Hello my Lovely Readers! I'm excited to be part of This Christmas Blog Tour! Christmas is fast approaching, and I don't know about you, but I'm getting my Christmas reads gathered together. I have to say, This Christmas looks like a great read!
In this light hearted and festive sequel to THIS SUMMER, Hadley and Will rekindle their relationship against the sparkling winter backdrop of upstate New York. This is a must read for fans of HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover.
As part of the blog tour, I asked if Ms Duncan would share some of her favorite Christmas Traditions, and here's what she wrote:
My favorite Christmas traditions are as follows:
Family dinners on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day involving perogies and golumpki’s. And more recently, lasagna!
Fire. I love sitting by the fireplace after a filling meal with family.
Giving gifts. I love seeing smiles on everyone’s faces (especially my puppy) when the gifts are opened.
Spending a very special time with family.
The tree! I love picking out the perfect tree and decorating it!
Speaking of decorating and picking out the perfect tree, here is a snippet from This Christmas where Will and Hadley find their Christmas tree:
“Let’s find you a Christmas tree.”
We spend the better part of ten minutes locating the axe he dropped during our impromptu snowball fight before arriving at the grove. I find the perfect tree within minutes. The shape and fullness of it is optimal for my vision of Christmas, but I feel bad cutting it down.
Will senses this and wraps an arm around my shoulder. “How about we come back here in the spring and plant another one in its place?”
I lean my head against his shoulder. “Promise?”
I wander through the other trees as Will chops down the one I chose. The trees further into the grove have a lot of pine cones which quickly give me an idea. I collect several before they start to overpower me and fall one by one to the ground. I need at least two dozen to do what I want and the tree we cut down only has a few.
I unzip my coat and shove the pinecones I already have into it. Snow gets under my sweatshirt and through to my skin, but the sacrifice will be worth it. I have just enough when I hear Will calling for me.
I meet him by the tree I picked which is on the ground. He lifts it by the trunk and starts walking towards the cabin. He opens his hand at his side and I take it, getting more excited with each step I take.”
About This Christmas:
This year, if Hadley wrote her dream Christmas list, it would go something like this:
1. Spend every waking – and sleeping – moment with her incredibly gorgeous boyfriend, Will.
2. Figure out what’s been bugging him lately. Yes, going away to college has been tough…but it’s time they reconnected.
3. Enjoy a sparkling Christmas in New York City, gazing at the Rockefeller tree, going ice skating, and drinking steaming mugs of cocoa in Central Park.
So, driving off to spend Christmas in a rustic cabin in the woods wasn’t exactly the plan. But when it comes to her irresistible, and at times, impossible boyfriend, nothing’s ever that simple. And as fantasies of an icy Times Square are replaced by a clumsily decorated tree, making snowmen and the warmth of a log fire, Hadley feels herself falling in love all over again.
Except does Will have something to tell her that could change Hadley’s happily-ever-after Christmas dreams into a not-so-winter wonderland after all?
Don't miss this festive sequel novella to This Summer.
Also in the This Summer series: THIS SUMMER by Katlyn Duncan!
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.
Want to get to know Katlyn better? Check out her Dear Reader post on Barclay Publicity’s Book Scoop Blog!
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