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A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina is bound to fill the hearts of any who read it.

A picture book love story featuring two Christmas tree ornaments, author Maureen McCabe’s tale shines with Christmas spirit and the magic of love that will last all year long.

A Christmas Love Story PrizeEnter for a chance to win the A Christmas Love Story prize pack!

One (1) winner receives:

  • An autographed hardcover copy of A Christmas Love Story
  • A Nicholas and Brittany Red Metal Lunch Box
  • A Nicholas and Brittany Paper Doll Puzzle
  • A Nicholas & Brittany Christmas Ornament
  • Five (5) square “A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina” 5 x 5 Square Christmas Greeting Cards and Envelopes

Four (4) winners will receive:

  • An autographed hardcover copy of A Christmas Love Story

The giveaway begins October 20, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 20, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker & Brittany Ballerina

Written by Maureen McCabe 

Illustrated by Anastasiia Khmelevska 

Publisher’s Synopsis: This children’s Christmas story is an old-fashioned, sweet tale about two engaging Christmas ornaments. Nicholas Nutcracker is a retired toy-soldier from a small village in Germany and Brittany Ballerina is a renowned prima ballerina with “The Christmas Ornament Ballet.” They are both in search of their true love. “I will find my true love with ‘word-of-mouth marketing!'” exclaims Nicholas determined to find his true love this Christmas. Or, maybe they will meet at the annual “Meet and Mingle of the Christmas Ornaments?” With the accidental help of the family’s adorable basset hound, Bellamy, with the oh-so-long ears, Brittany tumbles off the tree. When she is repositioned, it is near Nicholas. She thinks to herself, “What a brave toy soldier with so much character.” Then, it happens – they both fall in love at first sight!

One might ask, “Why a Christmas Love story for kids?” But really, who doesn’t love a story about finding true love, whether it is between two people or two engaging Christmas ornaments? We all want to love and be loved! Does it really matter whether you are seven years old or eighty-seven years old? Deep in mankind’s DNA, love is the ingredient that has given life meaning and made the world go around since the beginning of time.

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: The Christmas Ornament Shop | ISBN-13: 978-1-7347455-0-4

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About the Author

Maureen McCabe

Maureen McCabe

After watching Hallmark Christmas movies more times than she cares to admit, Maureen McCabe reached maximum “Christmas Spirit” saturation by the end of December. Inspired by the cute Christmas art of a nutcracker and ballerina ornament hanging from a branch, McCabe decided to write her first children’s book about these two and give them a backstory.  That is how “A Christmas Love Story: Nicholas Nutcracker and Brittany Ballerina” www.aChristmasLoveStory.com came to be.

In-the-works, McCabe teamed up with Clyde Adams to write the fascinating story of “Murray Korman’s Vintage Babes of Broadway” www.vintagebabesofbroadway.com.  The book features many well-known entertainers from the 1930s to 1961, including short bios and gorgeous vintage photographs. The book scheduled for release in early 2021 should attract history and photography buffs.  In 2011, McCabe published “Moon Over Vaudeville,”  which took a nostalgic look at her father’s show business career as a tap dancer.

Maureen and her husband, Rich, love living in beautiful Spokane, WA, with their spunky mini-Australian Shepard, Scout.

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  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on October 20, 2020, and 11:59 PM on November 20, 2020.
  • One (1) grand prize winner receives:
    • An autographed hardcover copy of A Christmas Love Story
    • A selection of goodies from Zazzle (You’ll need to let me know which specific items.)
  • Four (4) winners will receive:
    • An autographed hardcover copy of A Christmas Love Story
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about November 24, 2020. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
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