Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Giveaway! Hidden Agenda

I don’t know about you, but this year has flown by for me! Between ministry, writing, and family, I’m enjoying the chance to slow down for a few days during this holiday season of 90 degree weather on my side of the world! Not only have I recently finished three pressing writing deadlines, but two of my three kids are home, which makes it even more special.

Looking back over the past five years, I’ve enjoyed so much watching this blog grow and have enjoyed the posts from authors living all over the world. I’ve been encouraged in the writing journey (and life in general!), have been introduced to new authors, and have seen parts of the world I might never be able to see in person. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

In the celebration of Christmas and giving, I’d like to give away a copy of HIDDEN AGENDA to one winner! (A non US address will receive an ebook copy) With such an international audience, I’d love to hear a special or unique holiday tradition from your family. Leave a comment below, and I will draw a winner randomly to receive a copy. Giveaway ends midnight, December 20th, 2014 (PT).


“A non-stop chase that is constantly set on high-gear, fans of Lisa Harris will revel in the constant race from one place to another. Readers will most definitely be unable to catch their breath before the fantastic ending is revealed.” Suspense Magazine on Hidden Agenda




Merry Christmas!

Lisa Harris


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11 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed getting to know you. Regarding Christmas traditions: Since we work with imported household servants, many of whom aren't able to go home for Christmas, we have a church activity on Dec. 25 for those who get off. Then, on a convenient day after that but before Jan. 1, we have our family Christmas. As a result, our children grew up with the tradition of a floating family Christmas Day celebration.

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  2. Lisa, I am so happy for you that two of your children are home. I am a little sad, because one of my daughters will not be home for Christmas. One family tradition that we continue today started back when my daughters were teens. My husband and I always filled stockings for the girls, even when they were older, as my parents had done for me. One year the girls surprised us with a big stocking for my husband and me. That was fun, and they continued the tradition. As the children had families of their own, we started the tradition of stockings for each person--grandparents, parents and children. I lay out the empty stockings in my bedroom and each family takes turns going in there and adding little treasures to each labeled stocking. After the stockings are filled, someone passes them out and then we all dig in. It's a good way to start things off and gives everyone a chance to receive some gifts immediately, which really helped when the grandchildren were very young. Everyone enjoys this tradition.

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  3. Hi Lisa, One of our family traditions is to walk or drive around the neighbourhood to look at the Christmas lights displayed on the houses. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations with your family :)

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  4. This is a kind-of Christmas tradition: when we go on holiday (especially when we visit another country) I make a special effort to buy a couple of Christmas decorations that represent that country. Our Christmas tree now has decorations from all over Europe, from Australia and New Zealand, and from the USA. Our tree is now a beautiful memory of all our family holidays.

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  5. I loved reading through your comments ladies. Thank you for sharing. It is hard when not everyone is home. I'm missing my eldest, but know he's enjoying time with my mom and sister. AndI love the idea of collecting Christmas ornaments from around the world. (We currently collect fridge magnets). I do have a beautiful set of stars from China my youngest gave me that I love.

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  6. Cutting our own Christmas tree has become our family tradition. For our first Christmas together, as newlyweds, we were stationed in Alaska at Elmendorf AFB. The base allowed military families to harvest Christmas trees from the forrest behind the lake. We bundled up and went in search of the perfect tree. We knew we were in trouble when we strapped it to the top of the 4-Runner, but it wasn't until we go home that we fully realized the size of our tree. Let's just say that as our neighbors were driving down the street, they could see the top of our tree and it's star through our second story window. It wasn't just the perfect tree…it was the BEST TREE EVER!! A tradition was born.

    Amanda Geaney
    geaneymail(at)gmail dot com

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  7. Love this tradition, Amanda! We pretty much only have coconut trees here, so yours sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. So fun reading everyone's traditions. Love the neighborhood drives, looking for Christmas lights. We used to take horses up to the mountains when I was a teen for our Christmas tree--there is something special about the live ones. My favorite tradition, though, has always been the kids acting out the Nativity story from Luke. With seven of us kids growing up, and lots of cousins, we usually had a full cast. Now it's even better though, as my tikes get old enough to take part. They make pretty cute shepherds at this point :)

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  9. Whew, this is my fourth try! For years Sandy and Wes Reagan have hosted me in their home to make their magnificent fudge. Tomorrow, 2/19/14, Sandy will have back surgery. So, I guess that will go by the wayside. One Christmas Eve back in the seventies when I was in my twenties, My three brothers decided to open all of their Christmas gifts that very evening - ALL of them, every single one! Then they proceeded to parade them through Mom and Dad's bedroom. So they, along with myself, joined them. From that point on we opened all of our gifts on Christmas Eve. With the passing of our parents that also went by the wayside. So I am flexible due to time and place when it comes to tradition. :O)

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  10. Glad you were able to finally leave a comment, Melanie! Love reading your traditions. Ours have changed a lot in the past few years now that we live in a place where Christmas is summer time. I do miss the winter chill, hot chocolate, and snow, but we have slowly built our own new traditions. This year we're even doing a simple braai on Christmas (BBQ) to save my kitchen from getting so hot. We'll also decorate Christmas cookies and simply enjoy being together!

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  11. Congratulations Amanda! I've just drawn your name as the winner! I'll email you for your snail mail address. Merry Christmas!

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