Monday, November 17, 2014

Yuletide Baby

GIVEAWAY

KASTNER, DEB
YULETIDE BABY

A Christmas Surprise
 
Shawn O'Riley is shocked to find a baby girl abandoned at his church on Christmas Eve. He's a pastor and a cowboy—not a daddy! Haunted by family tragedy, he's not sure he can risk his heart to baby Noelle—or to anyone else. But he needs help. Experienced foster mom Heather Lewis was anticipating a quiet holiday. When Shawn pops up at her door, she's happy to show him the ropes of baby care—but isn't prepared for the way he melts the walls around her heart. Can Shawn and Heather give each other the best Christmas gift of all—family and love?

Cowboy Country: Surprise babies lead to unexpected love in Texas

My Review:

Cover cuteness factor of 110! I just couldn't resist. And hello -- cowboy hero, abandoned baby and small town rallying around to help. Seriously, how could a reader go wrong? There were Shawn/Baby Noelle scenes that melted me into a pile of goo. In fact,  I didn't fully solidify again until I reached the end. Blissful sigh.

Even Heather (who is determined to guard her heart at any cost) couldn't resist that O'Riley charm and that's very disconcerting because he is the last man on earth she should feel comfortable around. Having survived a horrific past, she is determined to make it on her own. Shawn hasn't had an easy time of it either. Kastner slowly reveals both their pasts in tantalizing snippets throughout the story. I was about jumping out of my skin to put all the pieces together.

The author does an exceptional job of developing a complicated plot to a surprising conclusion. Love it when you can say "Whoa, I didn't see that coming!" An awesome Christmas read full of heart and spirit.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Yuletide Baby 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 23 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

17 comments:

  1. I don't read many of the Love Inspired books, but this is an adorable cover and sounds like an interesting story.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's very well written. A beautiful story. Good luck, Patty.

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  2. Oh I absolutely love reading Christmas love stories just before Christmas! It's such an awesome way to start the Holiday season. This sounds like such a beautiful and cute Christmas book too read. I love Christmas books.
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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    1. Reading Christmas books is a kind of advent countdown for me. Good luck, Danie.

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  3. Thank you for the lovely review, Kav. It means so much to me!

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for writing such a delectable book!

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    2. Your book sounds like so interesting to read. I would love to read this book. Christian chrias fiction romance books are my favorite to read even when it's not Christmas 😊

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  4. Oh Wow! A very interesting review
    Also may I wish all of you a Terrific, God-blessed week
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  5. Looking forward to seeing what the end is!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's a great one, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  6. Great review, Kav! This definitely sounds good and I love Christmas stories.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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  7. I agree -Cover cuteness factor of 110! Would be a great Christmas story to start of the season :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOTCom

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    1. The perfect one, actually. Good luck, Deanna.

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  8. Hi Kav. Good review. I love that cover. I do love cowboys, babies, and Christmas stories. And, this one sure sounds like a good one. Please add my name to the give-away. Maxie
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