Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Let It Snow Books: Guest Post by Christine S. Feldman + Giveaway

Christmas Holidays is my favorite time of the year and I don't stand alone in that sentiment! I'm pretty sure most of us can't wait for this time of the year to come and for many reasons. Christine S. Feldman is here today to talk about all those things that make Christmas such a special time of the year! 

Holiday Favorites 
by Christine S. Feldman

As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving Day, and I can smell the turkey cooking in the crockpot. (Yes, crockpot, not oven. What can I say? I’m weird that way.) Since I generally only have turkey at this time of year, the smell of it cooking seems to mark the official beginning of the holiday season for me. Well, that and the food coma into which I will slip shortly after gorging myself at the table tonight.

Even though I’m not a little girl anymore, I still feel a bit of the same old excitement when the holiday season rolls around that I used to feel back then. Granted, I don’t lie awake on Christmas Eve anymore wondering what might be inside the wrapped packages under the tree, but I still look forward to it every year with a sense of anticipation that I don’t feel with very many other things. Because there’s something special about Christmas, isn’t there?

Now while I’ll admit that I wish department stores would hold off on putting up Christmas decorations at least until after Halloween has passed (one of these years we’re going to see Christmas trees out in the middle of Labor Day sales, I swear…), once Thanksgiving arrives and I start to see more and more Christmas lights up along neighborhood streets, I feel a bit like a little girl again. Sure, now I’m all grown up with adult cares and responsibilities, but there’s an optimism about Christmas that seems to make them easier to carry, at least for a while.
There are so many things that happen this season that set it apart from the rest of the year. Christmas lights turn neighbors’ yards into holiday fairylands, songs that you only get to hear once a year play everywhere you go—and everybody always seems to know all the words to them—people smile at each other more often, and everybody—no matter how young or old—seems to wait with baited breath to see if this year it will be a white Christmas.

I hope this year, amidst the usual hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you get a chance to slow down now and then and savor the moments that make this time of year special for you. Curl up close to someone you love with all the lights dimmed except for the ones on the tree, play some carols soft and low, and maybe share a cup of hot cocoa—unless you’re like me and tend to be a bit possessive of anything chocolate-y, in which case I heartily suggest you each have a mug of your own to avoid an ugly scene. Ha, don’t worry, I’m joking! Um, sort of… My family still talks about the unfortunate chocolate truffle incident of ’03…

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pop in a CD of my favorite Christmas classics and sing along. Loudly. And with chocolate.

Happy Holidays!

Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and, to her great delight, she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts—and has even won a couple of them. In 2012 one of her screenplays was featured as a staged reading in New York City at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival, and later that same year she signed her first publishing contract for her debut novel, Coming Home, with a second one to follow this summer. When she is not writing, she is teaching kindergarten, puttering around in her garden, ballroom dancing with her husband, or doing research for her next project. 

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Love Lessons by Christine S. Feldman

Self-assured Nadia Normandy knows everything there is to know about men and dating, which seems to be why little old Mrs. Beasley maneuvers her into taking unsuspecting and bookish accountant Benji Garner under her wing. Her mission? Shape him up for the opposite sex, preferably in time for New Year’s Eve.

A challenge? Sure, but Nadia discovers that Benji’s got a charm all his own, and she finds herself avoiding her usual social scene in favor of time spent with him—all in the name of mentoring him, of course.

Except that after a while, it starts to feel less like mentoring and more like something else—which could present a problem, because just as Nadia begins to realize she didn’t know quite as much about men as she thought, other women are starting to notice her unlikely protégé.

Much like Nadia is beginning to notice him in a whole new way herself…

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