“Mistletoe in Juneau” out Oct. 19th from Hallmark Publishing Review + Giveaway! #MistletoeInJuneau #Giveaway #Ad

I have been an avid reader since I was a teenager and I still enjoy a good book now that I am an adult. Imagine my delight when I found out that Hallmark Publishing is giving me even more ways to relax and indulge in heartwarming romances with both novelizations as well as original novels with their brand-new holiday book releases! The holidays are my favorite time of the year and I am so excited about being able to enjoy them while curling up with a good book which also doubles as the perfect gift for my loved ones who love reading as much as I do!

Hallmark Publishing is releasing four NEW heartwarming books titled On Christmas Avenue, Mistletoe in Juneau, Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope, and Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing. All of these titles are available in Paperback, e-book, and Audiobook. I had the opportunity to read Mistletoe in Juneau and I loved it. Reading this story is making me look forward to the holidays even more since it also features additional recipes that are inspired by the story itself. I’m always looking for ways to prepare festive recipes during my favorite time of the year!

Mistletoe In Juneau introduces us to Danni, a social media influencer who’s way out of her element. She sort-of broke up with her boyfriend-slash-manager, and she escaped her fast-paced life in L.A. to spend Christmas with an old friend in Juneau, Alaska. Danni takes in the beauty of the scenery and the warmth of the community…and she’s drawn to the local sheriff.

Before Declan was the sheriff, he was in the Army. An IED explosion cost him his leg…and his fiancée, who couldn’t deal with the injury. He knows Danni’s a city girl, while he loves the Alaskan wilderness. Could two very different people find what their hearts are looking for? For a hopeless romantic, like I am, I love the idea of true love being able to find a way to blossom, even against insurmountable odds. After all, the holidays are the best time of the year for true love to thrive.

In Mistletoe in Juneau, Declan owes Danni an apology. So he walks into his mom’s bakery and asks her for “a really good cake recipe—as simple as you’ve got.” His mom gives him this one. He’s a little doubtful about the “secret ingredient”—mayonnaise—but the cake is delicious, and Danni forgives him immediately. Even if you’re like Declan and don’t have any baking experience, this moist chocolate cake will win anybody over. I cannot wait to try out this recipe and have my family try it during the holidays!

Now, we all have even more ways to relax and indulge in a Hallmark story. The kinds of heartwarming romances and intriguing mysteries we’ve always loved are now available as books! In addition to companion novels to beloved Hallmark movies, we’ll discover brand-new novels to brighten our day and leave us feeling good about life. With the same attention to storytelling that goes into every Hallmark movie, we are introduces to new characters, relationships, romances, and intriguing mysteries. That’s having the best of both worlds, as far as I’m concerned!

For more information on this title and other Hallmark Publishing titles, please visit  https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publishing/mistletoe-in-juneau where you will find details, excerpts, recipes, photos and more!


  • (1) One winner will receive a copy of Mistletoe in Juneau + $25 Visa Gift Card + (1) Hallmark Channel Wine Gift Card

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Super-Simple, Amazing Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 16



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans and dust them lightly with flour.
3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, and baking soda in a small bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and mayonnaise, then beat in the water and vanilla.
5. Gradually add in the dry mixture and mix well.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
7. Make the frosting while the cake is baking.
8. In a work bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter. Sift the sugar and cocoa powder together and gradually add to the butter, beating well after each addition. Add the cream and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy.
9. Remove the cake from the oven, remove the layers from the pans, and place them on wire racks to cool.
10. Frost cake.

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  1. Yes, I think two different people can find what their hearts are looking for. I always believe in love!

  2. Kim Henrichs says

    I think that is definitely possible. When you are too much alike, it can almost turn into competition and you don’t learn as much from your partner. Or at least that has been my experience.

  3. I think that two very different people can find what their hearts are looking for because they may not realize they are looking for the same things. I’d love to read some of the Hallmark Publishing books. I love Hallmark movies.

  4. Absolutely! My husband and I are very different in many ways, but compliment each other quite nicely. It allows us to learn from each other. We have very similar values though.

  5. It depends on the differences. A frugal person and a spendthrift can never be compatible. A neat freak and a slob may also have trouble. Political and religious differences can coexist, as long as the two people are not ideologues. Most people inherit their political identity and religion from their parents, and many do not know the specifics of what their “side” believes, they just associate with a specific faith, or the “red” or “blue” team, but don’t bother with the details. Those people can make it work because there is no policy tied to their politics. It is no different than a Steelers fan being married to a Ravens fan.

  6. Shelly Peterson says

    Yes I do. I think opposites can attract to each other and can find happiness.

  7. athena graeme says

    I think two opposites can find happiness. However I think it wouldn’t be an easy task, it would require work. People need a common ground somewhere and they’d have to find it.

  8. Yes, I do think that two different people can find what their hearts are looking for. Maybe they can bring out the best in each other.

  9. Ellie Wright says

    Yes I do. My husband and I were complete opposites when we met. We’ve been married 39 years and over the years we have become so much alike. I picked up his interests and hobbies and he picked up mine. I actually think differences make for a much more interesting relationship.

  10. Sure, why not? I don’t know what being different has to do with it; if one person can find what her heart is looking for, so can another.

  11. With compromise and understanding, yes I do. Two very different people can learn from one another and balance each other out.

  12. I do think they can! Sometimes its nice to see things through a different view! But, sometimes I think the differences are too much to make it work, without one feeling like they are giving up a piece of themselves.

  13. Patricia E says

    I think it is a possibility. Love does crazy things. I am always up for a good love story.

  14. Patricia Crowley says

    I think sometimes relationships can be richer when your differences enhance each other’s lives.

  15. kelly tupick says

    Yes, I think it is possible as long as they are both willing to comprimise. They may have different opinions and views but if they both listen and respect each other then yes.

  16. I think it depends on what the differences are. I would say that having different opinions on the small, daily day stuff is not a big deal as long as you are in agreement or learn to compromise on the big stuff.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  17. Dynal Roberson says

    I do think that two very different people can find what their hearts are looking for. Variety is the spice of life after all.

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