BookSweeps-Christmas Romance Extravaganza

Christmas Romance Extravaganza

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Recipe for Thanksgiving-Crockpot Stuffing


In my husband’s opinion a Thanksgiving dinner can NOT have too much dressing or stuffing! So I stuff the bird and then fill the crockpot with more! Here is the recipe I’ve used for several years not. HOWEVER, I don’t use the parsley, mushrooms or marjoram. So make your changes and additions and enjoy! Here’s the link to the full recipe.

And don’t forget. If you’re in the mood for a collection of holiday novellas, SWEET CHRISTMAS KISSES 3 is still ON SALE for 99 cents!–Lyn

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Have You Ever Wondered About How Books Get Printed for You?

Maggie K Black

Thanks to author Maggie K Black, we can get a peek into how Harlequin, the publisher of Love Inspired books (Romance, Suspense and Historical lines) does its THING.

Here’s Maggie K Black:

Recently I got to visit the amazing team of customer service and warehouse people working at the Harlequin Distribution Center in Depew, New York.
?These are the incredible people whose job it is to talk to customers on the phone, recommend books, take orders, field any questions and then send books off to readers and bookstores.
?If you’re a member of a Harlequin or Love Inspired Book Club, or have ever called Customer Service, then you’ve probably talked to one of these great people directly, and if you’ve ever ordered a book online.

To read more, here’s the link.

If you’ve never heard of the Love Inspired book clubs, click LYN’S BOOKS above this blog and click first option. If you’ve ever been frustrated by not being able to find your favorite author’s latest book, this might be the answer. Not only do book club members receive the books they want monthly, they also receive special offers of reissued book. My own book HER HEALING WAYS was offered this month to subscribers. So give it a try!

Here’s Maggie’s latest Love Inspired Suspense. To purchase, click here.

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Lyn Reviews Mary Connealy’s Now & Forever

Now and Forever (Wild at Heart, #2)Now and Forever by Mary Connealy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first Mary Connealy book I’ve read. I know Mary and she gave me this book but I’m always honest in my reviews. (If I don’t like a book by a friend, I don’t review it.)

Mary certainly writes with ZEST! Her characters are unique and have a lot to say.

Shannon Wilde, our heroine, dresses and acts like a man. And is an unlikely mate for Matthew Tucker, mountain man (Did I mention this is a Western? :-)

They go over a cliff into a river one day and end up hitched. Another twist on the marriage of convenience–bride and groom, chased by grizzly.

But there is more–a villain who wants to steal Shannon’s land.

Woe to him is all I can say.

If you enjoy a rollicking good Western with quirky charaters, this book’s for you.

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Lyn Reviews Roxanne Rustand’s The Single Dad’s Redemption

The Single Dad's Redemption

The Single Dad’s Redemption by Roxanne Rustand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Though Roxanne Rustand is a good friend, I don’t think that disqualifies me from giving an honest review. I’ve read many of RR’s books and this one does not disappoint. Roxanne has a way of portraying characters that we care about. Certainly a man wrongly imprisoned such as Connor is a prime example especially when his main goal is to find his son and care for him.

Keely is the woman who hires Connor ( a man who’d spent his life on the rodeo circuit before prison), to work in her gift-antique shop. Yes, an unlikely turn of events. However, he needs the $ to fix his truck so he can go to his son. And Keely is in the midst of tourist season and a prime shopping promotion in town.

The inclusion of Bobby, a boy without much of a family and with special needs, adds another dimension, showing how caring Keely is. Add a curmudgeonly dad and a local cop who’s not buying that Connor was wrongly imprisoned and you have an interesting mix.

If you are looking for a sweet romance with a touching hero and heroine, don’t pass up this book!

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To purchase, click here. On sale for $1.99!

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Lyn Shares Out My Window, Early or Rather Late Autumn

Out My Window-Fall

Here is OUT MY WINDOW Early Autumn.

I’m fortunate enough to live in a cottage on a lake in the northwoods. This is the maple tree that always turns first. Usually it begins in late August. This year it remained green till late September. Has your weather been WEIRD this year? Ours has!–Lyn

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Lyn Reviews Becky Wade’s My Stubborn Heart

Here’s another great inspirational romance for you!

My Stubborn HeartMy Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, another great Becky Wade contemporary romance! My Stubborn Heart is another lively romance featuring a heroine who doesn’t know how she attracts a larger than life hero; in this case: a world class hockey player.

I love Becky Wade‘s voice. Her light but endearing touch. Her ability to charm us with characters such as Velma and Morty and make us believe in them and enjoy them.

If you’re looking for a fun, sweet, insightful and touching read, THIS SWEET ROMANCE is for YOU!

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To purchase, click cover below. You won’t regret it!–Lyn

PS- Last week’s winner of a copy of Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 is Becky Smith! Congrats!

Sweet Christmas Kisses 3

If you still haven’t bought your copy, don’t delay. The 99 cent price will ends soon. To purchase, click here.

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Author Kimberly Rose Johnson & The Strength of Compassion & Giveaway


Kimberly Rose Johnson

Author Kimberly Rose Johnson is my guest today. She has a new book A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and heroine to tell us about. Here’s Kimberly:

thrust into a situation

Interior designer, Bailey Calderwood, has been thrust into a situation she never dreamed of being in. Not only is she running the day-to-day operations of Belafonte Designs, she is nursing her boss, Mona Belafonte, back to health after a stroke.

Mona is difficult on a good day, but now she is impossible. Bailey has no idea what has turned her boss against her. To complicate matters, Stephen Belafonte the youngest of Mona’s sons returns from a two-year stint in France.

Has no idea how to care for her

Stephen is supposed to take over the care of his mother, except he has no idea how to care for her. Bailey finds herself under more pressure to not only do her job, but to train her son.

An incident in Bailey’s past causes her to believe she is unattractive, but instead of focusing on her appearance, since she considers herself hopeless, she focuses her attention on making things around her beautiful as well as investing in the lives of those she encounters.

her greatest strength is compassion

I believe one of her greatest strengths is her compassion. She is able to show compassion to others even when she is not treated fairly. Not only that, she must push past fear and insecurities to be able to do so. Her love for the Lord shines through in her daily life in spite of a past that left her feeling less than desirable.

I admire that quality in her, especially considering how she could have responded to the bullying she experienced as a child and teenager. Bailey is definitely someone I’d like to have for a friend.”–Kimberly

A Christmas Homecoming

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Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?

Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?

Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke, and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?

Kimberly’s Website

Twitter: @kimberlyrosejoh



Thanks, Kimberly. Your heroine sounds like a woman I’d like for a friend. I’m going to GIVE AWAY one copy of one of my ebooks to a commenter. QUESTION: Has anyone ever showed you special compassion or kindness?–Lyn

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Author Laura Ingalls Wilder, An Inspiration


I have just finished writing the rough draft of my next Love Inspired Historical romance, set in Pepin, Wisconin, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthplace. Have you read books 1-3, Their Frontier Family, The Baby Bequest, and Heartland Courtship? Have you read The LIttle House series?–Lyn

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It’s out TODAY! Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 Boxed Set & PARTY!!

SCK3 Blog Tour 2

Ring in the holiday season with 17 all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 takes you around the globe from small-town USA, to London, England, and even to Africa with a foreword written by USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano. Don’t miss out on this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to touch your heart, make you smile, and put you in the mood for Christmas.


Mona RiskOn Christmas Eve by Mona Risk

She yanked him out of her heart years ago. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases her loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?




Christine BushChristmas Holly by Christine Bush

Can a lonely single father of five-year-old triplets find love on a South Carolina beach? It might just take a Christmas miracle!




Lyn CoteMistletoe and Sage by Lyn Cote

New deputy in town, a single mom, two wounded hearts with a puzzle to solve together—will love spark under the mistletoe?




Denise DevineA Merry Little Christmas by Denise Devine

Merry Connor and Anthony Lewis search for treasure and find true love.




Raine EnglishThe Christmas Gift by Raine English

When Riley Wayne receives a dog for Christmas, it’s not just the pup that makes her heart flutter, the rescue group’s handsome owner does too.




Untangling ChristmasUntangling Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Tricked into helping with Silverton’s Festival of Trees, electrician Mike Clarke battles faulty outlets, tangled lights, and a woman determined to share the spirit of the season.




Ciara KnightA Christmas on Miracle Mountain by Ciara Knight

When it takes a miracle to heal a heart.





Milou KoeningsThe Kampala Peppermint Twist by Milou Koenings

A twist of fate. An overbooked flight. Christmas in Africa will flip her life upside down.




Magdalena ScottThe Road Not Taken by Magdalena Scott

Francie Standish Carrington has some tough decisions to make and a lot of questions about a past she thought she understood.




Roxanne RustandA London Christmas by Roxanne Rustand

When Catriona heads to London for Christmas to meet a guy she met online, he steals her purse and disappears, but will a handsome photographer in the pub end up being the man of her dreams?




Alicia StreetHer Christmas Secret by Alicia Street

Desperate to help her sister’s family, Lila courts a cold-hearted investor for her handmade toys, but learns Christmas has a way of bringing surprises where they’re least expected.




Kristin Wallace

Falling For You at Christmas by Kristin Wallace

One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. Three days that will change her life forever.




Merrillee WhrenSecond Chance Christmas by Merrillee Whren

A young boy helps his estranged parents find love again at Christmas.




cindy-flores-martinezChristmas Eve Wedding by Cindy Flores Martinez

A maid of honor is swept up in the chaos of planning her best friend’s spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding.




Victoria PinderSecret Wish by Victoria Pinder

Luke Morgan doesn’t believe in miracles, but this season Christmas brought him Caro Soliz, the family maid.




Josie RivieraCandleglow and Mistletoe by Josie Riviera

A rising pianist and a pro stuntman winding down his career find love amid the glow of Christmas candles.




cbc-1-adjCouple by Christmas by Pat Simmons

Divorcee Derek Washington wants to reconcile with his ex-wife by Christmas. Although he’s got a plan, with the help of his six-year-old son, Derek only has two weeks.




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All 17 authors in this boxed set write sweet romances and are members of Sweet Romance Reads, a group of authors whose books contain no sex, violence, or strong language. While the emotional stakes are high as the characters’ relationships grow, these stories are wholesome. Think movies rated G or PG. Therefore, Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 can be enjoyed by romance readers of any age.

Snuggle into a chair by a cozy fire with a cup of hot chocolate and allow these bestselling and award-winning authors to bring the holiday season alive as they warm your heart.

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Or connect with each of the Sweet Romance Reads Authors individually:

A tireless traveler, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, writes contemporary romance, medical romance, and romantic suspense novels, all simmering with emotion, sprinkled with a good dose of humor and set in the fascinating places she visited— or in Florida, her paradise on Earth.

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Christine Bush is an award winning author of many sweet romances, mysteries, and novellas. When she’s not writing, she can be found teaching Psychology at a local college, working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, or (mostly) spending time with her twelve grandchildren.

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Award-winning author of over 40 romances, Lyn Cote writes inspirational historicals and contemporary romantic suspense in her distinctive brand, “Strong Women, Brave Stories.” Lyn lives in a cottage on a lake in the northwoods with her real-life hero husband and (for comic relief and furry cuddling) her two cats.

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Denise Devine is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and she also writes inspirational fiction. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at thirteen and has been writing ever since. She writes about true love, happy endings and stories that touch your heart.

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USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, paranormal, and romantic suspense. She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and a Daphne du Maurier Award winner. Raine lives in New England with her family and two French bulldogs, Bailey and Dolly.


Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, hopeless romantic, USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen one story at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and heart-pumping moments and relatable characters.

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Ciara Knight is a USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author who writes ‘A Little Edge and A Lot of Heart’ that spans the heat scales. Her popular sweet romance series, Sweetwater County (rated PG), takes readers into small town romance full of family trials, friendly competition, and community love.

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Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because she believes sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all.

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USA Today bestselling author Roxanne Rustand is the author of thirty-five traditionally published novels, plus four indie novels. She was a Golden Heart finalist twice, and a Golden Heart winner in 1995. She has won two RT Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and was nominated for an RT Magazine Career Achievement Award. Her earlier books were secular, but she now writes sweet indie romance, and inspirational romance for Love Inspired.

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USA Today bestselling author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance and women’s fiction with small town settings. She invites readers into her world to find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots you can barely see on the map—mystery, romance, and the occasional unexplained occurrence.

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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Alicia Street writes both sweet and steamy romances and sometimes collaborates with her husband, Roy. She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher and is a compulsive reader of every genre.

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Kristin Wallace is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational, contemporary and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith.” Her popular series include the Covington Falls Chronicles and Shellwater Key Tales.

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Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational and sweet romance—stories that stir your emotions. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty plus years, and has two grown daughters.

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Cindy Flores Martinez is an Amazon bestselling Spanish romance author. She writes sweet romantic comedy and Christian romance. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world.

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Victoria Pinder is a bestselling author of science fiction/fantasy and contemporary romance where her stories all include “Bold Women and the Brainy Men who love them.” Her popular series include the House of Morgan and the Collins Brothers.

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Author Josie Riviera writes Historical, Inspirational, and Sweet Romances. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Pat Simmons is a three-time Emma award-winning author for Best Inspirational Romance. With more thirty Christian romance titles, Pat is the bestselling author of the Carmen Sisters series.

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