Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall

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So we need to get thinking about it so for the first book of the season I have a cute little children's book to introduce to you today.  It is a short story only 32 pages so what a better way than to curl up with your child and read A Christmas Secret by Candace Hall.  Your child will fall in love with the lost kitten, O'Malley that the reindeer find and see what it takes to live at the North Pole and see if O'Malley will make the cut.  I've heard of families that have a tradition to read one Christmas book a day leading up to Christmas starting on Dec. 1st.  well I think this book would be a cute new addition to that tradition.  If you'd like a chance to win a copy some of the tour hosts are giving away a copy check this book tour schedule below to find out where you can enter to win a copy of this book.

A Christmas SecretWhen Santa’s reindeer discover a lost kitten named O’Malley, they have no choice but to rescue him and bring him back to the North Pole. Soon all the residents of the North Pole are doing their part to save O’Malley, including Broome, the head Elf, and Wilma the mouse. Because only those who were born in the the North Pole can live there, everyone decides to keep O’Malley a secret–until O’Malley goes missing. Will O’Malley be able to stay in the North Pole? What will Santa think about ‘A Christmas Secret’?

Who would have thought a California girl would grow up to love the magic of a snowy Christmas and the mysteries of the North Pole. The scent of pine needles fills the air as the sleepy eyes of six small children begin to open. Then it begins “The Great Race.” Who will get to the presents first? The sounds of wrapping paper tearing, children laughing, and toys strewn everywhere. This was Christmas Day for Candace Hall’s family in Los Angeles, California. There were no snowflakes and Santa led a parade down Hollywood Blvd. As time passed and growing up continued, sunny California was left behind, Texas became home and there was snow at Christmas.

There were no empty hours in a day to begin writing, even though Candace’s pen had touched a page or two, no real stories began to unfold until her health forced me to retire. It was then that real life experiences and her love of Christmas and a special black kitten turned into “A Christmas Secret.”

Writing has now become Candace’s passion and with the help of the good Lord there will be more stories and adventures to be shared.

Candace’s latest book is a delightful holiday children’s book called A Christmas Secret.

You can visit her website at www.candacehallbooks.com. You can also connect with Candace on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HallCandace.

I have decided to offer my ARC of A Christmas Secret book for giveaway.  I haven't done that in awhile so here is your chance to win right here on my blog...

and then check out other blogs for their giveaways of this book...

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A Christmas Secret Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule Here

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A copy of this book was provided for  this review by Pump up your Book tours



Candace Hall said...

Thank you for such a wonderful review*

Cheryl said...

I'm reviewing this book later in the tour. It looks so cute.


V.R. Leavitt said...

Great review! Sounds like a really cute book!

rubynreba said...

One of my most treasured gifts was a mother's ring.

karenk said...

i received a organ one christmas...i remember playing christmas carols for a long, long time :)

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