New Author & Book Alert: Sarah Adams

I’m so excited when I meet new authors and can introduce them to you! I connected with author Sarah Adams through Instagram recently and, luck us, she’s got a new book coming out soon! Win-win, right? Here’s what you need to know…

About Sarah Adams

Author, Sarah Adams

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Sarah Adams loves her family, warm days, and making people smile. She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a girl, but finally wrote her first novel when her daughters were napping and she no longer had any excuses to put it off. Sarah is a coffee addict, a British history nerd, a mom of two daughters, married to her best friend, and an indecisive introvert. Her hope is to always write stories that make you laugh, maybe even cry; but always leave you happier than when you started reading.

Follow Sarah on Instagram and on her Website

Sarah’s Next Book: The Match

THE MATCH by Sarah Adams

Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong.

The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons.

1) Always set my alarm clock.
2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought.
3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes.

Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.

Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…

A family.

The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy. Perfect for readers who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY HERE.

Books Are Essential

During these strange times of COVID-19 and social distancing, we find ourselves at home and likely with more time on our hands. Many of us have cancelled vacations to locales all over the globe. We can’t visit family, friends, amusement parks, national parks, etc. But, lucky for us…BOOKS ARE ESSENTIAL. While businesses are being labeled as essential and non-essential, books are and will always be essential methods of travel. To new places, different times, even new worlds.

Here are a few books I love that have taken me to another place! Come, go with me as we travel through the pages…

The Hideaway

Travel to relaxing, quiet, and slow-paced Sweet Bay, Alabama in The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton.

After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it – no small task considering her grandmother’s friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. More than meets the eye, this split-time novel endears readers to two heroines and their heartfelt stories of love lost and found.


The Heart Between Us

Travel the world in this sweet story of sisterhood and sacrificial love by Lindsay Harrel.

Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t enough to propel Megan’s life forward. She’s still working as a library aide and living with her parents in her small Minnesota hometown, dreaming of the adventure she plans to take “once she’s well enough.” Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect life—or so Megan thinks.

When her heart donor’s parents give Megan their teenage daughter’s journal—complete with an unfulfilled bucket list—Megan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item. Caleb—a friend from her years in and out of the hospital—reenters her life and pushes her to find the courage to take the leap and begin her journey. She’s thrown for a loop when Crystal offers to join her for reasons of her own, but she welcomes the company and the opportunity to mend their tenuous relationship.

As Megan and Crystal check items off the bucket list, Megan fights the fears that have been instilled in her after a lifetime of illness. She must choose between safety and adventure and learn to embrace the heart she’s been given so that she can finally share it with the people she loves most.


Where the Fire Falls

Visit the grand and awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park in this “Vintage National Parks Novel” by Karen Barnett.

Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford has shed her humble beginnings to fashion her image as an avant-garde artist to appeal to the region’s wealthy art-collectors. When she lands a lucrative contract painting illustrations of Yosemite National Park for a travel magazine, including its nightly one-of-a-kind Firefall event, she hopes the money will lift Olivia and her sisters out of poverty.

 After false accusations cost him everything, former minister Clark Johnson has found purpose as a backcountry guide in this natural cathedral of granite and trees. Now he’s faced with the opportunity to become a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling?

 As Clark opens Olivia’s eyes to the wonders of Yosemite, she discovers the people are as vital to the park’s story as its vistas–a revelation that may bring her charade to an end.


Someplace Familiar

Of course, our travels wouldn’t be complete without me extending an invitation to you to visit Laurel Cove — a quaint town in the mountains of North Carolina — in my debut novel, Someplace Familiar!

Artist Livy Johnson needs a fresh start. That’s what a broken heart and forgotten dreams can do to a person. On little more than a whim, she reclaims her grandmother’s old home in quaint Laurel Cove, North Carolina and vows to restore its original charm. When she literally collides with childhood friend, Jack Bowdon, Livy wonders if she’s back for an entirely different reason.

Jack can’t believe his childhood crush is back. As the owner of Bowdon’s Supplies, and once again the town’s most eligible bachelor, he offers to help Livy with repairs. Together they embark on the project—and an undeniable whirlwind romance.

But it’s not all smooth sailing. Can they survive the destructive pain of their pasts to discover God’s grace waiting to renovate their hearts?


Tell us about a book you’ve read that has transported you to another place, time, or world. Where would you go if you could pack up and head out today?

Book Covers I’m Loving

I’ve shared before about my tendency to judge a book by its cover. Despite the adage to avoid such practices, I can’t help it. I’d like to say my profession that involves graphic design is at the root of this, but fact of the matter is I’ve been doing it since childhood. I have imprinted in my mind the beautiful Anne of Avonlea series covers, well-known Charlotte’s Web cover, and others. When you stop and think about it, the design of a cover is intended to do just that? Attract you to a book? Make you want to pick it up? But art, which covers are, is subjective. So, how can we be expected to turn a blind eye to covers carefully designed to tell us about the story inside?

In any case, I thought I’d share some recent book covers that have caught my eye:

If For Any Reason by Courtney Walsh | To Catch a Suitor by Sarah Adams | The Heart’s Stronghold by Amanda Barratt, Angie Dicken, Gabrielle Meyer, Kimberly Woodhouse | The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson | Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese | Beach Haven by T. I. Lowe

Just as I was about to publish this post, I saw a cover reveal announcement from Rachel McMillan and just HAVE to include it…it’s so…YUMMY! Christmas and Hallmark Movies? I’m in! It’s not yet available for pre-order but is set to release in October.

Do you have any favorite covers? What do you look for in a cover that really catches your eye and makes you want to pick it up off the shelf?

It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover. Here are several I’m loving right now! #bookcovers

5 Ways to Support an Author’s New Book

First things first… Subscribers to my monthly newsletter, The Little Blue Cottage, had the exclusive chance to win a copy of one of Lindsey P. Brackett’s books. The lucky WINNER is Joan Arning!!! Joan, watch for an email in your inbox! Don’t miss out on other giveaways and exclusive content — subscribe today HERE.


Want to hear a secret? Coming up with fresh content is tough sometimes. So, over the weekend I went scrolling through my blog for something that might spark inspiration. I came across an old post about how readers can support an author’s new book. That’s TIMELESS! So, this week on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter I shared one tip a day. Below I’m sharing them all again as a reminder about how you — the READERS — are an author’s best asset!

TIP NO. 1: SHARE

Imagine that you see on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest, etc. that one of your favorite authors has a new book coming out. You squeal with excitement into your phone or tablet. You spend the morning fist-pumping because that brand new contemporary romance e-book you’ve been waiting for is on sale for $0.99. Go all “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!” with that post and share! All social media platforms have Share tools built right in, so use them! Make that book news go viral!

TIP NO. 2: REVIEW

One of the best things you can do for a book’s success is review it! The more reviews a book receives, the more likely it is to be featured on lists curated by sites like Amazon, Goodreads, etc. Like above, be sure and SHARE your review once you’ve written it. Repost on your blog, social media, etc. Not sure what should be included in a review? The most helpful reviews often include a short plot review, your reaction (what you loved about it, what surprised you, which characters resonated with you, etc.), and maybe a comparison to other popular books so readers know what to expect. But please if you must include details that others might consider to be spoilers, be sure to say that upfront so readers can choose to continue or not.

TIP NO. 3: CREATE

I’ve seen you guys out there….you’re so creative! Use those skills to create visuals with your favorite line(s) from the book. Below is one I created and shared after reading a new favorite, The Hideaway, by Lauren K. Denton. Even if you don’t consider yourself handy with design, there are tools out there that make creating memes and social cards super easy-peasy. Canva and the Ripl app are two that I’ve used and find super easy and fun. These become like free advertisements for books! And, remember to always tag and/or link your creations back to the author or buy page for an easy connection point.

TIP NO. 4: TALK

“Hey, read any good books lately?” Yes, you have! Chat about your favorite books and authors with friends and family. Once this crazy time of social distancing is over, chat over coffee with friends, the Sunday family dinner table, the PTA meeting, at the park with other moms, to your dentist in between opening wide, when your UPS guy is waiting for your signature, in the long grocery store line, while huffing and puffing on the treadmill, while browsing at your favorite book store, to the librarian (ask them to get it; they might just seek out the book if they don’t already carry it!), or even your babysitter while you’re trying to figure out the latest payment app she’s using now. Use your voice!

TIP NO. 5: JOIN

I’m not the first author to see the potential in their excited readers. And we all love feeling a part of something EXCLUSIVE. So, many authors create “launch teams” for new books for readers to join — members essentially become an extension of the authors marketing team, agreeing to be a cheerleader for the book in a variety of ways. This can include all of the above ways to promote and more! I’ve been a part of several launch teams and have really enjoyed feeling a part of making a book release successful. Watch for these opportunities from authors you follow.

Of the above tips, what’s your favorite way to support your favorite authors?

Author Spotlight: Lindsey P. Brackett

Author Spotlight: Lindsey P. Brackett

If you’re signed up for The Little Blue Cottage monthly email community, you’ll have the chance to get to know author Lindsey P. Brackett through a fun rapid-fire Q&A interview. I’d like to introduce Lindsey here, too!

About the Author

977888_495743663832425_2035047757_oAward-winning writer, Lindsey P. Brackett once taught middle grades literature, but now she writes her own great works in the midst of motherhood. A blogger since 2010, she has also published articles and short stories in varying publications. In 2015, she joined Splickety Publishing Group as Editor of Web Content, and in 2017 she migrated over to Firefly Southern Fiction as a general editor. Her popular column, Just Write Life, appears bi-weekly for The Northeast Georgian and weekly in The Elberton Star.

Her love of family ties and southern places prompted her first southern fiction novel, Still Waters, a four-star Romantic Times review being called a “brilliant debut”.

She makes her home at the foothills of Appalachia with her husband and their four rowdy children. They lose library books, brew strong coffee, and quit homeschool.

Be sure to follow Lindsey at:
Website  Facebook   Twitter  |  Instagram  Pinterest  |  Goodreads

Books

71Pp4euVy1LStill Waters: Book 1 in The Low Country Series

Available on Amazon

Cora Anne Halloway has a history degree and a plan: avoid her own past despite being wait-listed for graduate school. Then her beloved grandmother requests—and her dispassionate mother insists—that she spend the summer at Still Waters, the family cottage on Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

Despite its picturesque setting, Still Waters haunts Cora Anne with loss. At Still Waters her grandfather died, her parents’ marriage disintegrated, and as a child, she caused a tragic drowning. But lingering among the oak canopies and gentle tides, this place also tempts her with forgiveness—especially since Nan hired Tennessee Watson to oversee cottage repairs. A local contractor, but dedicated to the island’s preservation from development, Tennessee offers her friendship and more, if she can move beyond her guilt.

When a family reunion reveals Nan’s failing health, Cora Anne discovers how far Tennessee will go to protect her and—Edisto—from more desolation. Will Cora Anne choose between a life driven by guilt, or one washed clean by the tides of grace?

71siyeCk46LThe Bridge Between: Book 2 in The Low Country Series

Available on Amazon

After years away, Louisa Coultrie Halloway has returned to Edisto Island as caretaker for the family home. Now she flounders to find her place.When Liam Whiting, a local professor studying tidal creek preservation, invites Lou to join his research team, she welcomes the opportunity for purpose.

David, her ex-husband, has followed Lou and their children to Edisto. As he finds his footing in this new life, their once strained relationship eases into a familiar rhythm—and he hopes for more.

But the past still has a hold on them all, especially in the presence of Grace Watson, whose son intends to marry Lou and David’s daughter.Somehow, Grace and Lou must let the past of a shared love settle between them.

In this idyllic setting, relationships deepen and shift. And once more, Lou finds herself caught between the life she’s chosen—and the love that might be meant to be.

 

Even Now, It Is Well

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How are you, friends? I pray you and your family are healthy. These are crazy times, when the words coronovirus, quarantine, social distancing, and shelter-at-home are commonplace. It’s strange, unsettling, and surreal.

I’m so grateful for the many positive things rising to the top. Genius creativity from celebrated artists and children alike, unparalleled generosity from organizations and businesses offering free resources, families reconnecting at home, a realized appreciation for our educators, and renewed sense of community.

I try and begin my prayers with gratefulness for these things, and more. For God’s goodness and faithfulness. But, I am a chronically anxious person. “Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.” This line from the song Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing is painfully familiar to me. It is so easy for me in times of unrest and unease to wonder down the path of worry. I am drawn step-by-step closer to the “what ifs” that lead nowhere, except for farther away from God. The good news is, God doesn’t leave us. I’m reminded of a time when, as a little girl, I declared I was going to run away from home. My mom let me pack my suitcase and leave the house. But as I sat on the curb in front of our house, she watched over me from the window. She let me feel whatever frustration filled me at the time. But she didn’t leave me. Just as she waited and watched, I know God is a few steps behind, following me on the path I wonder.

During this time of COVID-19, like most of you, I’m social distancing at home with my husband and daughter. I already work full-time from home, but having my usual routine interrupted has been like moving from walking on pavement to sand. It takes more deliberate steps that tire my legs much quicker. (Bless my husband for his willingness to work with our daughter on some homeschooling, especially now that it looks like she may not be able to return to school this academic year.) I’m a creature of habit and as an introvert, really need alone time. And yet, it’s in the alone time I crave that my heart tends to wonder.

Isn’t it interesting how who we seem created to be can most reveal the very element in us that is at the core of our sinful nature? 

Just after writing this sentence, I paused and read over it. Immediately, I felt God suggest an edit. What if, instead of seeing my introverted nature as a gateway to a prone-to-wonder heart, I see it as a willingness to invite God in. But for this to be true, I have to act on it. I have to extend the invitation. When I do, he will accept every single time. And within my invitation and his acceptance, the path I’ve wondered down will transform into “peace like a river.”

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll,
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, 
it is well, it is well with my soul.

I think it is these opening lines from the hymn It Is Well that made it my favorite even years ago when I was a teenager. Anxious from childhood, the truth and comfort in them soothed my anxious nature. They still do.

Yesterday, while scrolling through Instagram, I came across a video of Natalie Grant singing It Is Well, accompanied by her husband and brilliant musician Bernie Herms. I listened and cried as the moment turned into worship. God invites us to claim the truths of his faithfulness that bring peace. Take a listen (click on the image to go to the post)…

Natalie Grant Sings It Is Well on Instagram

God knows our struggles in all circumstances and he is with us always. On paths we wonder down. During uncertainty and fear. While we social distance. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

I hope you are your loved ones are staying healthy. Thanks for letting me write through some of my feelings during this time. If you’ve made it this far, and want to, leave a comment below sharing a prayer request, what life is like for you during this strange time, or something you’re grateful for right now. HUGS AND BLESSINGS! 

Bored at Home? Here’s a FREE BOOK!

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With all this extra time at home while we practice social distancing, there are certainly a few silver linings — like extra time to read! So, I’m offering my novel, Someplace Familiar, for FREE on Kindle, today through Sunday, March 22!

Get for FREE at Amazon

Be sure to share with your friends who may be looking for a way to pass the time. Stay safe and healthy, friends. HAPPY READING!

New Creative Adventure!

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There is nothing more I love than creating on just about any level. Today I get to tell you about a new creative adventure I’m beginning!

For more than fifteen years, I’ve spent my professional life developing and overseeing communications and marketing for churches and non-profit organizations. It’s truly been of those jobs that I feel I “get” to do, rather than have to do. One of my favorite parts of the job is graphic design. It’s so fun to find just the right font (really, it thrills me LOL), style, and concept to best convey an event or project.

The last few years, I’ve had the added pleasure of working with some of my favorite people – my fellow authors – to design book covers, marketing/promotional items, social media campaigns, and more. As I’ve had more and more folks inquiring about how I might can help with their design needs, it started to make sense to formalize the process a bit.

So, I’ve put together a Design Services page on my site that outlines how we might work together on any of your creative needs. Need a print and/or ebook cover designed? Want to hand off internal formatting of your next book to someone else? Interested in coming up with your own visual brand so readers instantly recognize your content? Let me help! I’d be honored to work with you on developing designs that will grab the attention of today’s readers and stand the test of time.

While this endeavor does focus on working with fellow authors, I’m also available to help with design needs for your small business, family projects (i.e. Christmas cards or invitations), or even church projects.

Visit my Design Services page today and learn more! I can’t wait to hear from you and work together on your next project.

The Little Blue Cottage Opens Soon!

Do you love sitting around with friend chatting about books? Does the idea of curling up with a good book and cup of something warm make you smile? I’d like to invite you to come join me at The Little Blue Cottage — OPENING IN ONE WEEK ON NOVEMBER 12! 

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LBC LogoThe Little Blue Cottage (LBC) is the name of a brand new virtual gathering spot for us to discuss all things reading, creativity, faith, and friendship. Imagine pulling up a crunchy gravel driveway to a cute little cottage just off a country road, tucked under tall shade trees and hugged by blooming bushes or showered by dancing fall leaves. There’s a porch for rocking, a fireplace for cozy chats when the air is crisp, stacks of books everywhere you turn, and fresh coffee is always ready.

You can “visit” the LBC by way of a monthly email and an exclusive Facebook group. Here’s what you can expect when you pop by the cottage each month:

  • A FREE Short Story. If you’ve been around a long time, these “flash fiction” stories of approximately 500-1000 words will be similar to the Blue Ridge University series I used to offer in my newsletters. The sweet Southern stories with a hint of romance will be included in each mid-month email. Each installment will build on each other like old fashioned serial stories. You’ll get to know the characters and anticipate what happens next!
  • Book Talk. I’ll share news of new titles releasing, great sales/deals, and recent reviews or book cover reveals from around the Christian fiction community. From time to time, I’ll even welcome an author to stop by for a mini interview or chat.
  • Community & Friendship. Each month in the email, there will be something shared by a member of our LBC community! This might be sharing about a favorite book, posing a question or short devotional to the community for discussion on our private Facebook group page, or even sharing a favorite recipe, memory, or creative idea. If you’ve got ideas on how to encourage our community, let me know!
  • Exclusive Membership in LBC Facebook Group!  Subscribers will receive a link in our first LBC email on November 12 to join a private Facebook group where we can continue getting to know each other. (Subscribing after our LBC launch? No worries! New subscribers will be sent a link, too!) We’ll imagine sitting on the porch in rocking chairs, casually sipping on iced tea (or coffee during the cooler fall season), and chatting the day away.

If you’re already subscribed to my email list, there’s no need to sign up again! You’re already in. If you’re not yet subscribed and would like to join us at The Little Blue Cottage for all things books, reading, writing, and friendship, click the button below!

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SEE YOU SOON, FRIENDS!

5 Christmas Novellas to Get You in the Spirit

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the book community! Below are five Christmas novellas (or collections of novellas) that have either recently released or release soon — just in time to get you in the Christmas spirit.

The Perfect Christmas by Bell RenshawTHE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Bell Renshaw

Will the perfect Christmas be enough to convince Beau that a life with Ansley could be equally perfect? Born and raised in Winter, Montana, Beau Bradley can’t imagine life anywhere else. During the holiday season his coffee shop, Mountain Grounds, is as busy as ever and now that his girlfriend is back in town, things finally seem to be lining up—until he gets a call that could change it all. Ansley Strauss is back in Winter after a nine-month, art intensive in Canada and she’s ready to celebrate the Christmas season in the tried and true Winter-style. There’s only one problem: her boyfriend lacks Christmas spirit. Her solution? Make this Christmas perfect to remind Beau just how special this time of year is. Set on a course for ultimate Christmas joy, Ansley and Beau find that life doesn’t always work out the way they hope it will. Beau faces the reality that plans can’t account for everything and sometimes risking it all is the only way. Ansley will have to come to the realization that no matter how perfect things are, it’s the imperfections in life that make it worth living. It’s another Christmas in Winter, Montana where the coffee is always hot and the mistletoe beckons lovers to share a kiss.

Available Now on Amazon

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Once Upon a Christmas novella collectionONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS by Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh, Angela Ruth Strong, and Jaycee Weaver

Embrace the magic of the Christmas season with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

Upon a Dream (Boyd) — A rare sleeping disorder keeps Talia from performing, but when Philip recognizes her gift, he’ll do whatever it takes to see her onstage.

Claim My Heart (Dawn) — Li Na and Colin Wen face off in a Mulan-esque courtroom battle where the real win might be losing their hearts.

A Snow White Christmas (Shiloh) — Sheltered heiress Amala White flees her conniving stepmother’s plans and finds refuge with a handsome orchard owner and his seven quirky uncles.

Christmas Ella (Strong) — Reality TV meets Cinderella story when a location director is swept off her feet by a rising star.

A Splash of Love (Weaver) — Las Vegas glitz meets Land of Enchantment culture in A Splash of Love, a modern twist on the Little Mermaid.

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Like a Winter Snow by Lindsay HarrelLIKE A WINTER SNOW by Lindsay Harrel

In this standalone holiday novella, return to the charming Cornish village readers fell in love with in The Secrets of Paper and Ink.

Women’s counselor Joy Beckman has always been a friend and helper to all. That’s why she’s given up everything to be with her parents as her mother suffers through Alzheimer’s. Joy may not have a thriving career or a love life at the moment, but she’s doing what she does best—taking care of others. And even though it’s difficult, she knows it’s where she is supposed to be.

But life throws a curveball when she has to leave her parents temporarily to travel to Cornwall, England, for the Christmas-time wedding of her best friend. While there, Joy helps Sophia tackle her last-minute to-do list, and in the process, finally meets a man who turns her head—and her heart. The only problem? He lives in snowy London, and her life is with her parents back in sunny Florida.

She tries to resist Oliver Lincoln’s charms, but it’s harder than it should be. With her heart torn in two, Joy is forced to choose between a life she knows she’s meant for and the one she didn’t see coming.

Available for Pre-Order (releases October 29) on Amazon

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The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel HauckTHE WEDDING DRESS CHRISTMAS by Rachael Hauck

December comes to quaint Hearts Bend, Tennessee, with a blanket of white and the glitter of Christmas lights.

For JoJo Castle there is no place like home. Her onetime love of adventure ended when her life in the big city came crashing down. Now that she’s home, she never wants to leave again.

Country music sensation Buck Mathews has charmed the world with his smile and his music. However, news of his mother’s illness brought him home to Hearts Bend for the holiday season.

Working with her cousin Haley in The Wedding Shop, JoJo has no aspirations of love. But when her high school crush returns to town, her buried feelings surface.

Busy with his career, Buck hasn’t had time for family and friends, much less love. Seeing JoJo in The Wedding Shop reminds him there are things more important than his career.

But JoJo and Buck have opposing life goals, and there’s no middle ground. Can love, especially the kind that touches hearts at Christmas, overcome her fears and his quest for greatness?

With the help of a very special wedding dress, there just might be a Christmas miracle.

Available Now on Amazon

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Royalty meets small-town charm in this collection of four heartwarming romances.

Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after…tiaras optional.

Available for Pre-Order (releases November 5) on Amazon

 

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Have you read any of these yet? Let me know what’s been your favorite so far, what you’re most excited to read, or what other Christmas books you’re looking most forward to this season.