Dec 162012

9 days until Christmas


Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. While she had a goal to write and publish a book one day, she turned her attentions first to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances as a stay-at-home mom to three kids. LADY OUTLAW is her first novel.


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LDSWBR: Do you top your Christmas tree with a star, angel, or something else? Does it have special meaning to you?

STACY: Our Christmas tree topper is a silver star. It’s from a store, so it’s not a family heirloom or anything, but our tree wouldn’t feel complete without a star on top!

LDSWBR: What is your favorite Christmas movie? Why is it your favorite?

STACY: One of my favorites is “A Christmas Story.” I love the glimpse of what Christmas might have been like in the late 1930’s. It’s also funny and has some great lines. Who doesn’t know and love “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?

LDSWBR: What Christmas gift have you been most excited to give?

STACY: Our first Christmas as a married couple was just a couple months after our wedding. We were both working part-time and going to school, so we didn’t have a lot of extra money. I don’t remember what I gave my husband that year, but I tried to make the small amount go far. I think because we had to be creative, I was so excited to give him those gifts.

LDSWBR: Being creative during tight times can actually be pretty fun. Thank you, Stacy!

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Purchase Lady Outlaw


No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family’s ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she’s fought so hard to save and a future by his side.

 You’ve all seen “A Christmas Story,” right? Share your favorite scene or line from the movie. 

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Book Prizes (as of December 16, 2012 – many more to be added to this list!)

  • Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi S. Kilpack (signed paperback copy)
  • Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick (paperback or ebook)
  • Deadly Undertakings by Gregg Luke (personalized paperback)
  • Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston (personalized paperback)
  • Athena by Heather B. Moore (autographed paperback)
  • The Kindling by Braden Bell (paperback, signed if desired)
  • Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley (personalized paperback)
  • Code Word by Traci Hunter Abramson (paperback)
  • The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson (ebook)
  • The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson (ebook- PDF/.mobi)
  • Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie (signed paperback)

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  19 Responses to “Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie – Countdown to Christmas 2012”

  1. Fun interview! I love it when the narrator says, “Randy lay there like a slug. It was his only defense.”

  2. I’m not a fan of that movie, but my husband said his favorite parts are when the dad brings home the leg lamp, and when the boy beats up the bully.

  3. Fragile! It’s a major award. and of course, We’re out of glue.

  4. I do love the leg lamp, and the mother’s embarrassment. I don’t know what I’d do in a similar circumstance.

  5. I personally have never seen it, but have heard quite a bit about it. I’ve heard that it is a wonderful movie!

  6. You know, I don’t think I ever have seen it (at least not that I remember). Is that shocking? :) But I’ve heard it mentioned so many times on these posts that I might just have to check it out.

  7. I’ve seen parts, but the part I remember is when the boy gets his tongue stuck to the pole.

  8. I love the part when Randy gets so bundled up he can’t put his arms down. They go outside to walk to school and he can’t even get up when he falls. So many funny things! This is a favorite of ours too.

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the Christmas Countdown! Love these comments about “A Christmas Story” – makes me want to watch it again. :)

  10. Sorry, but I don’t really like “A Christmas Story.” I think the most enjoyment I’ve gotten from it was seeing a picture of a guy who had only one leg dressed up as the lamp for Halloween.

  11. My fav was also the tongue stuck to the flag pole. Since someone already said that, my next favorite was the pink bunny pajamas for Ralphie from his Aunt.

  12. My grandparents had an annual tradition–they invited all the grandkids up for a sleepover and we watched this movie (I believe we had some really bad frozen pizza, too). Personally, as a teacher, my favorite line is the ecstatic teacher saying “A + + + + +”

  13. You’ll shoot your eye out! We’ve repeated that phrase for other similar wants that could be dangerous.

  14. I love it when Randy eats his mashed potatoes like a little piggy. : )

  15. Eating at the Chinese restaurant because they ruined their dinner. So sad yet funny.

  16. Is it terrible for me to admit that this movie just doesn’t do anything for me? I had never seen it until I met my husband’s family. Though the tongue stuck to the flag pole is a pretty funny scene.

  17. The little boy all bundled up and when he cant even walk with his arms down!

  18. I love the Double Dog Dares. Especially when he sticks his tongue to the frozen pole, then his friends abandon him. The best part – the teacher’s reaction!!! =)

  19. I can honestly say I have never seen that movie all the way through. (I prefer “Christmas Vacation”!)

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