Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Christmas Bride {+ Giveaway}

It seems the Christmas spirit is hanging around so it’s a good time to be participating in author Hope Ramsay’s A CHRISTMAS BRIDE Release Week Blitz.

I’m sharing my thoughts on this entertaining story as part of the blitz. In addition, you have the chance to win a copy of this book through a tour-wide giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.


◊Author: Hope Ramsay
◊Series: Chapel of Love, #1
◊On Sale: September 27, 2016
◊Publisher: Forever
◊Mass Market: $7.99 USD
◊eBook:  $7.99 USD

A brand new contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay centered on a small-town wedding chapel!

A season of hope…'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she's determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory—all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself...
          After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it's harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.

A CHRISTMAS BRIDE is available to purchase at the following sites:


A Fairytale Bride, #.5
A Christmas Bride, #1
A Small Town Bride, #2

Author Hope Ramsay Photo Credit Wess Brown
Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances. Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she's not writing, she's knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.

For more on Hope and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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I had the good fortune to read the print copy of the book as part of the blitz and then I had a chance to listen to the audio version. I highly recommend both.

Through rich descriptions and details author Hope Ramsay has you feeling the frustrations and broken dreams of her protagonist, Willow Peterson, in this delightful story of optimism.

Narrator Linda Henning does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life with their own distinct voices. Her timing and inflections add depth to this story filled with emotions. Henning’s vocals hold you captive as the story unfolds.

The quaint setting of the historical inn draws you in with its charm and appeal. The quirky cast of characters enhance the story with their mix of lifestyles and beliefs that amalgamates in a unique community.

The story moves smoothly and at a good pace with a few surprises along the way. There’s a good blend of family and friends, heartbreak and happiness, and disappointment and hope. Willow’s desire and determination to fulfill her friend’s dream is inspiring.

A CHRISTMAS BRIDE is a feel-good book perfect to read/listen to any season of the year. It's an entertaining start to a promising new series.

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay, Chapel of Love series (Book #1), Narrated by Linda Henning, Hachette Audio, @2016, ASIN: BO1MOURBB6, Unabridged, Audible Audio, Run Time: 8 Hours and 10 Minutes - ISBN: 978-1455564804, Forever, Mass Market Paperback, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of the audio and book were sent to me by the publishers in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copies did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

The tour-wide giveaway is for ten (10) mass market paperback copies of A CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Hope Ramsay.

For your chance to win one of these copies, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks so much for stopping by during Hope’s blitz stop. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Do you have a favorite Christmas book you read every year?

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  1. i liked your sharing i wish i can find this beautiful read here as i am a huge fan of love stories

  2. There's just something about Christmas and a love story, isn't there, Mason? They somehow go together. Thanks for sharing.

  3. She went from planning a Christmas wedding to being the bride - how sweet.

  4. I really enjoy holiday romances--the emotions seem deeper and richer, and the storylines are often very poignant. I have quite a collection of both contemporary and historical holiday books, and it's a pleasure to add new stories and also revisit old favorites.


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