Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy, Merry, Seasons’ Greetings or Bah Humbug


Giveaway! Leave a comment below by midnight, December 9, for a chance to win a signed copy of Between a Book and a Hard Place. Please include your first name and email (such as readerreader.com) so you can be notified. Sorry US only.

A Day in the Life Devereaux Sinclair by Denise Swanson

Hi! Dev here.

I’m not much for holidays. Since it was just Gran and me for so many years, we tended to mostly ignore the hoopla between November 1 and January 1. Yes, we ate turkey and had a Christmas tree, but that was about it.

However since I opened Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets, I am now a part of the retail nation and am forced to acknowledge the holiday season. Still, I’m not ready to celebrate multiple times, which comes with the territory when you’re dating two guys. At least, Jake and his Uncle Tony came to our house, but I was forced to accompany Noah to dinner with his mother. An experience, I won’t soon forget.

Anyway Thanksgiving is over and it’s now Christmas full steam ahead. Dad and Jake shook off their turkey stupor and helped me transform the dime store from a fall festival into a winter wonderland.  
There hasn’t been any snow yet, which isn’t unusual for our part of Missouri. But the temperatures are dropping so we could have a white Christmas. And that’s fine with me as long as it snow Christmas Eve and melts on December 26.

Truth be told, now that my father is back with us, I do feel a bit more festive than previously. But I do have one big worry. I’m afraid either Jake or Noah or both will have a tiny velvet box under the tree for me, which means I sure as shooting better make up my mind between them ASAP.


You can read more about Dev in Between a Book and a Hard Place, the fifth book in the Devereaux’s Dime Store a humorous romantic mystery series. 


Denise also writes the Scumble River mysteries, the Change of Heart romances, the Delicious Love romances.

26 comments:

  1. The Plot is intriguing...two guys and a dimestore...please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  2. I agree, a very intriguing plot. I want to read it just because I want to find out which guy she picks. I've read previous books by Denise Swanson and enjoy them a great deal. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. Very interesting. I want to find out what she does.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Super series!
    Karen---
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. I've been reading the whole series to date and really enjoyed it. Yes please, I'd love to win a copy of the book to add to my home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Man- I got in trouble once, dating two guys..!!LOL!!
    the3beersus at yahoo dot com

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  7. This would be delightful. Thanks. Anne. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. This series is special. many thanks. Pearl. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I'm still hoping Dev picks Jake! lkleback@hotmail.com Linda

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  10. I love this series. Katrina kkat.edwards@gmail.com

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  11. I'm not doing much for Christmas thins year. Right now I'm searching for scissors so that I can wrap some presents I need to ship out!

    Kathy: cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  12. Haven't read this series. Would love to start it.
    I worked at a five-and-dime many years ago.
    thanks.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I totally understand Dev's feelings---since it's only my hubby and I the holidays can be a little lonesome and I tend to get into a bah-humbug mood. I put up a tree this year and I'm trying to get in the mood.
    Sue at suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. I remember Hornsby's! Debbie dalubbert(at)(hotmail)(dot)(c0m)

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  15. Thank you for the opportunity. Sharon catwoman-1@comcast.net

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  16. Love your books! Katie katieh(at)mvdsl(dot)com

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  17. Great giveaway! The suspense between two suitors sounds fun.
    Connie cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. Juggling two guys during the holiday season could be stressful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Jana turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Sounds like fun to read! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  20. Sounds like a great holiday read. Would really enjoy reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Would love to read it! Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  22. Sounds wonderful...just saw this...please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  23. I love this series! But Christmas? Not so much. Not a "Bah! Humbug!" feeling, just a "meh" one. jan_healthandhealing@yahoo.com

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  24. I love to read,it takes you to countries you will never go to but you can visit daily.

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  25. I love Denise Swanson's Deveraux Sinclair's Dimestore Mystery series. The escapades the Dev gets involved in always proves to be the best plots. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Love her books! Awesome giveaway.
    Ann
    summergal05(at)gmail(dot)com

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