Monday, November 15, 2010

The 12 Books of Christmas Giveaway: Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe

If you've been following along on The 12 Books of Christmas, you know that one of the questions I ask authors in the fun holiday questionnaire is if they've ever been kissed under the mistletoe. Well, this week's featured author knows all about the mistletoe and finding love there, as Anita Higman is co-author of the 2-novella collection, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe. But has she personally ever been kissed under the mistletoe? You'll have to read on to find out!

Anita is offering a copy of Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe to one lucky reader! Here's a blurb about this delightful book:

Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe: Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Anita Higman

Holly Goodnight's store has just been voted best Christmas shop in America. All the new publicity draws flamboyant novelist Van Keaton to the cozy town of Noel, Missouri, demanding to write Holly's story - a dramatic tale of misfortune and triumph. She is swept up in his world of beautiful words and fanciful interludes. . .until Owen Quigly, her lifelong best friend, launches a plan to win her back.

The second story in this 2-novella collection is Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas by Irene Brand.

A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past weave a dangerous web around Julia and David, will their love flourish like the mistletoe that blankets the nearby hills?


Now for a little about Anita:

Award-winning author, Anita Higman, has twenty-six books published (several coauthored) for adults and children, and she has been honored as a Barnes & Noble Author of the Month for Houston. Anita has a BA degree, combining communication, psychology, and art. Her favorite things include exotic teas, movies, and all things Jane Austen. Please visit her site at

Anita's turn to fill out the holiday questionnaire:

Christmas carol: The Holy and the Ivy

A family Christmas tradition: When our family gathers around the Christmas tree and my husband reads the Christmas story from the Bible.

A memorable gift you've given or received: It's not very romantic sounding, but years ago I bought my husband a leather jacket for Christmas. He loves it and now years later he still wears it.

Favorite Christmas television show or movie: It's a Wonderful Life

When do you start your holiday shopping? In September or October

Ever been kissed under the mistletoe? I'm sure somewhere in my past I've been kissed under the mistletoe, but it probably wasn't very remarkable since I can't remember it.

Do you deck the halls in style or keep it simple? I deck it all the way. I love all things Christmas, and I love decorating for the holiday!

What food to you overindulge in during the holidays? Buttery dressing out of the turkey! I love it. My mouth is already watering!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe. Deadline is Friday, November 19. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday, November 20.

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


Jo said...

It looks like I am the first one to post here this time. I enjoyed the interview and sounds like a fun book to read. I do so enjoy reading Christmas stories.


Anita Higman said...

Hi Jo!

Thanks for stopping by. Irene and I had a good time writing our stories. Hope you enjoy them.

Merry Christmas to you, Jo!

Antia Higman

Wendy said...

I am really enjoying the Love Finds You books and can't wait to read this one.

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Joanne Sher said...

Also enjoyed the interview! Please enter me.


BECKY said...

I'm here again this week! I don't think I've missed one yet. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Anonymous said...

You asked some fun questions. Thank you for the chance of winning this book.


Jan Cline said...

Sounds like another good one. Im so jealous...Christmas shopping in Sept? I havent' even started!
Blessings on the books!
jancline at ymail dot com

Jennee said...

I've never been kissed underneath the mistletoe...but it's on my list of things to do someday. The interview was fun. Maybe this story would make me less of a grinch over the next few weeks.

Anita Higman said...

Thanks for entering. I wish I could give away a book to each of you.

I was out Christmas shopping today at the mall. The place was almost empty, but on the weekends it really fills up quickly!

Hugs from Anita Higman

Pamela Hamer said...

Please throw my name in. This sounds like my kind of book! Thanks. pjhamer117(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

holdenj said...

This looks like a great book. Both stories look good, I really like Holly Goodnight's name!
I overindulge on way too many peanut butter/chocolate desserts. Those cookies with the kisses, fudges, etc. YUM!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anita Higman said...

Thanks for all the interest in Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe! By the way, Irene Brand and I created a free Christmas e-book that we placed on our sites. You can view it, download it, or email it to a freind. The free e-book is full of family traidtions, quotes, recipes, and cozy Christmas thoughts. Enjoy!
Anita Higman

Lisa Mikitarian said...

I'm in the mood for a good holiday romance and this sounds like just the book!

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