12 Days of Christmas Reads – The Tenth Day: ‘O Christmas Bree’ by Erynn Mangum

Tenth Day

Welcome to the tenth day of Christmas reads. I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end already! And we’ve already had some winners, too, so congratulations to those readers. As usual, there’ll be links to previous posts at the bottom of this one, but right now I’m going to introduce you to today’s guest author: Erynn Mangum!

~ Christmas with Erynn Mangum ~

Favourite Christmas carol/hymn – Can I say all of them? Ha! I LOVE Christmas music. Often, I start listening to it in October. I love how it’s the only time of the year that you can hear the gospel being played in public places and on public radio.

Yes! I often wonder whether people think about the words they’re singing when they sing Christmas carols, but I hadn’t thought about it from the point of view of so many people unwittingly proclaiming the Gospel in public! 

Favourite Christmas food – While I was growing up, we always had a huge Christmas dinner for lunch on Christmas day and I love it. We basically do another Thanksgiving meal, except we add sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies to the mix. It’s the best. My grandmother and mom always made homemade soft caramels – and now I do too! It makes the whole house smell like Christmas.

Oh, yum. Caramel is my weakness!

What’s one of your family’s Christmas traditions? – One thing my husband and I have done with our kids ever since my oldest was a toddler is giving new Christmas pajamas every year. They get to open one gift on Christmas Eve, and it’s always new jammies for them to wear that night. So much fun!

I’ve heard of a few people with that tradition. What a great idea!

This year, I’ll be celebrating Christmas with . . . My brother and sister-in-law and niece and nephew are all coming in town from California, so we are going to be piling in with them, my other brother and his family and my sister in my parents’ house. It’s going to be nuts because there are now sixteen of us all together! I love it!

The more, the merrier!

This Christmas, I’m most looking forward to . . . The chaos of cousins running around, the yummy food everywhere and visiting with my family. We are rarely all in the same room together anymore so I’m really excited for that. And I’m SO excited to snuggle my new little niece and nephew – the last time my brothers both had newborns at Christmas, my daughter had just been born three days before, so I was a little out of it after the c-section. 😉 I’m so excited to hold babies and then give them back and go sleep all night. Ha!

Lol! I never thought I would actually get to that stage (the wanting to give them back part), but . . . yeah. 😊 And you’d think with SEVEN siblings or siblings-in-law, at least ONE of them could arrange to have a baby for me to cuddle…  😉

Send a brief Christmas message to all your readers: I hope this Christmas finds you surrounded by loved ones and delicious treats, but most of all, I pray this Christmas you come to the manger and see that it’s filled with hope. Jesus came, not so we can have all the pretty, sparkly, lit things like we – and especially I – love to put around our houses this time of year. He came to bring us hope. “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.” I’ve been thinking about those lyrics a lot lately. Our world is so weary and Jesus brought us the thrill of hope – the promise that this isn’t it! I pray that you come to a deeper understanding of Jesus and what He did on the cross, but also what He did in the manger.

~ About the Author ~

Erynn MangumI love to read, love to write and am very blessed to be a wife and mama of two precious boys and a beautiful little girl. Look for the Lauren Holbrook series (Miss Match, ReMatch, Match Point, Match Made and Bake Me A Match), the Maya Davis series (Cool Beans, Latte Daze and Double Shot) Sketchy Behavior, and the Paige Alder series (Paige Torn, Paige Rewritten and Paige Turned) and the Carrington Springs series (Katie in Waiting, Once Upon Eliza and Happily Ever Ashten) in paperback and ebook format, along with lots of ebook novellas. 🙂

Connect with Erynn:  Website  //  Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Instagram

~ About the Book ~

Bree Sanderson is the third generation owner of a Christmas Tree Farm and she could not love it more. With sales soaring and the Farm’s fame spreading, the Sandersons’ are already stretched tight for employees. When Bree’s dad gets sick right in the middle of the busy season, Bree is forced to hire a new Santa, who turns out to be a very nice, very cute, very single guy. Is God finally bringing someone to the Farm that could potentially meet Bree under the mistletoe? Or is this Christmas going to bring something even more unexpected?

Amazon US  //  Amazon AU  //  Goodreads

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Erynn has also released her four Christmas novellas in paperback! Collection includes:

The Christmas Watch
Merry and Bright
My Revised Christmas List
O Christmas Bree

Order from Amazon

 

~ Giveaway ~

Christmas Giveaway Erynn Mangum

Erynn is offering one lucky reader an eBook copy of O Christmas Bree.

To enter, comment on this post (even if it’s just to say ‘Thanks for the giveaway’!) and then click here to go to the giveaway.

* This giveaway is run through Rafflecopter. See full Terms and Conditions here.

 

 

Thanks to Erynn for joining me today and generously providing the giveaway copy. Don’t forget to join me again tomorrow, when my special guest will be Chautona Havig.

PS – You can also find a comprehensive list of Christmas-themed releases for 2017 on my aptly-named page Christmas Releases for 2017.

Missed a previous 12 Days of Christmas Reads post? You can visit them via the links below:

4th December – Debra E. Marvin
5th December – Melissa Tagg
6th December – Erica Vetsch
7th December – Susan May Warren
8th December – Lucette Nel
9th December – Amber Lynn Perry
10th Decmber – Golden Keyes Parsons
11th December – Laurie Germaine
12th December – Michelle Griep

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45 Responses to 12 Days of Christmas Reads – The Tenth Day: ‘O Christmas Bree’ by Erynn Mangum

  1. Lynola says:

    I love Erynn Mangum’s books.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Arletta Boulton says:

    Erynn is awesome! Thanks for the interview.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. karaleigh2 says:

    This sounds really great–ty for the giveaway!

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  4. Meghan says:

    Thanks for this interview. She is one of my favorite authors! Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Joan Arning says:

    Love Christmas giveaways!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Perrianne Askew says:

    I LOVE Erynn’s statement: “come to the manger.” If you just think for a moment how humble that beginning was: smelly animals, straw, cow slobber, probably dirt, dust and dander.
    She would be new to me. I appreciate the interview & giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Hannah Corner says:

    Loved the interview and thank you for the giveaway!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Kaylyn Scrivens says:

    I love Erynn and her writing!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jandhgort says:

    I’ve loved her books for years!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. kmhiggins says:

    I love Erynn! Her books are so great!!

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  12. Sarah Mathewson says:

    I love Erynn! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Karen C says:

    This is AWESOME! Erynn’s books are so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Pam K. says:

    I haven’t yet read any of Erynn’s books but the Christmas novella looks really good. It would be fun to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. karaleigh2 says:

    The book sounds really great–I’d love to read it!

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  17. Mary Young says:

    Merry Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win. I love Christmas stories.

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  19. Carrie says:

    both of those covers make me smile 🙂

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  20. agboss777 says:

    O Christmas Bree sounds like a fun, romantic read….Catchy title 🙂

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  22. Chanel M. says:

    Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

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