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Christmas at Whispering Creek JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Christmas at Whispering Creek by Barbara M. Britton, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Christmas at Whispering Creek

Title: Christmas at Whispering Creek
Author: Barbara M. Britton
Publisher: Pelican Book Group-White Rose
Release Date: November 30, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

All Samantha Williams wants is to use her teaching degree to instruct a classroom of second graders. With a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of twenty-three, and failed reconstruction surgery, Sam finds herself without a job and temporarily living with her parents. This isn’t the life Sam expected. When a family friend dies and leaves Sam a house and land in Whispering Creek, Tennessee, Sam must decide if leaving Wisconsin for Southern living is in her lesson plans.

Nashville native, Cole Donoven, left his family’s electrical business to write country music. When Cole’s song writing partner and girlfriend dumps him for a country music star, Cole abandons Nashville to hold up in Whispering Creek and compose one more song. The last thing Cole expects to find in the sleepy small town is a deceased friend, estate squabbles, and a Northern beauty. Will the chaos in Whispering Creek help create a bestselling song for Cole and possibly help him find a life-long collaborator?

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Barbara M. Britton

Barbara M. Britton lives in Southeast, Wisconsin. She writes Christian Fiction from Bible Times to modern day USA. Barbara has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.

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(1) winner will receive a Christmas at Whispering Creek book box filled with books and goodies!

Christmas at Whispering Creek JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight December 6, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 13, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. International prize, ebook only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Christmas at Whispering Creek JustRead Blog Tour

Launch Page at JustRead

December 6
Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama
Heidi Reads…
A Modern Day Fairy Tale

December 7
Only By Grace Reviews
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Library Lady’s Kid Lit

December 8
The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife
Lisa’s Reading
Happily Managing a Household of Boys

December 9
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
Hallie Reads

December 10
Batya’s Bits
At Home: where life happens
Reading Is My SuperPower

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    • Barbara Britton

      Thanks for joining the tour, Diana. I’m thrilled to share my Christmas story with readers.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Lori. I gave my publisher some ideas from the story, and they put the graphics together. I was happy when the cover came. Thank you for being here.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Roxanne! I had fun writing a contemporary romance. I am accustomed to writing biblical stories. I could actually use smartphones and texting in my story. Thanks for joining us.

  1. Beatrice LaRocca

    I love the cover and synopsis, Christmas at Whispering Creek sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your bio and book details and for offering a giveaway

  2. Barbara Britton

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I like my cover, too. I am blessed in that I have loved all of my book covers. I have input into the cover, but when it comes from the publisher, it is final. I’ve only had one cover change, and that was a shock to me. It did change for the better.

    While I do cover breast cancer survival, I made the story lighthearted and added humor. That’s what Sam’s best friend Emma is for.

    I share my journey through breast cancer at the end of the story. I hope it inspires and encourages readers. Life isn’t always easy, but I wouldn’t change anything. God has taught me so much through the struggle with cancer.

    I appreciate all of the support! Thank you for making me feel blessed.

  3. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on your release of Christmas at Whispering Creek, Barbara, your book sounds like my kind of holiday read! Good luck with your book and the tour!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!

  4. nyfoodhistorian

    I hate to say it, but the plot sounds too far fetched to be plausible. Breast Cancer does terrible things to a person’s mind, I doubt she would even look twice at a love interest, even if he was hotter than the sun, daily survival would take up most of her time.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Food Historian. I made my heroine a survivor, so the day-to-day survival, and the questioning if you will beat cancer is in the past. I tried to make Sam’s doubts real. I am a breast cancer survivor and a breast-free woman. I placed my journey at the back of the book which was far worse than Sam’s so readers could see the angst involved with cancer and how God got me through the scary journey.

      I also wanted to shine a light on how young women are getting breast cancer. I thought twenty-three would be too young to get breast cancer, but my oncologist said “No.” Since writing the book, I have heard of women being diagnosed with breast cancer at 21 and 28 years of age. We have some education to do for young women. Mammography usually starts at age 40, so you can see the gap in years and detection.

      The book may not be for everyone. I always say to authors, not every book is for every reader. I believe I have a unique perspective to write this book in grace and love and wisdom.

      I appreciate you joining us and bringing your thoughts out in the open so I could respond to them. It’s hard to give the full breadth of a book in a blurb.
      Merry Christmas.

  5. Barbara Britton

    Thank you, Terri. My publisher did a great job. I never know what my covers will look like until they arrive from PBG. Then, they are pretty set in stone. Thanks for joining us.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you for joining us, Connie. This was my first Christmas novel. It was fun to write a Christmas story.

  6. Anne

    This story sounds captivating, beautiful, unforgettable and meaningful. Barbara is so courageous, and a real survivor whose writing is extraordinary. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and am healthy now. Best wishes for your great health.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Anne. Thank you for your encouragement. I’m happy to hear that you are a breast cancer survivor. I received my all-clear in 2016. Thanks for joining us on the tour and sharing with us.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Audrey! You’re a blessing. Thank you for reading my stories. It’s so good to see you here. Merry Christmas.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Susan. Thank you for being a teacher. I think you will relate to Sam. I taught elementary chapel for years and it was fun bringing a teacher to the page. I appreciate you joining us.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Donna! Thank you for reading my historicals. Yes, contemporary romance was a new genre for me. I didn’t see how I could write about breast cancer in a biblical novel. It’s great to see you here.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Heidi. I tried to find fun items that represented parts of the story and Christmas. Thanks for joining us.

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