Thursday, August 11, 2016

Test your Holiday Smarts! Quiz time! ~ A Heartwarming Holiday

Test your Holiday Smarts! Quiz time!

by Dana Mentick

Ah yes! Can you smell the crunch of fall leaves and the sweet spice of apple cider on the stove? In honor of the launch of Nutcracker Sweets, our super fun holiday anthology in the A Heartwarming Holiday boxed set, I thought it would be a hoot to put our knowledge to the test. Here's a little quickie quiz to get you into that holiday mood. Scroll down to find the answers.
Post your score to share the fun!

1. True or False: Thanksgiving is celebrated only in America.

2. What does the word "cornucopia" mean?

3. A cranberry must bounce how many inches high to be sure it isn't too ripe?

4. How many swans are 'a swimmin' in the in the Twelve Days of Christmas song?

5.  It's customary in Spain on New Year's Eve to quickly eat twelve of what kind of fruit?


This holiday season, warm your heart with 15 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 15 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters.

Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis
Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb
Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper
Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty
Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman

If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas.

Here are the answers. How did you do?

1.    False (Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving also.)
2.    Horn of Plenty
3.    Four Inches
4.   Seven
5.  Grapes

Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear is retired from the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and a two time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is honored to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Harvest House Publishers. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.


  1. Fun quiz, Dana! I got a couple right, LOL. Yay, the holidays are coming! :))

  2. Like Anna, I got a couple right. Had no idea how high cranberries had to bounce. Clever questions.

  3. Dana, fun post! I had no idea cranberry bouncing was even a thing(: I'm a huge fan of your work. Looking very forward to reading your story.

  4. Loved the quiz--can't wait for the boxed set!