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Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a blog tour extravaganza featuring a holiday tinged title that is sure to get you in the spirit of the season...because really, don't we all just need a little Christmas, right now? ^-^ So, break out the jingle bells, put on your favorite "ugly" Christmas sweater (although in all honesty, I think they're pretty cute...most of them anyway!), and prepare to add another title to your must read list this holiday season. Today's spotlight falls on...
A Little Christmas Faith
About the book...
Is it time to love Christmas again?
Is it time to love Christmas again?
Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests …
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy.
As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?
So, whatcha think?
Sounds good, right?
I mean, it's all Mr. Grinchy man with the too small heart for all things holiday related and Yuletide lady with holiday spirit to spare, coming together to...well, potentially have their own little Christmas miracle of the heart, and maybe a moment under the mistletoe. Well, if you think THAT was good, here comes the piece de resistance....a special CHARACTER INTERVIEW with our leading lady herself, conducted by...the author.
Interview with Faith Watkins by Kathryn Freeman
Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today. To celebrate the publication of my latest book, A Little Christmas Faith, I’d like to share with you an interview with one of the main characters, Faith Watkins. She’s just opened a new hotel in the Lake District and is being asked about it on local radio.
Faith: Would I mind? Try and stop me talking about it. The Old Mill Hotel is what I like to call a boutique hotel. It’s small but perfectly formed. It has fourteen bedrooms, a function room, a gym and a restaurant run by two amazing Italian brothers who make the most delicious pasta, which isn’t helping my waistline.
I understand the official opening is today. When do your first guests arrive?
Faith: I have my parents staying tonight – my guinea pigs, but don’t tell them that. We’re looking forward to welcoming our first guest tomorrow. He’ll be staying in one of our suites. I hope he likes it, because he’s booked in for two weeks. What am I saying, of course he’ll like it.
You’re opening just in time for Christmas. Was that deliberate?
Faith: We’d planned to open a few months ago, but then we had building delays. Still, nobody could be more excited than me that The Old Mill Hotel is opening at my favourite time of year. It’s meant I’ve been able to go crazy on the Christmas decorations. You should see the size of the tree in the hall. Oh and I found this gorgeous reindeer family in the sales last year. I couldn’t resist. I’m a bit of a sucker for bargain, especially if it’s to do with Christmas.
Faith: Thank you, I like to think so. We can offer guests a roaring open fire, the scent of fresh pine from the tree, an abundance of decorations and delicious festive food. All against the beautiful backdrop of the Lake district. Of course I’m ridiculously biased, but I think it’s the perfect place for Christmas lovers to come and enjoy Christmas.
About the author...
I was born in Wallingford but have spent most of my life living in a village outside Windsor. A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also loves to write romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero…
I’ve two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to bother buying a card again this year (yes, he does) so the romance in my life is all in my head. Then again, my husband’s unstinting support of my career change goes to prove that love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes can come in many disguises.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as to author Kathryn Freeman for the awesome Character Interview. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the other amazing stops on the tour for more bookish fun...
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!