today’s book: Claiming His Christmas Inheritance
It may not be winter yet, but 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 36 days away, though, 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 featured book is a new Love Inspired romance that I’ve been dying to read since I saw the cover, plus the author shares about the greatest love story of all time!
CLAIMING HIS CHRISTMAS INHERITANCE by C.J. Carroll
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
Some inheritances have strings attached.
This one requires him to get married…
In her last matchmaking attempt, Zed Evans’s late aunt stipulated he must find a wife—or lose his childhood home. Fortunately, the resolute bachelor needs to be married for only three months. Now he just has to convince Tasha Jenkins to be his holiday wife in exchange for funds to get her dream business started. It’s the perfect plan…until love makes an unexpected appearance.
by C.J. Carroll, author of Claiming His Christmas Inheritance
When confirmed bachelor Zed Evans is forced to marry for at least three months, in order not to lose his beloved family’s historic Victorian home, he’s got to find a bride fast. He needs someone willing to marry and just as quickly, like a revolving door, divorce—someone he can be assured won’t fall for him or let messy emotions get in the way of their short-term legal agreement.
Zed Evans is a workaholic, like his dad was. That’s where the similarity ends. His dad sacrificed him and his mother on the altar of ambition, putting his career above them. Zed saw how his dad’s decision broke his mother’s heart.
His parents died when he was nineteen and his Aunt Zora took ownership of their family home. Because she lived out of state, she made Zed a make-shift property manager of the place. When Aunt Zora dies, Zed expects to gain full ownership of the home. However, Aunt Zora, along with his mother, were hopeless romantics and always believed Zed would make a wonderful husband. Zora, in her last attempt to force Zed to at least give marriage a try, has stipulated in her will that he can only gain ownership of the Victorian if he marries for at least 3 months and lives in the Victorian. Otherwise the house is to be sold to developers to be torn down.
In a moment of what feels like serendipity, Zed meets Tasha Jenkins, who’s had her heart sliced, diced and served back to her cold one too many times and has given up on love and marriage. However, she has a dream of starting her own business. Zed pitches marriage to her, to save his house and help her with her dream. Both have been burnt by loved and are broken hearted. Neither guess that their temporary marriage might bring surprises that change both their lives forever.
Ahhh…love! As a hopeless romantic, I’ve dreamed of telling stories since I was seven. When I was older, I realized I wanted to tell beautiful love stories not only about human love, but about the greatest love story of all: God’s love for His children and desire for reconciliation and relationship with them. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment of all was, he said “to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbor as ourselves.” Additionally, God is the one who thought up romance and marriage. The most impactful relationships we have on earth are with God and with our family. However, since we’re on earth (and not in the place of perfection that heaven is), love is a journey sometimes fraught with adventures, both good and bad. I love the idea of God coming into the midst of our brokenness, shattered dreams, disappointments and fear and bringing Himself and all that He is—a God of ultimate love (who is indeed love) reconciliation and restoration.
Author C.J. Carroll was born and raised in Kansas. C.J. fell in love with books at an early age, and libraries were her second home. She loved being swept away to other worlds through stories. C.J. began writing stories at the age of seven, which she shared with adults at her church. The adults didn’t believe she wrote the engaging stories, because they were way ahead of her age level of writing, thanks to her voracious reading habits. Writing these stories ignited her dream of being an author and taking others away to wonderful new worlds. Her first publishing gig was in an anthology, “Heavenly Humor for the Chocolate Lovers Soul”, where she (along with other authors) shared funny anecdotes about chocolate and faith. “Claiming His Christmas Inheritance” is her debut novel.
C.J. Carroll is offering a print copy of Claiming His Christmas Inheritance to one 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.
What about you? What makes you want to read Claiming His Christmas Inheritance by C.J. Carroll?