Blog Tour: Baby It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

Warm up to Christmas 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!



Read what the reviewers are saying here.





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 & 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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*****Want to know what I thought about the book? Read on.*****

My Review:
~5 stars~

When it comes to Christmas stories I'm a real Scrooge. It's not that I don't love the holiday but every single Christmas story seems to be so sugary sweet or too predictable, even more so than a lot of the romances I read. With her latest novel, Baby It's Cold Outside, Susan May Warren has made me change my tune. It's not sappy or saccharin in fact it's one of the best seasonal stories I've ever read.

Following World War II so many small towns like Frost, Minnesota, felt the loss of many of their loved ones especially over the holidays. Dottie Morgan, the widow on the hill lost her son in the war and vows to keep as far away from Christmas as possible. She has nothing to celebrate especially since God has abandoned her...or so she thinks. Her neighbor, Gordy, close friend of her son along with three other complete strangers show Dottie that there are so many reasons to celebrate the season and to embrace the love that's been following her ever since childhood.

I was glued to every word of this story. Warren has captured the spirit of Christmas while also keeping true to the feeling of loss and sadness that gripped the nation immediately following the World War II. Dottie's grief was so genuine. When she got the closure that she needed concerning her son Nelson it was most definitely a "Kleenex" moment. Dottie's friend Violet wasn't without her own sorrows. While most women served on the home front, Violet was in the WAACs and did "men's" work that gained her little appreciation among the members of her community. One couldn't help but feel her frustration about not being able to share her true self with her family and friends for fear of additional ostracism. This is definitely a book filled to the brim with raw emotion and internal conflict!

Baby, It's Cold Outside is an excellent way to start off your 2011 Christmas book collection. I have the feeling that this is going to be an annual holiday read for me and one to pass on and share with my friends and family. If you're a fan of Susan May Warren you won't be disappointed. Between this book and Heiress it's been a stellar year!

*I received my complimentary review copy through Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for posting my thoughts on the book for the tour.*


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Comments

  1. I can't wait to try this. I've entered the contest :)

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  2. Hmmm... I wasn't really interested in this for some reason, but I always love Susan's writing... so maybe...

    You don't like Christmas reads, Renee?! *gasp* =) Part of the Christmas traditions at my house includes watching dozens of Christmas movies - sappy as they are, you just gotta' love 'em. =D

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  3. Wow! Terrific giveway, Renee!

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  4. LOL Rissi you would think with as many reviews I've done of Christmas stories lately that they were faves of mine. I had some free dates when these books came up for review so I decided to give them a chance. Glad I did!

    Juju and Suko- Hope one of you is lucky and wins!!!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  5. I'm not a fan of seasonal books either. I usually don't even read their back covers anymore. Maybe I'll have to reconsider because I really trust your judgement.

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  6. Oh wow glad to know I'm not the only "Scrooge" when it comes to Christmas books! LOL! I hope you like this if you read it.

    XOXO~ Renee C.

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  7. I never would have tagged you as a "Scrooge," Rene! :) I love everything Christmas and I cannot wait to read this book. A book by Susie AND it's about the best time of year...I know this book will be great.

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