It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series 2021

Posted November 9, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2021, Liwen Y. Ho, romance / 50 Comments

today’s books: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series

In case you missed the news yesterday – it’s time for our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is our largest year yet, with the most authors & books, and we’re back with an all-new look, too.

Christmas is still 46 days away, according to Google BUT since when has that stopped me from craving cozy Christmas reads (even more than I do the rest of the year lol)? Beginning this week and continuing through just before Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2021. 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 featured books make up a continuing multi-author contemporary romance series with a bit of suspense thrown in too! I shared about the first six books last year, and now we’re looking at the next six

Return to Freedom, Colorado and enjoy the faith, friendships, and forever-afters of the Heroes of Freedom Ridge in these Christian Christmas romances. Each book can be read on its own.

Heroes of Freedom Ridge #7
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2021
PAGES: 211

His job is to protect her, not to fall in love with her.

Heath Mitchell learned his security skills during his time in the US Marine Corps. After spending his first few years in the civilian world as the head of security for the Freedom Ridge Resort, he’s ready to branch out and help form a security firm. Things are just getting off the ground when he meets his sister’s friend. When a hit and run breaks into their meeting, she becomes his first client instead of his girlfriend.

Claire Odom has grown accustomed to a quiet life in the small town of Freedom. The perils of her past seem long gone until they resurface when she meets Heath. Determined to protect her, he becomes her full-time bodyguard. His good looks and the security he brings make it hard for her to remember he’s only there because she hired him.

Heath and Claire grow closer as they fight to outrun their unknown enemies. Loyalties are broken, and unlikely alliances are formed as the quiet town of Freedom bands together to protect their friends this Christmas season. But is their new found love just a reaction to the fear or was it always meant to be?


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TRUSTING THE HERO by Hannah Jo Abbott
Heroes of Freedom Ridge #8
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2021
PAGES: 161

He wants to protect her, but she’s desperate to keep her secret.

When Addison Monroe moved to Freedom and landed a job at the resort, she knew this was the community she had always wanted. But her hidden past comes calling, and Addison is forced to call the police for help. Despite the danger, she needs to keep her secrets safe – even from the handsome officer assigned to her case.

Ty Riggs came to Freedom in search of a fresh start and a new challenge – which he finds as a police officer in the small town. But the hurt from his past makes it hard for him to feel a part of the close-knit community. When He takes on Addison’s case, he can’t help but be drawn to her, but she has thick walls and won’t let him through.

Addison wants to let Ty in, but she’s afraid telling him everything will cost her the life she’s come to love. When they’re both put in danger, will they be able to trust each other with the truth?


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BELIEVING THE HERO by Tara Grace Ericson
Heroes of Freedom Ridge #9
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2021
PAGES: 161

She’s been alone for years. Can this secret agent convince her to love again?

Jan Clark lost her firefighter husband ten years ago. She fills her days running Stories and Scones and doting on her first grandchild. Finding someone new feels like betraying the husband she loved for decades, and the thought of tragically losing someone again is terrifying. But Pete O’Rourke is handsome, charming, and makes her feel young again—and what could be safer than an insurance agent?

Pete moved back to Freedom, Colorado after 25 years as a CIA operative, not that anyone around here thinks he did anything but sit at a desk. Now, he is content with his quiet life as an insurance agent and real estate investor. When he finally convinces the lovely widow, Jan, to give a relationship a shot, everything seems to be falling into place. Until an unexpected visitor from his past arrives in Freedom and threatens to ruin the holiday.

Now, Pete is pulled back into the dangerous secrets of his past. He’ll do anything to protect his town and the woman he loves, but the high stakes could be too much for their fledgling relationship to handle.


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #10
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2021

Can a chance encounter with a former childhood best friend be the start of a beautiful romance?

When volunteer firefighter Frank “Tuck” Tucker responds to a false alarm in the middle of the night at the new bake shop in town, he doesn’t expect to come face to face with his childhood best friend. In her nightgown no less.

He also didn’t expect to get hired as her new assistant. But that happened, too. Along with an odd tingling in his hand when they shook that didn’t used to be there when they dug for crawfish down by the creek. But he needs a job and hers was the only place in town hiring. She didn’t seem to care that his former career as a smoke jumper didn’t provide much experience in baking cakes.

Patience Martel isn’t sure what caused her smoke alarm to go off, but she’s grateful for the malfunction. She hadn’t seen Tuck since her school days, and she was thrilled to actually have someone in her shop she could trust not to steal her blind, unlike her ex. She won her court case against him, but he’d already spent the money he’d stolen and she ended up with nothing but a bunch of lawyer’s fees.


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #11
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2021

His decision changed their lives. Her decision will decide their future.

Bryce hasn’t laid eyes on Sabrina in three years despite visiting Freedom Ridge every Christmas. Not that he could blame her for avoiding him. He left town in a hurry and without a backward glance. He isn’t the same irresponsible kid from back then—the Army changed him. But convincing her to trust him again will be a challenge.

Avoiding the man she’d once loved every Christmas season was one thing, but now he’s back. And he’s her boss. Sabrina isn’t prepared to work for Bryce—it will make it impossible to keep her secret. Their story might have derailed three years earlier, but her humiliation feels fresh. Had God rescued her only to throw her back into the mouth of a hungry lion?

They soon discover time apart didn’t dim their chemistry and long for buried feelings rise to the surface, but will they have a second chance at romance or is the risk of involving him in her son’s life too great?


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Heroes of Freedom Ridge #12
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2021
PAGES: 157

Two broken hearts. One lonely Christmas. And a love dare that changes everything for two new friends.

As Head of Security at Freedom Lodge, MacGyver Spark is used to protecting people. Since losing his fiancée in a car accident, he’s gotten good at protecting his heart as well. Determined to focus on his health and recovery, he’s kept himself busy with work and AA meetings and also far, far away from the opposite sex. He was content with living the life of a bachelor, until his cousin asked him to play tour guide for a gorgeous female friend.

Romance book blogger Amy McCormick isn’t one to wallow in self-pity. Born blind, she’s always tackled challenges head-on and been grateful for both the peaks and valleys of life. Except for her current valley—getting dumped by her first love—that has her questioning her faith and the future. Escaping to Colorado for a snowy, guy-free Christmas sounded like a good plan, until Mac shows up and challenges all her beliefs about men.

When faced with their greatest fears, Mac and Amy must learn to lean on each other and discover if love can really save the day.


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Mandi Blake was born and raised in Alabama where she lives with her husband and daughter, but her southern heart loves to travel. Reading has been her favorite hobby for as long as she can remember, but writing is her passion. She loves a good happily ever after in her sweet Christian romance books, and loves to see her characters’ relationships grow closer to God and each other. Visit her at her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Hannah Jo Abbott has been a writer since she was ten years old. Once upon a time she was visiting a friend and the friend had written a book for a school contest. Hannah was enamored with it and couldn’t shake the idea of writing her own book. She went home that day, sat down at the computer and wrote her first book. And she’s never looked back. She’s not just a writer, but a wife, a mom of four, a homeschool teacher, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. She loves writing stories about life, love, and the grace of God. And she finds inspiration and encouragement from reading the stories others share. Hannah lives with her husband and children in Sweet Home Alabama. Visit her at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.


Tara Grace Ericson lives in Missouri with her husband and son. She studied engineering and worked as an engineer for many years before embracing her creative side to become a full-time author. Her first book, Falling on Main Street, was written mostly from airport waiting areas and bleak hotel rooms as she traveled in her position as a sales engineer. She loves cooking, crocheting, and reading books by the dozen. Her writing partner is usually her black lab – Ruby – and a good cup of coffee or tea. Tara unashamedly watches Hallmark movies all winter long, even though they are predictable and cheesy. She loves a good “happily ever after” with an engaging love story. That’s why Tara focuses on writing clean contemporary romance, with an emphasis on Christian faith and living. She wants to encourage her readers with stories of men and women who live out their faith in tough situations. Visit her at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

USA Today best-selling author Jessie Gussman writes sweet and inspirational romance from her farm in central Virginia. Having attended, but never graduating from the school of hard knocks, Jessie uses real life on the farm to inspire her cowboy, rural and blue-collar fiction. When she’s not chasing kids, cows and the occasional roll-away haybale, Jessie enjoys wading in Naked Creek and not cleaning her house. Most of the time her main goal is to keep from catching herself on fire…again. If you enjoy fun stories with vivid characters showcasing strong families with a ribbon of faith tying everything together, you might enjoy Jessie’s books. Subscribe to her newsletter and find out why readers say, “I eagerly look forward to Tuesday mornings” and “Jessie’s newsletter is the only author newsletter that I read every word.”


Elle E. Kay lives in the Back Mountain area of Pennsylvania . She loves life in the country on her little farmette. She lives with her loving husband, Joe; her only son, Ian; her dog, Sammy; her goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, turkey, pheasants and guineas. Elle is a born-again christian with a deep faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She desires to learn how to live for Him and to put Him first. She writes romance novellas with a touch of comedy, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She also writes novellas for the Lawkeeper Series of Western Romances. Her children’s books can be found under the name Ellie Mae Kay. Visit her at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and an author by night. She writes sweet and inspirational contemporary romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots). In her pre-author life, she received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at

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What about you? What makes you want to read the Heroes of Freedom Ridge series by these authors?

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50 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Heroes of Freedom Ridge series 2021

  1. Cathy French

    I want to read the Heroes of Freedom Ridge series because it is Christmasy romance with some suspense

  2. Bea LaRocca

    The setting of these stories is my main reason for wanting to read this series, those gorgeous backgrounds behind those gorgeous cover models make me want to move to this town! I also like a little suspense with my romance and these books sound perfect. Thank you for posting

  3. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on the new release and the Heroes of Freedom Ridge sounds like my kind of books and I can’t wait to meet all of these heroes! Thanks for sharing them with me and have a magical holiday season!

  4. The cover models! Just kidding… sort of… 😉 Several of the books have good ratings from my reader friends on Goodreads so I’m looking forward to reading them with KU!

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