Thursday, December 13, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza RaeAnne Thayne Season of Wonder

I have loved both RaeAnne's series novels and her full length books for years. Her storytelling is fantastic and Season of Wonder was wonderful. Enjoy learning about Season of Wonder my review and a special holiday recipe from RaeAnne. RaeAnne is offering a giveaway details below.

It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?

Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her latehusband, in the most notorious way possible.

Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.

As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…

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RaeAnne's Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe:

One of my family’s favorite recipes during the holidays (and the rest of the year!) is marinated grilled pork tenderloin. It’s easy, fast and delicious and almost always provides a few leftovers that can be enjoyed a day or two later in fajitas. The touch of cinnamon adds a festive touch.
I prefer this recipe grilled for ten minutes on each side (even in the snow, my husband fires up his grill!) but it also works well if you sear each side on the stove and then roast in a roasting pan for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch garlic powder
pork tenderloin

Add all ingredients except pork in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to mix. Place pork in bag with marinade. Seal and refrigerate 6-12 hours.

If grilling, preheat grill for high heat. Lightly oil grate. Place tenderloin on grill and discard marinade. Cook 20 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness. Slice into medallions and serve.

If using oven, preheat oven to 400 F. Heat 1-2 T olive oil in medium-sized frying pan. Sear tenderloin on each side, including the ends. Transfer to a rack on a roasting pan or baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until it reaches an internal heat of 160. Allow to rest for five minutes or more before slicing into medallions.

My Review:

Season of Wonder
RaeAnne Thayne

You can always count on RaeAnne Thayne to deliver a heartwarming holiday tale and Season of Wonder is another prime example. Mix charming, flawed characters, small town pleasantries and pettiness, a slow burning romance, adorable dogs and two needy kids and you’ll get a done to perfection Christmas story.
Dani trying to juggle being a single mom and her brand new Vet practice plus trying to hide a past she’s ashamed of in a nosey small town makes for an engaging page turning read. But the stand-outs in this seasonal story have to be Dani’s daughters 13 year old Silver, troubled but with a heart of gold and 6 year old Mia who’s simply adorable. Plus the four legged costars and the simmering attraction between Dani and the hunky deputy it’s a win win!
So if you’re looking for a sweet and spicy holiday read heavy on the sweet and light on the spicy put Season of Wonder on your wish list.
Dani Capelli fresh out of Vet School needed a fresh new beginning far away from her tragic past and when the Haven Point Idaho town Vet offered her an internship with the possibility of taking over his practice she couldn’t move herself and her two daughters fast enough. But not all is good in paradise, when her troubled teen strikes out by breaking the law she wonders if she should run again. Especially when a gorgeous small town cop that she has no business lusting after offers to help get her daughter back on the right track.
Haven Point deputy Ruben Morales always thought he’d be settled by now with 2.5 kids and a sweet agreeable wife. Trouble is his heart keeps pointing him in the direction of the recently transplanted prickly, standoffish new town Vet, the one that comes with two daughters and a past full of secrets. He’s all for breaking the ice but this ice queen has other ideas.

About the author:
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at

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  1. Thanks so much for the giveawaya Debbie!

  2. Thanks for these wonderful features and giveaways. Have a beautiful holiday.

  3. I haven't read this author. Sounds good though. I'm always up for a new recipe.

  4. Great post - love the recipe! And thanks so much for the fun of a giveaway!

  5. This sounds like a great book! I am going to have to try her recipe because it sound delicoius!

  6. I love RaeAnne's books and that pork sounds amazing!

  7. I think I read my first HQN book in 6th grade!

  8. I love RaeAnne Thayne & would love to win her book! I also entered the other giveaways. Thanks for he chances to win!!

  9. Thanks for the recipe. I enjoy Thayne every time I pick up one her books.

  10. I love everything RaeAnne writes!

  11. Thank you for doing these giveaways! Merry Christmas!

  12. I haven't read this book but o have read her and love her books. Recipe looks good but I never have sherry around.

    1. good to know Sharon, I bet you could substitute Red Wine

  13. Yes she certainly gets her Christmas mix well in her stories. I enjoyed this one for that reason.

  14. I would love to read Season of Wonder, sounds like a great read!

  15. I can't remember when I read my first Harlequin novel, it must have been sometime in my 20's when I first started reading romance books.

  16. Thanks for all these great giveaways!

  17. I've seen this book several times over the past week. It's such a pretty cover!

  18. She always has the most gorgeous covers doesn't she?