Friday, October 14, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Susan May Warren
(Summerside Press)
ISBN: 978-1609362157
September, 2011/320 pages/$12.99

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 Dottie's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance.

Read an excerpt here and find out the story behind the novel.

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

What a fun book to curl up with on a cozy evening! Susan May Warren has once again created a novel with wonderful characters that leap off the pages into your heart. Oh, they have their moments when you want to shake some sense into them, especially Dottie and her neighbor, who seem determined to irritate the daylights out of each other in an effort to avoid admitting how much they really care! Violet, meanwhile, is caught off-guard by the arrival of a soldier who served alongside the man she planned to marry and whose death she is still grieving, and by the disclosure this visitor reveals. Summerside Press is kicking off this delightful new When I Fall in Love series with this gem of a story set in 1949. You'll be humming Baby, It's Cold Outside no matter what the temperature is where you are!

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

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Warm up with a Kindle Fire from Susan May Warren!

Warm up to Chrismtas early this year with Susan May Warren's Baby, It's Cold Outside! To celebrate the release of her new Christmas book with Summerside Press, she and the publisher are giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting an early Christmas Party on Facebook!

One festive winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. Giveaway ends on 10/26!

But, wait there’s more! Join Susan May Warren on 10/27 for merriment and a few early Christmas presents at her Baby, It's Cold Outside Christmas party! Grab your Christmas sweaters, socks and pj’s and join Susan and a few friends for a fireside chat about her recent books (Heiress and Baby, It’s Cold Outside), holiday traditions, favorite Christmas recipes, a trivia contest and more! Invite your friends and don’t miss the fun!

RSVP here and we'll see you on October 27th at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity and Summerside Press as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Cathy said...

Linda that really sounds like a good book and thanks for the info on the contest. I went and entered. I would love to have the Kindle Fire.

Charlene said...

This was a fantastic story. I pal on keeping this on my bookshelf to enjoy again next Christmas. I love Susan May Warren books and I am so happy that you lead me to my first one!

On the personal front, I am finally, really writing. I have attended a writer's conference, have a workshop to go to tomorrow, and will be participating in NaNoWriMo.