Friday, December 7, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Michelle Major A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion


Michelle Major is yet another Special Edition author that when I saw a book by her come up for review I smiled because I knew I was in for a treat.
Michelle has a guest post about her favorite (sort of) tradition. She is also sponsoring a #giveaway see below for details.
Enjoy!



“Marry me, Maggie.”

The conclusion of Maggie & Griffin’s trilogy
Mayor Maggie Spencer is too busy prepping Stonecreek for its holiday spectacular to pine over lost love Griffin Stone. Until he returns—this time with a son! Griffin couldn’t say no to becoming the boy’s guardian. Neither can he say goodbye to Maggie. As Christmas nears, there’s only one thing he wants to say to his first and only love: “Forever.”










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A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion
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Michelle's Holiday Message:

My Favorite (Sort of) Holiday Tradition

I see a lot of friends on Facebook who do 'Elf on the Shelf' in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It's fun to see all the elfin adventures and I admire the creativity of little powdered sugar footprints of the trouble their elves get into through the house. My kids were too old for this tradition, which is probably a good thing for all of us. I have great intentions but get easily overwhelmed or scattered during the holidays--there's always so much going on. When my kids were very young, we started the tradition of the Advent Calendar. Twenty-five days before Christmas with small gifts to celebrate the season. These are tiny things--a pack of gum or chocolate coins or chapstick.


They are teenagers now--13 and 16--and this year I gently suggested we 'retire' the calendar and was shocked at how vehemently they refused. Especially because I'm terrible at remembering to add the gifts so most of December is spent with me running through the house in the morning to the spot where I've hidden the supplies while yelling at my children "go back in your rooms, I didn't forget!" I've tried all kinds of systems for getting things in there, but inevitably December madness takes over and I forget. But maybe that's part of what they love? The tradition is kind of silly and messy and not all perfect, much like our family. I have a feeling that one of the 'remember when' stories they share years from now is going to be about how Mom could never remember the Advent Calendar. To me, those are some of the sweetest memories - not when things were perfect around Christmas but the unique and special moments.

I remember coming home from Christmas Eve services the first year we had a cat to the tree on its side, ornaments scattered everywhere, with the cat hidden in the branches. It still makes me smile (and I learned early to attach the fragile ornaments with wire to my own tree!). So I stashed my Advent Calendar supplies close to where the calendar hangs this year and I'm doing my best to remember. We'll all laugh when that doesn't happen. Do you have a favorite tradition in your family? I'd love to hear about it. Hope your December is merry and bright!
 

 Books 1&2 in the Maggie & Griffen trilogy



About the author:
Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.


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32 comments:

  1. I read my first Harlequin novel when I was 21.

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    1. Anita - I was 30! I had so much catching up to do - I'd hide in the bathroom at work with books. :-)

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    2. ah a real late bloomer. I love that you take them in the bathroom at work :)

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    3. Hey Debbie - Not sure why I was showing up as "unknown" on my first couple of replies. Yes, it was me hiding in the bathroom. First at work - then I'd hide from my family so I could read in peace. Ha ha ha.

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    4. Oh My gosh I have no idea why either and what a fun thing to learn about you Michelle :) xo

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  2. I LOVED my gift calendar as a kid. I will make one myself to S one day

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    1. our Advent calendars only had windows you opened to see the date no gifts I guess my mom was mean LOL

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    2. I gave my grandsons advent calendars filled with chocolate candy. I have a wood advent calendar with drawerfor my house.

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    3. Awe that's a nice gift thanks for sharing lin

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    4. Debbie - I wish I would have thought to get one with only windows - ha!

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    5. Linda - What a sweet gift for your grandsons!

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  3. I've been reading it since I was like 15 years old, I like the way some of Harlequins have been written.

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    1. My daughter is 13 and I've loved introducing her to some of the sweeter YA romances!

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  4. Shows how young at heart they still are at 13 and 16yrs!

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  5. Our only real tradition was opening all the presents the night before Christmas.

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    1. Mary - I can remember when my family switched to opening presents on Christmas Eve - I loooved not having to wake early for it!

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    2. See we have always opened on Christmas morning

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  6. What a great visual--running around to fill those pockets, how fun! I always liked getting out all of the Christmas holiday books when the kids were younger. They only come out this time of year!

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  7. Baking always takes place Xmas eve day. No matter what happens I had to always find myself in the kitchen that day with a mountain load of work

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    1. Natasha - I'm sure it's appreciated. I love holiday baking although by Christmas Eve I'm worn out!

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    2. I agree with Michelle Natasha, hopefully this year there's someone in there with you!
      Merry Christmas

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  8. Aw that's so sweet that they love it like that and enjoy the tradition <3

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  9. interesting to have a trilogy

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