CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BLITZ 2019 – DAY 11 – MINDY BURBIDGE STRUNK




“Mindy loves all things history and romance, which makes reading and writing romance right up her alley. Since she was a little girl, playing in her closet “elevator,” she has always had stories running through her mind. But it wasn’t until she was well into adulthood, that she realized she could write those stories down. Now they occupy her dreams and most every quiet moment she has-she often washes her hair two or three times because she wasn’t paying attention when she did it the first time. Which usually means really clean hair and a fixed plot hole. When she isn’t living in her alternate realities, she is married to her real-life Mr. Darcy and trying to raise five proper boys. They live happily in the beautiful mountains of Utah. 




Peter Blythe, Earl of Rockwell fled England when he was thrown over in favor of his father. Now after nearly ten years, he has returned to England to assume his family title. When he asks a young woman to dance at a masquerade ball, he is intrigued by her wit and charm. The only problem is she refuses to give him her name. When Lady Caroline unexpectedly meets the man she has always loved at a masquerade ball and he does not recognize her, she is determined to keep her name a secret. What starts out as a game soon becomes much more when she realizes she still loves him, all the while knowing if he knew her true identity, he would never feel the same for her. When they both return home to their neighboring estates for the holidays, acquaintances from years past threaten to sever more than just their childhood friendship. 

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Top Ten List:

10 fun facts about me: 
*I have five boys
*I once made David Copperfield so mad that he asked for me to be fired from my job.
*I have seen Les Mis over 125 times and The Nutcracker over 200.
*I once dumped a guy for saying he wanted the Nutcracker to be a family tradition.
*I majored in History and minored in Sports Broadcasting
*I once had a professor tell me that I could not bring banana bread to class because it was “too loud.”
*In college I maintain a diet that consisted pretty much of Diet Coke and cinnamon bears- but I had a healthy dinner, so it was all good.
*Everytime I eat sea salt Popables it reminds me of eating Munchos for lunch in Jr. High (I am now realizing I have had some unhealthy eating habits in my life…)
*In a college English class, a test question asked us to compare ourselves to a character in the Great Gatsby and then write an essay about why. I compared myself to Daisy (cuz, really, is there anyone you can compare yourself to in that book?) When I got the test back I had an A and then my professor wrote underneath- You are full of crap, but you wrote it well.
*/I am anxiously counting down the days until I can take my family to England for resear—I mean vacation.  






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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BLITZ 2019 – DAY 3 – MARTHA KEYES




Martha Keyes was born, raised, and educated in Utah–a home she loves dearly but also dearly loves to escape whenever she can by traveling the world. She received a BA in French Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from Brigham Young University.
Word crafting has always fascinated and motivated her, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she considered writing her own stories. When she isn’t writing, she is honing her photography skills, looking for travel deals, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband and twin boys in Vineyard, Utah.



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He jilted her sister. She will never forgive him for it. Can her anger survive a snowing in and a Christmas truce?
Emma Caldwell doesnt hate anyoneexcept for Hugh Warrilow, the man who jilted her older sister and left like a coward to join the army. Men are clearly not to be trusted, and Emma is determined not to give her heart to one. No, a marriage of convenience is the very thing to suit her.
Hugh Warrilow has been secretly in love with Emma Caldwell for years, so when the time comes to live up to both familiesexpectations and marry her sister, he cant find it in himself to do it. Disgraced and misunderstood, he joins to fight Napoleon on the Continent, hoping he will forget Emma and be forgotten by everyone he has disappointed.
An injury brings Hugh homejust in time for Christmas and the snowstorm that leaves him trapped under the same roof as Emma. How will he explain that his unforgivable act was motivated by how desperately he loved her? Her icy reception doesnt leave him the chance, nor does it offer much hope for the seasons expectation of peace on earth and goodwill to men. “.


Top Ten List:

10 fun facts about me:
1. I speak French (but I’m pretty rusty these days)
2. I am a photographer (though I have vowed never to shoot another wedding againtoo high stress for this introvert!)
3. I shoot and design my book covers (except this one, ironically)
4. I have a travel addiction that started when I was an exchange student in France in high school. I’ve been to 28 countries thus far. 
5. I am a twin mom which taught me I can do hard things
6. I love stinky cheeseexcept for Bleu cheese.
7. I have a master’s degree that I don’t really use (Master of Public Health)
8. I saw Jude Law play in Hamlet in Londonwe slept on the streets of Piccadilly to ensure we were the first ones in line for tickets. Worth it!
9. My four sisters are my best friends
10. I went to the school where High School Musical was filmed. They began filming the day after my senior year endedoops! Now you know how old I am.





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