It's already the second week of December, and I have a 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

OH, CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Jane Porter is in this week's spotlight. The book is a standalone set in Marietta, Montana, and if you've read any of her stories set there, you'll see a few familiar characters in this one. Here's what I had to say about this book when I recommended it on Bookbub:

“Oh, Christmas Night has two of my favorite things: small town at Christmastime and a bookstore! For those who have read any of Jane Porter’s stories set in Marietta, you’ll see a few familiar faces. For those new to the setting, the heroine is too, so you’ll get to explore the town through her eyes! It’s a wonderful place to spend the holidays! I could really feel for the heroine (though I would love for someone to gift me a bookshop!) as she tried to figure out what to do. The hero could have gone two ways with this plot, but he proves himself to be a really good guy, time and time again. And the ending. Sigh… It was the perfect end to this sweet, heartwarming Christmas romance.” – Melissa McClone

Here's the blurb for A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE:

Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.

Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.

The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.

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I'm a big fan of Christmas romances and Jane Porter, so I was excited to read this one when it came out. You can check out my recommendation above! I've used the bookstore that features in this story in a couple of my books set in Marietta, Montana, so I was curious to see what happened to it. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Owning a bookstore would be a dream come true for me. What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (December 16th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 23rd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Kathy G! Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, December 10th to Monday, December 16th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 12/23/19. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Jane for sponsoring a tote bag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.