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Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Brand New Read from Terri Blackstock! What could be a better Christmas gift???? Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

                    "Catching Christmas"
                        By Terri Blackstock
About the Book:

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance, Christmas

Release Date: October 9, 2018
This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time
As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.
The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is making his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.
When Finn meets Sydney, he’s quite sure that she’s never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He’s willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie’s Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.

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My Thoughts:

I have NEVER been disappointed with a book by Terri Blackstock and this one was no exception! Admittedly, it is very different from her usual style, however, it drew me into the story immediately and appealed to the ultimate reason for Christmas, Christ's birth , love and forgiveness. This rather light hearted romance touches on some aspects of life that are difficult to deal with any time, let alone during the Christmas season. Ageing is a process that none of can escape. The effects, often very sad,  which were so eloquently described in this tale, touched me deeply. It reminded me to approach every day as a gift to be enjoyed. 

The characters are vividly and realistically described , so well in fact, that the reader is immediately drawn into their lives. Being able to identify with them so easily makes a perfect story. Family relationships are rarely simple with which to deal , as the lives of two young people  and one elderly lady clearly shows us. Both Sydney and Finn are overcome with guilt  over the neglect of loved ones. I think each one of us can identify with that. Can we ever do enough for those we care for the most?? 

The plot moves at a steady pace with just enough twists and turns to keep a reader glued to the page! Some unexpected events caused me to panic, other times, I had to giggle. 

A great easy to read book for the Christmas season!! Makes one think of what our real priorities in life should be!!

This book was received from the author and Celebrate Lit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

About the Author

Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Catching Christmas is her first Christmas romance. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com Facebook: tblackstock Twitter: @terriblackstock

From Terri Blackstock

Enjoy this premium excerpt from Catching Christmas

To get you in the Christmas mood, here’s an early holiday playlist:
“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby
“I Heard the Bells” sung by MercyMe
“Light of the World” sung by Lauren Daigle
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sung by Amy Grant
“Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day” sung by Avalon
“Till the Season Comes ‘Round Again” sung by the Katinas

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To celebrate her tour, Terri is giving away a grand prize of a finished copy of Catching Christmas and a Christmas Tree Ornament!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d776/catching-christmas-celebration-tour-giveaway

1 comment:

  1. I’m dedinitely interested in reading Terri Blackstock books! This one sounds like a completely different style and I am game for that.
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    Perrianne Askew


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