Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday Traditions with Christy English of How to Train Your Highlander + #Giveaway

My Holiday Traditions

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, and I have a few holiday traditions that do without fail, some in my own home, and some with my family. It is such a great time to visit with family and friends and to realize how blessed I truly am.

I put up a tiny tree every year.
My apartment is small, so my tree is, too. My plastic tree is festooned with colored lights, forest animal figurines and teapot ornaments. Maybe next year I’ll be in a larger space with a larger tree, but for now, in my cozy apartment, my tiny tree is perfect.

I make fudge.
I love chocolate. It is one of the best reasons to be alive on Earth. And I make Fantasy Fudge every year, using the recipe off the marshmallow cream jar. Delicious!

I spend every Christmas with my mom, my dad and my brother, and every Christmas Eve we come home from church and I make hot cheese dip which we eat with Doritos. I am not sure what is Christmas-y about hot cheese dip, but we all love it.

Whatever you do, and wherever you are this holiday season, I hope your time and your home is filled with love and joy and blessings.

29201128How to Train Your Highlander 
(Broadswords and Ballrooms #3)
by Christy English
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Original TitleHow to Train Your Highlander
ISBN 1492612936
She's the Hellion of Hyde Park...

A foolproof plan to avoid marriage:
1. Always carry at least three blades.

2. Ride circles around any man.
3. Never get caught in a handsome duke's arms.

Wild Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters is living on borrowed time. She's managed to dodge the marriage banns up to now, but even Englishmen can only be put off for so long...and there's one in particular who has her in his sights.

Harold Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is enchanted by the beautiful hellion who outrides every man on his estate and dances Scottish reels while the ton looks on in horror. The more he sees Mary, the more he knows he has to have her, tradition and good sense be damned. But what's a powerful man to do when the Highland spitfire of his dreams has no desire to be tamed...

Broadswords and Ballrooms

About the Author:
Christy English
Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in North Carolina.

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  1. when family comes over at xmas eve and we have a great time

  2. We have so many different traditions but my favorite is the tree. We always cut one down...this year is about 13 feet tall. I collect ornaments and have about 700 - 800. It's so fun seeing all of them each year.

  3. Decorating the Christmas tree.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I love decorating the Christmas tree with my grandson.p

  5. Putting up the tree after thanksgiving and have a nice family dinner.

  6. There are a few but one is the whole family comingtogether for Chrstmas dinner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at)

  7. my town has a Christmas Eve Carol sing around the town green

  8. I like decorating the tree and making holiday cookies.

  9. I enjoy sitting with family and opening gifts together, especially with my young grandchildren there.

  10. Thank you all for sharing your traditions with us :)

  11. Baking Christmas cookies on Christmas eve.


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