Monday, November 1, 2010

The 12 Books of Christmas Giveaway: A Daughter for Christmas

Can you believe we've reached the half-way point of The 12 Books of Christmas? Is the thought of only 7 weeks until Christmas exciting or scary for you? I personally can't wait. I LOVE Christmas! And this week, I get to introduce you to another fabulous author who is generously giving away a copy of her book, A Daughter for Christmas. Details about this heartwarming book and the giveaway are posted at the end of this blog entry.

But first things, first.

et Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold seventy-five books to date. Visit Margaret's website at:

Now, Margaret takes a minute to fill out this fun holiday questionnaire:

Favorite Christmas carol: The Prayer (Celine Dion has a wonderful version of it on her Christmas CD)

A family Christmas tradition: Going to Christmas Eve church service

A memorable gift you've given or received: Anything my son got me while he was growing up--especially the handmade items

Favorite Christmas television show or movie? The Christmas Story

When do you start your holiday shopping? I usually shop all year long.

Ever been kissed under the mistletoe? Yes--but that is all I'm saying. I don't kiss and tell.

Do you deck the halls in style or keep it simple? I usually put out a lot. I have all my mother's ornaments (from my childhood) as well as ones I've collected over the years. I especially love the ones that are homemade. When I decorate the tree, I go down memory lane as I put the ornaments on the tree.

What food do you overindulge in during the holidays? Pecan pie - I absolutely love it. Also, eggnog is delicious.

Do you have a favorite recipe to share?

This is a great appetizer for the holidays

Cheese Ball

2 large packages of cream cheese

¼ cup chopped green pepper

8 oz. can crushed pineapple-drained

2 T finely chopped onions

1 t seasoned salt

¼ cup thin sliced ham cut in small pieces

1 cup pecans-finely chopped

Squeeze all juice that you can from the pineapple. Combine all the ingredients except the pecans and mold into a ball shape. Roll the ball in the pecans. Refrigerate.


A Daughter for Christmas, Love Inspired, November 2010 Blurb:

Dr. Max Connors had no idea he'd fathered a child thirteen years ago. Or that his baby girl had been given up for adoption. He locates his daughter in a small Oklahoma town and moves there, hoping to become a part of her life. But when he meets her widowed mother, Max is unsure how to reveal his identity. As he helps Rachel Howard with her plans to homeschool the girl, he's welcomed into the family. But with the holidays approaching, Max must tell Rachel who he really is. Can he make his dreams of family come true by Christmas?

Enter to win a copy of A Daughter for Christmas by leaving a comment on this blog post. Be sure to leave your contact information so I can get in touch with you if you win.

Contest ends at midnight on Friday, November 6. The winner will be announced in a brief post on Saturday.

**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants.**


Stephanie Craig said...

I'm doing on the first day instead of the last, maybe I'll win this time. Although, Lynda, if you had less dedicated followers or would put boring books on here, I might have a better chance at winning ;)


Joanne Sher said...

Yanno, Steph, I was thinking the EXACT same thing! :P This sounds like a WONDERFUL book, and I believe I've read (and enjoyed) one of her books before. Enter me please :D


Wendy said...

This sounds like a great book.
I love Christmas stories.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thank you for the chance.

Jo said...

I always love reading Christmas stories and this sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in the drawing.


suburban prep said...

Sounds like a book that would a pleasure to read.
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Renee Ann said...

Please include me. I'd love to win one of these sweet books! Thanks for hosting this drawing! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cheryl Linn Martin said...

This book sounds intriguing! And your contest is wonderful, Lynda! It exposes your blog reader to so many great books and authors. Love the recipe--I'll have to try it this season. --Cheryl

Pamela Hamer said...

Count me in Lynda. This sounds really good.


BECKY said...

Oh, I would so love to win this book! The cover alone is just beautiful!! Writergal53(at)aol(dot)com

Fireflyhex said...

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Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Please include me. Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

misskallie2000 said...

I love Christmas stories and try to get 2-3 new each yr and then reread my favorites.I would love to win A Daughter for Christmas. Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for this opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Coleene VanTilburg said...

I can't believe Christmas is approaching again already. Thanks Lynda for all your informative posts this year. The Barn Door sounds like another interesting avenue for you to keep your writing out there and write about different inspirations from the Lord. God Bless this new endeavor. CV P.S. I hope to win another book this year!