12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop #Elf & @RyanJoSummers


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On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Elf, my new favorite Christmas move. The first Christmas I asked for this movie, Hubba-luv couldn’t find it. He claimed they were sold out everywhere. He was telling the truth, because while I shopped for his favorite Christmas movie, I checked around town to be sure. So, this is what happened that year when we opened our presents.

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The next year, I finally got Elf. I love this movie for a whole bunch of reasons, none of which involve seeing Will Ferrell in tights. đŸ˜‰ Buddy’s childlike enthusiasm is infectious and it has great lines.

“I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.”

“You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa.”

“He’s an angry elf.”

I could go on like this all day, but I won’t. If you need some Christmas Spirit, watch Elf, laugh along, and try some maple syrup on your spaghetti. Or you could try this…

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When Clouds Gather by Ryan Jo Summers

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Darby Adams has a successful Bed & Breakfast Inn, a wonderful son and a happy life in the coastal town of Driftwood Shores. Then a guest is found dead in one of her rooms. Suddenly she is the number one suspect and her world is spiraling out of control.

The surviving family wants answers so they hire new-in-town private investigator Sam Golden to undeniably prove her guilt and have her put away. Sam begins his new case in a dual role, in the guise of being Darby’s much needed friend while looking for the evidence to send her to prison.

Until strange things begin happening at the B & B–scary things. Finally Sam has to question his thoughts on her guilt or innocence. Meanwhile, Darby leans on Sam to weather each new challenge and threat. Feelings begin to develop between Darby and Sam. Until Sam is forced to tell Darby the truth about him, effectively destroying what trust they had.

Until a new threat forces Darby to trust Sam once more. She will bet her freedom and life on his skills, but can she trust her heart?

Pick up your copy today from Amazon.

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Ryan donated a pair of hand-painted ceramic penguin holiday mugs, paired with a $5 Amazon card from Sophia Kimble to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who pens contemporary romance blended with an unexpected twist. “Whispers in Her Heart’ combines mystery and horses with the mystical paranormal.

Her latest book out, “Shimmers of Stardust” combines Christian elements in a time travel love story. Next up will be “When Clouds Gather”, a romantic mystery.

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