Having family to spend holidays with isn’t always easy either. We might idealize the holiday gatherings and imagine the perfect scene, but sometimes relationship issues and dysfunction get in the way.
This is the case for Ava and Meg who are married to the Whitaker brothers in my novel, Whit’s End. The relationship struggles they have with their in-laws takes a toll on each of their marriages. Their difficult issues cause them to make decisions with dyer consequences. You can read further about their stories on the blurb at the above link (or click the book cover).
As a Thanksgiving and holiday special, I’m giving away two paperback copies of my novel, Whit’s End. Keep reading for instructions on how to enter the contest to win the book. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK, perhaps the paperback might make a nice Christmas gift for someone.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVEWAY CONTEST: In the comments below, share a holiday tradition that your family does every year, one that you started on your own or simply write about what you’ll be doing for the holidays. This will automatically enter you into the contest to win a paperback using the random number generator (thanks to L. Marie for that info).
IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR FOLLOWER OF LORI’S LANE, please leave your email address in the comments or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the user name. I will only contact the winners.
In case anyone would like the book in time to give Whit’s End as a Christmas gift, the contest will go for one week and end on November 28th (2017). So, November 27th will be the last day to enter. I will ship the book that same week. CONTEST IS CLOSED AS OF NOVEMBER 28TH (2017).
Since we’re sharing tradition, here is mine. My family integrates our Italian heritage with American tradition. For Thanksgiving, we serve pasta alongside our turkey. I took this tradition of my family’s and gave it to my character, Ava, in Whit’s End.
When my husband and I got engaged, I learned his family’s tradition. For Christmas, one person dressed up as Santa, and a few of us had to dress like elves. This struck me as odd, because there were no children (yet). It had been a tradition since my husband was a boy, and they continued it into adulthood. We may have thought each other’s traditions were strange, but we loved and accepted each other anyway.
So, what are some of your traditions? Or, simply share what you’ll be doing for the holidays to enter the contest.