Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor to Be a TV Movie

sean_faris_1296940989Lisa Kleypas has finally made the announcement, which means I am free to reveal the news I’ve been sitting on for months.  Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor will be an ABC and a Hallmark channel movie this year called Christmas with Holly.  Better still, unlike some other past “movie deals,” we know it’s the real thing because the movie is already shooting up in Canada for airing this holiday season.

Here’s the Hallmark press release:

Filming begins this week in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia on the newest Hallmark Hall of Fame production, Christmas with Holly.  It will premiere on ABC in December, 2012, with encore presentations on the Hallmark Channel.

“I’ve been holding on to my old dreams.  But I realize I need to make room for new ones.”  So says Maggie Conway, played by Eloise Mumford (The River, Lone Star), in the film.  She’s decided to move on in life after being left at the altar months earlier.

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Lisa Kleypas Winners

christmaseveThe giveaway is over and here are the winners:  socalgal51, LisaA, Kathy, elainec, Lynda X, Kim in Hawaii, Jessika, Jane O, marcela, and Debbie. Winners have been notified by email.

We thank Lisa Kleypas for taking the time and St. Martin’s for so generously donating the advance copies of Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. Thanks as well to everyone who commented. The good news is that if you didn’t win, the wait is short.  Lisa Kleypas’ next book – and her last until 2012 – will be released on October 26th.

And stay tuned for more interviews and  giveaways.  We’ve got some great ones coming up soon.

- Sandy AAR

Books with Buzz: Lisa Kleypas Interview and 10-Book Giveaway (Contest Closed)

chrismas eve at friday harborIt’s been a while since we had our Buzz on here at AAR and we’re happy to break our drought with a good one:  An interview with Lisa Kleypas and a 10-book giveaway courtesy of St. Martin’s of the author’s October 26th release, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. To enter for your chance to win, simply comment to this blog by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 14th.

Before getting right to the interview, a few caveats to the giveaway.  Due to high postage costs, only U.S. and Canadian readers are eligible to enter.  Since this giveaway is designed to get early copies into the hands of readers who otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to get them, if you review for another Web site or blog, please don’t enter.

And, now, here’s Lisa.

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