Welcome to the Christmas Round-Robin!

(and other giveaways right below it!)


   Merry Christmas! 

I’m Julie Lessman, Author Stop #24 of the Christmas Scavenger Hunt. At each author’s blog post, you will find a question that can be answered by checking out the free Amazon preview of their book. Provide the answer at this Google Form.  

NOTE: If you are a Journal Jot subscriber and this is your first stop, the above Google Form will also take you to the beginning of this scavenger hunt.

PLEASE NOTE: You must answer the questions for every author in the round-robin to win Amazon gift cards in the amounts of $300 for first place, $150 for second place, or $75 for third place. At the end of my post is a link to the next blog, the blog after that, etc., to the very end.


WHOO-HOO!!  I am SO excited to be a part of this amazing giveaway, not only to share some giveaways of my own at the end of this blog, but to introduce you to my latest Christmas book, A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER.

Right off the bat, I want to tell you that I am a Baby Boomer who LOVES romance, be it between a man and a woman or between God and me. Which is why I always include TWO love stories in almost every one of my novels — the main love story between the hero and heroine AND a secondary love story between a — ahem — more mature couple who is usually married because frankly, I get tired of the young people having all the fun!! 😉

Secondly, my tagline is “Passion with a Purpose,” which means my books are a tad more passionate, both romantically and spiritually, than the norm in the Christian market, but ALWAYS according to God’s precepts!

My latest Christmas novella, A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER, is about the heroine and hero from my debut book, A Passion Most Pure, only it takes place seventeen years AFTER they said “I do.” It actually contains two critically important spiritual lessons God taught me in my marriage of 41 years, so I’m anxious to pass them on to both my characters and to you!

Your next step in this scavenger hunt is to head on over to the Amazon page for A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER to discover the answer to this question: WHAT KIND OF COLOGNE DOES COLLIN WEAR? When you have the answer, fill out this form and head on to the next blog!

Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is JOI COPELAND, who is telling us all about her Christmas book Silent Knight. You can find it at this link: https://joicopeland.com/blog/f/christmas-scavenger-hunt-round-robin-silent-knight.

Remember that the round-robin will end on December 16th at 11:59 PM EST!


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🎄 Come Back Later for More Giveaways!

JOURNAL JOTS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! Here are EVEN MORE chances to win a $15 Amazon gift card, all six of my Christmas e-books, your choice of any one of my indie e-books, and a character named after you in my next book, so come on by all of the following giveaways for lots of chances to win!

🎄 DEC. 1-12 — TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY Join me and 11 other Christian authors for Alexis A. Goring’s holiday series on the God is Love blog, where you have 12 chances to win! Just stop by each day to enter Alexis’s Rafflecopter contest featuring wonderful authors such as Becky Wade, Allie Pleiter, Toni Shiloh, Mary Manners, and more! Each book giveaway will last for a total of 4 days.

AND … if you leave a comment that you are a Journal Jot reader, you will also be entered in my own JOURNAL JOTS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY listed above. Here’s the link and hope to see you there!


🎄 TUESDAY, DEC. 10 — TAMERA ALEXANDER’S BLOG.  Stop by to leave a comment on Tamera Alexander’s blog, saying that Julie Lessman sent you, and not only will you be entered to win the Christmas giveaway on Tamera Alexander’s blog for that day, BUT you will also be entered in my own JOURNAL JOTS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY listed above.

🎁 99-Cent Sale on A Gift Like No Other

Have you read A Gift Like No Other yet? If not, now is the time to snatch it up at 60% off at only 99 cents for a limited time only. Here’s what the reviewers below are saying about this Christmas novella that is truly “a gift like no other.”

🎁 “IF LESSMAN WROTE A MARRIAGE COUNSELING BOOK, I would definitely read it and recommend it to others.” — Pause for Tales blog

🎁 LESSMAN REALLY PUNCHES THE READER IN THE GUT with the truth & reality of what real life marriage relationships can be like. It can be hard and painful, but it can also be wonderful and glorious. — Singing Librarian Books

🎁 THIS STORY WAS A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER! Full of love, laughter, forgiveness, and spiritual growth! I laughed so hard when the sisters all gathered together to discuss life! The scripture Julie used to back up her spiritual lessons were perfect!! Pure fun! Pure passion! Pure joy!! A must read!!! — Amazon reviewer Kelly Brown

🎁 AS ALWAYS, LESSMAN GOES FULL TILT WITH SWOON-WORTHY ROMANCE (on the “spicier” side of Christian Romance) equally matched with a strong spiritual thread. — The Artist Librarian Blog

🎁 THIS IS BEYOND 5 STAR WORTHY NOVELLA! If you’ve never read a Julie Lessman novel, then run, don’t walk, to grab this one up. Ever since her first novel, where Lessman gave prominence to parents Marcy and Patrick’s relationship besides her younger main couple, I’ve grown to appreciate her attention on married couples, which you don’t often seen in romance novels: What comes after the “happily ever after.” — Cover-to-Cover Cafe Blog

🎁 “THE HONESTY OF THIS STORY IS THE BEST PART, with its message of trust and cherishing the gifts god has given.” — The Green Mockingbird blog

So, give yourself “a gift like no other” by downloading A GIFT LIKE NO OTHER HERE & MERRY CHRISTMAS!


🙏 StoryFest ACFW!

ATTENTION CHRISTIAN FICTION READERS!! Do we have a deal for you! This year at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in St. Louis, MO September 18-19, 2020, there will be an intimate author/readers retreat that you will NOT want to miss! ACFW is literally crawling with every Christian author you have ever wanted to meet or have coffee with, so check out the following fun events included and mark your calendars.

PLUS … you will receive a $20 discount if you use my author code (JLESS) when you register, so check out all the details on registration and pricing right here: STORYFEST ACFW 

🎄 Keynote speaker LIZ CURTIS HIGGS!

🎄 Meet & Greet with 40-50 of your favorite Christian authors such as Rachel Hauck, Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter, Becky Wade, Mary Connealy, Dani Pettrey and many others including MOI!

🎄 Bookstore & Book Signing! 

🎄 Games, Panels, Giveaways!

🎄 Group Breakfast or Lunch with Your Favorite Author!

🎄 Worship Time with Your Favorite Authors

🎄 Chance to Attend ACFW Gala (like the Oscars for Christian Fiction!)

 Hope to see you there!