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3 Recommendations for book lovers on your gift list, plus how to win a copy for FREE

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 15:35:52-05

Everyone has book lovers on their Christmas shopping list, so Melissa Dalton Martinez, Host & Book Reviewer for The Book Break, joined us with three recommendations that make great gifts!

1. "Hard Easy: A Get-Real Guide for Getting the Life you Want" by Arthur F. Combs III. 2020 is rapidly coming to a close, and as people start to think about New Year's Resolutions, this is a good book to have on your list. Melissa says the main message of this book is encouraging people to not be afraid to doing hard work now, in order for things to be easier for them later. The author uses real-life stories and examples to teach readers how to turn away from instant gratification, find a purpose, plan and vision, and how to set big-picture goals. And, through November 30, 2020, the eBook is discounted to only $2.99.

2. "Unwilling Souls" by Gregory Little. Melissa says if you or your loved one likes fantasy books by Brandon Sanderson, then you'll love this fantasy series by Gregory Little. "Unwilling Souls" is the story of a girl named Ses Lucani who is an apprentice smith learning to use "soul energy" to craft items for various purposes, one is to be a jailer to banished gods. She is forced to go on the run when someone attempts to break the gods out of their imprisonment and then the police break into her home and blame her for trying to release the wicked gods. She goes into hiding to avoid these sadistic police forces and hopes to get help from one of her absent parents. While on the run in Calavaria, she meets people that want to help her, and then people that only pretend to want to help her. She must be strong, but she's not sure if she can do it without help from a friend or family member. This is the first book in the "Unwilling Souls" series. Three are three books out right now with a fourth in the works. The book is available in eBook and paperback formats. And through November 30 the eBook is discounted to only $2.99.

3. "Christmas Day in the Morning" by Pearl S. Buck (Story adapted by David T. Warner). Melissa says this is a fun Christmas Classic with an incredible gift book with a new look. Pearl S. Buck's classic Christmas tale shares the simple, pure message of giving and gratitude for what we have, which is as important this Christmas as any. It's the story of a boy who doesn't have much money to spend trying to find something special to give his father for Christmas. The book has been newly adapted with the 2019 Christmas Concert of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. It is actually being sold along with a Blu-Ray DVD and CD from the performance.

There is a giveaway contest going on for these three books. Go to, and enter to win one of these books for free. Winners will be notified the morning of November 24, 2020.