FIRST THINGS FIRST
- I’m so glad you’re here! Make sure to read alllllll the way to the end, because . . .
- There are TWO GIVEAWAYS posted on this page, so . . .
- EACH giveaway has its own Rafflecopter widget. You must use BOTH to enter both contests. The first one is part of the large 12 Days/12 Books/12 Authors giveaway. The second is an exclusive 3-book giveaway by Ronie with signed paperback copies of The TOX FILES.
MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE
When most poeple are asked their favorite Christmas movie, typical answers include White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (which is at the top of my list, admittedly). But for me, it’s While You Were Sleeping. In many ways, I can relate to Lucy, who doesn’t have family during the holidays and is always relegated “like a veal” to her booth at the elevated transit. My mom grew up in a large family with six brothers and sisters, but most of them remained in Ireland to this day. Therefore, most of our Christmases as kids were spent with our small, nuclear family of four–me, my parents, and my brother. When I was 12, my brother went into the Navy, which left me and my parents . . . who divorced a couple of years later. So, most of my teen years were spent with me and my mom alone.
Then! I met Brian. And on Christmas, Brian brought me home to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to meet his extended family. I was so overwhelmed with the merriment and enormity (or so it seemed to me) and smothering of love and Grandma Kendig–who was a slip of a woman but gave the most earnest (read: hard) back-slapping hugs of anyone I’ve ever met! Their Christmas gathering included Brian, his parents and sister, three cousins with husband and kids, and two sets of grandparents. It was wonderful and beautiful! And on so many levels, this is why I adore Lucy’s story in While You Were Sleeping.
Okay, well there is the whole adorable Bill Pullman thing and his notorious “leaning.”
Be sure to visit each stop so you don’t miss the fabulous daily giveaways!
Dec 10: Catherine West – Welcome to My Favorite Christmassy Things
Dec 10: Cynthia Ruchti – My Favorite Christmas Tree
Dec 11: Tamara Leigh – My Favorite Christmas Carol
Dec 12: Lauren K. Denton – My Favorite Christmas Disaster
Dec 13: Ronie Kendig – My Favorite Christmas Movie
Dec 14: Jody Hedlund – My Favorite Christmas Food
Dec 15: Elizabeth Byler Younts – My Favorite Christmas Ornament
Dec 16: Beth K. Vogt – My Favorite Christmas Decoration
Dec 17: Rachel Linden – My Favorite Christmas Service
Dec 18: Courtney Walsh – My Favorite Christmas Memory
Dec 19: Rachel Hauck – My Favorite Christmas Book
Dec 20: Susan Meissner – My Favorite Christmas Vacation
Dec 21: Catherine J. West – My Favorite Christmas Gift
Enter by midnight on 12/21/18 USA Eastern time! Winners will be drawn on 12/22/18 and posted on Catherine West’s site.
Draw open to US addresses ONLY, with apologies to our international readers.
1st: All 12 Print Novels
2nd: $50 Amazon gift card and $20 Starbucks Gift Card
3rd: $50 Amazon gift card
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE (Yes, I really did just do that . . .)
Enter to win An Exclusive Signed Tox Files Collection – three paperbacks all signed by Ronie. Use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple entries for this amazing giveaway!! Winner will be chosen 12/22 at Noon Eastern.