Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blog Tour - Feasted On: A Merry Little Christmas by Anita Higman | Review & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Anita Higman, with a review of "A Merry Little Christmas," which is one of her latest novels!!

ALSO -- Be sure to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from October 18 - November 6, 2012 | Giveaway ends on November 6, 2012]

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Hardcover - Pages: 254; Kindle Edition - File Size: 363 KB | Expected Release Date: October 1, 2012 | Publisher: Summerside Press | Obtained: LitFuse Publicity Group

"A Merry Little Christmas" by Anita Higman

My Book Summary : Set in 1961 -- All her life Franny has wanted to be a musician but since she doesn't have, the music ability she has wants to live in the city to become a radio DJ. All she needs to do is sell her family's farm.

One day Charlie (a man from a rich family who is trying to prove himself) shows up at the farm wanting to buy it from her. However, since Charlie is more of a city boy then a farmer they came to an agreement where Franny stays onto teach him everything she can for three weeks then she'll move to the city. During their time together they become very close but when the time comes for Franny to leave they still part ways.

That is until both of their dreams end up with complications making their paths cross again, making them become even closer. Over their time together will they be able to accomplish their personal and shared goals that God has laid out for them or will other people end up getting in their way?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, this is a sweet novel about accomplishing dreams, staying true to yourself, and believing that good things will happen to those who put their faith in God. Also, it tells you that when you find love you need to try to hang onto it and nourish it.

I loved getting to know Charlie & Franny. Especially getting to read about Charlie's charming ways and seeing how forthright Franny is in her beliefs. They made a great pair!

My only complaint was how quickly everything seemed to wrap up in the end when it came to Charlie's father. I say this because his father seemed to be more willing change his mind within such a short time span (for the book) then what I would say was believable. Nevertheless, I did like the ending of this novel and how the plot came together for Franny & Charlie; it was very idealistic and enchanting.

I recommend this novel to anyone to enjoy Christian romances!

Author's Novel Extras : Book Club Discussion Questions

Author's Series Interview(s) :

Book Teaser(s) :
"You sure I can birth pigs? I can't even sit down."
"You'll be great." Franny took a big forkful of eggs. "The babies usually come all by themselves, but sometimes they need a little help. So we're there in case Mom needs us."
Charlie sat so close to Franny that he wished he'd showered. Hopefully he'd have plenty of time later in the morning. Farmers surely took coffee breaks. ~ within Chapter 6
She took in a deep breath. Memories of her youth wafted around her like a sweet breeze. "As a kid, I thought this view was paradise."
"And now?"
"Still paradise." Without thinking, she started to hum "White Christmas." She chuckled. "Sorry...habit of mine. Do you hum too?"
"No, but I've been caught whistling from time to time. Some women don't like it. They think its juvenile or old-fashioned or something. So I don't do it much anymore."
Well, I don't think it's juvenile or old-fashioned. "The farm is a great place to whistle." ~ within Chapter 28
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Anita, then please check out her website.

About the Author :

Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

Giveaways!! :

Author Anita Higman invites readers to kick off the season with a spirited holiday tale.

Anita is spreading the Christmas cheer by giving away...

  • A copy of "A Merry Little Christmas" to 15 randomly drawn contestants during the tour

To Enter : To win "A Merry Little Christmas," just head over to THE CONTEST PAGE at Anita's website and fill out the short form. Be sure to put BLOG CONTEST in the Subject Line. That's it.

ALSO -- Be sure to check out LitFuse's other Blog Tour Stops for this novel!!

Winners will be announced on the Litfuse blog (and notified by email) on November 9th!

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