Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#REVIEW with a #GIVEAWAY too! #AHomeForChristmasBlogTour #Historical #ShortStory #Western #SweetRomance #Christmas @hfvbt @MKMcClintock



Publication Date: November 5, 2014
Trappers Peak Publishing
eBook; 74 pages
ASIN: B00NE43C0O
Settings: 19th Century Montana, Wyoming, & Colorado
Genre: Christmas Short Stories/Western/Sweet Romance

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Includes three historical fiction short stories to delight and entertain this holiday season.
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN
In search of family she barely knows and adventure she’s always wanted, Katherine Donahue is saved from freezing on a winter night in the mountains of Montana by August Hollister. Neither of them expected that what one woman had in mind was a new beginning for them both.
TETON CHRISTMAS
Heartache and a thirst for adventure lead McKensie Stewart and her sister to Wyoming after the death of their parents. With the help of a widowed aunt and a charming horse breeder, McKensie discovers that hope is a cherished promise, and there is no greater gift than love.
LILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH
Lily Malone has never had a real family or a real Christmas. This holiday season, she might get both. From an orphanage in New York City to the rugged mountains of Colorado, Lily sends out only one wish. But when the time comes, can she give it up so someone else’s wish can come true?

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Praise for A Home for Christmas

“5 stars! I have just finished reading three short stories written by M.K. McClintock, part of her collection A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. I really enjoyed these charming historical fictions CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN, TETON CHRISTMAS and LILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH!” – Nicole Laverdure
“Heart-warming and inspiring.” – Kat Cambron
“A delightful collection of stories sure to warm any reader’s heart.” – Elizabeth Loftus

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About the Author


MK McClintock is the author bestselling historical western romance and award-nominated historical romantic mystery. She spins tales of romance and adventure inspired by the heather-covered hills of Scotland and the majestic mountains of home. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, she lives and writes in Montana.
Learn more about MK by visiting her website and blog. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.




MY TAKE:
5 Stars!
All three of these books take place during the 19th century, and the author gives us an Author's Note in the beginning showing her excitement for Christmas during this time period. She said, "it not only delighted and entertained, but also gave me pause." What a statement, huh!
Each story really focuses on the people, and they make you truly feel the love and warmth everyone truly has for each other. Back then there was not television, the internet, or cell phones like we have today, and people focused much more on 'people' and their relationships to one another than what I feel we do today. With that being said, this is why these stories do really 'need' to be read. They truly warm our hearts in ways some books today cannot.
From the book, it states: This is a collection of 3 different historical western short stories to inspire love and warm the heart.
1. Christmas Mountain
2. Teton Christmas
3. Lily's Christmas Wish
There is a recipe at the end call The Wycliffe Hotel's Famous Coffee Cake Recipe - which sounds SO yummy!
I enjoyed ALL 3 stories very much. They really did make your heart feel warmth for the characters, and you really felt as if you were in the 19th century! I LOVED that part of the stories! 
If I had to choose which story was my favorite, I would say Lily's Christmas Wish. That one touched my heart the most! It's about a little girl named Lily who has lived in an orphanage, and all she wants is to find a loving family to live with. She was on a train, an Orphan Train, where they try to adopt children out anywhere orphanages can. When they got to their location, up went a poster that said, 'WANTED: HOMES FOR CHILDREN". SO sad!!! You really felt for Lily! As I said she wanted a loving family so badly, that is all she wanted as she worried no one would want her because she was older and not a little kid that so many people preferred.
I don't know if you ever saw a specific movie where they adopt children out, but it is SO sad as to how they do it! The kids stand in a line while people look at them and pretty much inspected them. It was horrible!
Well, I'm not going to tell you anymore about that short story so I don't ruin it for you! I loved the other two stories JUST as MUCH! ALL of these short stories are the perfect read for the holiday season and will uplift your spirits!! This author, MK McClintock, knows just how to write a story that pull at your heart strings! You end up wanting more and more from her! She really knows how to make characters and make them come alive! I want to read MORE from this author! Next time I would love to read a full length novel of hers, that is how excellent this what I call a 'sampling' of her writing did for me! They really much these 3 stories affected my heart!
Grab your copy for this season and take some time to read these Christmas stories! I dare you not to fall in love with these stories, and you'll be so glad you read them! I promise!
I received a copy of this ebook from the author for free, but only for review purposes.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

NOW TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th a midnight!
You can win '1' (one) $5 Amazon Gift Card AND '1' (one) ebook copy of THIS BOOK! Just leave your name and email address in the comments below!
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: Please be creative with it since it will be public, but not so much that I can't read it! LOL! For example, when I publicly write my email I write it like this: laurieisreading at g mail dot com. Good LUCK!!!
                        

19 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on this tour and welcoming to your blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories. Happy Thanksgiving week to you and your readers!

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    1. It is my honor to host your book on my blog, MK McClintock! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you, too! To my readers as well! Your book has been a highlight on my blog! Thank you!!

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  2. Would love to read these while trying some of that coffee cake.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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    1. That's a great plan! :) The coffee cake is one of my favorites. One of the readers on the tour tried it with great results. Enjoy and good luck!

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  3. I love Christmas stories! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    Tracy Vincent
    lusive(dot)tracy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too! :) Thanks for stopping by today Tracy.

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  4. Would love to enjoy reading these over the holidays :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOT (DOM)

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    1. Thank you for visiting today, Deanna! I hope you have a very lovely holiday season.

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  5. I LOVE MK's stories and I can't wait to read this one.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  6. Oh I just love Christmas stories. The second looks like it going to be my favorite. Thanks for the chance.
    betta_grl(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! The main characters in the second book are based on my nieces, and it was so much fun to write. I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

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  7. These sound wonderful Laurie. I love the time period as well. I am slightly addicted to holiday themed romances.Thank you for the chance to win. kimbacafeinated at gmail dot com. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kimba! I'm addicted to holiday stories right now--can't get enough of them. Good luck, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. A very helpful review thank you. Sounds like my kind of read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. Love the trailer!! Being in the Christmas season this movie creates more excitment!!
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  10. I would love to win this book. I really enjoy historical fiction as well as Christmas stories - so this would be perfect! And you give is such a high recommendation, I'm sure it is as good as it sounds.
    vjvereeke at hotmail dot com

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  11. My mother would love to read this book.
    kaiodan (@) gmail (.) com

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  12. I am ready to meet some new authors in some Christmas stories. They look soo good :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOT Com

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