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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BRIDES Release Party Celebrating Susanne Dietze and C.J.Chase!






Today we're celebrating a new Barbour release, THE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BRIDES collection! Congratulations C.J., and Susie!

While some of us are far from ready for Christmas... there's no reason not to relax with some holiday cheer today!

Grab the book and it will be there ready for you on a 'long winter's night'! Now, to get you in the mood...




LOOK AT THIS LINE UP OF AWESOME AUTHORS:

Experience a Dickens of a Christmas

Faced with the daily extremes of gluttony and want in the Victorian Era, nine women seek to create the perfect Christmas celebrations. But will expectations and pride cause them to overlook imperfect men who offer true love?

Paper Snowflake Christmas by Vanessa Riley
1837 Framlingham, England
How can widow Ophelia Hanover give her son a perfect Christmas when his guardian, the Earl of Litton, arrives early to take permeant custody of the boy?

One Golden Ring by C.J. Chase
1855 Devonshire, England
Wounded soldier Tristram Nowell returns home to indulge his mother's wish for a family Christmas--and encounters Marianna Granville. Can he forgive the former heiress who jilted him years before?

Love Brick by Brick by Kathleen L. Maher
1857 Elmira, New York
SarahAnn Winnifred overcomes orphanhood apprenticing with pioneering doctors. Rufus Sedgwick, relocating his English estate, seeks help for his ailing Mum. Christmas reveals the secret wish of both hearts--for love.

The Sugarplum Ladies by Carrie Fancett Pagels
1867 Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan
When Canadian barrister Percy Gladstone finds his aristocratic British family unexpectedly descending upon him for Christmas, he turns to American social reformer Eugenie Mott and her fledgling catering crew for help.

Star of Wonder by Susanne Dietze
1875 County Durham, England
This Yuletide, Bennet Hett, Viscount Harwood, offers Lady Celeste Sidwell matrimony and the Star of Wonder diamond necklace, as their fathers arranged. When the diamond disappears, will they find a greater treasure?

Father Christmas by Lorna Seilstad
Chicago, Christmas 1880
Widowed harpist Beatrix Kent believes love can only come once in a lifetime, but this Christmas, carpenter Hugo Sherman hopes to pull on the musician's heartstrings and prove her wrong.

The Perfect Christmas by Erica Vetsch
1880s London
Melisande Verity might be in over her head trying to create the perfect Christmas window display, but if she succeeds, will she finally attract the attention of her boss, Gray Garamond?

A Christmas Vow by Gabrielle Meyer
London, England, Christmas 1899

Lady Ashleigh Pendleton is hosting a houseful of guests for Christmas when railroad executive Christopher Campbell unexpectedly arrives from America with a mysterious agreement signed by their fathers before their birth.

The Holly and the Ivy by Rita Gerlach
1900. Small town along the Potomac near Washington DC
A glass ornament. Love letters tied in red Christmas ribbon. Lily Morningstar and British antiquities expert Andrew Stapleton are drawn into a family secret that binds their hearts together.










While you admire this gorgeous cover, please enjoy something sweet. Like plum pudding and someone who looks a lot like Viscount Harwood!













Deb's plum pudding!





Our waiter is carefully juggling lovely cups of creamy hot cocoa.




And we are carefully juggling our dropped jaws at the sight of the waiter. (Please let me know if I have a whipped cream mustache.)




Could this be our soldier Tristam?
Okay, now I'm completely confused about what I was doing, and there is a plate of plum pudding with warm nutmeg sauce dripping all over my taffeta!




Please join us in congratulating Susie and C.J. and enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a paperback!




And tell us what date each year are you;

1. ready for Christmas

2. ready for a Christmas story





More about C.J.:




Award-winning author C.J. Chase left the corporate world to stay home with her children and quickly learned she did not possess the housekeeping gene. She decided to make writing her excuse for letting the dust bunnies accumulate under the furniture. When she is not writing, you will find C.J. gardening, watching old movies, playing classical piano (badly), teaching a special needs Sunday school class, or pretty much anything else that will excuse her from cleaning house. Visit her dirt-free home-on-the-web at www.cjchasebooks.com.




Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/C-J-Chase-166112100084020/

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More about Susie:


Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of over a dozen romances with Timeless Heart. A pastor's wife and mom of two, she loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama. You can visit her on her website, www.susannedietze.com, and sign up for her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bRldfv

www.Facebook.com/SusanneDietzeBooks
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Comments

  1. Looking forward to seeing entries show up on that rafflecopter! Have fun ladies!

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  2. Thanks for doing this, Deb.

    I think I'm having of a bah humbug kind of day. Already been to the pediatricians office with son #2. this morning.

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  3. Congratulations C.J. and Susie and the other authors. This looks like a great collection to start seasonal reading, although I love Christmas stories and movies any time of the year. As for getting ready for Christmas...it's like writing a book as I never feel it's done because there are always things I want to change.
    Good job, Deb.

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    1. Hi Anita Mae! Thank you for the kind congrats. I think this is a wonderful collection--the other authors in it are amazing!

      Hope you're having a great day!

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    2. Every year I vow I'm going to have it all together and get everything done early. Or maybe just on time.

      I guess everyone needs an unattainable goal in her life.

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    3. I basically went with the most stress-free version of Christmas possible. It's wonderful!

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  4. Hi ladies! Thanks for the fun post. I guess it's about time to start thinking about Christmas, huh? Where has the year gone to?

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    1. Hi Winnie! I noticed stores are starting to get in the Christmas mood... you always know it's coming when the coffee creamers come in pumpkin spice and peppermint stick! LOL. But most everything is still "pumpkin" around my house. I'm ready to bring in some autumn decor.

      Have a great day!

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    2. I saw a Christmas display a few weeks ago, and my first thought was, "It's too early!"

      And then I remembered that the published had put out our book in September.

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  5. Thanks for the fun party, Deb! I am definitely in the mood for Christmas after this post! LOL. I must have some hot chocolate, stat!

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  6. Well, I'm a very late starter for Christmas. Like maybe around Dec 15th, I get started? But what a great period in history to really embrace the Christmas feel. I know this is going to be a very popular collection!

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  7. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely book!

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  8. This collection of stories sounds wonderful!! Just what I need to get in the Christmas spirit. We usually put up our tree after December 1st.

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    1. Hi Trisha! So good to see you here! December 1 sounds perfect! (I just realized that's only 2 1/2 months away! LOL)

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    2. STOP SUSIE! I think tomorrow is the first official day of Pumpkin Spice season... which now starts in August...

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    3. Welcome Trisha.

      Deb, I made pumpkin muffins two weeks ago. Okay, it was really because those are the only muffins I can make, and we were getting ready for Hurricane Florence. I wanted some things we could eat that required no preparation.

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  9. We always decorate for Christmas Thanksgiving weekend. I like to read Christmas stories starting around the beginning of November most times, but do read them earlier, and into January.

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    1. That's when we decorate, too, Andrea. That way the college kid can participate, too!

      Nov 1 is usually when I start reading Christmas stories, too. We are twins! :)

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    2. I pretty much enjoy Christmas AFTER Christmas when I finally have time to do so!

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    3. I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. I won't go to a store on that day, so I use decorating to get into the spirit.

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  10. Congratulations to each author on their wonderful novellas! This is a great Christmas collection!
    I highly recommend it for yourself as a Christmas gift!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! So nice to see you, and I appreciate your kind words! Have a great weekend.

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    2. It's a great group of authors, so I have high expectations!

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  11. Congratulations on the release of this beautiful Christmas Collection! I just love these novella collections from Barbour.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Melissa! I wonder what other Christmas collections are coming!

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    2. Hi Melissa! Thanks for coming by and for the kind congrats. Like you, I love the novella collections!

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  12. I guess about now for the Christmas stories. But decorating will have to wait til after Thanksgiving.
    Looking forward to reading this book!

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    1. me too! I mean I'm looking forward to reading this collection. If I put up my Christmas Village, that will be during Thanksgiving. But I only do that when I host Christmas!

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    2. Hello Paula! I'm not going to decorate for a few months, either...but I do occasionally buy Christmas books this early so I can have them when I'm ready!

      Deb, I want to see a pic of your Christmas village!

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  13. Congratulations to all the Authors and thank you for this opportunity! Im ready for Christmas the moment we get the first cool front and that's when I'm OK with reading Christmas stories! We don't officially start decorating until Thanksgiving day however, I usually allow myself to listen to Christmas music or watch a Christmas Hallmark movie by then ;)!

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    1. Hi Jessy! I'm with you--Thanksgiving weekend. And yes to the music and definitely yes to the Hallmark movies! Can't wait! LOL

      Have a great weekend!

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  14. Dropping by to wave an excited hello to you ladies. What could be better than hot chocolate served by such handsome waiters?
    This is a lovely post about a beautiful book that I hope everyone gets a chance to read. Good luck in the contest everyone!

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    1. Hi Kathleen! So love being in this collection with you! Your story is fantastic!!! I'm glad you could come by and join in the party! Have some more cocoa! :)

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  15. I'm so excited about this wonderful collection of Christmas novellas. Congratulations author's for your contribution to it. The holiday excitement is already in the air especially with the air finally cooler. I start decorating for Christmas right after Thanksgiving but reading Christmas stories starts in September. I LOVE them!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Deanne! I love Christmas stories, too. One year I started reading them in the summer! <3 Sometimes you just need a little Christmas.

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  16. Congratulations to Shannon V. and Jennifer C. for winning the copies! Thanks to all who came by and entered! Have a wonderful fall (and Christmas, too!).

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