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Wednesday 16 December 2015

☀ A Snowy White Christmas - Josie Riviera

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Snowy White Christmas, a Sweet Contemporary Romance by (, Josie Riviera, 116 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.   Read the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Josie Riviera will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories.

The once successful swimsuit model in glamorous LA returns to her small, snowy upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her, including a deaf parrot and a kitten with one eye.

She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt, nor his dwarf twin brother.

Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.

But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time? And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?

Teaser: Excerpt

     Sometimes Margaret Snow’s guilt would go away for a few minutes. But it always returned. Insistent. Dull. Intense.
     She was a terrible mother. Check.
     She’d never amount to anything. Check.
     She only thought about herself. Check.
     These negative thoughts chattered incessantly, tucked ever so slightly behind everyday activities. Like uncaged wild animals waiting to pounce at the first opportunity.
     She glanced out her office window. Despite the wind and ice, city workers were adding cheery red bells and silver holiday trimmings to the streetlights. It didn’t help. November in upstate New York promised gray skies, bitter sleet, and not an ounce of cheeriness until spring. Today was no exception.
     What was the weather like in California? She checked the weather app on her phone. As expected, sunny skies in Los Angeles were predicted.
     “Unbelievable,” she whispered. “How could two places be so different?”
     And why was she stuck in the least desirable of the two?
     She sighed.
     But her daughter Amelie seemed content, and only Amelie mattered.

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About the Author

Amazon Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances. She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny Carolinas. She has three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the family dog.

Josie's an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy.

You can email her at

She ALWAYS answers.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Josie said...

Thanks so much for hosting A Snowy White Christmas on your blog today!

What is your favorite fairy tale?

A Snowy White Christmas is loosely based on the fairy tale, Snow White, and Margaret, the heroine, is said to be Snow White's original name. But that's where the similarities end because this novella explores childhood deafness, dwarfism, pets with deformities (yes, a deaf parrot) and sickle cell sickness.

Readers are saying that A Snowy White Christmas reads like a Hallmark movie. Please leave a comment and hope you enjoy this "sweet" Christmas novella.

BooksChatter said...

Hi Josie, thank you for popping by and telling us more about A Snowy White Christmas!

I hope the tour went well and wish you a great Christmas and New Year!
(BTW love that picture on the camel (I think... or was it a dromedary?)

All the best