Friday, December 4, 2015

Day 3 - A Heartwarming Christmas and More Release Party

by Patricia Bradley

Can you believe I have three books releasing in such a short time?

The third book is A Heartwarming Christmas, and it's a digital anthology. 

This holiday season, warm your heart with 12 connected sweet holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 12 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. 

There are four connected books in A Heartwarming Christmas. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages. Foreword by small town lover and New York Times bestseller Kristan Higgins. All for 

99 cents. 

My story is The Gingerbread Pony. It is currently a digital book on Amazon and can be ordered separately. It will soon be offered as a print book!

With an opportunity to start over at a top speech clinic in Texas, Amy Logan can finally leave Christmas Town and her failed dreams behind. But can she turn her back on Mark Bradford--or his daughter, who hasn't spoken since her mother died? 

As I've thought about each of my heroines in my book: Livy Reyolds in Gone Without A Trace, Nicole Montgomery in The Christmas Campaign, and Amy Logan in The Gingerbread Pony, I realized something.

Not one of those heroines can cook! Sooooo, with Christmas coming on, would you like to help them out? At the same time, you can enter to win one of the prizes I'm giving away to celebrate my book releases! Just go here to the rafflecopter and enter and be sure to leave a simple recipe for extra entries!

Thanks for coming to my release party! And I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. My grandson's speech is delayed, which made your story (the heroine's occupation) extra interesting to me!

    1. Hey Sandra! Thanks for stopping by. My speech therapist daughter says that's not uncommon in boys. :-) And I had a grandson who's speech was delayed and he turned out fine!

  2. I'm drooling over the collection of holiday stories by all of these wonderful writers, Patricia.
    Here's something that might make you drool...and it's easy.

    Oreo Truffles

    • 1 11.9 ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling (30 cookies), finely crushed
    • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 pound white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

    Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine crushed cookies and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Chill or freeze until firm.
    In a large saucepan cook and stir white chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly.
    Dip each ball into melted white chocolate; let excess drip back into pan. Place dipped truffles on the prepared baking sheet. Chill truffles about 1 hour or until firm. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.

  3. Oh, my goodness, there goes the diet! Thanks, Jill.

  4. So proud of you, Pat. Congratulations on the frequent high-quality prizewinning releases.

  5. I'm in good company since I don't cook either! This anthology sounds delightful! :)

  6. I don't cook, except for simple meals for me and the butler.....I have been trying to bake more this Christmas season. Congrats on your releases.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I cook all the time, but nothing fancy, more like soul food. :-) You know, cornbread, white beans, homemade soup...

  7. Cranberry sauce - my sister passed this on to me a few years ago. I think it is from Tyler Florence

    2 (8-ounce) packages cranberries, fresh or frozen
    1 orange, zest cut into strips and juiced
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cinnamon stick

    Put all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cool and refrigerate. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.

    1. I almost bought a package of cranberries for Thanksgiving, but I didn't know how to fix them. Thanks, Patty. I'll make some for Christmas.