Monday, October 29, 2012

Book Blast and a Giveaway: No Holly for Christmas by Julie N. Ford

Widowed, practically penniless, and reduced to shopping at WalMart, Holly is dreading the approaching Holiday Season. However, her angst isn’t due to her husband’s untimely death the previous December 25th, but because of a secret that could reveal itself unless she can find a way to avoid the coming Christmas.

As Brian McAlister struggles to move past being jilted not once, but twice by the only woman he’s ever loved, he’s all but given up on relationships. Then, on special assignment for the DA’s office, he crosses paths with ex-socialite turned social worker, Holly Cavanaugh Winter—and romance blossoms.

Love at first sight quickly turns frigid for ADA, Brian McAlister, and social worker, Holly Winter, when Holly gets pulled into a manhunt for an accused murderer who now has his sights set on her. His case unraveling, Brian finds himself tasked with keeping Holly and her two daughters safe while bringing an assassin and the powerful man who hired him to justice.

A heart-warming story of suspense, healing, giving and receiving, No Holly for Christmas is the perfect addition to everyone’s holiday reading list.

My thoughts about No Holly for Christmas ~~ 

I love reading Christmas stories this time of year. I am not sure why I just limit myself to reading them in November/December. This one would be good anytime of the year!

No Holly for Christmas is not your typical Christmas story. It is a great suspense romance. Both of the main characters start out as people I didn't like very much and then as I got to know them, I came to understand why they were the way they were.

Then the suspense part of the story took over and kept me up way too late reading, to make sure everything would be okay. Holly and Brian have to rely on each other to make sure they both stay alive. And by being dependent on each other, they learn to open up to each other and see that they really are meant to be together.

I had previously read another one of Ford's books, Count Down to Love, (my thoughts about that book are here) and was so excited to read this one. I was not disappointed! A little Christmas, a little romance and a little suspense, all rolled into one - it doesn't get any better than that! Thanks Julie, for making my Christmas reading a lot more fun this year! (originally posted November 28, 2011)

Giveaway details
Enter to win a $25.00 gift card from Barnes & Noble when you purchase the $.99 ebook and/or hard copy from Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Just email your confirmation number to Steph & Jules at by November 1st.

Two additional ways to win

Enter to win a free hard copy and/or ebook (your choice) of No Holly for Christmas when you do one and/or both of the following between Tuesday, October 29th and Thursday, November 1st:

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  1. Susan, Thank you for reposting this review and for being a part of this year's book blast for No Holly for Christmas:)
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!
    Julie N Ford

  2. That email doesn't work t send in the confirmation.

    1. Thanks for letting me know about the email not working. Try it again, it should be okay now. Let me know if it doesn't work. Sorry about that!


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