A new month means more 2020 “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature. Usually these follow the Mother's Day tote bag projects, but this year that is on hold. As soon as we can reschedule the authors and I will get tote bags to the three Fisher Houses. But until then, enjoy these books from the authors who will be sponsoring the 2020 Mother's Day thermal bags for 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. They will also be participating in the big readers giveaway at the end of the project!

This week's spotlight features CHRISTMAS IN BAYBERRY by Jennifer Faye. This new release is a small-town Christmas romance from Hallmark Publishing. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the book:

“Christmas in Bayberry was a festive read. I liked Ms.Faye’s style of writing and felt as though I was a part of the magic of Bayberry. This book was full of quirky characters that were entertaining to read about. It was a heart warming and enjoyable read.”—Goodreads Reviewer

Here's the blurb for CHRISTMAS IN BAYBERRY:

She’s trying to save the family candle company.
He’s trying not to fall for Bayberry—and her—again.

Kate Taylor knows what she wants in life: to one day run her family’s candle business, which is at the heart of the close-knit community of Bayberry, Vermont. But the company isn’t doing well.

Wesley Adams is on the fast track to be an assistant vice president at his financial firm in Manhattan. Before the promotion is announced, he’s sent to this small town from his past to do an analysis of the candle company.

He doesn’t expect to bump into his childhood crush, Kate, and when he does, sparks fly. As he spends time in Bayberry, he falls for the town’s Christmas traditions—and for her. But he has a responsibility to submit an honest report. Will it extinguish Kate’s dreams…along with any chance they have for a future together?

This heart-warming romance contains a free Hallmark original recipe for Cast Iron Beef Stew.

To read the book, click here!

I'm so in the Christmas in July mood, and what better way to enjoy it with a new book from my dear friend, Jennifer. We both wrote for Harlequin Romance and Tule. This sounds like a fun read. Christmas and second chances go well together. And I want to see what happens with the candle company. 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 (June 13th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, July 20th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner of the gift card is Doris Lankford. Please see comments on how to claim your prize! ***

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A special thanks to Jennifer for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.