Christmas Books Giveaway Hop with Author Heather Vogel Frederick

christmas books hopIt’s that time of year again folks! I’m not going to lie…I love Christmas. I always have and having a three year old now who is literally obsessed with Christmas has only made it more special. One of my favorite things about Christmas has also always been that extra reading time and if I am lucky bookstore gift cards coming my way or even that one special book under the tree on Christmas morning. So to celebrate I am participating in the Christmas Book Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer & Laurie Here. This great giveaway hop has over 120 blogs participating and giving away one or more Christmas themed tomes. Make sure to check out the participating blog list here.

This holiday season I decided to team up with the always lovely, talented and extremely generous Heather Vogel Frederick so we could provide some very lucky reader with copies of her fifth installment in the fabulous Mother- Daughter Book Club series:  Home for the Holidays. It’s the perfect read for Mom or Daughter…or even better Mom and Daughter together. It would also make a fantastic Christmas present and I know Heather would be more than happy to sign it to that special someone if you’d like. She’s just that kind of person. A true gem of an author indeed. I have honestly enjoyed every book in this series and each can be read alone or in order so don’t worry if you’re not all caught up!

To enter to win just comment below and let us know your favorite book to read during this time of year…it doesn’t have to be Holiday related whatsoever. For instance I often re-read my favorite classics this time of year simply because I have the time. This year I am re-reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo in preparation for the release of the movie musical. So…as you sip hot cocoa, sit by the fire and maybe just maybe…watch it snow ( who am I kidding…I live in Georgia)…what book will you have in hand?

Three lucky winners will be chosen here at Stiletto Storytime to win their own copy of Home for the Holidays by Heather Vogel Frederick. This Giveaway Hop will end on December 9, 2012 at midnight EST. This giveaway is open to US/CAN addresses only. Winners will be chosen by random number generator and notified by e-mail.

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79 responses to “Christmas Books Giveaway Hop with Author Heather Vogel Frederick

  1. Christina Lee

    I always love to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens this time of year. Just makes it Christmas for me. 🙂

  2. Ooh, Booking Mama raves over these books. I generally don’t read the same book every year but I do love Christmas books. A favorite is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

    I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader and follow you on Twitter.

    • stilettostorytime

      I love “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”…when I was a children’s librarian I did that for my 9-12 yr old Book Club and then we decorated cookies and watched the movie…the kids loved it! Have you seen the movie? That book is so fabulous and gets overlooked a lot…thanks for mentioning it!

  3. holdenj

    One book I really like to re-read this time of year is The Long Winter.

    I subscribe via RSS feed.


  4. Tia

    I like to read a nice family story, like Love Comes Softly.

  5. I love to read any new books that are holiday related. I really don’t have just one favorite.
    melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

  6. follow on twitter
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  7. Sarah p.

    I will probably wind up rereading one of my Stephen Kings or VC Andrews 🙂

    • stilettostorytime

      I recently had to stay overnight in the hospital for surgery and I took “Flowers in the Attic” with me…I hadn’t read it since middle school so it was like reading it for the first time. I could not put it down. Despite the pain killers….I read all night. The nurses kept saying you need rest Ms. Librarian! 😉

  8. Sarah p.

    One thing I learned about Heather was that she was born into a family of readers and I thought that it was a cute pic displayed on her About page, her reading to her cousin 🙂

  9. Sarah p.

    I also followed via twitter @oddball2003
    +via email oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  10. I have to confess that I don’t have one particular favorite book that I love to read this time of year:) But what I do love is to snatch up as many of the Christmas romance novels that are released at this time of year that I can…
    I am already a follower by email:)

  11. My Great Aunt Florence left me a complete set of Charles Dickens’ books printed in the 1800s. Every Christmas I pull out one of the books filled with Christmas stories. They are all wonderful, and it gives me a chance to remember my Great Aunt, a real Grande Dame whom I am so glad to have known albeit briefly.

  12. Kami

    I like reading basically any book, any time. But if I had to choose I would say that I like to read mysteries and classics during the winter.

  13. I think my favorite books to read this time of year are the Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis). I’m not sure why, but maybe it’s because The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has parts about Christmas.

  14. Izzy

    My favorite book around this time of year is probably the Chronicles of Narnia. Any of the books in that series (though my favorite is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Or any of the books by Melanie Dickerson.

  15. Jennifer M

    I got my daughter the first three books in the Mother Daughter book club series for Christmas last year. She loved them so much that I read them, too. We got the fourth one this summer, and are excited to read the next one, conveniently about Christmas 😉 I may just read all of them again in anticipation of this one!

  16. Kylie Wakulat

    Hi my favorite books to read are the ” Mother daughter bookclub series.

  17. RyAnn

    My favorite book to read now is The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff.

  18. Nadia

    Okay, well I LOVE to re-read the fabulous, well written book, Little Women by, Louisa May Alcott because, it makes me fell warm inside. Although i hate the part where Bess passes, it is a very heart warming book.

  19. Emily

    I love reading classics. I love Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, and especially Anne of Green Gables. (All books that the MDBC read!! :D) Anne of Green Gables gives me that special holiday feel, like a Christmas miracle. I love to get into the holiday spirit this time of year, and reading books that Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca read make me smile! I love the MDBC and love reading classics this time of year.

  20. Fiona

    During the winter no holiday break I am really lazy and end up reading short Christmas books like Twas the night before Christmas. But since Heather Vogel Fredrick is my second favorite author I would have to say Much ado about Anne.I can relate to things that happen in all the books but this one is my favorite. I hope I win! ♥♥

  21. Oh, I just love The Worst/Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Elaine Stritch…. it’s a hilarious story that teaches the true meaning of Christmas in a totally different and fun way 🙂

  22. I love reading “The Christmas Train” by David Baldacci. It is one of my favorite Christmas books that I re-read every year.

    I follow your blog via email and twitter (@EveryFreeChance)

  23. I visited HVF’s website and I learned that she also lived in England for a while and she loved to act with her sisters 🙂

  24. Although it may sound a bit cliche, I actually love to read Home for The Holidays, and all of Heather Vogel Frederick’s oher books in the series. I’ve read the whole series about 7 times!

  25. I also followed you on Twitter 🙂

  26. I also followed this blog 🙂

  27. Greta Kruse

    My favorite book to read during the Holidays would have to be Home for The Holidays. And no, I am not just saying this because of the contest. 😉 I love the feeling of everyone coming together at the end of the book. Theres so much joy – and drama of course. It is my favorite book actually.

  28. Erika

    Thanks for the chance to win! I don’t have any books that I read every year at this time but I always try to read as much as possible when it is usually cold, snowy and I have to work less:) This year I might sneak in a classic novel too! Thanks again!
    RSS follower: msanderson79 at yahoo dot com

  29. My favourite books this time of the year would be ones with action, adventure, and suspense. Maybe because they help get me psyched up about Christmas! But I don’t mind reading the occasional romance or holiday book this time of the year, either 🙂

  30. Emma

    Last year I read Jane Eyre, but I started it a little early this year. I plan on reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, because I haven’t read it yet!

  31. Kalyn

    I love to re-read the MDBC series!

  32. Cassie

    My favorite book… or can that be books! I have to say Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother Daughter Book Club series… around this time of year I start re-reading all the christmas chapters in all of them!

  33. I am reading, for the first time, Jane Eyre. I like that I am reading it now because it makes me feel so cozy. Thanks, hope I win!!!!

    p.s. I went to Heather’s website and I really liked the blog post titled ” Inside the shell of Character”.

  34. Brooke

    At this time of year I like to read books about family. To just think about how much of a blessing it is to have such an amazing one. Every winter my cousins come so it gets me exited for the fun 2 weeks!

  35. Samantha w

    I always like to read mystery no matter what time of year, but all through December I read a different kids Christmas story to my kids

  36. Grace

    My favorite book to re-read this time of year, is believe it or not the Mother Daughter Book Club series!! It feels great to get all warm and cozy with some coco and catch up with my favorite fictional girls!!!:)

  37. Charlotte

    Around this time I love to read feel good books.
    Something funny and heart warming I am re- reading (again) my copy of “The Rule Of Three” by Megan Mcdonald ( which I read so many times the cover came off :3) and “From the Files of Madison Finn” series (ok only a few books from the series) by: Laura Dower,

    Happy Holidays 😀

  38. Megan Lacy

    At Christmas time I love to read the book The Emerald Atlas. It’s such a lovely book, and really inspiring.

  39. Since last year, I’ve been reading Home for the Holidays for Christmas-of course! I read basically 24/7, though, so I’m sure I’ll squeeze some Christmas-y book in somewhere 😉

    Followed- @leafy99

  40. Gabrielle W.

    I honestly will read just about any book any time. I love Heist Society and I also love “The Goose Girl” by Shannon Hale. Those are the best books I have ever read.

  41. Connie

    A favorite re-read is Joni Eareckson Tada’s “A Christmas Longing.” Lovely, thoughtful and very Christmas-y 🙂

  42. Kylie

    My favorite books to read at the holiday time would have to be The Betsy Tacy Series, because it makes me laugh every time I read them. Thank You. Have a wonderful holiday.

  43. Normally someone would sit in front of the fire reading a Christmas-y book, but not me. No, around his time of year I love to curl up with a summer romance.

  44. Maya

    My favorite book to read during the holiday season would have to be any novel involving snow. Even though it normally doesn’t snow during Christmas where i live, I love reading about the frosty snowflakes and how the characters in the book respond.

  45. kimberly holgate

    thanks for the hop cant waite to read
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  46. Judy

    This week I am curled up reading Trapped by Kevin Hearne. Last week it was Cold Days by Jim Butcher. Who knows what next week will bring. So many good books are coming out right now.

    Thanks for a great giveaway and blog stop.
    follower – Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com
    twitter – @siofraflaith

  47. Aafia

    My favorite books to read in the winter are the Mother-Daughter book club series because the plots and characters are awesome and THEY HAVE SNOW!!! I live in TX, so I don’t really experience it very much.

  48. Claire

    I love reading christmas books this time of year, but this year i am too wrapped up in Pride and Prejudice!

  49. Noor

    I love reading any books at all! I’m planing to curl up with The Mother-Daughter Book Club series (all over again :3) and the Shiver series. Nothing beats the Holidays like some favorite series!

  50. Thalia

    My favorite books to read this time of year is probably adventure ones or of course the Mother daughter book club 🙂

  51. Josie

    I love to read some gentle Tennyson, it helps me relax and unwind to enjoy the holidays!

  52. Rebecca

    I’ve always loved reading the Grandma’s Attic series!

  53. madison

    I will probably re-read The Secret Language of Girls because for some reason it always gets me into the holiday spirit. 🙂

  54. Roberta

    I really enjoy reading The Night Before Christmas to my kids this time of year over and over again! (I live as south in Alabama as you can get, so no snow here either!) robertachorn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  55. I love The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans!

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    +1 I visited Heather Vogel Frederick’s Website and learned that her fatehr was an advocate of reading aloud to his kids!

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. bn100

    I like A Christmas Carol.
    I learned she once got an idea at Target.


  57. Emma

    I love to read Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace or another one of her books :). Also, Im reading Christmas Carol for the first time, and I think Ill read it every Christmas. 🙂
    +1 I visited Heather’s website (which I love) and found out that her office is now very tidy and adorable (it was cute before!).

  58. hockey!

    I don’t have a specific favourite book to read at this time of year, but my favourite books of all time that I like to read any time of year are The Mother Daughter Book Club Series!!!!!

  59. hockey!

    I was just on Heather’s website and found out that she was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and if she wasn’t an author she would probable be a librarian or bookseller!

  60. Kiki

    My favourite book to read during the holidays is I SPY CHRISTMAS (yeah I know it’s cheesy) I love sitting by the fireplace and trying to find the different things… So that’s my favourite book to read during Christmastime (oh yeah and I LOVE the mother-daughter book club too) 😀

  61. Tatum

    I love to read ’twas the night before Christmas because every year my mom get me and my sister on the couch on Christmas Eve under the same quilt, and reads it to us.(even though we know all of the words) then, a couple years ago we found a talking Santa doll who reads it too, so I also listen To that but mostly just my mom on Christmas Eve. It is one of my most special memories

  62. Beckey

    Email & twitter following
    Neat office on the website 🙂

    Happy Holidays


  63. Right now I am planning on re-reading the whole MDBC Series again, and maybe tackle the next few Betsy-Tacy books. 🙂

  64. Lolo

    Just to let you know, the comments from “hockey!” are also from me, Lolo

  65. Hannah

    I am planning ti re-read Once Upon A Toad by Heather Vogel Fredrick-which is funny since that is who this book is by. ^^

  66. I read Little Women every year around Christmas time. It’s not a Christmas books but it just fits the season.

    I follow via RSS and Twitter (graceatblb).


  67. Jess

    I read ‘The night before Christmas’. I also went onto Heather’s website and like the FAQ.

  68. I’ll most likely be reading some mangas this Christmas.
    I’m very interested in the MDBC series now that I read your review. I’d love to try it.

  69. Fumi

    My favorite book for the holidays would have to be Home for the Holidays. I re-read it again on Thanksgiving Day when I was tired and super busy like Becca was. I love the book and can’t think of any better book to spend the holidays with!

    I blogged about it here:

    And I followed your blog.

  70. Allie

    I always read the Harry Potter series and hope that there will be a 8th

  71. The Harry Potter series, for sure. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I just want to curl up with a cup of pumpkin juice and one of Gram’s afghans and read until I have devoured all seven. Then I would move on to the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. LOL… not very “Christmasy”, but those are my winter reads!

  72. Julia

    Hmmm, what do I read around Christmas? Well, I do love to read Home for the Holidays, and I also just read Les Miserables. I like to read Little Women. It reminds me of Christmas, espacially at the beginning. But every year there is a book that my family reads on Christmas Eve. What is it? Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” Of course!

  73. I love reading classics during the holidays, because classics are such cozy & comforting books to read in chilly weather. I follow your blog!

  74. Cindy Sofie

    My grandmother told me as a young child that “if you read, you will always have a friend.” I was not the child that could sit down and be quiet, I was always on the go. Now as an adult, I so wish I had been that child. I have missed so many years of “new friends” in books. I must say that in the last 5 years I have made up by reading non stop. I ran into The Mother Daughter Book Club book 1 at Goodwill just a few months ago. Since then one of my best friends have been buying, reading and sharing this series. I wish I had a series like this to share with my daughters growing up. I have shared with a lot of people what a great series this would be for them to purchase for their children and grandchildren for Christmas. I am so excited to read some of the classics for the first time after being introduced to them through this series!!!!! My favorite books at Christmas time are Richard Paul Evans’s stories, The Looking Glass, The Time piece, The Letter, The Carousel and The Locket. My heart is full of joy!! P.S. I wish I had found this website yesterday.

  75. Kai Charles

    My favorite book to read this time of year is the Nutcracker 🙂

  76. stilettostorytime

    Thanks to each and every one of you who stopped by and entered to win a copy of “Home for the Holidays”! I’m a little late announcing the winners with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season but three very lucky winners will have some Christmas cheer headed their way very soon! Congrats to Fiona, Kiki and Darlene!!!

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