Lisa Adams has been a friend of mine for some time now. I’ve watched her grow into a mighty fine author, as evidenced by her latest release, Saving Holiday. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy to review, and I couldn’t read it fast enough. Here’s my review:
Jackson Duggan portrays the type of man we’d all like to meet–handsome, intelligent, caring, protective, and ohhh so sexy–but he’s carrying an old love deep in his heart and won’t let go.
Holiday (Holly) Thomas is a survivor. Badly abused in a previous relationship, she’s not anxious to enter another. Then in walks Jackson and her heart pumps into overdrive. But Holly isn’t in to being second best and walks away. When trouble ensues, Jackson’s there, ready to protect. But will he arrive in time?
A 5 Star read for sure!
Here’s the blurb:
Through a tortured past, Officer Jackson Duggan has learned a thing or two about saving lives. But can he overcome the tragedies of his past to save his very own “Holiday” present?
Holiday “Holly” Thomas has never lived down her name or the mistakes she’s made in her past. Desperate to run, she moves to Barbeque Creek to open up a new quilt shop and begin a new life.
When Officer Jackson Duggan entered Sew Amazing looking for the perfect present for his mother, he never thought he would find a gift waiting just for him. But, Jackson’s not ready to move on from a love he shared in the past.
With Holly sprinting toward her future and Jackson clinging to the past, will the pair stop long enough to enjoy the present? Or will a threat neither of them saw coming ruin the opportunity before they even get a chance?
And now for a few words from Lisa…
Looking at my ever-expanding waist line over the holiday season actually gave me some inspiration. Most people look at their curves and wish to be skinnier. When I was a teacher, I had a mantra that I would repeat to my 6th graders in hopes that they would pick up on some of my good vibes. If you were to ask them today to describe me, they would say one of two things: She was the craziest and most fun teacher I’ve ever had, or she was fat and happy. Yep, I said it. I’m fat and happy. I have no qualms with it either, simply because I LOVE the taste of food. (I blame it on being a Taurus.)
So what better way to celebrate my holiday release then sharing with you…
My Top 5 Holiday Treats!
# 5 – Sugar cookies – It doesn’t matter the brand, or if they were homemade or store bought. Sugar cookies will forever be on the list. Probably the simplest recipe ever for cookies, and easy to digest a dozen (or two J)
#4 – Brownies – Duncan Heinz please and I like mine fudgy not cakey. So hold the extra egg.
#3 – Apple Spice Bars – A fantastic Apple Spice cake type bar that has a myriad of spices, raisins, and pecans. Topped with a light coating of powdered sugar and, oh my, yum! The recipe that we still use today is from McCall’s Cook Book ©1963 1st edition. It was my grandmother’s and is VERY well used. Apple Spice Bars are featured on page 189. (Yes, I remember the page number by heart, though I don’t need the recipe anymore. It makes me feel good to pull it out every year and have it with me while baking these.)
#2 – Poppy Seed Rolls – These are very similar to an apple roll, but instead of apples and cinnamon, you would use a poppy seed paste. It used to be sold in Winn Dixie’s here in the south, but since they went bust, I have to rely on my yearly trips up north to find them in the SlavicVillage market in Ohio. And this explanation will help lead me to my #1 all time favorite.
#1 – Golden Kolacky – Ok. Let me continue explaining. I have a Polish background. My father was full-blooded and came to the states when he was 15. I was the first on his side of the family ever born in the states. We held tight to quite a few of our Polish customs, and this little gem is a testament to that fact. Interested? Here you go…. From my family to yours.
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
Fruit Preserves for filling
- Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add flour; beat at low speed until mixture forms soft dough. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about one hour or until firm.
- Preheat oven 375 F. Roll out dough, half at a time, on floured surface to 1/8th thickness. Cut into 2 ½ – inch squares. Spoon 1 teaspoon preserve into center of each square. Bring up two opposite side corners to center; pinch to seal. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday whatever your customs or beliefs may be. And while you are enjoying this sweet new treat, why don’t you check out my newest release “Saving Holiday” now available on Amazon.
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-savingholiday-1365529-149.html
Book Strand: http://www.bookstrand.com/saving-holiday
To Contact Lisa:
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/lisaadams.writer
Twitter – @LisaAdamsWriter
Thank you for stopping by and checking out this new release. 🙂