I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people. How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Psalm 111:1-2 NLT

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Book Review (and Contest): Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

What's not to love about a book that has a little bit of everything?

And, oh yeah. Best-selling author Susan May Warren's trademark engaging storytelling. 

I've already handed my copy of Baby, It's Cold Outside off to one of my friends. I'm willing to share a bit early Christmas cheer! And I also was intrigued by the different characters -- especially Violet, who dared to be herself and go against the "traditional" life expected of women back in the 1940s.Violet has her reasons for choosing to serve in the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC). The question is: What will Violet's choice cost her?

So what's Baby, It's Cold Outside about?

Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits.

It's Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn't ended for Dottie Morgan, who lost her only son in the war. She's preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.

When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance.

Read an excerpt here and find out the story behind the novel.

CONTEST INFO: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – warm up with a Kindle Fire from Susan May Warren

Warm up to Christmas early this year with Susan May Warren's Baby, It's Cold Outside! To celebrate the release of her new Christmas book with Summerside Press, she and the publisher are giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting an early Christmas Party on Facebook!

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

One festive winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. Giveaway ends on 10/26!

But, wait there’s more! Join Susan May Warren on 10/27 for merriment and a few early Christmas presents at her Baby, It's Cold Outside Christmas party! Grab your Christmas sweaters, socks and pj’s and join Susan and a few friends for a fireside chat about her recent books (Heiress & Baby, It’s Cold Outside), holiday traditions, favorite Christmas recipes, a trivia contest and more! Invite your friends and don’t miss the fun!

RSVP here and we'll see you on October 27th at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST!

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  1. I'm in the middle of this book. What I love most are all the details that pull me back in time to Dottie's home. The more I read, the warmer my heart grows for these characters. Lovely, lovely story.

  2. This sounds like a great read! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it. :)

  3. I bought one at Storycrafters & though I have other deadlines, can't resist. When I wake up in night, I grab and read on. Am now on p. 280. Love the change in Dottie, plus Jake is so loveable. This book is one of my new favorites.

  4. This was another, "Oh, no, don't start reading this because I won't be able to put it down book written by Susie!"

  5. Loved, loved, loved this book!!!

  6. I'm so behind! I haven't even ready Heiress yet! This one sounds very intriguing, though. I'll miss the party, I have book club, but, party on, friends!