Friday, December 31, 2010

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul

I confess I had never heard of this book or this writer until I signed up with Blogging for Books. The cover caught my eye and since I was headed into my Christmas readathon it seemed to be the perfect book to review. How right I was!

Co-workers Cora Crowder and Simon Derrick barely know the other exists, but then a chance encounter at a strange vintage book store changes all that.  Warner, Werner and Wizbotterdad's is far from a normal bookstore and books are not all that they deal in. Each year the booksellers host an enchanting Christmas ball in hopes of creating life long matches between couples they have brought together. Cora and Simon have NO idea what is in store for them... and neither do the booksellers, as they find Cora and Simon to be a challenge to say the least!

So will the 2 opposites find that they do indeed attract? Will they be able to set aside their differences and focus on their shared faith and the chemistry they have bubbling? Or will this match made on Sage Street be the booksellers first flop?

A totally delightful read! I gobbled it up in 2 sittings.... it is definitely one of those books you don't want to put down.

And now I am giving it away!  This is my first book giveaway... a grand way to start 2011.

Here is what you need to do to enter....

Leave a comment for this blog entry. Include your name and email address (write your email like this to prevent spammers:  name (at) whatever (dot) com

AND share 1 Christmas book that you have read and love. I am always looking for Christmas books for my annual Christmas readathon!

I will taken entries until midnight (CST) Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.  Then on Wednesday, I will "pull" a name from the bunch and see who wins this wonderful book!


Michelle said...

Michelle Bloodworth
mnrbloodworth at cox dot com

A great read is Debbie Macomber's A Cedar Cove Christmas!!!!

Debbie Clark said...

I would love to win Two tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K Paul.
I really enjoyed reading "Christmas at Harrington's" this year by Melody Carlson.
debbiemcla (at) msn (dot) com

Anne Payne said...

Congratulations on your first book giveaway! I read Christmas at Harrington's by Melody Carlson this year. Any Debbie Macomber book is good, too :) I love Christmas stories any time of year!


Jan Marie said...

Welcome to the "giveaway" crowd - I am a relative newcomer to this also and find that I love connecting with people in this way.

The Christmas book that I read this year is a new release, a collection of four novellas by four extremely talented authors, including the past president of ACFW, Cynthia Ruchti. The book is titled "A Door County Christmas" and I loved it so much that I purchased several copies to give as gifts.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book since it is another one I have been wanting to read.


Sandee61 said...

I always enjoy reading Christmas books, and this year I read "The Christmas Dog" by Melody Carlson and "The Christmas Letters" by Lee Smith. I'd love to read Donita's book, it sounds really good. Thank you for the entry.

Happy New Year,


Great Lakes Romances said...

I've read so many enthusiastic reviews about this book that I would just love to lose myself in it for a few hours!

The Christmas book I read this year was A SIMPLE AMISH CHRISTMAS by Vanetta Chapman, a wonderful, sweet story by a very talented author.

Donna Winters
bigwaterpub [at] gmail [dot] com

misskallie2000 said...

I still have Two tickets to the Christmas Ball on my wish list. Would love to win this giveaway.

My favs this yr are The Christmas Journey, Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe, Under the Mistletoe and A Door County Christmas. They were all awesome and everyone should read them. You will laugh and cry. I also re read 2 of Debbie Macomber's Christmas books. great..

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Jo said...

I love the cover of this book and the story sounds like such a wonderful story. One that I think my hubby would enjoy as much as I would.

I love to read Debbie Macomber's Christmas books.


Jo said...

This looks like a very interesting book and the cover fascinates me. I also think that my hubby would love to read the book as well as myself.

I love reading Debbie Macomber's Christmas stories.


Pat Rowland said...

Nothing like a Christmas book to heighten the mood of Christmas. But the best story of all is that found in Luke 1&2 of the Holy Bible.

by Pegg Thomas said...

I'll be honest, I don't usually read Christmas books. However, this year I read the novella "Sarah's Christmas Miracle" by Mary Ellis and enjoyed it very much.

twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

Ann Lee Miller said...

I'd love to win Donita's book. Two from Galilee is a good Christmas book.

Cara Lynn James said...

I'd love to read Donita K Paul's book. Christmas books are my favorite reads.

caralynnjames at yahoo dot com

Donita K. Paul said...

Thanks for the interview. A book giveaway is always fun. For those who don't win, Two Tickets is on sale now at