Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 2 – The Christmas Bike @taramayoros @LovingtheBook

Tara Mayoros teaches guitar, paints, occasionally bakes, and loves working with plants. She’s an avid collector of globes and maps, as they help with her incurable case of wanderlust. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she is in need of inspiration. She explores them regularly with her husband and three children.


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Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a Christmas Eve tragedy, she is too occupied to notice God’s grace. An emergency letter to Santa sets her on a quest for a Christmas miracle. With time running out, she prays for the first time in a long time. A miracle does happen, but it is not what she expected.

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Top Ten List:

Here’s a list of fun fact and some of my favorite things:Fun facts:

*My husband and I have applied to to the Amazing Race 5 times, we got call-backs once. But didn’t make the show. It would be our ultimate dream to travel and win!

*I love winter sports – skiing, snowshoeing, sledding.

*I love fantasy – Lord of the Rings, The Last Unicorn, Legend, Juliette Marillier is my favorite author of fantasy.

*Horse-riding is one of my favorite things! A horse is my spirit animal.

*Halloween is my favorite holiday and I usually go crazy with decorations and costumes.

Favorite things:

*Spending time with my sweet husband and awesome kids is my favorite! Our family has a Jeep and we go on many, many adventures together in it.

*Being in the mountains is my favorite place to be.

*I love having an art room and I paint and create a lot of things.

*One of my favorite things to do is to find a treasure and make it better. We’ve flipped many homes and are currently remodeling the one we are living in now.

*I like unusual jewelry, shoes, and music. And food – I love food from different countries!

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Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 1 – The Tree Keeper’s Promise @LovingtheBook

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.


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Four seasons. That’s how long Angela Donovan hoped to know Mark Shafer before they married. But less than a year later, she still fears that she’s repeating the mistake of a failed relationship. 

As Christmas approaches, she senses Mark’s plans for a proposal, and wonders if she can learn to trust again. Mark has learned all there is to know about the Shafer miracle trees—or so he thinks. 

Papa reveals secrets about the trees’ matchmaking power just as a highway expansion threatens to destroy the family legacy. Mark is determined to save the farm, and the promise of love stirring in the branches of the Shafer miracle trees. Heartwarming and engaging, 

The Tree Keeper’s Promise captures the warmth and wonder of the holiday season.




Top Ten List:
· Won some poetry contests in high school, probably gave me way too much encouragement.
· Favorite odd job: worked security at an art museum.
· I can spell gobbledygook.
· I miss fall foliage, cool misty rain, and the need for a warm sweater. But I don’t miss shoveling snow.
· I prefer ocean over mountain, sunset over sunrise. Yet when I head to the gym I get to watch the sunrise over a fair-sized mountain and it’s beautiful every time.
· Love Jane Eyre.
· Favorite word: optimism.
· To get through revisions, I bake a lot of chocolate chip cookies.
· New favorite food: salted-caramel gelato.
· One crafty thing I like to do: make new wreaths for my door.
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