Saturday, November 11, 2017

Twelve Days of Christmas

GIVEAWAY
MACOMBER, DEBBIE
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Continuing a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a new holiday novel full of romance and cheer -- and the magical prospect of finding love in even the most guarded hearts.

Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a challenge. No matter how hard she tries to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.

To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats, and the disagreeable grinch won't even accept them. Meanwhile, Julia's blog becomes an online sensation. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain's gruff facade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain -- and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popular of her blog grows, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.

My Review:

published in 2016

A scrumptious read that had me grinning from ear to ear for most of it. Romantic comedy at its best. Loved how Julia's bubbly Christmas spirit contrasts with Cain's natural grump. She's Cindy-Lou Who to his Grinch. Tiny Tim to his Scrooge. So funny and poignant with a lovely message about the powerful changes kindness can bring -- to the giver as well as the recipient. A feel good Christmas romance that will have you on your feet cheering by the end...and then promptly doubling over in laughter. Again.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Twelve Days of Christmas, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 5 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

38 comments:

  1. Christmas isn't Christmas without a Debbie Macomber book or movie. Oh I would so love to win this one. Thank you for the chance Kav.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. My favourite newish Christmas movie is Dashing Through the Snow and I just discovered it's based on a book by Debbie Macomber. She knows how to tell a great holiday story! I could easily see this one as a movie too. Good luck, Cindy.

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  2. This book appeals to me because of the kindness angle. Kindness was my "one word" focus for the year, but I think I still have a lot to learn about putting it into practice and "killing them with kindness".
    Ironically, I even bought myself The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional yesterday while out buying a few Christmas gifts at my Christian bookstore. It attracted me like a magnet! (I'm still a bit shocked Christmas is in 6 weeks, eek! must get busy!)
    Please include me in the giveaway for The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Kav!
      tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    2. That's a great one-word. This story really gets the message through in a funny way because kindness starts out as something to prove for Julia but quickly transforms into something so much for. Really cute story. Good luck, Tracey.

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  3. Debbie's book sounds delightful! I haven' t read a romantic comedy in a very long time. I hope that changes!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. The Christmas season is the perfect time for some romantic comedy. Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. I love Christmas reads!
    Thank you for the chance.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  5. A perfect holiday read!
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  6. This sounds delightful! And I always love Debbie Macomber, having read many of her books. I was nearly convinced to learn knitting after the Blossom Street series! Thanks! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. A fellow non-knitter! I have tried and failed many times. So I read instead of knit on our cold wintry days and nights. :-) Good luck, CC.

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  7. I love Debbie’s Books, I love Christmas Books, and I would love to win a copy of this book!!! 😂😂 Thanks for the chance! Blessings!
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. She does seem to write great Christmas stories! Good luck, VanG.

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  8. You can never go wrong with a wonderful holiday story from Debbie Macomber! Thank you for the chance to win a copy, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome, Diane. Good luck.

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  9. Her Christmas books are so heartwarming. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors. Looking forward to reading this!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I haven't read much by her so i need to look for more of her books at my library. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  11. It sounds like Julia has her work cut out for her! What a great way to turn someones attitude around. Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. She certainly does! He's such a grump. Good luck, Donna.

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  12. That is so hard to be kind to someone who is grumpy all the time and love on them as Christ loves us. I pray for help in that area allot!
    I love romantic comedies and I attended a Reader’s Appreciation luncheon where Debbie Macomber was the guest speaker. She was great and funny!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, that would have been a wonderful luncheon! Good luck, Jennifer.

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  13. This sounds so good! A romantic comedy that you highly recommend! Can't wait to read it. Becky lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. It's sweet perfection. Good luck, Becky.

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  14. What's Christmas without a Debbie Macomber book! Would love to read. Thanks for the review and the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  15. I like Debbie's books. I would love to read this. I really like Christmas also.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. This one's for you then, Lori. Good luck.

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  16. She writes some of my Favorite Books. I'd ❤️ LOVE ❤️ to win this book! Thank You SO much for the chances to win all the time.😊
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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  17. I have never read a Debbie Macomber book, though my sister-in-law is a huge fan and has probably read a good majority of them.

    This one sounds like it's packed with humor and I love that in a book :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I've read a few of Macombers's books and I remember wanting to read this on last Christmas. Great review. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Good luck, Linda, Trixi and Terrill.

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  20. Looks like a cute modern read! Thanks paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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