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Finding Their Christmas Home: Author Guest Post + Giveaway

 

Finding Their Christmas Home JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Finding Their Christmas Home by Donna Gartshore, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Finding Their Christmas Home

Title: Finding Their Christmas Home
Author:
Donna Gartshore
Publisher:
Harlequin Love Inspired
Release Date: September 26, 2023
Genre:
Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A holiday homecoming 

Could lead to a second chance… 

After years away, Jenny Powell returns to her grandmother’s home, known as “Christmas House,” only to find her ex already there. A household emergency left David Hart and his twin daughters with nowhere else to go, and he enlists Jenny to help him give his daughters a Christmas they’ll never forget. But with the past standing between them, could this holiday season bring the gift of a happily-ever-after for them all?

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About the Author

Donna Gartshore

Donna Gartshore lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. Along with writing inspirational romance for Love Inspired, She has also published several short stories and poems with various literary publications and writes devotions. Donna loves family time, walks, coffee and movies with friends, serving in various capacities at the church she attends and talking about books and writing with her friends and the writing community

Connect with Donna by following her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Author Guest Post

FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS 

By Donna Gartshore  

 

Thank you for inviting me to guest post. It’s a pleasure to be here. 

You asked about my favorite Christmas traditions. That made me pause and think and I realized that the things that I enjoy most at Christmas all happen before the actual day. 

I love the Advent Season. I love the time of preparation and anticipation and all that goes with it. And I love that God gives us a chance to remember and prepare for His Son every year, because He knows we need a reminder. 

Of course, we have reminders and times of preparation every day throughout the year, but none – and this is just my opinion – that carry the same joy, the same determination to love one’s neighbor and to keep the peace as does the Advent Season. 

As a child I knew it was the time when my mom would be baking treats that we only got at Christmas time: Nanaimo bars with dark chocolate, coconut and custard filling; Buttery shortbread garnished with red or green maraschino cherries; or the family recipe of cheese cookies that have cheese grated right into the dough and a marmalade center. They are delicious. Take my word for it! 

To this day, people look forward to receiving a gift of  the family cheese cookies. I wish I could say I was a baker. I’m not, my talents lie in other areas. But it just wouldn’t seem like Christmas to me without cheese cookies and other baking. 

Another tradition we have leading up to Christmas is catching up with relatives that we don’t see as often as we would like. We meet for lunches and spend time sharing news of our families and talking about our Christmas plans. 

On Christmas Eve, we go to church and then go over to my sister’s house where we share a late supper of delicious assorted appetizers and more of that delicious baking. Friends come and go and it’s an evening filled with food, visiting and, yes, anticipation. 

As a child, I anticipated what waited for me under the tree the next morning, even though I knew that Christmas was Jesus’ birthday and I knew the He had died for us. But it wasn’t something I understood on a heart level. 

To be honest, I don’t know if I will ever understand that as deeply and profoundly as it calls out to be understood. I don’t know if any of us can with our human imperfections in this world. 

But, there is nothing to me like the feeling of sitting in church on Christmas Eve waiting, thinking, wondering, praying … The familiar carols play and our voices join in joyous harmony as we share again in the night of anticipation like no other, waiting not for an assortment of gifts but for THE gift, the greatest gift of them all, Someone to save us from our sins and give us a new beginning over and over again. 

To keep being reminded of this is a Christmas tradition that trumps food, gifts and family visiting in my mind. I am so grateful for all of those things but I know I would be nothing without God’s saving grace  

Merry Christmas to all!  

 


Tour Giveaway

(3) winners will win a print copy of Finding Their Christmas Home, Finding Her Voice and a devotional!

Finding Their Christmas Home JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 25, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 2, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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