Tree Farm Day... Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan (Guest Post & #Giveaway) #HCTour @PrismBookTours

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romance, a guest post from the author, and tour giveaway below...

Home for Christmas
(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

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Guest Post: Tree Farm Day

I know what you’re thinking, “Doesn’t every Christmas story have a requisite tree farm or tree choosing scene?” The answer is, “WHY NOT?”

For me, this was one of the most magical days of my Christmas last year. For years, I have succumbed to the artificial tree substitute and was quite happy, thank you. Set up took minutes. Even when the trees were very, very old and the lights hadn’t worked, I bought new lights and strung them.

Last year was different. For one, my dear friend and the talented author, Kate James, came to visit. I also had visits from my agent and longtime friend, Lissy, as well as her lovely daughter, Sami. If that wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, my friend, Sally, had recently undergone a life-threatening surgery and after thirty days in the hospital in Indianapolis, she not only survived and had gone through another month in a re-hab facility, she was home for Christmas.

It was a year to pull out all the stops. And I did.

The tree farm was the first stop. I hadn’t been to our “Pine Country Tree Farm” in decades. What an eye-opener. Trust me, the scenes in any movie you’ve seen don’t compare to the real thing. What an operation. There was a gift store. A Santa all suited up sitting in his own cabin! Florals, garlands, wreaths were being shipped out by truckload. A horse-drawn wagon took folks up to the rolling hills to chop down their own tree. Hot apple cider and cocoa awaited them upon their return.

The trees were baled, bundled and hoisted on top of cars and trucks by teams of energetic and friendly crews.

On the way back home, several miles, my handyman and driver and I sang Christmas songs all the way. We laughed so much. Unfortunately, that young man is very ill and my Christmas prayer for him is that he lives to see this coming Christmas. As my mother used to say, “I not only believe in miracles, I expect them.” Ditto that mom, especially at Christmastime.

Merry Christmas to all!


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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HERS TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for

Tour Schedule

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- One winner will receive a $100 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- Two winners will each receive a signed copy of Home for Christmas with a bookmark (US only)
- Ends November 27, 2019

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