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Tour: #Review & #Giveaway- I'll Be Home For Christmas by @LoriWilde #Christmas #AvonAddict

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Author Praise
“Tempered with love, a caring community, a dash of suspense, and the romantic delight of a Twilight Christmas, this engaging story brims with strength and hope-definitely one to savor.”
Library Journal on CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT

“Christmas at Twilight is a wonderful heartwarming story not to be missed. The characters are written with compassion as the love between the couple grows.”
RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) on CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT

“Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!”
Robyn Carr on A COWBOY CHRISTMAS

“A wonderful story… The ending will leave readers with the desire to make return visits to Jubilee, Texas.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 stars, on LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

“A pair of engaging protagonists, a wealth of wacky townsfolk, and a mystery with a dangerous twist add up to a charmingly sexy tale that will leave fans smiling.”
Library Journal on LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

“[T]heir personal development forms the heart and soul of the novel, a delicately revealing in-depth character study. Wilde’s clever combination of humor, sorrow and love brings a deeply appealing sense of realism.”
Publishers Weekly on ALL OF ME

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Do y'all want to know how much I am kicking myself for never reading a Lori Wilde book before?!?!?! This book was amazeballs!

We have Gabi, who decides she's done with following in her parents' footsteps by becoming a lawyer, switches lives (houses, jobs, etc.) with a woman from Twilight, Texas through the holiday season. See, her family doesn't and hasn't celebrated Christmas since Gabi was a child because of a death of a family member, that left them all deeply mourning. This factor in the book had me crying while reading the emotional roller coaster Gabi went through. It takes some strong writing skills to make the tears flow for me. Gabi needed to walk away from her life and essentially press reset on everything, and figure out who she really is and what she wants out of life. I've found that as of late, I am reading more and more heroines that get on my nerves with their indecisiveness, but Ms. Wilde wrote Gabi in a way which shows that under all her inner debates about what direction she wants her life to go, she is a strong and kind woman. I was seriously girl crushing on Gabi, wishing I could meet her so we can become best friends.

But let's not forget Joe! Normally a wanderer, he finds himself taking over the daily tasks of his grandfather's Christmas tree farm, to help out his grandfather, who was out of commission while recovering from a stoke. What we usually see in romance novels from our book boyfriends is a brooding, silent guy who slowly becomes more attached to the love interest, all while ignoring his feelings. I really enjoyed that Joe wasn't this. Well, he had his moments at the beginning, but he quickly broke out of the proverbial mold and we fast found that he is this really great guy, and just what Gabi needs. I enjoyed seeing his struggle with his emotions, and I don't mean denying them. He knew he was falling hard and fast for Gabi and knew he didn't want to impede her journey to finding herself by clouding her path with his feelings. I think if Ms. Wilde would have written him a different way, I wouldn't have enjoyed Joe as much as I did, and it wouldn't have been a five star rating for me.

I really could go on and on, but then what would be the point of reading the book, right? :) Ms. Wilde has me checking my bank account to see what I can spare so I can go and purchase her other titles. It's not often a book can draw me in and keep my interest like hers did. Especially while I've been in a reading slump! I look forward to reading more books from this series and any other she writes. I'm sure they will all but as wonderful and captivating as this one!

Author Info
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. www.twilighttexas.com

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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7 comments

  1. Good Morning! Thanks so much for featuring the book today and for the sweet review.

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  2. You are very welcome Lori! I really loved this book!

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  4. LOVE lori's books!! read all of them!! she takes us along on a journey that in our
    minds seems real as if we are there! also throws in some HOTTNESS to tease

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  5. I seriously loved this book. I have went and bought a few others already. Can't wait until I can actually read them!

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  6. smile emoticon " I'll Be Home For Christmas. " : I loved reading this book so very much, I even gave it a hug and a sigh a few times. Lori, everytime I see anything Christmas trees these days, I think of your wonderful book ... and the reason for the season woven by words - the gift of love.

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  7. I've read a few other Christmas books this season and this is still a standout for me. :)

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