2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Courtney Walsh & A Match Made at Christmas

Posted October 24, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Courtney Walsh, giveaway, romance / 11 Comments

Happy Sunday! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Courtney Walsh (yep! she finaled twice!) and her short novel Christy Award finalist book A Match Made at Christmas! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

Nantucket Love Story novella
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Sweethaven Press
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020

From “Master of the genre” [Midwest Book Review] and New York Times bestselling author Courtney Walsh, a sweet romance that’s sure to capture your heart.

Hayes McGuire never believed the stories about a famous Nantucket matchmaker until she ropes him into taking over her duties while she’s off the island for Christmas.

So he enlists the help of the one person he can trust with this crazy scheme—his best friend, Prudence. Armed with a series of rules, a book of success stories and the promise of Christmas magic, the pair of old friends sets out to make a Christmas match.

Little do they know that magic doesn’t discriminate, and they soon find their years of friendship deepening into something more. Will Pru and Hayes ignore the electricity in the air between them or will there be more than one match made at Christmas?

A Match Made at Christmas is a stand-alone holiday novella.


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I asked the author…

What is something God taught you while you wrote a match made at christmas?

I feel like every single book I write is a bit of a spiritual journey–even this sweet little novella I got to write during 2020, one of our worst years to date! And I think what I learned is that there is JOY even in the midst of trouble. I decided to write this story for fun, because I loved the hero and I love Nantucket and I loved the idea of finding him his perfect match. I believe God knew I needed something to occupy my anxious brain, and He just walked alongside me as I brought this story to life. Because it’s shorter, there was less questioning and wrestling and “figuring out.” I simply got to focus on the things I’m most passionate about–the story & the characters. In so many ways, it felt like God’s gift to me, and it reminded me that He is in the details, even the small, seemingly insignificant details of our lives. I’m so thankful for that gift.

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theatre director, and playwright. She writes small town romance and women’s fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. If For Any Reason is her eleventh novel. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category, and her contemporary romance Just Let Go won the Carol Award in 2019. A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.

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Courtney Walsh is offering an ebook copy of A Match Made at Christmas 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 the short novel Christy Award finalist A Match Made at Christmas by Courtney Walsh? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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11 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Courtney Walsh & A Match Made at Christmas

  1. Jan

    I love stories that show best friends falling in love through God’s leading 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. Alison Boss

    I LOVE Christmas stories! A Match Made in Heaven sounds delightful…full of Christmas magic!! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book!!

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