As we head toward the last full week in November, I have another “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway post from the upcoming 2020 project. 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 Tule Publishing‘s THE SECRET CHRISTMAS by Mallory Kane and Deborah Cox. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the set:

“If you enjoy Christmas romances with engaging characters, one with a great message of people coming together for good, then you will love The Secret Christmas as much as I did.” —Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A CONVENIENT CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL:

Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?

When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. When his uncle demands that he spy on the townspeople, Nick is torn. Should he choose family loyalty or his heart?

Christmas Valley restaurant owner Angela Corker isn’t happy to see Nicky Frost again. After his uncle banned Christmas, the residents have been struggling financially. So every year she puts on a “Secret Christmas” celebration for the town. Nick is beyond handsome and friendly, but can she trust him with her secret when his uncle is the town Grinch?

They both have secrets, but as they join forces to bring back the joy of Christmas, they discover so much more than they were looking for.

To read the book, click here!

Oh, what a great idea for a holiday story. The uncle sounds like a modern-day Scrooge. And I love the idea of a Secret Christmas. I can't wait to read this. 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 (November 30th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 7th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Barb Harrell. Please see comments on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 24th to Monday, November 30th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 12/7/20. 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 Tule Publishing for sponsoring a tote bags for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.