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Christmas at Holly Hill Inn Box Set by @maddiejames is a BHW pick #99cents #99c #holidayromance
Title: Christmas at Holly Hill Inn Box Set
Author: Maddie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance > Holiday
A Dickens of a Holiday Romance!
Get all three books in the Holly Hill Inn Dickens Romance series in one complete box set! Follow Jenny and Ben as they fall in love and acquire Holly Hill Inn in Home for Christmas. Then read their children’s stories in Miracle at Holly Hill Inn. Last, share the holiday with the Cohen family as they return to Holly Hill Inn, perhaps for the last time, in The Last Christmas at Holly Hill Inn.
Excerpt from Miracle at Holly Hill Inn:
Laughter bubbled from the kitchen as Matt stepped inside Holly Hill Inn. Boxes of decorated cookies, remnants of sugar, frosting, and sparkling decorations were scattered everywhere. Christmas music played from Kat’s phone. Not a nook or cranny was without a container of tasty confections. The room oozed Christmas.
“Whoa. What is all this?”
Kat swiveled his way. “Hey, Matt. Cookies for the lighting tomorrow.”
“And you think that is going to happen with this snow?”
She rolled her eyes. “First of all, I’m an optimist. Secondly, it’s happening whether there are four people or a hundred. It’s tradition, as you know.”
“Bah. I doubt you will get four people.”
“You don’t have to be so negative.”
His niece, Aimee, giggled. “Oh, Uncle Matt. You are so silly. We have four people now. One. Two. Three. Four.” She pointed to him, her mother, herself, and another woman. A guest, perhaps?
The woman turned, wearing one of his mother’s Christmas aprons, which immediately set him on edge. Dusted with flour, she sported a stripe of blue icing on one cheek—kind of cute—and he’d bet her blond hair didn’t normally sport a shock of green sprinkles—also cute—but who knew for sure.
It was the rolling pin she held in her hand like a weapon, however, that wasn’t quite so charming. Plus, she was staring hard at him, and—
“You,” she said.
“No, it’s you,” he countered.
Kat looked from one to the other. “You two know each other?”
He eyed the woman. “We’ve met. If you could call it that.” What was it about her that pleasantly irritated him?
Abruptly, she stuck out her hand. “I’m Ariana, by the way. We’ve not been properly introduced.”
He stared at her hand, sugar and dough and all, but didn’t take it. “Just call me Scrooge.” He headed for the dining room.
“I think I already did.”
Spinning back, Matt ran his gaze over her, this… What did she say her name was? Ariana? “And your point is?”
“No point. I already had you pegged.”
He held her gaze hostage. “And what makes you the expert?”
Ariana tipped her head a little. “To be perfectly honest, I am an expert on Christmas. And you possess all the qualities of a town Scrooge. Doesn’t take one long to figure that out. You’re grumpy. You don’t even decorate your store for the holiday.”
Who the heck was this pipsqueak who was hellbent on interrupting his regularly scheduled life? “A lot of details for a woman who hasn’t even been in town a day.”
“Like I said, doesn’t take long. Besides, I’m a….”
“Writer. I know. You’re into details.”
“Pat yourself on the back, Little Miss Christmas, you got it right. I am a Scrooge, and don’t you forget it. And don’t even think about trying to reform me. Got it?”
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This set released in September 2022 at the $5.99 price point. It is on sale through December 24 for 99 cents.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Maddie_James_Christmas_at_Holly_Hill_Inn?id=KeyKEAAAQBAJ
Whether writing flirty contemporary romance or gritty romantic suspense, Maddie James writes to silence the people in her head.
In 2022, Maddie celebrates her 25th year of publishing romance fiction under multiple pen names. Her collective body of work includes over 70 titles. Maddie loves writing small town contemporary romance and cowboy worlds, and as M.L. Jameson pens romantic suspense.
Affair de Coeur says Maddie, “shows a special talent for traditional romance,” and RT Book Reviews claimed, “James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hope on for an exhilarating ride.”
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