Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas from South Africa with Photos and More!

Merry Christmas from South Africa!

We are spending Christmas at my in-laws' beach house on South Africa's West Coast. Here are a few photos to give you a peek at how we'll be spending the holiday. The girls are showing off their Pandora bracelets, which my mother-in-law adds to almost every Christmas with a new bead each. Wishing you a blessed Christmas with friends and family, if you are celebrating, and stay safe!

Sisters: Jessica, Amanda, and Samantha


Sugarplums and Mistletoe
by Michelle Pennington

Sugarplums and Mistletoe (Christmas in Willow Falls Book 2) by [Pennington, Michelle]

About the Book:

Title: Sugarplums and Mistletoe (Christmas in Willow Falls Book 2)| Author: Michelle Pennington | Pages: 147 | Genre: Clean Christmas Romance

Book Description:

He's her biggest competition. She's his greatest temptation.

Ruth Haynes is excited to start another Christmas season selling cookies from her store, Sugar Lips Cookie Company, on Old Main Street in Willow Falls. Everything is shaping up for her to have another successful year—that is until competition comes to town in the form of Mason Baker, the guy who broke her heart in high school. When he opens a chocolate store next door, her cookie business starts to crumble. Still, she can’t help but notice that he’s even more attractive and charming now, and no doubt he still gets everything he wants in life. Too bad he’s never wanted her.

Mason has come back to his hometown to open his very own business selling chocolate after studying under world-class chocolatiers in Europe. He risked everything he has on this new venture so he can't afford any distractions, especially from Ruth, who is definitely all grown up. Totally distracted by her beauty and talent, he can’t help but try to break down her defenses. Just when she begins to open up, however, his decision to bid against her for the catering job her business depends on threatens to ruin everything.

To find true success, Ruth and Mason must let go of everything they thought they wanted and create a life that’s truly sweet.

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My Review:

Sugarplums and Mistletoe is an uncomplicated romance about a curvy girl who owns a cookie shop and a handsome athlete whom she knew from high school who opens a chocolate shop next door. The competition is on, but the chemistry is too! Ruth was never popular at school, but she still had a crush on popular Mason who once told his friends that he'd never date her. Now that he's back, her confidence is still shaken. It doesn't help that Mason's chocolates will draw more clients than her cookies. Will they be able to embrace the chemistry with the competition?

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About the Author:
Michelle Pennington

Michelle Pennington

Michelle Pennington spends her days quoting movies with her husband and making messes faster than her four kids. She loves to make magic by stringing words together, but she also creates designer sugar cookies, sings loud in church, and kills too many house plants.

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.


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