It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: The Baby’s Christmas Blessing (+ guest post)

Posted December 7, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2022, Meghann Whistler, romance / 88 Comments

The Baby’s Christmas Blessing

Welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads!

Christmas is only 18 days away, according to Google, but of course it’s never too early for Christmas stories, and ’tis the season when I really start craving them (even more than I do the rest of the year lol), so now is the perfect time to jump right into these posts!

Continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2022. Most days will have more than one post, just FYI. 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!)

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: September 27, 2022
PAGES: 221

A second chance at love

with a newborn as matchmaker!

Nothing will be merry about Steve Weston’s Christmas if he doesn’t find a nanny for his newborn nephew fast. But the best choice is Chloe Richardson, the woman he pushed away years ago. He has a second chance at making the season’s joy last for a lifetime—unless he allows old wounds to separate them once more…

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.


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The Time My Dad Interrupted My Christmas Party… to Host a Math Bee!

by Meghann Whistler, author of The Baby’s Christmas Blessing

When I was ten, my family moved across the country. I was a shy kid, and I was put into a split classroom where there were only three other kids my age. Needless to say, I had trouble making friends.

That Christmas, in an effort to help me and my little sister fit in better, my mom organized a cookie decorating party for us and all of the kids from our split class at school. She baked tons of gingerbread men and sugar cookies and bought lots of icing, sprinkles, and other goodies for us to use.

Of course, when you have a roomful of kids hopped up on Christmas cookies, things can get a little loud. My dad, coming home from work into all this chaos, decided that the surest way to make everyone calm down was to get us all to stand in a straight line in the front hallway…so he could quiz us on our times tables!!! 😆

The best part? The prize he was offering the winner was…wait for it…a quarter!!! And he just couldn’t understand why no one was very enthusiastic about this “fun” game.

My sister and I were mortified, and the party broke up soon after. We never asked our mom to host another Christmas party, but the things that don’t go perfectly are usually the ones that are the most memorable, and we get the biggest laughs when we tell the story of that long-ago Christmas cookie party now!

What’s your favorite kind of Christmas cookie? And did your parents ever embarrass you in front of your friends?

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush. A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann has a passion for writing inspirational stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace. Before settling down with her husband and raising three rambunctious boys, she earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at

Meghann Whistler is offering a signed, print copy of The Baby’s Christmas Blessing and a $5 Starbucks gift card 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.

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What about you? What makes you want to read The Baby’s Christmas Blessing by Meghann Whistler? What’s your favorite kind of Christmas cookie? And did your parents ever embarrass you in front of your friends?

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88 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: The Baby’s Christmas Blessing (+ guest post)

  1. Cathy French

    Interesting story line. I love sugar cookies. When didn’t my parents embarrass me?! lol My father called me goober which I hated and all the kids made fun

  2. Anne

    This story sounds captivating and wonderful. Shortbread cookies are my favorite. My parents did embarrass me many times and it was sometimes difficult. The father meant well and it is a delightful story to learn about. He was fun and entertaining and thought up a unique game.

  3. Kay Garrett

    My favorite Christmas cookie hands down has to be the cut out sugar cookie decorated with color icing. Why? Because it brings back such sweet memories of my brother and I spending hours exchanging bowls of colored icing decorating the cookies Mom let us cut out from the dough she made and then decorate. Mom was one smart cookie – finding a way to keep us from bickering while being productive during the days out of school for the holidays. 🙂 I also love the Mexican wedding cookies and the pressed cookies for the memories they bring back of Mom in the kitchen and telling us we had to wait until they cooled down to start eating.

    My parents did show emotions including hugging right up until their passing. It was something we knew was going to happen regardless of who was around and honestly I can’t think of a time that it embarrassed me or that it bothered me. It was just the way it was. I know that I’d give anything to have it happen to me now at 70 years old.

  4. Doris H Lankford

    This sounds like a cute story. My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip M&M cookies. Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas1

  5. Heidi

    My favorite Christmas cookie is kröker, which is a Swedish cookie. My mom took her special kröker tins to a tinsmith who made tins for each of us daughters. I have such happy memories of my mom and our Christmas traditions every year when I make kröker.

  6. Dorothy Boyum

    Wow, this sounds like a great and very interesting book. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  7. Myrna

    I think I would like to read “The Baby’s Christmas Blessing” because I like second chance at love storylines (and babies). My favorite cookie/Christmas cookie is homemade chocolate chip.

  8. Jan Tomalis

    I love your books! This one is wonderful! My favorite Christmas cookie is a mint cookie. I can’t think of any time my parents embarrassed me in front of friends.

  9. Karen Semones

    I would like to read this book because I like second chance romance and nothing is greater than a single guy raising a child by himself until he finds the love of his life. My favorite Christmas cookie is Chocolate Crinkle cookies.

  10. Natalie

    My favorite cookie is the Wedding or some call the Snowball cookie. Ever time my father answered the phon3 and it was a boy he would time it and the hang up after 5 m8nutes even if I was helping them with homework. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

  11. Martha

    This sounds like a good book. I am sure there was a time when my parents embarrassed me, but I can’t think of any right now.

  12. Ann Fantom

    My favorite Christmas cookie is chocolate peanut butter chip. My Dad always embarrassed me in front of my friends. My mom was the cool mom!

  13. Jan

    I love sugar cookies and my grandma made the best. I being a math person loved the sotry of your dad’s math bee quiz on times tables!!!

  14. Maria Mast

    I like most Christmas cookies! 😜 Not sure what my favorite is, but probably something involving chocolate! 😂

  15. Louise Bateman

    I want to read your story because its a second chance of Love trope which includes a child. My favorite Christmas cookie is my Sugar cookie that I found the recipe in a Romance novel by Kathleen Creighton. They are delicious to eat and fun to make ! Thank you for this chance of winning your book prize.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

  16. Shelia Hall

    Favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and yes, my parents would embarrass me a lot of times

  17. Emma

    The Baby’s Christmas Blessing by Meghann Whistler sounds wonderful. My favorite Christmas cookies are Peanut Butter . Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I want to read your book because it sounds and looks wonderful! My favorite Christmas cookie is Snowball cookies. My parents have not embarrassed me in front of friends.🥰

  19. Linda Gawthrop

    Love finding new stories for Christmas. Favorite cookie is a pecan sandie. Yes, when they asked me to play the piano for company.

  20. Charlene Whitehouse

    My favorite cookie is Chocolate No Bake Oatmeal cookies. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway

  21. Bea LaRocca

    I love the cover, it makes me want to read this story. I love sugar cookies and butter cookies at Christmas. Yes my parents did embarrass me in front of my friends and I am sure that I have embarrassed my own children and grandchildren in front of theirs

  22. Marisela Zuniga

    Sugar cookies are my favorite, I’m wanting to make some this year with my son and nieces and have them decorate them. My mom would love to embarrass us in front of our friends and boyfriends

  23. Patty Fontenot Duplechin

    That’s my number one book that I want to read. My favorite Christmas cookie is Gingerbread. My parents never embarrassed me. Thank God. Lol.

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