Ready for a Christmas book “authors with heart” feature and prize pack? I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2017. You'll get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to two Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM.

The talented Jane Porter has a new release out this week called AWAY IN MONTANA, a lovely Christmas-set historical novel. This is the first story in her new Paradise Valley Ranch series. Check out this reviews:

“I cannot give high enough praise for this story. It will draw you in and wring every emotion possible from you as you fall into the lives of McKenna and Sinclair. It’s impossible not to. And the ending… there are no words for that ending. You need to read this one. You deserve it.” — Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf

Here's the blurb for AWAY IN MONTANA:

janeBeautiful, spirited heiress McKenna Frasier–daughter to one of the Butte Copper Kings—vowed eternal love to Sinclair Douglas before she left for college and an introduction to society. Four years in New York and travel abroad have opened her eyes, making her realize she wanted more than marriage and a simple Montana life. But when McKenna commits an unforgivable transgression and destroys her reputation, her dreams are shattered and she is forced to return to Montana disgraced, disowned and unmarriageable.

Sinclair Douglas left Butte to escape the Frasier power and Frasier name, but suddenly all anyone talks about in Marietta is scandalous McKenna Douglas, Paradise Valley’s new teacher. Sin doesn’t want to know about McKenna anymore. He doesn’t want to have to help her, and he sure as hell doesn’t want to love her. But McKenna has lived so long in his heart that it’s her home–even if she doesn’t deserve to be there.

But if there is one man who knows how to rebuild a life when all dreams have been smashed, it’s fierce, uncompromising Sinclair Douglas. Can Sinclair and McKenna heal enough to find their own Christmas miracle, and one more chance at love?

Available at:

Amazon Kindle/Amazon Print/BN NOOK/Kobo/iBooks/Google Play

I can't wait to read this one. I've read Jane's contemporaries set in Marietta, Montana and this will take readers back to the earliest founding families. So excited. What do you think?

img_0060Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture (Thirty-One Gifts memory pouches (2), fuzzy socks, Christmas socks, Montana Born Books swag pack, scarf, door hanger bells, travel manicure set, coloring journal, pen, notepad, lip gloss, bottle cap keyring, shower puffy, tissue, 2 recipe cards, and bookmarks!) I'll pick the winner from the comment section using and announce the name next Wednesday morning (December 14th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 19th, to claim their prize.

*** The winner is Hi Carrie E! Please see the comment section for how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from December 8th at 11:30 am PT to December 14th at 6 am PT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prize will be given away at a later date. Void where prohibited by law.

A special thanks to Jane for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been doing this every year I've asked and can't thank her for all the books (one for each of the thirty-totes) she's sent.