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A Nutcracker ChristmasBy Laurie Winter


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A Nutcracker Christmas
By Laurie Winter
Sweet Contemporary Romance, Magical
Paperback & ebook,  210 Pages
October 11, 2021 by Champagne Book Group

Suddenly let go from her news anchor position, Aria Roberts heads north to stay at her late Great-Aunt Clara’s house. She has many good memories there and wishes to give Clara’s Christmas Shoppe, which is located on the first floor of the Victorian mansion, one final holiday season. When Aria arrives, she finds the special gift Clara left for her—an antique nutcracker with a poem hidden under the back lever. Aria reads the poem out loud. At sundown that night, those words magically bring the nutcracker to life. 

Kort Zellner awakes inside the familiar surroundings of Clara’s house but learns she has passed away and now her great-niece resides there. The curse placed on him three hundred years ago traps him in the form of a nutcracker but allows him to return every December 1st through midnight on Christmas Day—only between sundown and sunrise. 
After some convincing, Aria believes Kort’s strange story. She helps him experience life as he is gifted so few hours alive and in doing so, falls in love. He knows his curse makes it impossible to give her the constant relationship she deserves. His plan to leave her forever on Christmas Day collides with Aria’s desire to build a future together, even if for only twenty-five nights a year.


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Aria Roberts is staying at her Aunt Clara’s house and wants to give her Christmas Shoppe a go for one more year. When she finds a gift from her aunt, an antique nutcracker, she finds a poem inside. In reading the poem, the nutcracker suddenly comes to life. Imagine Aria’s shock to find the nutcracker is a real person and comes to life each year on December 1st thru December 25th. Aria learns this curse was placed on Kort 300 years ago and works tirelessly to find a way to break the curse. 

Thus is a very different Christmas story than most I have read. I found it fun and entertaining as Aria and Kort try to find a way to be together more than the 25 days a year Kort has. A Nutcracker Christmas by Laurie Winter is a sweet Christmas story that is nice reading in the weeks before Christmas. I love Nutcracker’s and will never look at one the same after reading this book. If you enjoy a good Christmas read, this is on you want to try. Check it out for hours of entertainment and enjoyment. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


About the Author


Multi-award winning author Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running with her dog, Shadow. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she’s likely fueling up on wine, cheese curds, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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One winner will receive a print copy of A NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS or ONCE UPON A PRINCE by Laurie Winter, $25 Amazon gift card, and a nutcracker Christmas ornament (US only)

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Tour and Giveaway for This Christmas by Laurie Winter

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This Christmas (The North Star Series #1) By Laurie Winter Contemporary Romantic Suspense Paperback & ebook, 240Pages October 20, 2020

‘A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.’

Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.

Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.

While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.

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Celia Batista is like most moms, no matter now old her son, she is going to take up for him when he is accused of a horrific crime. My heart went out to Celia because I would do the same thing. Her Merry Christmas with her three boys home was turning out to Merry! As the story unfolds, we get a deeper glimpse of the family and why the emotions and feelings and flying high! And then there is Captain Luke thrown in the mix with his beautiful daughter. As Celia and Luke spend more time than usual together, will an attraction grown between them? After all Luke knows he can’t love anyone as much as he loved his wife? Well, if you read this book, “This Christmas” you will find out all of this and so much more.

This is such a fun story, a story that tells of difficulties in families, but love still flows through no matter what. Sometimes I would get so frustrated, especially at Luke and Celia, but it would all iron out and the story would flow on smoothly. If you are looking for a good clean story to read during the Christmas holiday, this is a great choice. For me, I give this story four stars all the way!!

About the Author

Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.

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One winner will receive a Loqi Reusable Shopping Bag with birds design, Soy Wax Candle – Snowflake and a $25 Amazon gift card (US only)

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