Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" Review & Giveaway

*If you haven't read it, check out my review of Susan May Warren's Heiress.

I know what you are thinking... My poor kids are starving because Susan May Warren wrote another book, but I promise you - I did feed them and then stayed up way too late because I couldn’t put it down!

About the book:
Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits.

It's Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn't ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war. She's preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.

When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance. 

My thoughts:
Baby, It’s Cold Outside was a delightful story. As always, I enjoy Susan's descriptive story telling, she makes you feel like you are really there - in the middle of the story. You can almost feel the cold from the blizzard and the warmth of the fire.

Dottie is going to rediscover the real gift of Christmas and God has sent some unlikely people to help... Violet and Jake, Gordie and Arnie all help bring hope to the storm house and find some of their own along the way.

You will fall in love with the characters as you read their heartaches, struggles and fears. They may just have you looking at Christmas a little different this year.

About the author:
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you! She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son)!

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at

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Now for the book giveaway!

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*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

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  1. yeti_wife@yahoo.comOctober 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    My favorite Christmas memory is the year I got my first bike. I was 5 and when I came downstairs my mom said "go to the bathroom." And I said "I don't have to go to the bathroom." She said, "Jenny, just go to the bathroom... Now." So, being a smart-ass, I turned around to go back upstairs to the upstairs bathroom. My mom just looked at me, pointed to the half-bath next to our living room and said "that one." When I went in there, I found a brand new Huffy bike, complete with training wheels and a banana seat. I went outside to ride it in 40 degree weather wearing my nightgown. It wasn't the best gift I ever got but it was the most memorable Christmas morning for sure.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite Christmas memory is I woke my brothers up at like 3 in the morning so that we could sneak into the living room to see what Santa hand brought us. They didn't want to wake up but I finally got them up and we went into the living room and there in front of the Christmas tree was The Harry Potter books. Thats my favorite Christmas memory but only because I got books. :)

  3. my favourite christmas memory is attending midnight mass w/ my family :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. We used to always have our big Christmas dinner on Christmas eve, then get dressed up and go to the 11pm service, AND we got to open one gift on Christmas eve which was usually semi-matching PJs!


  5. My favorite Christmas memory was when I was really little and I got "Baby Crissy" doll that was almost as big as me (or so it seemed to me then! :) I played with that doll for years! I still have it, though she hasn't "aged" well> LOL!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I twittered you and facebooked you and even sent this to my friends privately. I am so excited to read this book! I hope I have the chance to read and review it.. :)

  7. My fondest christmas memory: when I was left out in the cold and I needed help and my friends provided a home for me and my 3 children and they gave me money to buy my children there presents god is so good..

  8. Sounds great. I always loved waking up Christmas morning and eating breakfast and opening gifts with the family.

  9. My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 5 years old. I wanted a doll baby and buggy from Santa. I remember opening all my gifts that Christmas morning and I didn't get what I asked Santa for. Pretty soon my Dad called my name and when I looked up there he stood with a doll baby and buggy just for me! Dad said Santa couldn't fit it under the tree and so he had put it in a secret place in the house. (Dad and Mom's bedroom closet!)

    I'd love to win a copy of "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

    Judy B


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  11. My favorite Christmas memory is of our family all sitting on the floor around the Christmas tree with Christmas music filling the air. A fire dances in the fireplace. Dad hands out one gift at a time and everyone watches as it is opened, delighted in, and appreciation expressed. Lastly Dad gives mom her gift of a lovely dress. Mom is so delighted with it, all our hearts are gladdened. It was a childhood memory of joy and delight. I love Christmas!

  12. My favorite Christmas memory was when my Grandmother bought me a John Romaine pocketbook. LOL

    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com