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On Tap Tuesday presents: Linda O’Connor

Heather Hambel Curley

What’s On Tap today??

Today we are featuring Linda O’Connor, author of Perfectly Christmas!  Ready to get in the holiday spirit?  Linda brought us a recipe of her favorite drink!!

My drink of choice:
I’m not very fond of coffee. To get through the many hours of studying in medical
school, my caffeine of choice was…chocolate! On a cold winter night or a snowy
afternoon, there’s nothing better than sipping on a mug of sweet hot chocolate. I love this recipe with the hint of peppermint.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
PC with hot mugIn a saucepan, warm 2 cups of half and half cream or whole milk with ¼ tsp peppermint
extract, whisking occasionally. Whisk in 2/3 cup chopped white chocolate (about 4 ounces). Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Serves 2(or one person with a lot of studying to do).
When the studying is done, you…

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Perfectly Christmas (Perfectly Book 5) by Linda O’Connor #christmasatvivis

Viviana MacKade

There’s a whole lot to like here. First off, every cover for each book of the Series is absolutely adorable, and fun, and perfect (look down for a pic or, better yet, on Linda’s Amazon page if you don’t believe me). Every story of the series is fun and, above all, normal–which mean highly relatable. I don’t know you, but every now and then I need normal. Specifically about the last book in the series, the reason we’re here, I do understand the struggle of not having enough time for everything, and the need to set priorities.

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The last book in the series is Perfectly Christmas (Perfectly Book 5) by Linda O’Connor, a romantic contemporary.

Synopsis

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

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A Holiday Tradition for My Mom

What I enjoy most about the holidays are our family traditions. For a long time I’ve lived in a different city than my mom. So for the past ten years or so, I’ve made it a tradition to send twenty-five gifts to her at the beginning of December so she has a gift to open each day from December first until Christmas Day. Each year I choose a theme – gardening, birds, snowmen, everything pink, bed and bath – and buy twenty-five small gifts. Some are practical like Christmas stamps, and a lot are frivolous Dollar Store treasures. My mom says that her favourite year was when I bought gifts throughout the year for each of the holidays – New Years Eve champagne glasses, a Valentines Day cookie cutter, a St. Patrick’s Day table top decoration – well you get the idea, because she realized that I was thinking…

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Release Day for Time for the Doctor!

I’m so excited to share Time for the Doctor with you!!

**throws confetti***

The day has arrived! Time for the Doctor is a fun medical romance with a happily-ever-after ending. I hope you love it!!

Visit Copper Mills, Arizona – a small town with a heart as big as the wide-open spaces and a history of making dreams come true.

Dr. Tash Bannon, the only internist at Copper Mills General Hospital, is a workaholic. After a couple of patient complaints, the board of directors realizes Tash needs a break and “suggests” he take a three-month vacation.

Dr. Melissa Sinclair is a single mom, and her adopted son comes first in her life. She’s used to the hustle of a big city hospital but takes the job to cover for Tash hoping to expose her son to his Hopi ancestry during their time in Copper Mills.

Tash resents having to take time off – and has an even harder time staying away now that Melissa is around. Now he just has to decide which is more important: his job or Melissa?

Make time for the doctor…especially if she’s the love of your life.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKJK3F

 

Day 3 ~ Hopi Katsina!

It’s Day 3 of the 10-day Countdown to the release of Time for the Doctor! There’s a special pre-order price of 99cents ($1.30 Canadian). Only 3 more days! Today I pay homage to the Hopi tradition of honouring katsina.

 

 

Time for the Doctor is set in Copper Mills, Arizona, which was once home to a Hopi tribe. Up until I wrote this story, all of my romantic comedies have been set in small Ontario towns. So this was new for me! I wanted to pay homage to the Hopi culture and tradition in my story. The reason Melissa accepts the job in Copper Mills is because she was told that her adopted son had Hopi heritage, and she wanted to learn more about it with him. When Melissa arrives in Copper Mills, Tash brings her a gift of a Hopi katsina. Tash enjoys carpentry and wood–carving as a past time and has carved katsina figures and given them as special gifts.

Hopi children learn the names and purposes of different katsina through wooden “dolls” or works of art. There are over three hundred different katsina, which are benevolent supernatural entities. They represent the spirits of all things in the universe, including animals, plants, rocks, stars, plants, and ancestors who have lived good lives. They inspire and teach good behaviour and infuse Hopi spirit with meaning, balance, and connectedness with the past. Traditionally, there were several katsina ceremonies throughout the year when the katsina were celebrated and the figures were gifted to children.

I thought this was a beautiful and meaningful Hopi tradition and wanted to incorporate it into my story. Can you guess what type of katsina Tash makes for Melissa? Only 3 more days to find out!

 

Visit Copper Mills, Arizona – a small town with a heart as big as the wide-open spaces and a history of making dreams come true.

Dr. Tash Bannon, the only internist at Copper Mills General Hospital, is a workaholic. After a couple of patient complaints, the board of directors realizes Tash needs a break and “suggests” he take a three-month vacation.

Dr. Melissa Sinclair is a single mom, and her adopted son comes first in her life. She’s used to the hustle of a big city hospital but takes the job to cover for Tash hoping to expose her son to his Hopi ancestry during their time in Copper Mills.

Tash resents having to take time off – and has an even harder time staying away now that Melissa is around. Now he just has to decide which is more important: his job or Melissa?

Make time for the doctor…especially if she’s the love of your life.

 

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKJK3F

Come back tomorrow for the debut of the You”two”be video book trailer!