Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: The Christmas Clock, by Kat Martin

I have a huge weakness for anything with a Christmas theme: movies, TV shows, music, books, and more! So, I jumped at the chance to review the novel, The Christmas Clock, by Kat Martin. This book has everything you could want in a Christmas story: an orphaned boy, serious illness, lost love and romance!

Sylvia Winters returns to her small hometown in Michigan after many years in Chicago that was preceded by a break-up with her fiancĂ©, Joe Dixon. During their years apart, Sylvia was treated for cancer while Joe spent time in prison after a bar fight resulted in an accidental death. So, when Sylvia returns to Dreyerville, it’s a rough new beginning for her and Joe. But through the love of their friends and a little orphaned boy named Teddy, the couple works through their pain and begins to rekindle the love they thought had been destroyed.

The Christmas clock refers to a beautiful antique clock that eight-year-old Teddy wants to get his grandmother for Christmas. She has a rapidly progressing form of Alzheimer’s, but the clock seems to stir up memories of her youth. When Teddy is removed from her care, he is more desperate than ever to give her one last Christmas gift.

I really enjoyed reading The Christmas Clock. This story will warm your heart and inspire you to treasure the gift of family and friends. Go to www.thechristmasclock.com to learn more about this book and author, Kat Martin. This little paperback would make an excellent stocking stuffer. Or purchase the hardcover edition to set out on your coffee table for the holiday season. Visit www.katbooks.com to see the other books published by Kat Martin!


GIVEAWAY

Two winners will receive an autographed copy of The Christmas Clock in paperback! To enter, just leave your email address in a comment below. (Note: This will sign you up for the author’s newsletter so you can learn more about her upcoming books!) You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional additional entries by (leave a separate comment for each):

- Following author Kat Martin (@katbooks) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway up to three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

- Liking Kat Martin on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Liking Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, December 12, 2010, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED.
Congratulations to the winners, ossmcalc and debbie!




DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links in this post.

57 comments:

  1. would love this book!!

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  2. What a wonderful book for holiday reading!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  3. I follow @katbooks and @ParentngAuthor on
    Twitter...
    "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9150087036932096.
    Thanks,, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. I "Like" Kat Martin on Facebook!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I would love to win a copy of The Christmas Clock.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  6. I follow both of you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/9153662660124672

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Liking Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  9. I am an email subscriber to your blog!
    Again, many thanks...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  10. I subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via RSS.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  11. Also, I follow your RSS feed via
    my Google Reader Page...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. I follow you publicly via Google
    Friend Connect...
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  14. It sounds really good, I would love to read it.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  15. I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  16. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  17. Sounds like a great book.
    kimkmc at yahoo.com

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  18. I'm a follower with GFC.

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  19. "Daily Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9330974059921408.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  20. "Daily Tweet!" #2
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9363215444090880.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  21. want to win my email is kadia3 at yahoo dot com for the newsletter. thanks

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  22. "Daily Tweet!" #3
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9445357935140864.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. Looks like a great book!

    aehbamafan (at) gmail. com

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  24. I follow you on GFC

    aehbamafan (at) gmail.com

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  25. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting on FB

    aehbamafan (at) gmail.com

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  26. I would love to win this book!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  27. "Daily Tweet!" #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9851843941244928.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  28. "Daily Tweet!" #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/10373019482464256.
    Happy Holidays!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. I would love to read this!

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  30. email subscriber

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  31. gfc follower

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  32. "Daily Tweet! #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/11178243751153664.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. "Daily Tweet!" #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/12318571858239489.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  34. "Daily Tweet!" #2
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/12369260642832385.
    Thank you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  35. This looks like a beautiful keepsake!

    alexandra_rose_wahm@yahoo.com

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  36. "Daily Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/12709913780293632.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  37. "Daily Tweet!" #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/13427438931419136.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  38. Anonymous2:34 PM

    I really need to get into the Christmas spirit and maybe this great book will help!




    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  39. Anonymous3:48 PM

    I would love this holiday read!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  40. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Would love to read this!
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  41. Anonymous6:23 PM

    I have heard many good things about this book and would love to win it.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  42. "Daily Tweet!" #1
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/14006112978206720.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  43. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  44. i would like to win. inword2002@yahoo.com

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  45. i like kat martin on facebook.

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  46. i like susan m heim on facebook

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  47. Anonymous8:05 PM

    I hope in win

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  48. Anonymous8:06 PM

    I follow Kat martin and Susan him on twitter

    @Jcoyne1031

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  49. Anonymous8:07 PM

    I follow you via GFC

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

    James Coyne

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  50. This heartwarming book sounds like the perfect one to read during these holidays.

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  51. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Thank you for the chance.
    lilysdreams@yahoo.com

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  52. I to am a sucker for Christmas stories! This sounds like a good one to read. Thanks fora great Giveaway!!


    lknott@partnercom.net

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  53. "Daily Tweet!" #2
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/14162238940127232.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  54. I'd love to have this book!

    amandasandico at yahoodotcom

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  55. I would love to read this book. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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