Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog tour: ‘Candy Canes and Christmastime’by Linda Hoffman Kimball

Candy Canes and Christmastime: Enhancing the Holidays in the Real World


Linda Hoffman Kimball

If the holiday rush has you feeling like you ve been run over by a reindeer, this is the book for you! Linda Hoffman Kimball presents a compilation of heartfelt and humorous stories and ideas that help families refocus on the sacredness of the season. Discover unique traditions, fresh ideas, practical tips, and spiritual insights so that your family can get back on track.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (October 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1462114636
ISBN-13: 978-1462114634

About the author:

Linda Hoffman Kimball is an author and illustrator based in Illinois and Utah. Candy Canes & Christmastime: Enhancing the Holidays in the Real World is the 5th compilation for Cedar Fort in the “In the Real World” series. This series on topics compelling to Mormon women, features the voices and experiences of a wide array of women “in the trenches” who candidly share what they have learned from the highlights – and even the lowlights – in their efforts to build Zion. She is a blogger with and writes a column for the quarterly journal Exponent II with which she has been affiliated since 1975. Her other books include humorous novels for LDS adults Home to Roost (Hatrack River Press) and The Marketing of Sister B. (Signature Books), an essay compilation Saints Well-Seasoned: Musings on how food nourishes us – body, heart and soul (Deseret Book) and the children’s picture book Come with Me on Halloween (Albert Whitman Co.). Learn more at

Linda Hoffman Kimball earned a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA from Boston University. She and her husband Christian have three grown children with marvelous spouses and three delightful grandchildren. She loves to travel, make creative messes, and consume dark chocolate.

My review: Candy Canes and Christmastime: Enhancing the Holidays in the Real World


I enjoyed these short personal memories and traditions other use to make their Christmas specials. It gives me some ideas for Christmas.
I like that look into everyone special Christmas moments. Most of the special memories were not what people received but what they gave.

It is okay to make your own traditions, to not be perfect, but remember what the holiday is for.

This has crafts that some did, recipes that were special, letting kids decorate trees.

With so many of the memories shared are less than a couple of pages it is easy to pick up and read in spurts to savor the different traditions. To see what I want to do to add a special touch to Christmas in my home this year.

I loved reading the different ideas of different ways people showed their love for others and for the birth of Jesus.

I was given the book Candy Canes and Christmastime so that I could give an honest review of it and be apart of it's blog tour.

Candy Canes and Christmastime” blog tour schedule:

October 10:
October 11:
October 12: The Things I Love Most
October 13:
October 14: Mel’s Shelves
October 15:
October 16:
October 17: Readalot • Thoughts in Progress
October 18: Mom Loves 2 Read
October 19: My Book Addiction and More
October 20: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
October 21: The Author’s Hideaway
October 22:I Love to Read and Review Books
October 23: Wishful Endings
October 24: Fire and Ice Reads

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