover new books and authors!📚🥰 Having the opportunity to enter a contest is the icing on the cake!🍰

  8. Patrice P.

    I would want to read Save The Date since it would be nice to read happy and inspirational stories, and to read the works of different authors.

  9. Perrianne Askew

    The various authors are familiar to me and the story lines sound so good. It’s definitely a must read!

  10. Diane Eral

    I love anything about weddings to read. Sounds so exciting to read this collection of books! Thank you for this giveaway!

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