Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Warm Winter!




Are you ready for Christmas? Are you going nuts with shopping, baking, sending Christmas cards and everything else the season entails?

Relax and enjoy some of the sights of the season.


What would Christmas be without cookies? 


I love Christmas lights! Here's some from my city.



I love angels!


These poinsettias are placed on the boulevard between the east and west lanes on a main street downtown. They really light up the night!


And my dog Lou is always ready for Christmas!

You can always relax with a good book, and this Christmas I hope you'll choose one of mine.


Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

To read an excerpt please check out FIRST AND AGAIN on my website.

I'm giving away an ecopy of FIRST AND AGAIN to one commenter who tells me what she/he is doing to get ready for Christmas this year. Or you can tell me what your favorite Christmas cookie is! The prize will be rewarded by December 24, 2014 so speak now!

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22 comments:

  1. I made oreo balls for family and friends. My girlfriend and I made molassses cookies and they were awesome. That is probably my favorite cookie is a molasses one.

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    1. I think my mom used to make a type of molasses cookie. Brings back fond memories of childhood Christmas!

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    2. Hi angieia. If you read this, could you get in touch with me at jana dot richards at hotmail dot com ? Thanks!

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  2. My favorite is pfeffernusse, yum!

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    1. I'm not familiar with pfeffernusse. Can someone tell me what's in it? Thanks for stopping by Kaisquared.

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    2. Hi kaisquared. If you read this, could you get in touch with me at jana dot richards at hotmail dot com ? Thanks!

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  3. I'm not doing much, presents have already been bought, but that's it so far. The tree will go up tomorrow or the next day, and I'm only going to make one batch of fudge this year, rather than the usual three.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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    1. Fudge is one of my favorites, too. Sounds like you are pretty much ready for Christmas, Jen. I hope you have a good Christmas!

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  4. Buckeyes, which are really candy, but I classify them as a cookie.

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    1. I'm not familiar with Buckeyes. What's in them? I guess it's something that hasn't made its way up here to Canada!

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  5. My favorite cookies are the ones my grandma taught me to make: raisin filled cookies. An ethnic tradition--- Croatian!
    cherylslife67(at)charter(dot)net

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    1. Sounds delicious, Cheryl. Merry Christmas!

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  6. I really like Snickerdoodles.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for commenting Holly. Snickerdoodles sound great!

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  7. I made 8 dozen peanut blossom cookies last night. They are my husbands favorite Christmas cookie. His mom used to make them so he was very happy last night.

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    1. Christmas is all about traditions, and eating foods that our parents used to make. Merry Christmas Jean!

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    2. Hi Jean. If you read this, could you get in touch with me at jana dot richards at hotmail dot com ? Thanks!

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  8. I am behind this year. Haven't started baking yet so I guess it will be all day tomorrow. Chocolate oatmeal cookies, fudge, crockpot candy, pecan butter balls, banana bread cookies etc.

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    1. Wow, that sounds like a lot of baking! Have fun!

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    2. Hi kec200. If you read this, could you get in touch with me at jana dot richards at hotmail dot com ? Thanks!

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  9. Hi! Happy holidays! Thank you all for the fun!! Hope you have a blast with your family! I always cook all kinds of cookies! My favorite are the sugar cookies. :D
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love sugar cookies too. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Shadow!

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