Monday, October 29, 2012

No Holly for Christmas by Julie N. Ford Blof Tour Stop

As Brian McAlister struggles to move past being jilted not once, but twice by the only woman he's ever loved, he's all but given up on relationships. Then, on special assignment for the DA's office, he crosses paths with ex-socialite turned social worker, Holly Cavanaugh Winter-and romance blossoms.
Widowed, practically penniless, and reduced to shopping at WalMart, Holly is dreading the approaching Holiday Season. However, her angst isn't due to her husband's untimely death the previous December 25th, but because of a secret that could reveal itself unless she can find a way to avoid the coming Christmas.
Love at first sight quickly turns frigid for Brian and Holly when Holly gets pulled into a manhunt for an accused murderer who now has his sights set on her. His case unraveling, Brian finds himself tasked with keeping Holly and her two daughters safe while bringing an assassin and the powerful man who hired him to justice.
A heart-warming story of suspense, healing, giving and receiving, No Holly for Christmas is the perfect addition to everyone's holiday reading list.



First I would like to give a HUGE thank you to V Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. I love Christmas time and I love Christmas stories even more. This story has so much more than a Christmas theme it has action and suspense. The author has done an excellent job telling this story. The story flows smoothly and has everything a suspense needs and wants. 

Brian just wants to get over the woman he loved and the mistakes he has made in his job. Brian is given a second chance to make good and he decides he will do that. As he is working his next case he meets and falls for Holly. She is an ex socialite just trying to live day to day and raise her children. When she and Brian meet they like each other but Holly has secrets and she needs to be very careful. As the relationship grows Brian finds himself in the middle of a mess and he will do anything to save Holly and her family from a killer out to save the secret.

This story is fast paced and fun filled. It is a must read story! I don't read a lot of adult books but this one pulled me right from the start and I could not help but read it.
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English Literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has worked in teaching, childbirth education and family therapy. 

She is the author of three women's fiction novels including, The woman He Married, Count Down to Love and No Holly for Christmas.

Count Down to Love was recently chosen as a Whitney Award finalist.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one very feisty fish.

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1 comment:

  1. Taneesha,
    Thanks so much for agreeing to be a part of this book blast and for writing such a glowing review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this story. Of the novels I written, NHforC is definitely one of my favorites.
    Have a great holiday season!
    Julie N Ford