Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July! Book Spotlight Giveaway ~ Caroline Mickelson

Welcome to The Book Bag's 
Christmas in July 
Book Spotlight Giveaway! 

Today, I am super excited to welcome Caroline Mickelson to The Book Bag! I read one of her Christmas stories a couple of years ago and just recently reconnected with her. She generously offered a whole bunch of her books for you all, my fabulous followers! 

I thought it would be fun to do 'Christmas in July' since what I have to offer today are Caroline's Christmas novellas and short stories. 

Doesn't that sound cool?? Get it? 
Cool? Christmas? Snow? Cold? 
Okay, I'll stop!  

But seriously folks, Caroline is going to gift 20 of her audio books and the winners can select from any of her 5 Christmas stories. 

Did you see that? 20!! 

Keep scrolling to see what you could win! 


This is the one that I have already read and I loved it! It was such a fun read and got me in the mood for more Christmas stories. Read my thoughts hereAnd Caroline stopped by to talk about her 'voices' too. Check it out!

I plan to listen to quite a few more of these while on vacation ~ lots of time in the car. 

With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. 

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists? 

When Santa offers efficiency expert Holly Jamison a job at the North Pole, she’s delighted to accept. It’s not that she loves the Christmas holidays. Far from it. Everywhere she looks, from the piles of presents to the thousands of cheery elves hard at work, Holly sees ways to improve the whole operation. 

Even Nick Claus, Santa's charming son, fails to draw Holly into the holiday spirit. Holly has to admit that Nick’s charismatic and handsome, but his fun-loving side doesn’t mask his lack of a work ethic. It’s only when Holly cancels Nick’s pet project, and jeopardizes Christmas for thousands of children, that she realizes that the man she discounts as a total slacker might be the only one who can teach her about the joy of Christmas.


North Pole engineer Garrett McCree values his peace and quiet above all else, and his life runs according to a carefully crafted master plan. Until, that is, Santa Claus asks Garrett to play chaperone to the winner of the North Pole Prize essay contest. Out of loyalty to Santa, Garrett reluctantly agrees. 

After all, how much trouble can one woman possibly be? But when beautiful and vivacious Angelique Devereaux, a Christmas-loving, serial gift giver arrives at Christmas Central, Garrett soon realizes the answer to that question. Predictable is out, spontaneous is in, and Garrett’s heart will never be the same.


After years away from the North Pole, Kris Kringle happily accepts her Uncle Santa’s offer to move back to Christmas Central as head chef. With her young daughter in tow, Kris returns home with two objectives in mind. Goal number one, bring her love of healthy eating and nutritious fare to the North Pole dining service. Goal number two, recover from heartbreak and forget Kyle Masterson, the man who broke her heart. 

But when Santa hires Kyle as a new co-chef for the holiday season, Kris suddenly realizes that replacing the elves’ beloved sugar cookies with carrots is going to be a piece of cake compared to working alongside her ex-fiancé. 


With the countdown to Christmas underway, interior designer Jackie Frost is surprised to receive an urgent phone call from Santa Claus requesting her help. Once at the North Pole, Jackie gets swept up into Santa's crazy plan to makeover Christmas Central as a surprise for Mrs. Claus.

Several things test Jackie's devotion to the Claus family as the renovations get underway, not the least of which is having to work alongside master craftsman Dean Bradshaw. Dean is handsome, smart, funny, and he has an absolute gift for building things. But what worries Jackie is what he's taking apart, namely the walls she's built up around her heart.

Because Caroline is so awesome, she is also throwing in 20
(yep, that's right 20!!) e-book copies of her delightful story.......

The North Pole Prize


Isn't that just amazing?!!


...if you visit Caroline's website and sign up for her VIP list, you can get a FREE download of her novella, The Return of Kris Kringle.

So really, everyone's a winner!! 

And since Caroline is so generous to all of us, how about each and every one of you leave a little review on Amazon after you read or listen to one of her books! It doesn't have to be long or deep, just leave your thoughts about the book. That helps authors more than you know!

You could even start with The Return of Kris Kringle after you sign up on her website!


About the author

The idea of writing 70 words about myself is far more daunting than the idea of writing 70,000 words made up out of thin air about characters I’ve never met. It’s funny how that works, isn’t it? I won’t bombard you with details about my life, suffice it to say that it’s been full of blessings with much laughter along the way. 

However, there is one thing I’d really like you to know about me…I sincerely appreciate each and every reader who has chosen to spend time reading one of my books. Readers, like books, make the world a wonderful place to live in!

Have a question or comment? Drop me a line at

And if you haven’t yet done so, please consider joining my VIP Reader Newsletter list here to receive a FREE Christmas novella as well as updates on new releases.

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  1. Christmas in July is one of my favorite things of the summer. I can read Christmas books all year round

  2. I have not read this author, but I will change that. I have put several of her books on my TBR list and I will be reading them.

  3. I love Christmas stories and Caroline's sound great. Thanks for sharing Christmas in July!

  4. I enjoy reading Christmas stories, so I'm looking forward to reading all of your books. Thanks for this chance.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this giveaway. Crossing my fingers...

  5. I love Christmas books!! Thanks for the giveaway :]

  6. These books sound quite unique and interesting.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  7. She sure has done some really good books, I would like to read a few of them myself-


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