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Tote Bag, Book, & Charm GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

So….YES on totes, then? WOW you guys! Sorry for the delay in posting the happy winners, but 400+ entries? I LOVE IT!!  It took me a bit to read all your comments and enjoy all the photos and stories you shared. I can’t tell you how much I love this reader community. You all are the BEST!

I’m SO glad it’s not JUST ME with the tote love. And I learned the hard way today that I’m definitely not the only one who loved this particular tote.  I thought I could easily scoot back over to my JoAnn’s and snag another handful of these, but no. GONE!

HAVE NO FEAR, tote lovers! I am on a mission now! But it may take me a few days to hunt down allll the totes. (Yeah, what I drag. I have to go TOTE SHOPPING! For DAYS!?)  The winners not go tote-less!

AND because of that little snafu AND all these entries, I’m picking EIGHT WINNERS! (More totes!) I KNOW!

ALL 8 winners get the book and bookmark charm AND a tote!. NOW, on to the WINNERS!!!

Renee True

ToniAnn Sprouse

Marti Wilson

Beverly Metcalf

Rachelle Young

Marguerite Guinn

Thelma Sparks

Diana Bjarko Fahrenbruck!!

How to claim your prize: WINNERS, email me at donna@donnakauffman.com with a mailing address and as sooooon as I lay my hands on the rest of the totes, your goodies will go out in the mail to you!

Thank you all SO MUCH for making this such a big giveaway party! Stay tuned! I’m not done yet.

Make sure to subscribe to this blog (and follow my FB Page) so you don’t miss out. There might be more totes. And there will definitely be MORE BOOKS!)

Ho Ho Happy reading!

Happy Monday GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a pretty, sunny day here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and I am gearing up to get my Christmas shopping on. I thought it would be fun to continue this Season of Giving with a little something for you! 

I found this adorable tote bag at JoAnn’s this weekend and check it out! It’s like JoAnn’s wanted to help celebrate my current release A SEASON TO CELEBRATE! Right down to the doggie leaning out the window.

Naturally I picked up one for myself, and one for you! But why stop at one winner? It’s the season of giving after all.

So here’s the deal: SIX winners will win a signed copy of SEASON TO CELEBRATE along with a fabulous bookmark charm designed exclusively for the book by Joyce Taber of The Cotton Thistle. (Yes, the same one who designs all the exclusive jewelry for Nora Roberts releases.) AND all six winners will also get the tote bag! I know!! 

Read on for a little about the book and learn how to enter!

Make it a merry Christmas with four stories of the special way the holidays warm our hearts…
 
CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING * Fern Michaels
Former Air Force Pararescueman Kevin Matthews is back home in Texas, working at his family’s Christmas tree farm while deciding his next move. Or maybe he won’t move at all, if sparks keep flying with the town’s new surgeon, Kate Stafford . . .

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT * Kate Pearce
Widower Billy Morgan wishes his grown children still needed him. Good thing his longtime friend, Bella, does. She’s planning her son’s Christmas wedding and Billy is happy to help. Along the way they just might discover their own occasion to celebrate . . .

CHRISTMAS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman
Attorney Moira Brogan expects her brother’s Christmas wedding to be a peaceful affair. She doesn’t expect to be cornered by an unwanted lothario, rescued by a gorgeous Aussie chef—or be swept off her feet by said chef. Nursing a broken heart, the last thing she wants is a new romance. But Hudson Walker has other ideas . .

HOLIDAY HOMERUN * Priscilla Oliveras
Event planner Julia Louisa Fernandez dreams of a life in Chicago. But her family in Puerto Rico expects her to take over the catering business. Former pro baseball player Ben Thomas knows what that’s like—and when they meet, he might be the one to inspire a winning strategy, just in time for the holidays . . .

An Official Military Spouse Book Club Pick

To learn more about my Blue Hollow Falls series, click here! 

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HOW TO ENTER: Easy! Leave a comment below and let me know…are you like me, drawn to tote bags? I have SO many totes. All shapes and sizes. I do not need more totes. And yet, I see one (like this) that speaks to me and just have to get it. (Don’t worry! You do not have to be a tote hoarder to win. I just want to know if it’s JUST ME. 🙂 )

Second Entry: Head over to my FB Page for a second chance (and learn how to get a third entry!)  

WINNERS will be announced here (and on the blog) tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18th at 6PM ET.

Good luck and happy reading (and toting!) 🙂

12 Days of Giveaways: Day Twelve WINNER!!

Wow, you guys know how to end things with a bang! It took me awhile to get through all the responses (and put SO MANY books in my cart while I was at it. Super excited about all these titles!)

Who gets the adorbs elf basket and alllllll the fabulous titles you see here?

WINNER: Come down… Drop me an email to donna@donnakauffman.com with your address and I’ll get your goodies all packaged up and out to you!

Now, just because the 12 Days event it over doesn’t mean an end to the spirit of giving. Follow this blog and my FB page and stay tuned! More fun things ahead. (Maybe even a few of the titles that showed up frequently in the Day 12 entries!)

Thanks for making this an extra special event. I loved every single day. GROUP HUG!!!

12 Days of GIVEAWAYS: Day TWELVE!!

We’ve done it! We’ve celebrated all the way to Day TWELVE!!

It’s been a joyous few weeks of sharing holiday traditions, favorite memories, yummy food, and best of all, BOOKS!

Since we’ve been celebrating the holidays and romance, I thought what better way to cap things off than with a lollapalooza finale of Christmas Romances!

YES! It’s a bonanza of holiday books! ONE lucky WINNER will get this adorable elf basket and ALL eight of this seasons hottest romance titles from me, Jill Shalvis, Debbie Mason, Catherine Anderson, Jodi Thomas , Emily March, RaeAnne Thayne, and the queen of them all, Debbie Macomber!

Read on to see what books are included and get a little background on each!

 

Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

Click here for more on Jill Shalvis and her wonderful Heartbreaker Bay series!

Sometimes love is just around the corner . . .

With her dreams of being a wedding dress designer suddenly over, Arianna Bell isn’t expecting a holly jolly Christmas. Instead, her heart feels about three sizes too small. That is until her high school sweetheart Connor Gallagher returns to town and she finds his mere presence still makes her pulse race. But just when she starts dreaming of kissing under the mistletoe, he announces that he will be her opponent in the upcoming mayoral race….

Hot-shot attorney Connor Gallagher has something to prove. He’s tired of playing runner-up to his high-achieving brothers. So when the opportunity to enter the campaign comes up, he takes it. Even if it means running against the only woman he’s ever loved. But with a little help from Harmony Harbor’s local matchmakers and a lot of holiday cheer, Connor and Arianna may just get the happy ever after they both deserve.

Click here to learn more about Debbie Mason’s fabulous holiday romances!

Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.

A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to make everything in his life so right.

Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe. A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from their past without any complications ?until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…

Click here to learn more about Emily March’s delightful Eternity Springs series!

 

It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?

Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible.

Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.

As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be…and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…

Click here to learn more about the fabulous RaeAnne Thayne!

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Mystic Creek series comes a standalone contemporary romance novel full of homespun holiday cheer–now in mass market!

Maddie McLendon hasn’t had a new relationship since the loss of her beloved husband two years ago. Broken by grief and desperate for a new start, Maddie moves to Bitterroot Valley, Montana, with her adult son and her grandson. But despite the natural beauty of her new town, not every change in her life is a welcome one. Maddie’s new next-door neighbor, Sam Conacher, used to be a pillar of the community, but he has driven old friends and new acquaintances away due to a recent heartbreak of his own. He seems to intrude on her life at every turn.

As Christmas draws closer, Sam’s and Maddie’s grown children begin to fall in love, but Maddie and Sam’s interactions are punctuated by an increasingly bitter attitude. Under unexpected circumstances, the other townsfolk of Bitterroot Valley band together to show both Maddie and Sam that moving past their grief is possible, and burdens are lightened when you have someone else to depend on.

Click here to learn more about Catherine Anderson’s Mystic Creek series!

A small-town Texas Christmas story, where hearts are lost, love is found, and family always brings you back home.

Griffin Holloway is desperate: the Maverick Ranch has been in his family for generations, but lately, it’s a money pit. He’d sooner marry one of his horses than sell the ranch. Marriage, though, could be a solution. If he can woo a wealthy bride, he might save the ranch—just in time for Christmas.

Jaxon O’Grady likes his solitude just fine, thank you very much. But when a car accident brings the unexpected to his door, he realizes just how much one person can need another.

Crossroads is the perfect place for Jamie Johnson: avoiding nosy questions about why she’s single, she’s happy to keep to her lakeside home. So she’s baffled when she gets the strangest Christmas present of all, in the form of a Mr. Johnson, asleep on her sofa. Who is he, and why does everyone think he’s her husband?

In this uplifting novel, three unlikely couples discover just what Crossroads, Texas, can offer: romance, belonging, and plenty of Christmas spirit.

Click here to learn more about Jodi Thomas’ romances!

Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a magical Christmas tale about finding love where it’s least expected.

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community—including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith.

Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can’t imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town—not even for a man she’s quickly coming to love.

Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.

Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to call home.

Click here to enter the world of Debbie Macomber!

And last but not least!

Make it a merry Christmas with four stories of the special way the holidays warm our hearts…
 
CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING * Fern Michaels
Former Air Force Pararescueman Kevin Matthews is back home in Texas, working at his family’s Christmas tree farm while deciding his next move. Or maybe he won’t move at all, if sparks keep flying with the town’s new surgeon, Kate Stafford . . .

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT * Kate Pearce
Widower Billy Morgan wishes his grown children still needed him. Good thing his longtime friend, Bella, does. She’s planning her son’s Christmas wedding and Billy is happy to help. Along the way they just might discover their own occasion to celebrate . . .

CHRISTMAS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman
Attorney Moira Brogan expects her brother’s Christmas wedding to be a peaceful affair. She doesn’t expect to be cornered by an unwanted lothario, rescued by a gorgeous Aussie chef—or be swept off her feet by said chef. Nursing a broken heart, the last thing she wants is a new romance. But Hudson Walker has other ideas . .

HOLIDAY HOMERUN * Priscilla Oliveras
Event planner Julia Louisa Fernandez dreams of a life in Chicago. But her family in Puerto Rico expects her to take over the catering business. Former pro baseball player Ben Thomas knows what that’s like—and when they meet, he might be the one to inspire a winning strategy, just in time for the holidays . . .

An Official Military Spouse Book Club Pick

To learn more about my Blue Hollow Falls series, click here! 

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WHEW!!! Is that a basket of goodies or what?

To Enter: Simple! Leave a comment below and share one of your favorite romance titles this year, the one you’d most want to give as a gift to a fellow romance reader. The giveaway basket today is filled with the titles I’d recommend this season, but one I’d add to that mix that I just finished, is Sarah Morgan’s The Christmas Sisters. A contemporary holiday romance set in Scotland…what more could you want? I loved it!

Okay, now you!

Second Chance Entry: Hop over to my FB Page for a second (and third!) chance to enter!

The Day Twelve WINNER: will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th at 6PM ET. Follow this blog so you don’t miss out on anything. You’ll get a handy email anytime there is a post, with the post right there to read in the mail, no traveling to websites required.

There will be more holiday fun and festivities coming, as well as announcements of all kinds of fun books coming out in the new year and beyond! I’d love to have your company as we adventure onward!

 

 

12 Days of Giveaways: Day 12 is coming soon!

I’m still putting the finishing touches on today’s grand finale prize package! Check back in this afternoon to see ALL the goodies up for grabs! (HINT: So.Many.Books.)

This final giveaway will stay open for entries through tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th, so there will be plenty of time to enter!

 

12 Days of Giveaways: Day Eleven WINNER!!

Here I thought that at some point in my 58 years I’d seen every holiday movie there was to see. Wrong! You guys! I’ve added like, dozens of new (to me) movies to check out. I’m pretty excited about that. Pass the popcorn!

Thank you again for the overwhelming enthusiasm and great Christmas movie talk! (Full disclosure: I have a Hallmark Christmas movie playing as I type this!)

WINNER: So, who wins today’s goodie bag PLUS two books from my website bookshelf?

Come on down, Ben Hughes! Ben, email me at donna@donnakauffman.com with your mailing address AND your two website bookshelf picks. I’ll get your goodies out to you!

Okay…so we have ONE DAY LEFT! What will be the big finale prize? I guess you’ll have to pop back by here tomorrow to find out!  (I’m such a tease!)

If you haven’t already subscribed to this blog, please do! You’ll get an email with any new post that’s put up, so you won’t miss a thing!

12 Days of Giveaways: Day ELEVEN!

We’re down to the final two days! I’ve had a blast playing Book Santa and I hope you’ve been enjoying it, too. All of the stories and lovely memories being shared. What a joyful time this is!

Okay…what’s in store today?

Today’s holiday goodie bag includes copies of my current two Blue Hollow Falls releases! (And more!) The winner will receive a copy of BLUESTONE & VINE, which is Book 2 in the series, and the brand new A SEASON TO CELEBRATE, which includes this year’s Blue Hollow Falls Christmas novella. (Both stories stand alone, so no worries if you’re new to the Falls.)

But WAIT, there’s MORE!

In addition to the two titles peeking out of the bag, there’s some fun swag (and yes, you get the bag and all the trimmings) AND…the winner gets to pick ANY two books from my website bookshelf. I KNOW!

Read on for a little about the two books shown peeking out of the bag…

USA Today  Bestseller
Named Amazon’s Best of the Month (July 2018)
BookPage  Top Pick
#1 New Release on Amazon

Pippa MacMillan is a legend on the Irish folk music scene. But when her voice requires a time-out, she’s left wondering how—and where—to find happiness in the silence . . .

Seeking answers, Pippa leaves Ireland in favor of a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Turns out lovely Blue Hollow Falls in the perfect place to heal—and solitary Seth Brogan is the surprisingly perfect host. After all, Seth is beginning again too: turning his renovated stone barn and beautiful hillside into a vineyard is the start of a whole new life for the former Special Forces soldier. Only Mother Nature keeps thwarting both their plans, leaving Pippa snowbound with unsettling thoughts about how life can take unexpected turns . . .

To Pippa’s surprise, she might actually fall for small-town living. She might even fall for Seth, whose quiet strength is a balm for her world-weary soul. But when the music starts once more, will she follow her fortune back to Ireland, or surrender to the call of her heart?

For more on BLUESTONE & VINE, click HERE

USA Today  Bestseller
A Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick”
#1 New Release on Amazon

Unwrap your heart . . .

Make it a merry Christmas with four stories of the special way the holidays warm our hearts . . .

CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING * Fern Michaels
Former Air Force Pararescueman Kevin Matthews is back home in Texas, working at his family’s Christmas tree farm while deciding his next move. Or maybe he won’t move at all, if sparks keep flying with the town’s new orthopedic surgeon, Kate Stafford. They just need the magic of the holidays to shed a little light on the situation . . .

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT * Kate Pearce
Billy Morgan has finally emerged from the shattering loss of his wife. He only wishes his grown children still needed him. Good thing his longtime friend, Bella, does. She’s planning her son’s Christmas wedding and Billy is happy to help. Along the way they just might discover their own occasion to celebrate . . .

CHRISTMAS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman
Attorney Moira Brogan expects her brother’s Christmas wedding to be a peaceful affair. She doesn’t expect to be cornered by an unwanted lothario, much less rescued by gorgeous Aussie chef, Hudson Walker—still less be swept off her feet by said chef. Still nursing a broken heart, the last thing she wants is a new romance. But Hudson has other ideas . . .

HOLIDAY HOMERUN * Priscilla Oliveras
Event planner Julia Louisa Fernandez dreams of a life in Chicago. But her family in Puerto Rico expects her to take over the catering business. Former pro baseball player Ben Thomas knows what it’s like to forge a different path—and when they meet, he might be the one to inspire a winning strategy, just in time for the holidays . . .

For more on A SEASON TO CELEBRATE, click HERE:

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How to Enter: Simple! Today we’re talking Christmas movies! Do you have a favorite you watch every year?Are you like me and the Hallmark Channel on auto-play in the background all holiday season? Leave a comment below telling me about your must-watch holiday fix!

For me, we have two. Mr. Stone Mason and I watch White Christmas every year while doing the holiday baking. We literally know every line of the movie by heart and it’s become part of our daily lexicon. (“Mutual, I’m sure!”) My personal favorite and the movie I watch as i wrap presents every year is a little known gem featuring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Desk Set is a classic holiday office rom-com with witty banter and two of my favorite Hollywood stars.

Okay, now you!

(And don’t forget to check out my website bookshelf so you can start perusing your prize picks if you win!)

Winner: I’ll be back at 11PM ET tonight to announce the winner! If you haven’t followed this blog yet, click that subscribe button and you’ll get a handy email when a new post goes up, so you won’t miss a thing.

Second Chance Entry: Want to double your chances? Hop over to my FB Page and enter there (and find out how to get a third entry as well!)

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Giveaways: DAY TEN WINNER!

Wow this day zoomed right by…mostly because we spent it shoveling snow. 🙂  Thank you all for the enthusiasm and entries!

Let’s get right to the WINNERS!

For To All A Good Night: Michelle Catallo!

For Unwrapped: Bernice Kennedy!

For Kissing Santa Claus: Rachel Gilbey!

For Merry Christmas Baby: Carla Matter!

For Jingle Bell Rock: Cassandra Sprowles

For The Naughty List: Emily Heisler!

And last but not least, for A Season to Celebrate: Vicki Versetti!

Winners, please email me at donna@donnakauffman.com with your mailing address and your prizes will go out later this week!

Only two more days to go! Drop back by tomorrow to see what Santa’s elves have in store!

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