Friday, 6 December 2013

Holidays with the Beachwalk Babes Hop


My Christmas Traditions


I have a big family, and Christmas has always been a great time for us, because its the one time of year where we ALL get together. When I was a child, because of the full house, I'd always have to bunk up with my sisters on Christmas eve. We always kept each other awake until late, and then I used to love waking up early and listening to every creak in the house until finally, one of those creaks would be our parents opening the door with a stocking full of presents telling us that Santa had been. We always used to have grapefruit for breakfast, a tradition from my grandparents, because during the war fruit was a luxury, and exotic fruit was only for Christmas day. I still serve up grapefruit now, although I can't say my children are very fond of this tradition. And last but not least, the tradition that will always live on in my house. A book wrapped up on the breakfast table for each of us. My father started this, he was a big reader, and thought we should all take a moment to appreciate the written word before the madness of the toys took over!


 

The Right Kind of Wrong

 
The book I'm promoting today is the third in my series, Rags and Riches, which came out August this year. Here's a little about it

 

Blurb

 

Maybe only someone who's been behind bars can understand how to set her free.
Fresh out of jail, Jamie Pierce is desperate to change his ways and become a better person. He wants to earn enough money to get out of London for good and live a quiet life somewhere in the country. But then he meets Harriet Jones, a beautiful young fashion designer who is plagued by self-doubt, and suddenly leaving doesn't seem so simple.
Harriet has spent years trying to win her father's affection, but time and time again she's been left feeling that she just isn't good enough. When she starts to fall for her rough-around-the-edges neighbor, she knows her father would never approve.
It was only meant to be a fling, but maybe the person who seems so wrong for her could be just the kind of person she needs. Can Jamie help Harriet learn to believe in herself, or will she remain trapped in her own prison of self-doubt?

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17 comments:

  1. Aw, lovely memories Emily :-)
    samanthadarling1986@hotmail.com

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  2. wow i like the idea of the book tradition, my kids love to read might be a new tradition for me to try with them :)

    jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. Your book sounds really interesting.
    angiek@cfu.net

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  4. Thanks for the chance! Great memory! Nowischick@hotmail.com

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  5. Very nice memories, Emily. Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. What a neat tradition that you still carry on today!

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  7. I love that you were given a book first thing each year! :) I asked for lots of them, books and things tied to music (cds, mp3 player, instruments...) Happy holidays to you, Emily :) (email's in blogger)

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  8. I love the book tradition! We are HUGE readers here, so I think I am going to start that tradition, as well! THANK YOU!
    kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. I love the Book idea... wonder if I could institute that here? Merry Christmas

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  10. That is an awesome tradition. Merry Christmas Emily!

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  11. A great post and an exciting read. Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas!!!
    kac_030 @ yahoo . com

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  12. Happy Holidays. viarirose@gmail.com

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  13. Love the traditions with the fruit and especially the book. I think everyone can benefit from reading! One of my traditions is on Christmas eve I let my children open a present containing Christmas pjs we all wear them that night!. Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have A Merry Christmas!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  14. Loved the opportunity to visit the different authors. Happy Holidays!

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  15. Thanks everybody for stopping by! The winner has been contacted :)

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