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Looking for a holiday gift for those who love holiday romance? Check out these featured books...
Danielle’s Christmas Gift by Judy Kentrus
Caleb Hughes Thompson, owner of Hughes Department Stores, the business-driven world is shattered when he receives a letter, written by his recently deceased brother. His dying wish is to have Caleb locate his daughter, the result of a one night stand. He should start in Eden Prairie, Indiana. Erin MacKenna is a third-grade teacher in the Abraham Lincoln primary school in Eden Prairie. One crazy night of indiscretion resulted in the most wonderful gift she’d ever been given, her daughter Danielle. Not wanting to damage her daughter of a preacher reputation, she tells everyone she was artificially inseminated. Caleb needs someone to help plan Santa Traditions, the children’s holiday promotion at their Eden Prairie location. A teacher in the primary school would be well-skilled dealing with young children. It would also be the perfect place to start searching for his niece. Heartwarming, endearing Christmas story. Added Bonus Short Story: Danielle’s Snowy Wish
Reluctant Christmas by Laurie Ryan
Welcome to Willow Bay, the perfect place to stick a chair in the sand, your toes in the water, and get lost in the ebb and flow of life and love. He embraces Christmas. She just wants it to go away. When Cade Huntington limps out of Dr. Grace Janson’s ER without using the crutches she gave him, she’s glad to see him go. Except the arrogant, carefree cable guy keeps showing up in her life. It doesn’t help that he’s taken her on as his pet project and is determined to prove how extraordinary the festive season can be. What he doesn’t know is that Christmas is the worst time of year for the doctor who relies on logic and organization to get her through. She wraps herself in work like an ostrich hides his head in the sand. Nothing will ever bring back the Christmas spirit she lost as a child. Determined to show her why Christmas is the best of all times, Cade thunders right past Grace’s warning signs and right smack dab into a past rife with emotional fallout. Can they unwrap their tangled emotions and find the joy in each other and the season? This sensual, small town romance is the first in the Willow Bay series, which can be read in any order. Grab your copy now and get to know the down-home folks who live and work here.
Meringue Snowflake Magic by Tena Stetler
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time Wynter Dahl finds herself with a new name and new home. Whisked into the Witness Protection program she finds herself in the Podunk town of Raven’s Hollow, Colorado. She has more than one secret to keep and is not sure who she can trust, though the deputy sheriff is hard to resist.
Braydon “Blaze” Nightwing, owns Dragon Fire Pizza and takes his job as deputy sheriff seriously. He means to protect his town and its residents, including the mysterious newcomer. He rescues her after a tumble and finds himself in over his head. He senses she’s more than she seems but so is he.
When her cover is blown and her life is in danger it will take the whole town to save her and their annual holiday festival and cookie contest. What is Christmas without a little magic?
A Duchess for Christmas by Alanna Lucas
Grace Banks is much looking forward to her first Christmas at the Home for Desolate Ladies. As its proprietress, she is keen to bring comfort and joy to the gentlewomen who have taken refuge there, and also enjoy the festivities herself. However, the sudden arrival of a visitor threatens her plans, for she and he are not strangers. Edward, Duke of Tavistock, is searching for his young cousin. Winifred went missing after departing Bath under a cloud of gossip, and there is reason to believe she is currently residing at the Home. But he also has another motivation for visiting: Grace, the woman he loved and mysteriously lost, before learning she had married someone else. Edward wants answers, but Grace is not sure she can bear raking over the past. He appears to believe she forsook him for another, when it was news of his engagement to a young heiress that sent her running. That, and a secret she feels she may never be able to share…
SASHA’S SECRET SANTA (A Dickens Holiday Romance: Dorrit’s Diner) by Peggy Jaeger
After a terrifying incident derails Sasha Charles’ career and confidence, she moves back to her hometown of Dickens to heal, reorganize, and start over. The only problem? The paralyzing panic attacks that plague her whenever she thinks about going back to nursing. Sasha is mentally, and emotionally stuck, and has no idea how to move forward. Steve Caldwell is the new Director of Services at Dickens Memorial Hospital. After witnessing her save the life of a local resident in Dorrit’s Diner, he knows Sasha would be perfect for the new trauma center he’s planning. When she refuses his job offer outright, he sets out to change her mind. But Sasha has thick, protective walls erected around her so Steve must first break through them. With patience and kindness, he does. As the two grow closer, each begin to have second thoughts on what their futures should look like, until idle, small town gossip threatens to derail their budding relationship. With the imminent arrival of Christmas, will Steve be able to convince Sasha he has her best interests at heart?
Operation Snowball by Kathryn Hills
Can the perfect Christmas tree and a missing cat bring two lonely hearts together? John Gridley hasn’t set foot on the family Christmas tree farm in years. He walked away from his legacy and the quaint New England town of Dickens. But when his father looks to end their private war and reaches out for help with the hectic holiday season, John agrees to return home. He expects to work hard and to face the reasons he left in the first place. What he doesn’t expect is to crash into love at first sight. Heather Murphy has been a widow and single mother for five years. She’s busy raising a rambunctious ten-year-old girl and running The Library Cat Bookstore. Yet an annual visit to Gridley Meadows Farm to find “the perfect Christmas tree” sparks more than holiday spirit. Can the handsome Army veteran with tattoos and rough edges truly heal her heart? And will the townsfolk cheer on the drifter and the pretty widow? Or will their meddling cause the relationship to flicker out like a bad string of lights? A homecoming story of hope and redemption, where love hangs on holiday wishes and the fate of a missing cat named Snowball.
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Gavel and Garland: A Dickens Holiday Romance by Kathryn Hills
Can a humbug and a holiday lover come together when wedding and Christmas bells ring? Elizabeth McKenzie doesn’t hate Christmas. As the new mayor of Dickens, the quaint New England town famous for its holiday cheer, she has no time to enjoy it. And while she understands small-town politics, what she doesn’t get is people sugar coating problems during the hectic season. There’s much to be done, and she intends to prove she’s up to the task. However, she never imagined being blindsided by someone special. The Army officer in town for the wedding she’s officiating is annoyingly upbeat and handsome. Will he derail her agenda? Or can she slow down enough to smell the gingerbread and maybe meet him under the mistletoe? Trekking around the globe to help animals and people is all Army veterinarian Daniel Murray knows. He’s not a fan of settling down, but there’s something wonderful about a place that embraces his favorite holiday. What’s even more appealing is Dickens’ feisty young mayor. Seems she has a knack for finding trouble. Dare he get involved with the beautiful humbug? Or should he avoid her like a stocking full of coal? It’s decision time for the self-proclaimed bachelor for life. Stay in the military, or open a vet practice right there in Christmas town?
Some characters readers meet in Operation Snowball live on in Gavel and Garland. The books are 100% stand-alone, but if readers enjoy one book, they'll definitely enjoy the other.
A Beckett Christmas Intervention by Mary Martinez
The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor. When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel. And who instilled this foundation of strength in their children and grandchildren? Nana and Papa Beckett.
It is understandable that when Nana and Papa announce at Thanksgiving they're getting divorced, the family is devastated. It will take the entire Beckett clan to plan an intervention. Before Christmas, they'll sprinkle Nana and Papa with the magic of the Christmas Noel at their favorite bed & breakfast on Nantucket Island.
Can the family be as secretive as Santa's elves to pull off the intervention and keep Nana and Papa from making the biggest mistake of their lives?
If they do, the wonder of Christmas will be remembered by all.
A SEAL’s Sugar Cookie Christmas by Connie Y. Harris
Former Navy SEAL, Bill Evanston, AKA Pudge, enjoys a secret passion. Every Christmas, he bakes sugar cookies for the wounded military recovering at the Veteran’s Hospital. But a request for a home visit to a troubled Marine, Gunnar Greyson, ignites a different passion when he meets Gunnar’s sister, Stella. As their relationship deepens, so does Gunnar’s depression after his bid to adopt his beloved K-9, Pyro, is denied and the dog is sold.
Stella Greyson is a Hollywood stunt woman and an alpha female. With her focus on career and helping her brother, she doesn’t have time for romance. That is until Pudge disarms her with his masculine charm and his all-in commitment to save her brother. He’s the man she’s always dreamed of but thought only existed in the movies.
When Stella uncovers an incident which threatened Gunnar’s life, she blames Pudge and ends their relationship. Although heartbroken, Pudge relies on his SEAL skills and a Christmas miracle to pull off his most important mission: bring Pyro home and win back the love of his life.