The Christmas Heirloom & Giveaway

Oh, this Christmas novella collection is SO sweet!! These amazing authors collaborated bringing the stories of four families separated by generation but connected through the legacy and legend of an heirloom that brings the promise of love and hope to the characters. What I love about novella collections like these is being introduced to new authors--especially ones outside of genres I normally read. Each of these authors brings her very best in their story, delivering developed characters and plots that made me smile with each page turned and eagerly anticipating how the brooch would bring love to the next couple. My favorite thing about this collection is how broad the timeline is--it was like watching a time-lapse of history but with the magic of Christmas, the joy of hope, and the gift of sacrificial love, which in my opinion is what the season is all about. 

 

An ideal book for the Christmas season!!

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.

 

 GIVEAWAY!!!

I LOVE Christmas stories and I'm always on the lookout for a good one!! Leave a comment below with your favorite Christmas story (and email address-for winner contacting purposes ONLY)  and I'll pick a lucky winner to receive a copy of The Christmas Heirloom (winners choice of paperback copy or Kindle version) and a $5 Starbucks gift card!! Giveaway ends 11/30/18 and is open to U.S. Residents, 18 years or older. This giveaway is not affiliated with anyone but ME :) 

 

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Comments: 39
  • #1

    Staci Harden (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:17)

    In 2003 when grandpa had back surgery I was sitting the hospital with him and grandma and he was feeling no pain. It was almost Christmas and grandma had already gone shopping and I had asked for some TV trays. Grandpa told me that she had bought them for me and grandma got so mad at him. After the medication had work off he didn’t remember telling me.

  • #2

    Susan P (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:30)

    Favorite Christmas story? Hmm. I’m not good at recalling books on the spot, so I’ll pick a movie. The Grinch is my fave story of Christmas miracles. I’m a grinch lover! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

  • #3

    Kylie (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:33)

    A Christmas Carol has always been a favorite!
    My family always used to watch the Muppet version of it on Thanksgiving ☺
    It is a wonderful memory.

    I just love Christmas in general lol

    thefilmdirectorswife@yahoo.com

  • #4

    Janelle (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:35)

    I just found out that Melissa Tagg has a collection of Christmas novellas, I love her books so I’m excited to read them! Janelledenae@gmail.com

  • #5

    Erin (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:41)

    I love Christmas! And this book is on my TBR. I currently have it on hold at the library, so I'll still read it even if I don't win..... but it might be nice to own! :) erinlaramore@yahoo.com

    I don't know that I have any personal favorite Christmas stories. There was the year that my kid brother was born on Christmas Eve and we had to wait until my mom got home from the hospital to open our big gifts. It's one of the few gifts I can pinpoint exactly what year and what holiday I got it for because the anticipation was the worst! I got a Mickey Mouse Talking Phone. My older sister got an Easy Bake Oven. Her anticipation was not nearly as bad since we were allowed to open the smaller gifts on Christmas and she got the easy bake cake mixes (my dad still hasn't lived that one down!)

    As far as stories you read, I loved the Polar Express. While the movie wasn't bad, it didn't quite measure up to the book in my opinion (of course, what movie does?) and my favorite Christmas movie is "While You Were Sleeping". While I'm not typically a romantic comedy fan, that movie was hilarious! And while it's not a "traditional" Christmas movie, you can't convince me it's not one!

  • #6

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:44)

    #1
    Staci Harden (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:17)

    In 2003 when grandpa had back surgery I was sitting the hospital with him and grandma and he was feeling no pain. It was almost Christmas and grandma had already gone shopping and I had asked for some TV trays. Grandpa told me that she had bought them for me and grandma got so mad at him. After the medication had work off he didn’t remember telling me.

    Oh my goodness, that's so funny Staci!! Thanks for sharing that memory!!

  • #7

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:46)

    #2
    Susan P (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:30)

    Favorite Christmas story? Hmm. I’m not good at recalling books on the spot, so I’ll pick a movie. The Grinch is my fave story of Christmas miracles. I’m a grinch lover!

    ****Ooh, have you seen the new Grinch?? I wasn't sure how they were going to retell the story a third time but I really enjoyed it!! I think it ties as my favorite with the cartoon original!~Natalie***

  • #8

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:48)

    A Christmas Carol has always been a favorite!
    My family always used to watch the Muppet version of it on Thanksgiving ☺
    It is a wonderful memory.

    I just love Christmas in general lol

    ***You can never go wrong with a classic Kylie!! Have you seen The Man Who Invented Christmas? I loved the perspective of the story! And I'm a HUGE fan of all things Muppets!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!~Natalie ***

  • #9

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:50)

    Janelle (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:35)

    I just found out that Melissa Tagg has a collection of Christmas novellas, I love her books so I’m excited to read them!

    ***You are going to LOVE her Christmas collection, Janelle!! Truly!! They're some of my favorites!! (My abundance of exclamation marks should tell you that lol) Thanks so much for commenting and I know you're going to love Melissa's stories!!~Natalie***

  • #10

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:53)

    Erin (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:41)

    I love Christmas! And this book is on my TBR. I currently have it on hold at the library, so I'll still read it even if I don't win..... but it might be nice to own! :)

    I don't know that I have any personal favorite Christmas stories. There was the year that my kid brother was born on Christmas Eve and we had to wait until my mom got home from the hospital to open our big gifts. It's one of the few gifts I can pinpoint exactly what year and what holiday I got it for because the anticipation was the worst! I got a Mickey Mouse Talking Phone. My older sister got an Easy Bake Oven. Her anticipation was not nearly as bad since we were allowed to open the smaller gifts on Christmas and she got the easy bake cake mixes (my dad still hasn't lived that one down!)

    As far as stories you read, I loved the Polar Express. While the movie wasn't bad, it didn't quite measure up to the book in my opinion (of course, what movie does?) and my favorite Christmas movie is "While You Were Sleeping". While I'm not typically a romantic comedy fan, that movie was hilarious! And while it's not a "traditional" Christmas movie, you can't convince me it's not one!

    ***Erin, you have me LOLing at the memory of your sister unwrapping part of her gift!! That is so funny and something that would definitely happen in my family. I'm going to confess that I only just started watching While You Were Sleeping in the last couple of years. It may not be a traditional Christmas movie but it certainly embodies some of the best aspects of Christmas!! Thanks for sharing your stories!~Natalie***

  • #11

    Melaina (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:08)

    One of my favorite Christmas Memories is the year me and my younger cousin put on a Christmas Play to tell the story of Jesus’s birth. Complete with an Australian Preacher and my grandmother dress up room where we got our costumes(including a fringe jacket and a 90’s prom dress). We had a blast telling the story to my older family members and I’m sure they got a laugh out of it!

    melainalm@outlook.com

  • #12

    Susanne (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:40)

    I enjoyed Michelle Griep's Once Upon a Dickens Christmas books.
    smincer10 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • #13

    Amy C (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:44)

    I love good Christmas stories, too. I had a friend gift Christmas Jars to me a few years ago and it is one I like to read at Christmas. I would ❤ to win a copy of The Christmas Heirloom. Thanks for the chance!

    crlckett (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • #14

    Natalie Monk (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:45)

    I've heard so much about this collection! Would love a chance to win!

  • #15

    Melissa Andres (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:49)

    Oh, I'm so not good with favorites. I love The Grinch and Scrooge though. I've heard such wonderful things about this novella collection. Looking forward to reading it!

    dmandres5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • #16

    Meg (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:13)

    We love The Night Before Christmas and The Littlest Christmas Elf ❤️ ilikeorchards @ gmail . com

  • #17

    Deanna S (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:17)

    My favorite Christmas story has got to be the nativity story, but it wasn't always that way. My 8 yr old daughter was born 3 days after Christmas, and she is OBSESSED with nativities and the Jesus story.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Dmajorlj at gmail dot com

  • #18

    Connie Lee (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:03)

    I like the Night Before Christmas, it always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

  • #19

    Kerri Weldon (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:50)

    I love Christmas stories and it’s hard to pick only one. I re-read Karen Kingsbury’s red glove series almost every year and also love While Treetops Glisten. Ktw8292(at)gmail dot com

  • #20

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:47)

    Melaina (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:08)

    One of my favorite Christmas Memories is the year me and my younger cousin put on a Christmas Play to tell the story of Jesus’s birth. Complete with an Australian Preacher and my grandmother dress up room where we got our costumes(including a fringe jacket and a 90’s prom dress). We had a blast telling the story to my older family members and I’m sure they got a laugh out of it!

    ***Melaina your memory sounds like IT should be in a Christmas story!! Hmm...you know they say be careful what you tell an author because they might use it in a book ;)
    Thanks for sharing your fun memory!!~Natalie***

  • #21

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:49)

    Susanne (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:40)

    I enjoyed Michelle Griep's Once Upon a Dickens Christmas books.

    ***Susanne, I keep hearing about these books--I think I need to check them out!! Thanks for reminding me!!~Natalie***

  • #22

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:50)

    Amy C (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:44)

    I love good Christmas stories, too. I had a friend gift Christmas Jars to me a few years ago and it is one I like to read at Christmas. I would ❤ to win a copy of The Christmas Heirloom. Thanks for the chance!

    ***Ooh, that's another one I haven't heard of!! Thanks for sharing Amy, I'm adding it to my list!!~Natalie***

  • #23

    Alison Boss (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:51)

    Favorite Christmas story.....ooooh, that's a tough one as I LOVE Christmas stories! I will go with 'Christmas Jars' by Jason F. Wright. Sooo good!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Christmas Heirloom! I love how it focuses around an heirloom brooch! My favorite genre to read is historical Christian fiction. Your description of how... "it was like watching a time-lapse of history but with the magic of Christmas" left me in eager anticipation to experience the joy-filled hours of reading these stories! They sound absolutely delightful!!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

  • #24

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:51)

    Natalie Monk (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:45)

    I've heard so much about this collection! Would love a chance to win!

    ***You HAVE to check it out!! They are so good and I loved watching the time pass with each couple!! ~Natalie***

  • #25

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:54)

    Melissa Andres (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:49)

    Oh, I'm so not good with favorites. I love The Grinch and Scrooge though. I've heard such wonderful things about this novella collection. Looking forward to reading it!

    ***I totally feel you, Melissa! Picking favorites of anything is so hard!! The Grinch and Scrooge are great choices and I hope you get a chance to check this one out too!!~Natalie***

  • #26

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:55)

    Meg (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:13)

    We love The Night Before Christmas and The Littlest Christmas Elf ❤️

    ***Those are great choices, Meg!! Thanks for sharing!~Natalie***

  • #27

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:58)

    Deanna S (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:17)

    My favorite Christmas story has got to be the nativity story, but it wasn't always that way. My 8 yr old daughter was born 3 days after Christmas, and she is OBSESSED with nativities and the Jesus story.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    ***A Christmas baby!! I have one too!! My oldest was born four days before Christmas! Have you seen the movie, The Star? It's a cartoon retelling of the Nativity but through the POV of the donkey--it's super cute!! Your daughter might like it!! Thanks for sharing your fave!!~Natalie***

  • #28

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:00)

    Connie Lee (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:03)

    I like the Night Before Christmas, it always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling.

    ***I agree, Connie! There's something so nostalgic about that one. Thanks for sharing!!~Natalie***

  • #29

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:03)

    Kerri Weldon (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:50)

    I love Christmas stories and it’s hard to pick only one. I re-read Karen Kingsbury’s red glove series almost every year and also love While Treetops Glisten.

    ***Ooh, Kerri I loved While Treetops Glisten!! I haven't read the Red Glove Series yet but I'm going to add it to my list!! Thanks for sharing!~Natalie***

  • #30

    Natalie Walters (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:05)

    Alison Boss (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:51)

    Favorite Christmas story.....ooooh, that's a tough one as I LOVE Christmas stories! I will go with 'Christmas Jars' by Jason F. Wright. Sooo good!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Christmas Heirloom! I love how it focuses around an heirloom brooch! My favorite genre to read is historical Christian fiction. Your description of how... "it was like watching a time-lapse of history but with the magic of Christmas" left me in eager anticipation to experience the joy-filled hours of reading these stories! They sound absolutely delightful!!

    ***I'm so glad you liked my review, Alison!! If you love historical, I think you will LOVE this one too--Christmas plus historical=WINNER!!! I'm adding Christmas Jars to my list!! Thanks for sharing!!~Natalie***

  • #31

    Nick Kording (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:07)

    My favorite Christmas story has always been the Gift of the Magi because of the sacrifice each made for love. Of course, my fav personal one was reliving one of the moments from my fav movie, When Harry Met Sally, which my husband and I used to do when we lived back east. We would walk to the tree lot a block away and carry our tree home on the first snowy night of the Christmas tree season.

  • #32

    Laura W. (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:32)

    I am so excited to see this out. I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!

    I love so many stories! We have a crate full of Christmas books that we read at Christmas time with my children. We are always adding to it. I did like Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett, so if you haven't read that one, maybe check it out.

  • #33

    Laura W. (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:33)

    Oops! Email is LLWaltz [at] gmail

  • #34

    Melanie (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 22:08)

    Ralphie in A Christmas Story is my favorite. But my favorite memory of Christmas is waking up at 4,5,6 am etc with my sister in eager anticipation of what Santa Claus had brought us. Only to be told to go back to sleep by our parents. An hour later, same thing but eventually they would let us get up. Our dad would keep us at the end of the hall while mom got the video recorder set up. Finally, we would go barreling down the hall to see the surprises. :)

  • #35

    Shauna KS (Wednesday, 28 November 2018 14:38)

    My fav Christmas blessing was when my father was dying of cancer & I was the oldest of 5 kids under 10. Someone left money, presents & boxes of food on our porch! We were so blessed by others!!
    Email- shaunaks86@gmail.com

  • #36

    Natalie Walters (Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:50)

    Nick Kording (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:07)

    My favorite Christmas story has always been the Gift of the Magi because of the sacrifice each made for love. Of course, my fav personal one was reliving one of the moments from my fav movie, When Harry Met Sally, which my husband and I used to do when we lived back east. We would walk to the tree lot a block away and carry our tree home on the first snowy night of the Christmas tree season.

    ***That's one of my favorites too!! And OMG how cute are you and your husband!! I LOVE IT!!~Natalie***

  • #37

    Natalie Walters (Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:56)

    Laura W. (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:32)

    I am so excited to see this out. I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!

    I love so many stories! We have a crate full of Christmas books that we read at Christmas time with my children. We are always adding to it. I did like Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett, so if you haven't read that one, maybe check it out.

    ***Ooh, Laura, I'm going to have to check that one out, I've never heard of it! And I have a collection of Christmas books from over the years that hopefully I'll be able to read with grandchildren...one day, not TOO soon ;) ~Natalie***

  • #38

    Natalie Walters (Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:57)

    Melanie (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 22:08)

    Ralphie in A Christmas Story is my favorite. But my favorite memory of Christmas is waking up at 4,5,6 am etc with my sister in eager anticipation of what Santa Claus had brought us. Only to be told to go back to sleep by our parents. An hour later, same thing but eventually they would let us get up. Our dad would keep us at the end of the hall while mom got the video recorder set up. Finally, we would go barreling down the hall to see the surprises. :)

    ***Those were fun memories weren't they?! Made even better by passing them along to our own children :) ~Natalie***

  • #39

    Natalie Walters (Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:59)

    Shauna KS (Wednesday, 28 November 2018 14:38)

    My fav Christmas blessing was when my father was dying of cancer & I was the oldest of 5 kids under 10. Someone left money, presents & boxes of food on our porch! We were so blessed by others!!

    ***Oh, Shauna, this both breaks my heart and warms my heart. That you were able to experience that gift during the hardest moments of your life...precious. Thank you for sharing!~Natalie***

About Natalie

My world revolves around GIJOE and our three adult (or almost adult) children who keep my life anything but predictable. Our boots hit the ground wherever the Army sends us but home is when we’re all together no matter the zipcode. My passion is writing stories where adventure meets love and share my belief that life rooted in purpose is a story worth telling.

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