Sunday, November 22, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: All That Glitters by Jennifer Sienes


Book: All That Glitters

Author: Jennifer Sienes

Genre: Christian Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Holiday Fiction

Release Date: October 10, 2020


Like Christmas ornaments, good-looking men are all glitter and no substance. Right?

Julia Metcalf tries to be content with her life in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, despite secretly yearning for more. Raising her son as a single mom might be tough sometimes, but with friends, family, and a job she enjoys, Julia has a rich life. Risking her heart again—not a good idea. Especially with a guy like Marty.

The guy is too handsome and funny for his—or her—own good.

But when Julia’s ex-husband disappears and puts her and her son in danger, Marty steps in to help.

Sometimes what glitters truly is gold.


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A Christmas Romance is just I what I needed with all the craziness of 2020. I have been a fan of Jennifer Sienes book for a few years, so I was excited 
for a Christmas themed novel. 

Julia is a newly divorced Single Mom. She is raising her son Max by herself and loves her independence. She feels she isn't ready for a relationship in 
the near future. Marty is a great friend of hers, they have known each other 
for awhile. Neither really aren't sure if they want something more then a 
friendship. Stephen, is Julia's ex-husband. Julia tries to distance herself
from her, but he does something that puts Julia and Max in danger. Marty
steps in and does a manly thing and helps get Julia and Max out of dangers way. Julia realizes that Marty is a strong man and one that might be the one that can bring her to be in a relationship again. Will Julia and Marty end up as a couple? Does Julia mend relationships with those she needs to mend relationships with? 

Jennifer Sienes really involves the reader in this book. I was intrigued from 
the beginning and couldn't stop reading until I finished. All That Glitters is a
book about moving forward, finding the "glitter" that God has in store for us, shows that God's plan are greater then our own. FANTASTIC BOOK! 



Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education, but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance and writing—and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies including several in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.


More from Jennifer

As a fiction author, the characters I create become as close as friends by the time my novels are complete. Maybe it’s because I spend weeks delving into their personality traits, emotional wounds, and spiritual needs. My husband recently asked me if I ever get them confused with each other. A good question, since the list grows with every story I write, but the answer was a definitive no. There is no one, except my husband, I interact with more while I’m writing a novel than my characters.


Have you ever noticed some friends are with you for only a season or two? This could be unique to me, but those I’m closest to are those who are connected by mutual experiences. When my children were young, I was the community 4-H leader, so I was surrounded by other parents with small children. Later, when I completed my degree and started teaching, it was other teachers I hung out with. Now, it’s church family or fellow writers. As we move through our lives, some of those friends dissipate as if from a long-ago dream forgotten in the light of day. The same is true for my characters.


When my publisher asked me to write a Christmas novella, I jumped at the chance to revisit my old friends Julia and Marty from Surrendered, Book 1 in my Apple Hill Series. Although they didn’t take center stage in the novel, they played a significant role in the lives of main characters Tess and Jake. I purposely left their stories unfinished and let my readers draw their own conclusions. But it appears Julia and Marty weren’t satisfied with that ending. Another example of my characters taking on a life of their own.


All That Glitters was a pleasure to write, although visions of all things Christmas were a challenge in the heat of summer. It was like hanging out with old friends for a short time. I hope you enjoy your visit with Julia and Marty, whether it’s your first introduction to them or you previously met them in Surrendered.

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deb’s Book Review, November 13

Remembrancy, November 14

Batya’s Bits, November 15

For Him and My Family, November 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 17

Texas Book-aholic, November 18

Artistic Nobody, November 19 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Vicky Sluiter, November 20

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 20

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 22

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 23

Captive Dreams Window, November 23

To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away  the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card & a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the book and author details, this sounds like a lovely holiday story.

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the review, sounds good.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like an excellent read.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful review, Kendra! Sounds like the perfect holiday read. Thank you for sharing.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a good story!

James Robert said... Best Blogger Tips

Great hearing about your book. Thanks for sharing and for this giveaway also.

Melissa W said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Christmas books! Just finishing two more books before I start on my annual binge reading of Christmas novels!

Helen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice review, thanks for sharing.

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