It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Wedding Date for Christmas

Posted November 24, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2023, Kate Keedwell, romance / 27 Comments

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Reads 2023

today’s 2nd book: A Wedding Date for Christmas

Last week, we kicked off this year’s blog series spotlighting (over 70 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is the 7th year for the Christmas Reads Giveaway series, and I think I get more excited about it every year 🙂

Christmas is still 31 days away, according to Google, BUT it’s never too early for Christmas stories. Beginning now and continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2023. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage (wassail anyone?) and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! And no doubt you know the drill by now – there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

A Wedding Date for Christmas by Kate KeedwellA WEDDING DATE FOR CHRISTMAS by Kate Keedwell
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2023
PAGES: 224

A fake Christmas courtship

Might open the door to something more…

Going to a Christmas Eve wedding solo is the last thing old rivals Elizabeth Brennan and Mark Hayes want. Especially when it’s their exes tying the knot. But there is a solution—Elizabeth and Mark could pretend to date. Somehow they’ll need to convince their family and friends that their courtship is real. They’ve got nothing to lose…except maybe their hearts.

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Thanking the barista for her tea, Elizabeth inhaled its heat before returning to Mark. He hadn’t picked his book back up. Instead, he was watching her as though she were a particularly convoluted thesis statement.

Before reclaiming her seat, Elizabeth silently recited one of her favorite passages from Philippians to herself, one that she often turned to when she felt this on edge. Be careful for nothing.

It was possible that when Paul the Apostle had written those words, he hadn’t been thinking of asking your teenage rival to pose as your date to your childhood best friend’s wedding to your high school sweetheart.

Taking a too-hot sip from her mug, Elizabeth turned a level gaze on Mark.

“Look,” she said, “I know we’ve never been…close. And that you’ve always thought I’m a little too cheery. And annoying. Maybe more than a little. But that’s beside the point.”

Mark opened his mouth, but Elizabeth kept going. “I promise I have a reason for asking you to meet tonight.”

Curiosity glinted in his narrowed eyes. “I assumed it had to do with the wedding.”

A flush traveled across her skin, warming her neck and cheeks. So straightforward. So to the point. Why couldn’t she do that? For all her rehearsing last night, actually broaching this idea was harder than she’d anticipated. And she’d anticipated it being pretty hard.

“I’m worried the reception will be awkward,” she admitted.

That, incredibly, got a half smile from him. “Elizabeth Brennan, voted Most Likely to Succeed by our senior class, awkward?”

She didn’t believe in rolling her eyes—too rude—but found herself tempted now. “Oh, please, you of anyone should know I can feel plenty awkward.” No one back in their high school days had ever unsettled her like he had. Had ever seemed as immune to her sunny smiles.

Elizabeth expected a flippant reply, but he turned earnest. “Never seemed it to me.”

“Oh.” Huh. “Thank you?” She shook her head and carried on. “I did have a—well, a thought. On how to make it less awkward.”

“Not go?” Only the return of that half smile told her he was joking.

“Barring that…do you need a date?”

Kate Keedwell

Kate Keedwell is a debut novelist and longtime romance novel enthusiast. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and visiting new places. While she’s lived in Illinois, Edinburgh, and New York, her home state of Massachusetts will always have her heart. Connect with Kate at her website.

A Wedding Date for Christmas giveaway

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What about you? What makes you want to read A Wedding Date for Christmas by Kate Keedwell?

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27 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Wedding Date for Christmas

  1. Sunshine

    I love the “fake dating” trope and being set at Christmas time is even better! Definitely want to read this one!

  2. Donna E H Durnell

    First, because Kate Keedwell is a debut author and new-to-me. And I like finding new authors to try. Second, because the story sounds good. I get the feeling from the excerpt that it could be both a bit humorous and certainly heart-warming. And third, because enemies (in this case, supposed rivals) to more than friends is a troupe that interests me.

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