It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Their Holiday Secret

Posted December 21, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Betsy St. Amant, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2023, romance / 24 Comments

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

today’s 3rd book: Their Holiday Secret

We are continuing 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 only FOUR DAYS away! 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!)

Their Holiday Secret by Betsy St. Amant

GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired

RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023
PAGES: 225


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by Betsy St. Amant Haddox, author of Their Holiday Secret

My new novel, Their Holiday Secret, was super fun to write because I got to use the premise of a “fake date.” Christmas is the perfect opportunity to utilize that particular trope, because who wants to be alone during the holidays? It’s the ideal time for people who normally wouldn’t lie to spin a quick web of deceit and trick their family into thinking they aren’t single, so they can avoid the judgment, the match-making, the pitying looks…whatever it might be. Hallmark movies love this trope, and it’s popular for good reason—endless entertainment!

There were several Christmases I spent as a single mom where I felt that. I never hired anyone to be my date, mind you, but the thought crossed my mind! Haha. My family was very supportive of me, of course, but there’s something about sitting alone at a table full of couples that makes you feel out of sorts. Like you don’t quite belong, even though logically, you know you do.

I pulled from that feeling to write my hero, Preston, who desperately needed a fake date to survive Christmas dinner with his parents and his over-achieving little brother, who married Preston’s ex-girlfriend! (ouch!)

In real life, secrets and lies are hard to carry, aren’t they? Just like in the books and movies, at some point, it inevitably all explodes in our faces! This is because honesty is always the best policy, even when we think we’re doing someone a favor by lying. It was important to me that my characters in Their Holiday Secret had a noble reason for lying, which is what a fake date basically is. I can’t tell you what it is, but I think you’ll agree when you read the story, that it was a good one! I wonder what I would have done in Preston’s shoes, honestly! (Poor guy!)

As you journey this holiday with Preston & Lulu, I hope you’ll feel for them, laugh with them, wince with them, and celebrate with them as they figure out what Christmas, love, and acceptance is really all about. (Also, there’s a reindeer farm. What could be better than that?)

Betsy St. Amant

Betsy St. Amant Haddox is the author of over twenty romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her hubby, two daughters, an impressive stash of coffee mugs, and one furry Schnauzer-toddler. Betsy has a B.A. in Communications and a deep-rooted passion for seeing women restored to truth. When she’s not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can be found somewhere in the vicinity of an iced coffee. Connect with Betsy at her website.

Their Holiday Secret giveaway

Betsy St. Amant Haddox is offering a signed, print copy of Their Holiday Secret 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 Their Holiday Secret by Betsy St. Amant?

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24 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Their Holiday Secret

  1. Debra Pruss

    I love Betsy’s books and fabulous cover. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you. Merry Christmas.

  2. Linda Kish

    I’ve always had that let out feeling during the holidays. I know what it’s like. But never felt like getting into something fake for myself. I’d love to read this book.

  3. Donna E H Durnell

    I believe Betsy St. Amant Haddox is a new author to me. I’d like to read this book to get a feel for her voice. From others’ comments, I think I might enjoy her stories.

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