As the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, Harlequin authors Marta Perry, Jo Ann Brown, Cathy Gillen Thacker and Allison Leigh share who and what they are thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving.
Marta Perry: This year our family will gather around the Thanksgiving table with kids, grandkids, and friends at our vacation home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We’ll bow in thankfulness that despite the ravages of the storm, despite the fact that several of them had to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Matthew approached, we all came through safely and for most only minor damage. And we’ll be well aware that others were not as fortunate as we were, so we’ll remember them with our prayers and gifts.
Jo Ann Brown: I’m thankful for friends and family — trite but true. Both my friends and my family have supported my writing career from the beginning, and I love seeing my children following their dreams, too.
Cathy Gillen Thacker: Friends and family. The community and country where I live. Good health—never something to take for granted. I also like that Thanksgiving is the advent of the holiday season.
This book ends at Christmas, and that symbolizes hope, joy, and faith.
Allison Leigh: Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday—it has all that wonderful food and family and friends and hopefully none of the frenetic quality and stress that often surrounds Christmas. (Don’t get me wrong; I love Christmas, too.) What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving is what I’m thankful for every day of the year—my faith, my husband, daughters and grandson. My parents. Good friends and fulfilling work that I truly love.
Title: Amish Christmas Blessings by Marta Perry and Jo Ann Brown
Imprint: Love Inspired
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 288 pages
Holiday Greetings From Amish Country
The Midwife’s Christmas Surprise by Marta Perry
Three years ago, the man Anna Zook hoped to marry left her and their Amish community for the English world. Now devoted to proving her abilities as a midwife, Anna has given up on marriage and children for herself. But when Benjamin Miller returns, now a changed man, can delivering a Christmas baby reunite these two hurting hearts?
A Christmas to Remember by Jo Ann Brown
When a little girl leads shop owner Amos Stoltzfus to an Amish woman in distress, he rushes them to his family’s farm. “Linda” has no memory and doesn’t know if the sweet child is her daughter or even her kin. As Christmas arrives and Linda’s identity is revealed, will Amos be able to claim his holiday guests as his own?
MARTA PERRY is a Pennsylvania-based author of more than 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books. Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania valley. They have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren, and when she’s not busy writing her next book, she’s usually trying to keep up with her gardening, baking for church events, or visiting those beautiful grandkids.
JO ANN BROWN is a lifelong storyteller and the award-winning author of numerous romantic novels. She also writes as Marianne Ellis. A former U.S. Army officer, she has taught creative writing at Brown University and is thrilled whenever one of her students publishes. She is active in adoptive family support. She currently lives in Nevada with her family, which includes one very spoiled cat.
Title: A Child Under His Tree by Allison Leigh
Return to the Double C Ranch Series
Imprint: Special Edition
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 244 pages
‘Tis the season for second chances…and secrets!
Forget the mistletoe maneuvers. Kelly Rasmussen isn’t planning on having that reunion kiss with Dr. Caleb Buchanan any time soon. Things had long ago gone south for these former high school sweethearts. Except for that one night six years ago—which resulted in an explosive secret Kelly’s kept till this very day.
Now career and family have brought them both back to Weaver, Wyoming. Their unavoidable clashes—and instant chemistry—make them realize this town isn’t big enough for the two of them. Or three of them—counting Kelly’s son. Because there’s something about that little boy… For one thing, he has Caleb’s eyes…
ALLISON LEIGH’S high point as a writer is hearing from readers that they laughed, cried or lost sleep while reading her books. She makes her home in Arizona where she’s blessed with an immensely patient family who doesn’t mind (much) her time spent at her computer and who gives her the kind of love she wants her readers to share in every page. Stay in touch at http://www.allisonleigh.com and @allisonleighbks.
Title: A Texas Cowboy’s Christmas by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Imprint: Western Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 224 pages
A GIFT AS BIG AS TEXAS
Molly Griffith is ambitious and only wants to give her little boy the opportunities she never had. Which means moving to Dallas, no matter what Chance Lockhart says! Though being with the handsome rancher does make the idea of small-town life more tempting…
Molly has always gotten under Chance’s skin, and now that he’s bonded with her little tyke, he can’t imagine Bullhaven Ranch without them. But the single mom is so focused on her big-city fairy tale, she could miss Chance’s offer of the most important gift of all—the love and support of a real family.
CATHY GILLEN THACKER is a full-time wife, mother and author who began writing stories for her own amusement during “nap time” when her children were toddlers. Twenty years and more than 50 published novels later, Cathy is almost as well-known for her witty romantic comedies and warm, family stories as she is for her ability to get grass stains and red clay out of almost anything, her triple layer brownies, and her knack for knowing what her husband and children are up to almost before they do! Find out more by checking Cathy’s website.
To enter today’s contest for all three PRINT books, fill out the form below. PLEASE NOTE: Contest is open to US mailing address ONLY. Contest ends 5 PM mountain time Monday November 28th.
The books for this giveaway were generously provided by Meryl L. Moss Media Relations. MLM will mail the prize to the winner.