The weather has taken a sharp turn this week. With temperatures in the 30s here in Dallas, we’ve got the fireplace going, blankets all around, and a Hallmark story in hand. While the beloved Hallmark movies will always be a part of this time of year, the avid reader in me loves to curl up with a great book too. Thanks to Hallmark Publishing, there are many new Hallmark stories available to read, like the brand new Wrapped Up In Christmas Joy by bestselling author Janice Lynn.
Great News! I’m giving a copy away to one lucky reader. Read on below to see how to win!
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Hallmark Publishing Christmas Books
There are more ways than ever to enjoy a heartwarming Hallmark story and I for one couldn’t be more excited. I’ll take all the Hallmark stories I can get.
With the same attention to storytelling that goes into every movie, they are sure to bring us new characters, relationships, romances, and intriguing mysteries.
Hallmark books are now available in Paperback, e-book, and new –> Audiobook.
Bonus fun: Each book includes an original recipe inspired by the story (and I’m sharing the recipe you’ll discover in Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy below!)
Sweet holiday stories along with original recipes? That makes it the perfect gift this Christmas. Whether as a gift or stocking stuffer (Hey, Santa!) consider these books for the women in your life (and don’t forget the teachers this year!)
Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy
Hallmark’s new book is just what I’m looking for in a sweet, heartwarming holiday tale.
A little about the story:
When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, she’s surprised to find a soldier’s journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries.
Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. He’s always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires helps him put out the demons within him. He’s embracing his life in Pine Hill, KY, and strives to call a truce with his past. When Sophie shows at the fire hall with his journal from when he’d first returned stateside, Cole can’t believe it was in the box he’d donated. The book is old news and he tells her to trash it.
Sophie and Cole are drawn together as they both volunteer for their community, but it’s hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. After all he’s been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future…one touched by joy?
SHOP: Find This Book!
Other New Hallmark Publishing Releases
- Christmas Charms (Oct 6th)
- Christmas in Evergreen – Tidings of Joy (Nov 3rd) – this is the 3rd in a series, so grab all 3 for a fun Christmas gift!
Recipe Inspired By the Hallmark Book
In Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy, Cole experiences his first Thanksgiving in Pine Hill. While Sophie regrets not inviting Cole to dinner, Cole spends Thanksgiving with his fellow firefighters at the station…who also ask him if he’s sweet on Sophie. It’s a little uncomfortable, to say the least, but the taste of Grandma Ruby’s renowned cooking makes up for it.
You can make Grandma Ruby’s Dilly Duchess Potatoes for yourself—it’s the perfect dish to share with your friends, family, and loved ones and it’s sure to have them coming back for seconds.
Grab the Recipe –> here.
About Author Janice Lynn:
Author Janice Lynn loves to spin a tale that puts a smile on her reader’s lips and a tear in their eye as they travel along her characters’ journey to happy ever after. Her favorite read is one with a strong heroine who is able to laugh at herself and a hero who appreciates the heroine’s strengths and imperfections.
Janice’s books have won numerous awards including the National Readers’ Choice Award and the American Title, but she is most proud of her seven children. From actor, engineer, nurse, student, to Army National Guard, they are her greatest accomplishments.
Janice lives in Tennessee with her family, her vivid imagination, lots of crafting and quilting supplies, and numerous unnamed dust bunnies.
Hallmark Publishing Giveaway
(1) One winner will receive A copy of the new book, Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy.
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