today’s book: Her Christmastime Family
Happy Wednesday! We are, of course, continuing our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! Christmas is only 24 days away, so… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and continue 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 book is a Christmas romance set in the North Georgia mountains, and author Tara Randel shares about making memories this season.
HER CHRISTMASTIME FAMILY by Tara Randel
SERIES: The Golden Matchmakers Club #2
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021
A holiday match…
For a lifetime of love!
Creating new Christmas traditions is a priority for single mom Faith Harper. But the handsome widower next door, police officer Roan Donovan, is struggling to make the season merry for his two girls. Sunny Faith could brighten the holiday for Roan. And the way he protects his daughters touches her heart. Will facing their challenges together unite their families…and build a love to weather all seasons?
The Golden Matchmakers Club
Book 1: Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart
Book 2: Her Christmastime Family
by Tara Randel, author of Her Christmastime Family
The countdown has begun. Are you ready?
My favorite part of the holiday is the preparation for the big day. There are so many wonderful traditions to squeeze into the month of December, yet I can’t think of anything better to get you in a festive mood than trimming the tree and decorating the house to celebrate Christmas.
I’m one of those people who sticks to a list, no matter what. The tree goes up the first weekend in December. Once that task is completed, I get to enjoy the twinkling lights at night while snuggled up on the couch with a cup of tea to admire the fruit of my labor.
Next comes shopping. That quest has certainly changed through the years, since Black Friday has evolved over time, but I still get a rush when I find the perfect gift for a family member or special friend. Wrapping the presents and placing them under the tree on Christmas Eve is a highlight and no matter how old your children are.
My husband always told our daughters that he was Santa, but they never believed him. It was so much fun to listen to them argue the topic. Even when they were older and knew the truth, they just rolled their eyes because Dad was right.
I loved the piles of torn up wrapping paper the cat would jump into, making a mess around the tree. And the smiles on my daughters’ faces when I opened the presents they’d made for me. You’d have thought the homemade gifts were worth hundreds of dollars the way they waited for my reaction. Actually, each gift was priceless.
We also add baking cookies and holiday treats to my list. You can’t get through the month without some sort of sugary dessert you can’t resist or give as a gift. Or how about driving through local neighborhoods to view the lights and colorful inflatables in the yards as folks compete for the best display?
Then there are the meals spent rehashing the events of the day and from Christmas’ past? No one can ever take those memories from me, so I keep them close to my heart and remember how grateful I am for my family.
This year I’m excited for the release of my first Heartwarming Christmas book, Her Christmastime Family. Taking many of the traditions I love and incorporating them into the story was a dream come true. My single mom, Faith Harper, is determined to create new traditions for her young children. She’s had a rocky road, but her life is turning around. I think we can all relate to the years where we didn’t think we’d have a joyous Christmas, yet somehow, maybe just one little spark, made the day memorable. When she joins forces with neighbor Roan Donovan, who is struggling to make the season merry for his two girls, the parents bond over the love for their children. Isn’t that what the spirit of Christmas is all about?
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Remember to give lots of hugs and remind your family how much you love them. I’ll be doing exactly that!
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter at www.tararandel.com/subscribe.
Tara Randel is offering an autographed print copy of Her Christmastime Family and a fun holiday ornament 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 Her Christmastime Family by Tara Randel? (and/or) What are your fave memory-making things to do at Christmas?