today’s book: Amish Christmas Escape
Happy New Year’s Eve, and welcome to the last day of our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes if you aren’t sick of them yet 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 first featured book involves a romantic suspense set in Amish country, and author Dana R. Lynn shares her Christmas traditions!
AMISH CHRISTMAS ESCAPE by Dana R. Lynn
SERIES: Amish Country Justice #12
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dana R. Lynn
Hiding in Amish country
may not be enough to save her…
In a killer’s sights after she witnesses her sister’s murder, Christy O’Malley’s only option is to flee to Amish country—and the estranged husband she left behind. But there’s something Sam Burkholder doesn’t know—they have a daughter. With enemies closing in, Sam will do anything to protect Christy and their little girl…but can he forgive the past for a chance to be a family for Christmas?
by Dana R. Lynn, author of Amish Christmas Escape
Hello, friends! I am so happy to be participating in the It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Reads series with Reading Is My SuperPower
I love this time of year. I love the decorations. I love the music and preparing for celebrating Christ’s birth. I enjoy visiting family and eating my mom’s famous peanut butter fudge and Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies. My kids are older now, so I’m excited about having them all in the same place at the same time.
I even love the snow. (I’ll rethink this opinion in February, trust me.) Here in Pennsylvania, we get our share.
As I was considering this post, one special Christmas tradition came to mind. Every year, on Christmas Eve, my dad’s family would gather at my grandparent’s house. My dad had four brothers and three sisters, so it was a large crowd. We’d all go down into the basement to eat a potluck dinner. l sat at a table with two of my closest cousins. We were all brimming with excitement because we knew what was coming.
At some point, a bell would ring, and Santa would arrive in our midst. He’d sit in a chair at the front of the room and call out the children’s names one by one, and we’d all go up and get a small gift. No two gifts were the same, which amazed us children. When I was older and knew that Santa wasn’t real, I learned that one of the uncles or older male cousins played Santa and the gifts were brought by our parents.
Even then, the magic of this special time didn’t fade. It was the one time of year I got to see my dad’s side of the family. This yearly also showed me that traditions are important and convinced me to start some of my own when I started my family.
I’d love to hear about some of your traditions for celebrating Christmas.
Dana R. Lynn is offering a print copy (or ebook if international) of Amish Christmas Escape to one of my readers! (US only for print. 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 Amish Christmas Escape by Dana R. Lynn? What are some of your Christmas traditions?