Takeover Tuesday

Takeover Tuesday with Bonnie Engstrom

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Today Bonnie Engstrom is taking over the blog. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with her!

Do mirrors talk back?

What happened when Santa came to church?

What would you do if you had the opportunity to be Mrs. Santa Claus?

Patti was excited about it ~ something she’d always wanted to do. But, when Colin, the owner of Santa Extravaganza, asked for her help with Braydon, his troublesome grandson, their relationship (was there really one?) became complicated.

Talking to her reflection in the vanity mirror helps. But so far, the mirror hasn’t responded. And Colin, who plays Santa, always responds with “Whatever.”

Is there a future for them, two “oldsters” who are seeking love again?

What happens when granddaughter Tabitha shares her wisdom?

“Grammy. Wrong Santa.”

Who is Her Secret Santa?

Just for fun: This is a picture of my lifelong friend, Sandy, who inspired this story by playing Mrs. Santa.

More fun: My own granddaughter, Teagan, was the model for Patti’s granddaughter, Tabitha. But Teagan always calls me “Grammy.” No “Gram” or “Grams” for her!

About the Book

Patti never expected to portray a legendary character, nor fall in love.

She just wanted a part-time job over the holidays. But between the Simon Cowell look-a-like guy who played Santa, and her eleven-year-old granddaughter Tabitha, and maybe God, she pulled on the green vinyl boots, powdered her eyebrows and “sucked it up,” as Tabby would say, until . . .the Santa who came to give out gifts at church was different.

And she kissed him.

Did she kiss the wrong Santa?

Amazon | Goodreads

About the Author

Bonnie Engstrom loves Christmas and lives with her own Santa of 55 years, even though he complains about setting up the nine-foot tree every year, then loves putting the angel on top and stands back to admire it. She and Dave are blessed to live in Arizona with their two dogs and near four of their six grandchildren. The other two live on the beach in Costa Rica and surf. Pura Vida! To see them all go to http://www.bonnieengstrom.com.



Answer the question to be in the drawing for either an eBook or a signed print copy of Her Secret Santa mailed to you ~ contiguous U.S. states only, or an eBook to anyone, anywhere. Comment by 12/18/19 11:59pm EST to be entered. A random winner will be chosen on 12/19/19.

10 thoughts on “Takeover Tuesday with Bonnie Engstrom”

  1. This Santa book sounds like a pretty good read, plus the cover is super nice! Thank you for sharing about this Awesome author and her awesome sounding book. Have a Great week.

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  2. I have read quite a few of Bonnie’s books and enjoyed them all! Not sure how to answer the question! I guess if I had the chance to be Mrs. Santa I would do my best to be cheerful, joyful and show children that kindness and love should be a way of life. After all, life’s not all about presents!! I really like the look of the book Bonnie!

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      1. I won? That’s great! Do you need my mailing address?



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