09 December 2022

Christmas at Whispering Creek | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


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?

Publisher: Pelican Book Group - White Rose
Release Date: November 30, 2022


Cole cocked his head. A loud screech emanated from his pocket. His brow furrowed as he pulled out his phone.

Sam covered her ears. Unease swirled in her belly. “What is going on?”

Eyes wide, he said, “Tornado.”

Mind a jumble, she shouted, “Where’s the basement?”

“There isn’t one.”

Before she could lament her deteriorating life, Cole swept her in his arms. Her face smashed against his firm chest as he raced through the laundry room, down the hall, and almost dropped her in the bathtub before he dove onto the floor. A loud thud echoed from the roof. She squeezed her hands into fists and curled tight against the cold porcelain. The shattering of glass interrupted the wind. Lord, protect us.

Lights in the hall went dark.

I can’t believe this is happening.” She could barely process all the changes coming her way.

“Stay low, Sam.” Cole’s rugged voice sounded an octave higher.

How much lower could her life get? Ted’s house, no her house, might blow away with her and her new friend in it. And she wasn’t even confident she had insurance.


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!

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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



  1. A beautiful, memorable and captivating novel which interests me greatly.

  2. Thank you, traveler. This was a book of my heart and my personal journey through cancer is at the back of the book. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Thank you for being part of my blog tour, Hallie. I truly appreciate the support. Merry Christmas.

  4. Thank you for participating in the tour, Shelly. I enjoyed writing a contemporary story.

  5. thanks for being on the tour! :)

  6. Excellent excerpt, Christmas at Whispering Creek sounds like a book that I don't want to miss!

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

    1. Thank you, Stormy. A lot happens in Whispering Creek during the weeks leading up to Christmas. I had to throw in a storm. Thanks for all the posts and participating in the tour.

  7. That is a dramatic excerpt, and I really want to find out what happens next.

    1. I did my job then, Roxanne. I appreciate you participating in the tour. Thanks for joining us. Merry Christmas.


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