Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Survivor: The Sweet Christmas Kisses Edition

Welcome to Survivor!

Today we're stranding our heroines on a deserted island. What skills will benefit them? And which heroine do you feel has the best chance to last until she's rescued? Every comment this week on our blog will earn an entry into a book prize package to be announced on Saturday! Comment every day to increase your chances of winning!

So ladies, tell us what skills or character traits you have to help you survive?

Christy Cooper (An Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano): "I don't know if I could survive on a deserted island, but I would give it everything I have. I'm pretty resourceful and I try to keep a positive attitude even when things look bleak."

Carol Baker (Mistletoe in Maine by Ginny Baird): "I'd have to say: resilience, determination, and faith. Being a single mom and a teacher have taught me the first two. One very magical journey to Maine re-inspired the other. I now believe anything is possible, just as long as you open up your heart and believe. I would not give up hope on a deserted island, and would try to convince any others with me to stay positive too."

Kelly Grace (The Army Doctor's Christmas Baby by Helen Scott Taylor): "This is easy for me. I'm an army nurse and I've worked in army field hospitals treating soldiers in theaters of conflict all over the world. I'm used to taking care of myself and others in challenging conditions. I'm a qualified nurse, I can quickly erect a shelter, and I know how to protect myself. I'd survive!"

Joanna Damanti (Stormy Times by Beate Böker): "My resourcefulness, improvisation, and tenacity would help me survive."

Tiffany Bonander (The Christmas Promise by Melinda Curtis): "My love for sushi, my determination, and I can use a machete!"

Sofia Suarez (Christmas in White Oak by Aileen Fish): "I think the fact I like my own company would help, and my laziness when it comes to makeup and hairstyles. I would love a break from the world…in small doses, anyway!"

Julia Dutton (Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk): "My sense of adventure and my determination to prove I can make it on my own. I didn’t hesitate to invite a stranger to come along on my would-be honeymoon when the sleazeball fiancé cheated on me."

Melissa Singer (Small Town Christmas by Magdalena Scott): "I’ve been told I’m a survivor. As a child my family life was difficult. I developed friendships that were more family than the one I was born to. Once I make up my mind to accomplish something, I never give up, no matter what."


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Every comment this week on our blog this week will earn an entry into a book prize package shown here, winner to be announced on Saturday! Comment every day to increase your chances of winning!
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  1. I think Grace Kelly is the best choice for surviving on Survivors. Why. First she's an Army nurse, she can erect a tent, she is used to being in harsh, challenging conditions, and as an Army nurse you're trained to be able to live and work in hazardous environments. I think she has the best chance for surviving.

  2. Joanna Damanti and not because Stormy Times by Beate Böker was my favorite story but because resourcefulness, improvisation, and tenacity would be needed to survive.

  3. I am rooting for Julia Dutton from Her Christmas Cruise. I think she has what it takes to turn a rotten situation into something fun, memorable, learning/teaching, hard working experience.

  4. I wouldn't mind being stuck with Kelly Grace - being an army nurse she can treat bug bites! And I'd ask to borrow Tiffany Bonander's machete.
    Sofia's comment made me laugh. I feel the same.

  5. Got to say medical people tend to think outside the box to keep body and soul going so Kelly Grace

  6. After reading how Joanna trudged through a snow storm in Beate's story, I'd vote for her.

  7. I'd want an Army Nurse on my team for sure.

  8. OH.MY.GOSH! I LOVE Survivor!!! I have even auditioned in the wee hours of the morning. I would LOVE to see this book come to fruition! LOL

    As for who I would pick, definitely Kelly Grace. Being an Army nurse, she is used to stressful situations and probably wouldn't hit her breaking point. She would have to be on my team. :)

  9. I want to say Christy, simply because of the name, but I choose Carol. If you can survive single motherhood and teaching, you can survive anything!

  10. I'm voting for Kelly Grace to outwit, outplay, outlast!

  11. The winner of the prize pack has been chosen! And the winner is... *drum roll* Nancy Costello! Congratulations!

    I would also like to thank everyone who participated!