08 December 2022

A Christmas Bargain | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Can a property dispute…

Turn into a holiday blessing?

When single mom Annalise Grant inherits a fledgling Christmas tree farm in Texas, she vows to do whatever it takes to make it a success. But when neighbor Hawkins Prescott claims some of her trees are on his property, the only option is a partnership. As Christmas draws closer, Annalise and Hawkins find themselves growing closer as well. Could a family by Christmas become part of the deal?


From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: November 29, 2022



When her gaze jerked to his, she found him staring at her. A hint of uncertainty in his eyes.

“I’d planned to be here when it came, but things didn’t play out the way I’d intended.” He gestured toward it. “Please. Open it.”

She took hold of the package and set it atop the stack of tiles that remained. Then she ran a finger beneath the tape, allowing the craft paper to fall open.

Her heart stuttered. Why was Hawkins being so serious? What was in here?

Reaching inside, she lifted the thin piece of wood. As she turned it around, tears sprang to her eyes, even though she didn’t want them to. She was supposed to be reading Hawkins the riot act. But how could she when she now understood why he’d wanted her here?

“It’s the logo you and Gloriana designed.” His voice was rough behind her.

She stared at the sign with the rustic white wood-look background, a red Christmas truck in the center with a pine tree sticking out the back and the words Hope Crossing Christmas Tree Farm at the top in the same green font she and Gloriana had decided on.

“I thought it might look good hanging here on the porch.”

Of course it would.

Before she could think better of it, she set the sign down, turned and hugged his neck. “It’s beautiful.”


Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Christmas Bargain and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight December 7, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 14, 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. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Annalise definitely likes the gift from Hawkins. Now I wonder what his reaction was to her hug.

  2. that excerpt is so sweet!