Sunday, October 10, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe
Author: Irene Brand & Anita Higman
Genre: Christian romance
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: October 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read. 
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This week, the





Christian Fiction Blog Alliance





is introducing





Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe
Summerside Press (September 1, 2010)





by
Irene Brand & Anita Higman






ABOUT THE AUTHORS:







Irene Brand has written Sunday School curriculum, edited a two-year series of mission curriculum, and her works have appeared in five program-material anthologies. Her publishers include Zondervan, Standard Publishing, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Fleming-Revell, Barbour Publishing, Kregel Publications, Steeple Hill (inspirational imprint of Silhouette), and Summerside Press. She has had 4 non-fiction books published, and 43 fiction works. Her first inspirational romance was published in 1984.







Award-winning author, Anita Higman, has twenty-six books published (several coauthored) for adults and children, and she has been honored as a Barnes & Noble Author of the Month for Houston. Anita has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Her favorite things include exotic teas, movies, and all things Jane Austen.









ABOUT THE BOOK



Two Christmas stories - one historical, one contemporary - under one cover!



Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas



A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past weave a dangerous web around Julia and David, will their love flourish like the mistletoe that blankets the nearby hills?



Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: Once Upon a Christmas Eve



Hollie Goodnight's store has just been voted best Christmas shop in America. All the new publicity draws flamboyant novelist Van Keaton to the cozy town of Noel, Missouri, demanding to write Hollie's story - a dramatic tale of misfortune and triumph. She is swept up in his world of beautiful words and fanciful interludes. . .until Owen Quigly, her lifelong best friend, launches a plan to win her back.



If you would like to read an excerpt of Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe, go HERE.



Watch the book trailer:





What I Liked:  Ahh - Christmas is on the way!  I loved diving into the season with this book - a page-turning double-romance.  I enjoyed the historical tidbits gleaned from the first story - set in the Appalachian mountains just after WWII.  And the second story was just plain fun - a classic story of best-friend-next-door realizing just what he was losing when a stranger comes into the mix and starts courting the friend.

It was an interesting combination of stories - different time periods, different writing styles, and different passions (the first serious, contemplative, and family-focused; the second contemporary, friendly, and almost a parody).

What I Didn't Like:  The first story included some rather dry narrative that made me feel more like a distant observer than a participant in the story.  Perhaps just a different writing style than I'm used to...

Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé

76 comments:

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Anita Higman said...

Thanks so much for featuring Love Find You Under the Mistletoe on your blog. And thanks to everyone who dropped by to enter.

Merry Christmas...a little early.

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