LitFuse Blog Tour Review: Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

Posted 19 October, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title:Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Author:Susan May Warren
Series:When I Fall In Love, #5
Publisher:Summerside Press
Release Date:October 2011
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Purchase: Amazon|BarnesAndNoble
Rating:5/5 Books

About the Book:
Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits.

It’s Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn’t ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war. She’s preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.

When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet’s past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance.

About the Author:
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan’s larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

My Review:
Susan May Warren is back with another wonderfully written, deeply detailed novel! This time, she brings us an addition to another great collection, When I Fall In Love. Ms. Warren brings us a story of heartache, loss,happiness, longing and devotion in the form of a magnificent Christmas story!

Baby, It’s Cold Outsidebrings us to the late 1940’s, and to a group of lonely hearts who are snowed in during a terrible blizzard. Dottie Morgan has suffered great loss, the death of her son during the war, and she really doesn’t want to celebrate this Christmas with out him. It’s a terrible feeling of loss, and I personally felt the heartache she was going through. But, then a visit from Violet, a mysterious stranger, and her old love (who just happens to be her neighbor!)Gordy, change Dottie’s grumpy, unhappy plans upside down.

While these 4 people are stranded in Dottie’s beautiful home,in the aftermaths of WWII, they learn the meaning of rich, heartfelt faith. Deep, moving love of God. They learn the powerful of forgiveness, the TRUE meaning of the season. They learn that with God, nothing is impossible, and everything is worthy of happiness.

I absolutely loved the setting for this story. Small town Minnesota during a snow storm at my favorite time of the year! I could feel myself transported to the heart of the town. I sat among these wonderful, lovable characters and become one of them. It is truly a 5 Book worthy story and PERFECT for curling up by the fireplace during a winter snowstorm! I highly recommend that you get a copy of this book, and be transported to a cold, winterized town in Minnesota, make some amazing new friends and fall in love with Susan May Warren’s work!

Susan’s AWESOME Giveaway:
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – warm up with a Kindle Fire from Susan May Warren

Warm up to Chrismtas 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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