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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Widow's Christmas Surprise by Jenna Jaxon - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jenna Jaxon and her new book, “The Widow’s Christmas Surprise,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jenna and to increase your chances of winning!!

This eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Widow's Christmas Surprise

by Jenna Jaxon


GENRE:  Historical Romance



The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey’s future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows’ Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . .

Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow.  A month earlier, Maria’s husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria’s failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband’s steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . .

Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .



“I see the skating came back to you,” he steered them down the center of the frozen pond toward the bulrushes at the end, then turned to head back up the far side.

“It did–this is so marvelous–I did not realize how much I had missed it until I started to skate.” Maria’s excitement was infectious. He’d not thought of skating since last year, but now the thrill of the speed—almost like flying—seemed one of the most exhilarating things he’d ever done. “Take my hands like this.”

He clasped her hands, left in left and right in right, until they faced one another, then he began to spin them around, faster and faster until the world sped by at a dizzying pace.

Maria leaned her head back, laughing up to the cloudless sky, her face more beautiful than he’d ever seen it.

He slowed them down until they stood facing one another, panting. “I love you.” Hugh managed to get the words out before he sank his mouth onto hers.

The kiss was quick—they were still both gasping for breath—then a gulp of air, then he kissed her again. Longer this time, pressing against her even as he wrapped his arms around her and drew her to him. Another breath and he settled in for a lengthy kiss that he deepened, delving through her lips, into her mouth, tasting all the entrancing flavors that were uniquely her. God, he would never get enough.



My Favorite Scene in The Widow’s Christmas Surprise

I’m sure most authors have a favorite scene in every book they write. I don’t think about it much, but after a moment’s thought, I have to say that my favorite scene in The Widow’s Christmas Surprise is the skating scene. It come about halfway through the book and is very romantic and ends on a very dramatic point.

Ice skating is a terribly romantic activity, in my estimation, which is why I chose to put this scene in the book. As I’ve said elsewhere, during the Regency Christmas itself was celebrated rather low key. However, there were many winter activities that ladies and gentlemen could participate in and skating was one of them. Even better, it was one of few activities that couples could hold hands and be close together without causing a scandal. (The other one was dancing.) So any scene in which the hero and heroine can go skating has to have romance built in.

In The Widow’s Christmas Surprise, Hugh (the hero) takes Maria (the heroine) skating on a nearby pond and helps her remember how to skate. This gave me lots of opportunity for them to be close together, to have a private talk about their possible future together, and to have some fun into the bargain. As I said, the scene is very romantic and ends with a major dramatic plot twist that leads to “other” even more romantic things. And since the couple is depicted on the cover as having been skating, I think it highlights that scene even more.

So, if you’re reading the book, be on the look out for that skating scene and know there’s romance ahead!



Jenna Jaxon is a best-selling author of historical romance, writing in a variety of time periods because she believes that passion is timeless. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, Jenna has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories.

She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets--including two vocal cats, one almost silent cat, two curious bunnies, and a Shar-pei mix named Frenchie.













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  1. Thank you for hosting me today!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Bridgett! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. This sounds like a fantastic book.

  4. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, The Widow's Christmas Surprise is a must read for me

  5. Great guest post, excellent excerpt, lovely cover, The Widow's Christmas Surprise sounds like a wonderful, holiday read that I am looking forward to reading! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a glorious TGIF!

  6. I love the excerpt. But I really love the guest post.