16 December 2016

Tour & GIveaway: A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed



A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed.
Audience/Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance.
Publication: October 4th 2016 by Howard Books.
In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog—but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.

David Murphy never knew much about kids. But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David is granted custody of his six-year-old nephew, Troy, who he’s only seen once a year since he was born. He already has his hands full running his business, and he has no idea how to help the grieving boy. When Troy runs off one day, David finds him at a park playing with an adorable and rambunctious Bernese mountain dog—who leads him to Sophie.

Sophie Griffith has spent her life travelling around the world as a photojournalist. She has never stayed in one place for long, and her new assignment—helping her grandmother for a few weeks—is just temporary. Once Christmas day comes, Sophie is off the hook and can leave for a new adventure. Caring for her grandmother is a piece of cake—but caring for her new Bernese mountain dog, Riggs, is a different story. It doesn’t help that Riggs strikes up a friendship with a lost little boy one day at the park—and leads her to David.

Neither David nor Sophie have time for romance. But as they spend more time together, they start falling for each other even though they know it can’t go anywhere. Sophie will be gone after Christmas, and the last thing David needs is another distraction as he tries to comfort Troy. But as their faith and growing love for the boy and dog unites them, they wonder whether it’s more than a holiday romance…and maybe Troy might finally get his Christmas wish for a family.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is a book that you can snuggle up next to the fireplace and read with a sigh!

Sophie and David are two people who are very giving and loving but who have both guarded their hearts for very different reasons. Louise is the Grandma who seems to be the matchmaker of the family. Troy is David’s nephew who now lives with David after the passing of his parents. Put them all together, splashed with the holiday season, and it makes for a very loving and fun read! Oh my gosh, I almost forgot to mention the extra family member is Riggs. He is a puppy but grows to be one of those really big dogs (Bernese mountain dog). I mean a dog always cinches a deal!!

Both David and Sophie’s POV’s are written. The characters are people with flaws and I like it that way. The book has a Christian based theme with issues on faith.

I might have shed a few tears at the tender moments in the book. So, if you like a little cry, opening up your heart, books with loss, puppies, Christmas, snowflakes, serving others, finding love and having a family that loves you then this might be for you!










– 1 winner will receive a copy of Love Inspired Classic 2 in 1, Love Comes Home and A Sheltering Love, a light up angel ornament, a Santa bookmark, A Family Under the Christmas Tree bookmark, a manicure set, and a Tule Book Girl book bag (US only)
– 1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
– Ends December 22nd

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Terri Reed’s romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publishers Weekly top 25 Romance and Publishers Weekly top ten Religion Fiction, Nielsen’s Bookscan top 100 and featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine, More To Life Magazine and Romantic Times Magazine, finaled in RWA’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, ACFW’s The Carol Award contest. She is an active member of both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and playing with her dogs.







Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | iBooks


Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook

7 comments: