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Christmas at Holly Hill Inn boxset by @maddiejames is a Christmas and Holiday Festival pick #99cents

Title: Christmas at Holly Hill Inn Box Set

Author: Maddie James

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance

Book Blurb:

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 Home for Christmas:

This was not how he had pictured the drive to his wedding.

Ben squinted at the windshield, trying to see the road ahead. The snow squall had erupted over them about five minutes away from his parents’ house. Having slowed the truck significantly, he crept along, trying to keep the vehicle on the right side of the narrow country road, while simultaneously glancing at Jenny to make sure she was all right.

She’d not said a word since leaving the house.

All he’d seen of her since getting into the truck was the back of her head—she seemed determined not to look at him and to stare out the window.

This is ridiculous.

He needed to talk with her and wasn’t sure which subject to broach first. Was it safest to first tackle what happened in his dad’s office? Or should he attempt to suggest that the snowstorm had likely waylaid their wedding plans?

Neither subject was pleasant. He could be playing whack-a-mole for all he knew. Nevertheless, he had to say something. The quiet in the truck cab was driving him bonkers.

“Jenny, sweetheart… I’m sorry I didn’t tell you what your dad said. Okay, maybe I should have, but I thought I was protecting you.” Nothing like hitting the nail straight on the head.

“You had no right not to tell me.” Finally, she spun around to look at him, her eyes flashing, and her hair whirling around her forehead like cotton candy caught up in a swirl of static electricity. “He doesn’t want me to ever come home again? I needed to know that.”

“I should have told you. You’re right.”

“What did he say exactly?”

Ben cleared his throat and plowed ahead. “He said he was washing his hands of the situation. For us to go on and get married, but that he would never give us his blessing or his support.”

Jenny’s eyes grew wide, then slowly, she rotated to stare out the windshield. “We were dismissed.”


“It’s what he does. Once he washes his hands of something, or someone, it’s over. I’ve seen him do it with clients, his brother, and a few friends. He pushes them away and never has contact with them again. Remember what I told you? He keeps the circle small. And he just cut me, rather us, out of his life. I am honestly shocked. I never thought he would do that to me.”

“Oh, Jenny.” Ben’s heart was about to burst for her. He reached for her hand.

She pulled it back and shoved it into her coat pocket.

Well. That certainly isn’t good. He tried to ignore the fact that he, himself, suddenly felt dismissed. Change the subject?

“This storm is getting worse.”

Jenny’s right leg started jumping up and down—nervous, he guessed—her foot tapping on the floorboard. “How much longer until we reach the judge’s farm?”

“Jenny, to be honest, I’ve totally lost any sense of where we are in this whiteout. I can’t see a darned thing but snow and I’m getting a little concerned about trying to find her farm in this weather. The lane back to her house is narrow and unpaved, and she lives at the top of a steep hill.”

“Are you saying we need to turn back?”

“I’m saying I don’t know if I can go on. Or back. I need to find a pull-off.”

“Then what?”

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

“Ben? I’m serious. Are we in trouble here?”

He slowed the truck and looked her way. Her eyebrows were knit in worry and her eyes still held the mist of tears. “Jenny, I don’t know. Maybe.”

“Great. That’s all we need.”

Ben sighed. “Look. Maybe we should try to do this another time. This weather is a bear. Besides, I’m not sure either of us are in the right frame of mind to get married today.”

Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):

This set released in September 2022 at the $5.99 price point. It is on sale through December 24 for 99 cents!

Share a holiday family tradition:

When we were younger (a lot younger!) my sister and I always put out the cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. We loved getting up to see if Santa had eaten a cookie and lo and behold, there was always a bite taken from one cookie. I recall a year when we didn’t have cookies so Santa got a piece of pizza instead! I carried this tradition on with my own children, and they with theirs. Looking back, I smile thinking about my dad taking bites out of the cookies and pizza, and my heart still warms. I’ve not put out cookies for years, but I might this year. Who knows? Santa is in our hearts, right?

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood?

The Christmas at Holly Hill Inn Box Set shares three sweet holiday romance stories similar to some of your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies (I hope!). Set in the Christmas village of Dickens, the stories introduce you to characters—locals and visitors alike—who live and love and travel to the small town to experience the winter holiday. Holly Hill Inn welcomes everyone with warm hugs, cozy accommodations, cookies, tree lightings, holiday festivities, and more! C’mon on. The hot chocolate is waiting! (And maybe some mistletoe!)

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $75 Amazon (US or Canada) Gift Card.

You must have an active Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to be eligible. Open internationally.

Runs December 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on January 3, 2023.

Author Biography:

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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3 Kommentare

07. Dez. 2022

Some of fave traditions are elf on the shelf, watching Christmas movies, decorating, & driving around looking at Christmas lights!

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Marisela Zuniga
Marisela Zuniga
06. Dez. 2022

I enjoyed this excerpt from the book

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05. Dez. 2022

Thank you, Maddie, for sharing your book sale in our Christmas and Holiday Book Festival!

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