Christina’s Holiday To-Do List with Shannon Stacey

Posted December 6, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | | 60 Comments


Christina’s Holiday To-Do List:


  1. Wrap presents while Nathaniel’s at school or visiting with nice widow across the street. (CHECK)
  2. Get to know the nice widow’s hot but emotionally wounded son, Will, who has returned to town after years away. (CHECK)
  3. Learn how to bake Christmas cookies. (CHECK)
  4. Try not to be attracted to Will.
  5. Take time to appreciate the life I’ve built for myself and my son after my ex-husband lost all of our money and went to prison. (ONGOING)
  6. Stay out of the garage, where Will is helping my son with a special Christmas gift.
  7. Do NOT kiss Will.
  8. Pick out the perfect gifts for Will and his mom. (CHECK)
  9. Enjoy the town’s Christmas parade. (CHECK)
  10. Do NOT fall in love with Will Broughton. (PENDING…)





Her Holiday Man
by Shannon Stacey

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Christina Forrester is starting over. After a financial scandal sent her ex-husband to prison, she’s left raising her young son without any of the comforts of their old life. Budgets, coupons, lawn care—you name it, she’s learning to do it all on her own. Well, almost on her own—she’d be lost without Gail Broughton, the kind widow across the street. But when Gail’s son comes home, Christina’s vow to never trust a man again is put to the test.

Will Broughton left town because he was tired of being “that poor man” who lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. But years have passed and, with his dad gone and his mom alone, it’s time to go home. Only his mother’s not alone. She’s taken Christina under her wing, and the beautiful and determined single mother awakens something in Will he thought was buried forever.

As Will and Christina are forced to spend more time together, feelings that are more than neighborly grow between them. And with Christmas coming and a child filling both houses with holiday cheer, it becomes nearly impossible not to embrace the joy—and the love—in their lives.


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For a chance to win a $50 gift card to your favorite ebookstore, tell me your favorite holiday to-do list item!

(Mine is stuffing the stockings. So many fun, little gifts!)


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About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

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While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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60 responses to “Christina’s Holiday To-Do List with Shannon Stacey

  1. Eva Millien

    Mine would be decorating the Christmas tree with the kids. The Holiday Man sounds like a great book thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  2. Tina B

    My favorite thing to do on my holiday to-do list is definitely shopping! I absolutely love picking out the perfect gift for everyone on my list! 😀

  3. Shadow

    On my to do list, is making all kinds of cookies and candy for friends and family. 🙂

  4. Ada

    Love putting up the tree. Then I know Christmas season is here! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  5. We always do one gift on Christmas Eve – Christmas Eve PJs. I love buying the perfect pair of PJs for my kids!

  6. Bube

    Putting up the Christmas Tree 🙂

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Happy Holidays 🙂

  7. Kim

    I just finished this book and loved it.

    I LOVE wrapping presents. I’m currently bummed because I have to use gift bags for a couple of presents.

  8. Stacey

    My favorite thing to do during the holidays is bake cookies for our annual holiday cookie exchange party.

  9. angela smith

    my favorite holiday to do list item is decorating the tree and baking cookies

  10. Barbara Elness

    My to do list is pretty small, but it includes putting up my Christmas lights outside, decorating my office at work, and sending out Christmas cards. I’ve done two out of three so far, and hope to get the cards out soon. 😀

  11. Rosemary

    I love to decorate the outside of the house… I just don’t like going to the top of the ladder without someone else down below. So no lights around the roof again this year. Maybe next year.

  12. I love putting up the tree and decorating it. I haven’t baked for a few years, but that’s another thing I really enjoy. And I love doing Christmas crafts!

  13. My favorite thing is cooking the big Christmas dinner. I love the smells of all the food filling my house and knowing no one will go home hungry.

  14. peggy h

    My favorite thing to do—bring out Christmas candles (love those scents). Second favorite thing–have indulge-myself time and just sit and read and not login to work!

  15. Donna Moore

    I’m with you, I love filling the stockings. It’s a personal challenge every year to stuff every inch of my family’s stockings full of goodness tailored to each member. As for Christina’s list, just obliterate #10 because it’s too late girl! Thx for the giveaway.

  16. Deanne Patterson

    My favorite to do thing is Christmas Eve candle lit services. The atmosphere inside is so genuinely nice. It’s the spirit of goodwill and the genuine nicety of the season.

  17. Tammy N

    My favorite part is when I make a list of the last few things I need, go out in one trip, and complete the list. It is when I feel most accomplished. Even though it is only the last little bit, when it’s done, I’m DONE!

  18. Aliyah

    We usually travel during the holidays and my favorite thing is to pack up and clean the house before leaving.