It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas Escape (+ guest post)

Posted December 31, 2021 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, Dana R. Lynn, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2021, mystery/suspense, romance / 19 Comments

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 Country Justice #12
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2021
PAGES: 215


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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 a USA Today Bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night.

Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. She is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. In addition, her books have been on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Selling list multiple times. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website

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.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Amish Christmas Escape by Dana R. Lynn? What are some of your Christmas traditions?

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19 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Amish Christmas Escape (+ guest post)

    • Jane Squires

      My fun of Christmas is giving. I never got much as a child because we were poor. But enjoyed decorating. This year I didn’t because of health but enjoyed giving.

  1. MS Barb

    My mother would make German Pfefferneuse cookies the day after Thanksgiving & hide them until Christmas! She would leave a “decoy” container for my dad to find before Christmas! 🙂

  2. Linda May

    Love reading about the Amish. I use to live near Napanee, Indiana which is a big Amish community. Thanks for your great generosity.

  3. Merry

    This book has two genres I enjoy reading – Amish and suspense. Our Christmas tradition is to go to the Christmas Eve candlelight service and then drive to look at lights.

  4. Lynette

    I enjoyed hearing about your fun Santa tradition. We enjoy looking at Christmas lights as a family.


    Like the cover showing the Amish woman looking for a place to hide (escaping). Enjoy stories involving the Amish – especially suspense ones.

  6. Sunnymay

    This looks like a read with some depth. I’m not sure about hiding out at Christmas in Amish territory, because they celebrate the holidays differently. Holding back on having a child is some mystery.

  7. Bea LaRocca

    I love a good romantic suspense story and this one sounds excellent. Thank you for posting about this book

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