Tuesday, December 3, 2019

#GIVEAWAY #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Christine Rimmer


Welcome to Christine Rimmer's holiday post she's got a love affair with a certain candy and she's telling all about how she indulges one time a year.
Enjoy Christine's post a showcase of her Christmas tale and she's got a giveaway too, details below.
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Of her 2018 holiday novel
Same Time Next Christmas US ONLY
to two lucky winners!
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Christine's Christmas Post

Hi everyone!  It’s so great to visit you again here on The Reading Frenzy Blog’s Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Extravaganza featuring Harlequin authors and their holiday stories. I write for Harlequin’s Special Edition line.  At Special Edition, we’re all about family connections and the rich traditions that bind us. That’s why every year when I visit you all here, I like to share one of my own personal family traditions. This year, I want to talk about one of my most anticipated Christmas indulgences.
For me, Christmas is the one time of year when I allow myself to splurge on a pound-size box of my favorite candy in the whole, wide world—See’s.  Every year, shortly after Thanksgiving, I head for the Clackamas Town Center Mall where I visit the See’s store and indulge myself in 16 delicious ounces of mixed dark chocolates. 

Oh, my!  Soooo good.  I love See’s.  I love their stores, all white with a homey black-and-white floor.   To me, See’s candy is the ultimate holiday treat.  When I lived in Oklahoma, you could only get See’s at mall stands during the holidays.  But here in Oregon, we have a whole store full of See’s year-round at our mall, complete with friendly clerks in white aprons and that famous checkerboard floor.  At See’s, you always get a free sample.  Last time I visited, I got dark chocolate raspberry cream.  Happy Holidays, indeed!
 I love the See’s box, with that sweet picture of Mary See on it.  Doesn’t she just look like everyone’s perfect grandma?  Not to mention one brilliant candy maker.  
I’ve been eating See’s candy since early childhood.  I was born and raised in California and See’s is a California company founded in Los Angeles in 1921.  When I was little and holiday bells were ringing, you can bet that one of my grandmas or a generous uncle would always show up with a big box of See’s to share.   I loved the mystery of choosing a chocolate from the box.  I mean, you never really knew for sure what you were getting until you bit into it.  I liked nutty chews and cream-filled the best.  Not a big fan of fruit centers.  But I was taught that once you touched it, you ate it.  So I would dutifully eat even the ones with the maraschino cherries in the center.  And hope for better luck next time the candy box came my way.
Do you have a favorite See’s candy?  Or if not See’s, what’s your favorite holiday treat?  Whatever sweet temptation makes you smile, happy Hanukkah, a richly non-commercial Festivus, a joyous Kwanzaa, a very merry Christmas and a productive and prosperous New Year to all!
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Christine's new Christmas Book

The Right Reason to Marry
by Christine Rimmer
Miniseries: The Bravos of Valentine Bay

Synopsis
She turned him down. Twice.

Karin Killigan refuses to marry Liam Bravo solely for the sake of their pending baby. This time, the widowed mother of two is holding out for true lasting love. And even though she is knee-deep in kids and family chaos, Karin and Liam’s attraction is hotter than ever, but Karin won’t settle. Liam will have to prove he’s in it for love if he wants a family for his baby’s first Christmas.


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Stop by tomorrow for Stacy Connelly's Christmas message and find out what she's writing and reading about this Christmas!
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44 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance. Merry Christmas

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    1. Patty, Debbie does this every year. I love to visit The Reading Frenzy. Thanks stopping by--and Merry Christmas! XOXO!

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    2. Patty thanks for the visit and yes Christine is right I do this every year and she has participated in every one. Merry Christmas to you

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  2. Thank you for the chance the book sounds amazing.

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    1. Donamae, thanks for coming by. Good luck on the drawing! XOXO!

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    2. I can't wait to read my copy Donamae, thanks for visiting and good luck

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  3. Love the cover of the book πŸ“–

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    1. The Right Reason to Marry or Same Time, Next Christmas??? I love them both, actually.

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  4. These books both sound great. I haven't read this line before.

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    1. Kim, it's considered the home and and family line--down-to-earth characters and complex relationships--and of course, lots of romance!

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    2. Kim this is my very favorite of the HQN series because they are so realistic starring down to earth folks and Christine is one of the best of SE :)

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  5. I love chocolate, have never had See's candy before. Your book sounds interesting. Merry Christmas

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    1. Oh Doris you are missing out, they are delish!

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    2. Doris, See's is SOOO good. And it might show up for the holidays in your local mall. Deb, XOXO!

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  6. I love See's candy. I won a gift card last year and bought a box of their chocolate truffles and they were so good.

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    1. oh truffles, yes. I personally love their dark chocolates with nuts.

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    2. Mary, I do need some of their truffles. Stat!

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  7. Oh Oh Oh. I love that choice of mixed dark chocolate. Definitely great taste!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I am in the mood for some more holiday reads and now I desperately want some chocolate!

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    1. Kimberly, As you might be able to figure out, I want chocolate, too!!!

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  9. I had never heard of See's way back in 2003, but I was entering lots and lots of contests back then, and won a year's worth of Candy from them. I look forward to receiving treats once a month for an entire year, so I totally understand why you love them so much! Hugs, RO

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    1. Holy cow a year's worth you rock! hugs

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    2. RO, you hit the jackpot! I'm smiling extra wide just imagining a whole year's worth coming right to my door....

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  10. There is a See's at a mall not too far away. Plus my mom had relatives that would send treats from CA. I always loved the suckers!

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  11. holdenj, that is the best thing--when the relatives send them. And now I think I need a sucker, too!!

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    1. I know right. Have you tried the suckers Christine?

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  12. Those chocolates look delish!!

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  13. My weakness is Purdy's Chocolates (they also give free samples!)--and now I'm thinking I need to chocolates to enjoy along with the latest Bravos of Valentine Bay story . . .

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    1. hmm I've not heard of Purdy's I'll have to check them out and there no better read than a Bravo read :)

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  14. Wonderful opportunity. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  15. I have never been to a See's store, but definitely like the tradition of buying a box of chocolates. I need one!

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    1. Oh the smells when you walk in Dianna, I remember they use to be in all the malls

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