Thursday, October 30, 2014

High Country Holiday

GIVEAWAY

KAYE, GLYNNA
HIGH COUNTRY HOLIDAY

When Cody Hawk returns to Canyon Springs, Arizona, to make peace with his ailing  father, his bad-boy reputation is still intact. So is his love for the woman he was  forced to leave behind. But the privileged Paris Perslow is still off-limits. When  Paris needs his help with the annual holiday gala, Cody braves the town's disapproving glances for a second chance with his first love. Years ago Cody promised he'd return for her. But with everyone and everything against them, what will it take to prove to Paris that his love is the perfect gift?

My Review:

This novel has all the elements of a classically good Christmas story. A hero who can't live down his family's past and a small town with a long collective memory.  A heroine trying too hard to please everyone around her -- to the point that she almost loses hope of her own dreams for the future. Oh, and she's part of the town's elite -- a stark contrast to the hero's 'trailer park' roots. Talk about ranking the angstometer into overload! A captivating story that pulled at my heart strings. I was alternating between swooning in romantic euphoria and fuming in outrage over small-minded prejudice.  Gobbled this one up in an afternoon.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of High Country Holiday please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 2 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Kav! Thank you for the chance to read High Country Holiday.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  2. Great Review Kal,
    I love Christmas stories like this! I would be honored to be able to read this Chrisrmas book
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    1. Reading Christmas stories heighten the anticipation of the season for me. Good luck, Danie.

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  3. Sounds like a great read to start the holiday off with! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It definitely is, Jody. Good luck!

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  4. Would love to be entered, Kav! Looks really cute!
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    1. It's the perfect Christmas read. Good luck, Nicole.

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  5. A classical Christmas story sounds what I would love!
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  6. Thank you for a great review, Kav, and for the chance to be a winner!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  7. I'm always pulled into "good girl/ bad boy" stories, I guess I love the redemption theme. :) High Country Holiday sounds like a great read, please include me in the drawing.
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    1. It's a theme an author can do a lot with. I never grow tired of them either. Good luck, Merry.

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  8. Small towns...ahhh! Most definitely a story or two takes place in a small town...and I love them...and understand them *did I just admit that?!*. Another one that sounds like a great read! Thank you for the review, the giveaway and the chance to win!
    Blessings,
    Kelly Y
    kelly AT dkcountryarts DOT com

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    1. I dream of living in a small town, Kelly. Am I crazy? Good luck!

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  9. I love the books cover. It really put you in the holiday mood and Paris and Cody sound like an interesting couple. This looks like a fun read.

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    1. It's a pretty spectacular cover, isn't it? Good luck, Maryann!

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  10. Not quite ready for Christmas, but our latest cold spell and some flurries along with this book reminds me its coming soon ... might as well have a good book to read along the way. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Exactly, Becky! You need a good supply for when those north winds start howling. Good luck!

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