Happy Christmas in July! Welcome to the 9th blog in this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway, which runs July 12-23, 2021.
At the bottom of each author's blog post, you will find the secret words. Write them all down and provide the entire answer on this Google form. To start at the beginning with blog #1, go here
NOTE: You must grab all the secret words from every author in the Christmas in July Reader Giveaway to be eligible to win a $400 Amazon gift card. At the end of this blog post is a link to the next blog, and so on, to the final blog post. At each stop, the author will also give away a copy or copies of their featured Christmas book.
Isn't this a fun way of celebrating Christmas in July? I don't know about you but I'm ready for December. The weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been unusually hot. We're headed into fire season and I'm hoping it won't be a bad year. Last year, all across the country, fires ravaged our forests and tree farms. Tree farms just like the one my heroine in Murder Under the Mistletoe owns and operates. I enjoyed learning about Christmas tree farming while writing this book almost as much as I enjoy visiting Christmas tree farms to pick out the perfect tree, drink some hot chocolate and maybe, if there's snow, have a snowball fight.
Tell me a Christmas Tradition you enjoy in the comments.
I'll be giving away a copy of Murder Under the Mistletoe!
DEA agent Tyler Griffin must stop a drug cartel that's using an Idaho Christmas tree farm to smuggle narcotics across the Canadian border. But to do his job, Tyler needs the cooperation of farm owner and widowed mother Heather Larson-Randall—whose informant brother died on Tyler's watch. Tyler knows a crucial piece of evidence is hidden somewhere on the property. But getting the protective mother to trust him is the hardest part of his mission. As threats against Heather mount, he vows to keep her and her child safe…and clear the farm of danger before Christmas.
This is part of my series: Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the US-Canadian border safe...
Danger at the Border
Murder Under the Mistletoe
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Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is Anne Greene and her Christmas book Love at Christmas. You can find her blog at this link . Remember, this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway will end on July 23 at 8 PM EST!
A Christmas Tradition I enjoy is eating Swahili Pilau & Swahili Biryani which is often reserved for special occasions such as Christmas 😀🙈.ReplyDelete
Having Christmas dinner with familyReplyDelete
Spending time with family is always a blessing.Delete
I love "hanging those stockings by the chimney with care" in hopes of St. Nick dropping by! (He's usually pretty good to us!)ReplyDelete
Fun! I love stockings by the chimney. Though we have a gas fireplace. LOLDelete
Going Christmas caroling!ReplyDelete
That is a fun tradition.Delete
Having Christmas with all my Adult children and my grandchildren!ReplyDelete
Being surrounded by your family is a blessingDelete
My mother has made homemade sugar cookies for me since Childhood. All in different Christmas shapes and decorated. It would not be Christmas for me without those. Thanks for the chance.ReplyDelete
My mother also used to make Christmas shaped sugar cookies for me as a kid. I did it with my kids too!Delete
One of my favorite traditions is listening to Christmas music every day during the season and sometimes up until Three Kings Day.ReplyDelete
I agree Christmas music is the best!Delete
A favorite Christmas tradition is making Gumdrop Bread. Her recipe was the best!!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Gumdrop Bread. Very intriguing.Delete
I’m referring to my late mother’s recipe ...ReplyDelete
I love watching Christmas movies.ReplyDelete
Candlelight Christmas Eve services, then home for soup and sandwiches with the family.ReplyDelete
A lovely tradition.Delete
We have been going out after Christmas Eve service for Chinese not sure this started but it has been 15 years now.ReplyDelete
I hear many people go out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve.Delete
I love the Love Inspired books. We enjoy baking as well as preparing the Christmas cards together as a family.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of preparing Christmas cards together. Fun.Delete
Our Christmas tradition my sister and I share is that we each make at least one ornament each year for our Christmas tree. It can be made from whatever we want to use and we use whatever we have on hand. It's a highlight of our holiday!ReplyDelete
Homemade ornaments are the best!Delete
Filling a stocking for everyone.ReplyDelete
Always a fun time!Delete
Your book sounds so intriguing and right up my alley! Thank you for the chance at winning it and for the chance at the incredible giveaway!!ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is baking snickerdoodle cookies on Christmas Eve with my son and then snacking on them On Christmas Day while watching a Christmas movie marathon with all the greats including "A Year Without a Santa Claus"!!
Ohhh, I love snickerdoodle cookies. Great tradition!Delete
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Staying at home with my husband and having supper!ReplyDelete
A nice quiet time with your spouse is lovely.Delete
We always go to Midnight Mass as a family.ReplyDelete
A Christmas tradition that I sorely miss is my mother's family would all gather on Christmas eve usually at my grandparent's house and have dinner, tell stories and exchange gifts then those who wanted to do so could return the next day. Since my grandparents and my mother and now one her brothers has died no one seems to want to keep that tradition alive. For my kids, it was about the only time that they saw their cousins.ReplyDelete
Those are great memories of family time. Maybe you and your kids could host? It's hard when family's are far from each other.Delete
A tradition in our family is to give a new ornament every year to the grandkids.ReplyDelete
Making white fruit cake.ReplyDelete
Receiving my sister in laws secret ingredient ginger snap cookies in the mail always gets us all in the holiday celebrating moodReplyDelete
Our church has a Christmas Eve service. Children perform the Nativity story and at the end they bring up the baby Jesus from their home nativity set to be blessed. When they get home, they place it in their manger. We have enjoyed bringing our grandchildren but still attend the service without children. It is such a joyful event.ReplyDelete
Every Christmas our family gathers and spends the day cooking a wonderful meal together that we then enjoy.ReplyDelete
Reading The Night Before Christmas 🎄 Opening 1 Gift and Watching A Christmas 🎄 Story for 24 hoursReplyDelete
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My favorite tradition is when we place a white dove on our Christmas tree at midnight on Christmas morning for each immediate family member who has passed away. It's our way of having our loved ones with us during the holidays.ReplyDelete
Every night at 7pm from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas night there is a Cantata over the internet at FBNRADIO.COM. They have a wonderful selection of musicals. I hate to miss even one!ReplyDelete
Christmas was the one time of year I could count on my son being home! He died in a freak boating accident at the beginning of April in 2008. I think I may adopt your tradition as one of my own if you don't mind. It would be like having him home again in a way.ReplyDelete