Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms ~ ~ Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway!

CHRISTMAS 
IN A COWBOY'S ARMS
with stories by
ROSANNE BITTNER, LINDA BRODAY, MARGARET BROWNLEY, 
LEIGH GREENWOOD, ANNA SCHMIDT, AMY SANDAS
  Genre: Romance Anthology / Western / Historical
Date of Publication: October 3, 2017
Number of Pages: 512


Scroll down for the giveaway!


The Beating Heart of Christmas
In the wild and untamed West, it takes a cowboy's embrace to see you through a long winter's night. Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales from these bestselling authors.
Whether it's a lonely spinster finding passion at last...an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman reaffirming the love that keeps him whole...a lost and broken drifter discovering family in unlikely places...a Texas Ranger risking it all for one remarkable woman...two lovers bringing together a family ripped apart by prejudice...or reunited lovers given a second chance to correct past mistakes...a Christmas spent in a cowboy's arms is full of hope, laughter, and―most of all―love.
*Chick-a-Dee Christmas by Rosanne Bittner * The Christmas Stranger by Linda Broday * A Texas Ranger for Christmas by Margaret Brownley * Father Christmas by Leigh Greenwood * A Christmas Baby by Anna Schmidt * A Christmas Reunion by Amy Sandas*

PRAISE FOR CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY'S ARMS: 
"An emotional powerhouse! This classic historical western is destined for the "keeper" shelf." RT Book Reviews, Top Pick for Rosanne Bittner

"Fun and sensual...great for fans of history, romance, and some good old Texas grit." Kirkus for Linda Broday

"A great story by a wonderful author." ― #1 New York Times bestselling author DEBBIE MACOMBER for Margaret Brownley

"Greenwood is a master at westerns." RT Book Reviews for Leigh Greenwood

"The perfect read." RT Book Reviews for Anna Schmidt

"A genuine page-turner...electric and absorbing." Kirkus for Amy Sandas
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Favorite Christmas Memories
From the Authors of Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms
  
πŸŒ‹Anna SchmidtπŸŒ‹
Growing up, Christmas was THE time of year around our house. My favorite memory is one Christmas morning as our family gathered to open gifts and celebrate, the phone rang. One of my father’s customers was calling to see if he could still buy a bike for his son (on credit). Daddy left our celebration, went to his store, assembled the bike and delivered it—no charge. That lesson of the importance of doing for those who had far less than we did is one I have carried with me throughout my life.

Amy Sandas
One favorite Christmas memory that comes to mind is so special because it was so atypical.
For a short and wonderful time immediately after college, my sister, my cousin, and I shared a dingy little apartment in Minneapolis. For Christmas, we brought home the smallest, spindliest, saddest looking Charlie Brown tree we could find and decked it out with homemade ornaments and strands of popcorn garland. Christmas morning, we sat on the floor around our twiggy little tree and stirred our coffee with candy canes as we exchanged our gifts.
It was the only Christmas quite like that that we ever shared. Now that we are spread out across the state and the country, it is rare that the three of us can get together. But I will always feel fortunate to have had that one unique and special Christmas.

🌲Margaret Brownley🌲
Among my family’s favorite memories is what came to be known as the “Guess What Santa Left on The Roof” game.  It all started one dismal day in January when I found a set of building blocks, hidden in my closet, that Santa was supposed to have left under the tree.  My solution was to say I’d found it on the roof. “Santa must have dropped it,” I announced to squeals of delight. It really brightened the day and started a tradition.  Every year thereafter, until the children left home, Santa left a surprise by the chimney to be found after Christmas.  The funny part is that no one ever thought to ask what Mom was doing on the roof.

Linda Broday
When I was girl of about ten years old, my daddy was horribly burned in a fire a month or so before Christmas and in bad shape. Back then, children weren’t allowed in the hospital, so it was a very traumatic time with bleak, uncertain days. But I awoke on Christmas morning to find him home. I’ll never forget the joy and us all together again.

πŸŒ‹Rosanne BittnerπŸŒ‹

One special memory of mine is from two years ago when my husband handed me a big can of popcorn for Christmas. I had to dig through the popcorn to find the secret present, which was a magazine picture of a wedding ring. I had to keep digging, and I came up with $5,000!  The money was for me to buy whatever ring I wanted for our fiftieth wedding anniversary!  Big surprise! I bought a really beautiful ring, but I wear my original wedding ring set on my middle figure right beside the new one!





Rosanne Bittner

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Linda Broday

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Margaret Brownley

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Anna Schmidt

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Amy Sandas

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Leigh Greenwood

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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
December 1-December 10, 2017
Four Winners will each get a prize pack which includes Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms + another book(s) by one of the authors.  Three of the packs will also include a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
(U.S. Only)

VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:
12/1/17
Christmas Memories
12/2/17
Review
12/3/17
Spotlight on Amy
12/4/17
Review
12/5/17
Spotlight on Anna
12/6/17
Spotlight on Linda
12/7/17
Review
12/8/17
Spotlight on Margaret
12/9/17
Spotlight on Rosanne
12/10/17
Review

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kristine, for hosting us. I always enjoy coming to your blog page. I'm happy to share this Christmas anthology with readers. I think each story is heartwarming and may even take you back to a favorite Christmas of yours. I was extremely honored to be included with these very talented writers. Merry Christmas, Kristine! Wishing you all the best.

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    1. You know it is PURE JOY to work with you and host your books -- and I'm so happy to have gotten acquainted with these other wonderful ladies. Thanks for trusting me with your books.

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  2. I loved this blog many well I should say my 2 favorite historical authors are in this book Kinda & Rosanne, but after reading it I have found 4 more authors I’d love to read more book by. Merry Christmas to you all.

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    1. I feel the same way to have discovered new authors because of one I already loved! Merry Christmas, Tonya! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Tonya, thanks for helping to kick off this blog tour! Now, I know it'll be a success. I'm cherishing the horse painting you sent me. That's really special. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Love this book, and love bearding memories from the authors.

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    1. Agreed! Thanks for stopping by, Veda!

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    2. Hi Veda, thank you for taking time to come by. I know how much you love this Christmas book. My story was a joy to write. Love you, lady! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this awesome anthology! I am so thrilled to be in such amazing company. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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    1. My pleasure, Amy! So glad to be a part of spreading the joy of this book & its authors!

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