Stories that Matter

Welcome, Christmas! A Fantastic Author Giveaway!

Can you believe how fast the weeks are flying? It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate my favorite season, I’ve asked some of my favorite authors to join me in sharing “Our Favorite Christmassy Things!” I’m excited to see what my friends have to share over the next twelve days, and I’ll be sharing on the last day, (December 21st) of this fun blog tour. Be sure to check in each day, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win these wonderful books, as well as Amazon gift cards! Here’s all you need to know –

12 Authors – 12 Great Books!


GRAND PRIZE – All 12 Books!

2ND PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card and $20 Starbucks gift card!

3RD PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card!

Here’s the schedule!

Dec 10: Cynthia Ruchti – My Favorite Christmas Tree

Dec 11:  Tamara Leigh – My Favorite Christmas Carol

Dec 12: Lauren K. Denton – My Favorite Christmas Disaster

Dec 13: Ronie Kendig – My Favorite Christmas Movie

Dec 14: Jody Hedlund – My Favorite Christmas Food

Dec 15: Elizabeth Byler Younts – My Favorite Christmas Ornament

Dec 16: Beth K. Vogt – My Favorite Christmas Decoration

Dec 17: Rachel Linden – My Favorite Christmas Service

Dec 18: Courtney Walsh – My Favorite Christmas Memory

Dec 19: Rachel Hauck – My Favorite Christmas Book

Dec 20: Susan Meissner – My Favorite Christmas Vacation

Dec 21: Catherine West – My Favorite Christmas Gift


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Enter by midnight on 12/21/18 USA Eastern time! Winners will be drawn on 12/22/18 and posted on Catherine West’s site. Draw open to US addresses ONLY, with apologies to our international readers.

I hope you’ll all enjoy this fun blog tour as much as we will! Please feel free to share with your friends on social media so they can join the fun too!

Merry Christmas!!



  1. Sharon Timmer on December 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    So many of my favorite authors in one contest – Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas ????????

    • Cathy West on December 10, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too, Sharon!

  2. Mavelyn Cotter on December 10, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I love the author giveaway contests that I’ve seen lately. Christmas is such a magical time, and reading in my spare time is a definite gift; a great way to transport myself to new areas of the country, and of the world. Merry Christmas everyone!

    • Cathy West on December 10, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Good Luck in the giveaway!

  3. Brandi on December 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    How fun!!! I love these opportunities to meet with and interact with so many amazing authors! Thank you all for the opportunities.

    • Cathy West on December 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Yay! You’re welcome, Brandi, and Merry Christmas!

  4. Pamela Freeman on December 10, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t know where I’m supposed to leave my comment about my favorite Christmas tree, so I’m leaving it here since there were no comment area on Cynthia Ruchti’s site. My favorite Christmas tree wasn’t for my home, but my 2 room school in Oklahoma. My mom and my aunt decided that this year they would get the tree for the school and our Christmas program. So they set out in my aunt’s pickup with an ax and headed out into the field across the road from the school. They found this really rotund tree that was bigger around than it was tall, they managed to cut it down and somehow drag it onto the bed of the truck but had no way to tie it down. They got it to school and had to drag it from the truck to the school, our teacher Mr. Stout was watching from the door and started laughing, not a quiet laugh a big belly laugh, and he laughed until he cried. We couldn’t figure out what he was laughing until we saw my mom and aunt at the door trying to get this tree in the door that wasn’t wide enough they tugged and pulled and tugged some more and finally worked it through the door but couldn’t get it the stage because of out desks, so Mr. Stout after calming himself down told my mom and aunt to leave the tree where it was until he could get a container for the tree. It took Mr. Stout , my dad and my uncle 2 hours to wrangle that tree and set it up, and it took up half the stage. We couldn’t get very many ornaments on it because it was so fat. So we put what we could on it and squeezed around it to do our program with that fat tree. My dad asked my mom what she was thinking when they got that tree, and my mom said it didn’t look that big out in the field.

    • Cathy West on December 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      What a great story!! 🙂

  5. Karen Rumba on December 10, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    What a fun contest – getting to learn more about all of my favorite authors! Thank you for doing this! Merry Christmas to you all!

  6. June S. on December 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Every year it is my favorite Christmas tree, Merry Christmas & thanks to all the authors for the giveaways!????

  7. Vada Sherburn on December 11, 2018 at 6:40 am

    I absolutely love this sort of thing…so excited!!!!

  8. Jenny Neumann on December 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    This is great! Thank you. Yay!! Here we go! Merry Christmas!

  9. Amanda T on December 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Love your giveaway! Such a great way to meet the authors!

  10. Melissa Romine on December 11, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I love reading stories about how others celebrate Christmas!! This is a fun giveaway.

  11. Caryl Kane on December 11, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    YAY! My favorite authors and new ones to enjoy! Have a blessed Christmas!

  12. Jessica on December 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! ????

  13. kaitlyn reusser on December 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    So my favorite christmas tree memory is not a typical one. When I was younger say about 5 and my brother was 2, he was obsessed with the tree and ornaments! so my parents put stuff around the tree so he couldn’t climb up on it and pull the ornaments off. well what they forgot was that the desk was close to the tree! I was sitting on our couch and heard him climbing up on a chair to get on the desk, then he proceeded to literally jump over on our tree and the whole thing came crashing down! the bad part about the story is when he was climbing on the chair I was yelling for my mom he is gonna pull down the tree! well just as she cane around the corner is when he jumped for it! so the chair also had to be removed! he was alright and so was everything else, but that memory had always stuck with me and he has never been able to not hear this story! Merry Christmas everyone!

  14. Amanda T on December 13, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Thanks for having a fun giveaway for Christmas!!

  15. MJSH on December 14, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Truly some of my favorite authors are here in the giveaway!!

  16. Jessica on December 15, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Amazing giveaway, thank you for the opportunity ladies! ????

  17. Deb on December 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    My favorite Christmas tree is the one when my kids were old enough to be “amazed” and excited by the lights and the ornaments on the tree (and by all the gifts under the tree).

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  19. My Favorite Christmas Service | Rachel Linden on December 16, 2018 at 11:49 pm

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  20. Jocelyn on December 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    What a fun blog hop. I was not able to leave a comment on Cynthia’s post, but it’s been fun reading everyone’s stories.

  21. Lisa Hudson on December 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    What a great Giveaway with 12 Excellent Authors!

  22. Deborah on December 21, 2018 at 8:29 am

    What a great idea. The author giveaway is a special treat for this time of year. Merry Christmas to you all!

  23. Suzannah Clark on December 21, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas

  24. Pam on December 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for this give away it has been so much fun meeting new authors,and learning some thinks about you and your books. I pray God’s Blessings on you and your families this Christmas and the coming new year. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

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