Authors: Donna Fasano,Ginny Baird,Helen Scott Taylor,Beate Boeker,Melinda Curtis,Denise Devine,Raine English,Aileen Fish,Patricia Forsythe,Grace Greene,Mona Risk,Roxanne Rustand,Magdalena Scott,Kristin Wallace
Fourteen Bestselling Authors
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Copyright © 2014 by Donna Fasano, Ginny Baird, Helen Scott Taylor, Beate Boeker, Melinda Curtis, Denise Devine, Raine English, Aileen Fish, Patricia Forsythe, Grace Greene, Mona Risk, Roxanne Rustand, Magdalena Scott, Kristin Wallace. All Rights Reserved.
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Sweet Christmas Kisses
takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild—sometimes magical—west. The
Sweet Christmas Kisses
bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy, for more than 1600 pages.
ALMOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Donna Fasano
Aaron Chase wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy Cooper’s help to do it. When Aaron’s impish eight-year-old talks them into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?
MISTLETOE IN MAINE (Holiday Brides Series, Book 3) by Ginny Baird
A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings.
THE ARMY DOCTOR'S CHRISTMAS BABY (Army Doctor's Baby Series) by Helen Scott Taylor
An army surgeon protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. When an ex army nurse starts work as nanny to his twin babies, they enjoy a fun-filled family Christmas and love grows. But she's hiding a devastating secret that threatens to destroy their joy.
STORMY TIMES by Beate Boeker
Joanna gets lost in a blizzard on Long Island and the man who gives her shelter is very unfriendly. Sparks fly, and the night ends with a rescued puppy and a power failure, but this is only the beginning of her troubles.
THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Melinda Curtis
When a chocolate heiress trying to save her family’s cocoa plantation bumps into a wounded warrior on a trek for a fallen comrade during Christmas, chaos ensues thanks in part to three fairy godmothers…er, a trio of meddlesome nuns.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING by Denise Devine
A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his mother, whose dying wish is to see her son married—and producing grandchildren. At first, his plan appears to be a success. That is, until he discovers Mother has a few deceptive plans of her own…
SOME CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Raine English
When Harper Malone's boyfriend dumps her just before Christmas, leaving her with his gift—a nonrefundable holiday vacation for two at a Vermont ski lodge—her childhood crush steps in to take his place. But will memories of the past ruin the trip, or will she rekindle a lost love?
CHRISTMAS IN WHITE OAK by Aileen Fish
Young widower Nick spends the holidays in his hometown at the request of his four-year-old daughter, forcing himself to confront his past and the woman he let get away. A tale of first love, self-forgiveness, and the importance of family and friendship.
LUCKY BREAK CHRISTMAS: HOMECOMING by Patricia Forsythe
Two people in a troubled marriage are helped by a judge, their two kids, a quirky hometown, and the Christmas spirit of love and forgiveness.
BEACH CHRISTMAS by Grace Greene
Jessie Dawson arranges the perfect beach Christmas to bring her family back together. Nothing goes as planned but unexpected events occur, including a special delivery from the past and a handsome man next door. Jess may not get her Christmas wish, but what she does receive may be even better.
HER CHRISTMAS CRUISE by Mona Risk
The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the fabulous Christmas wedding is off. When a desperate Julia comes in Tony's mother's travel agency, the dedicated psychiatrist is there to pick up the pieces and the would-be honeymoon cruise may fulfill the dreams of Julia and her unexpected companion.
A SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS by Roxanne Rustand
When Lucy Davis receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the Scottish Highlands to receive an inheritance, she expects to deal with it quickly—until she discovers it's a historic B&B with a handsome, mysterious resident who might just be the man of her dreams.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS by Magdalena Scott
Melissa’s back in town to raise her son and run her business. With his dad’s death, the work of the Christmas tree farm has fallen to Jim Standish. Nobody can do it all—but in Serendipity, Indiana, the obvious solution may not be the best.
BY CHRISTMAS: COVINGTON FALLS CHRONICLE (Book 4) by Kristin Wallace
Noelle Robinson is out to save Christmas in Covington Falls. Soon she’s dealing with parades, a cantankerous ass (the animal kind) and negotiating disputes with Santa’s elves. But it’s the brother of the man who broke her heart who is threatening to disrupt her peace on earth…and claim her heart.
Romance shelves are filled with a variety of books with happy endings. Some of them take place in historical times, others occur during the solving of a crime, and more take place in our contemporary world. I have written over fifty books since I was first published in 1999. My body of work contains romantic suspense titles, historical romance and small-town contemporary romances like my recent Whiskey Creek series, which is set in a fictional “gold country” town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills not far from where I live. I like to change things up now and then, since I’m such an eclectic reader. Others must feel the same, because I’ve seen the popularity of these sub-genres expand and contract and expand again, as sales cycles for most things do. Recently, however, I’ve noticed something interesting happening–the popularity of erotic romance (on one end of the spectrum) being balanced by a renewed interest in romances
explicit sex on the page, called “sweet” romances.
Although I don’t write sweet romance
erotic romance (my books tend to fall in the middle), I enjoy a sweet romance now and then. The designation doesn’t mean the characters face no conflict. Conflict is the engine that drives
story. In a good romance, heroes and heroines deal with intense emotions and complex issues. They struggle along their journey to a happy and satisfying ending. In “sweet” romance, they just conquer their challenges and fall in love with a PG/PG-13 rating.
I’m a fan of contemporary romance across its subgenres, and in this collection of “sweet” romances, you’ll find many of those subgenres represented – sudden brides, small town settings, romantic comedy, vacation adventures, international locations, military romances, medical romances, and many more. There are fourteen stories in all, and they have three common threads: they are set in modern times, they occur during the Christmas holiday and they “close the door” on sexual intimacy.
So give yourself a present this Christmas and enjoy these stories—from some of your favorite authors and some of your soon-to-be favorites!
~ Brenda Novak
, NYT/USAT best seller
New York Times
Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at http://www.brendanovak.com/
(her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.4 million. Brenda is currently writing a small-town contemporary series. Come meet the long-time friends who have made Whiskey Creek the “Heart of Gold Country,” with her newest release, THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS. For more about Brenda, please visit www.brendanovak.com.
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So many people gathered in the staff room, it was standing room only. Christy Cooper wondered what the meeting was all about. The nurses and other staff members continued filing in and she was forced, inch by inch, further into a back corner. This was her own fault. The over-abundance of conscientiousness she’d inherited from some crazy, overly-selfless person in her family tree always pushed her to arrive early to any and every event. Although it’s true that this trait caused her to never have to fight for a parking space at the mall, it also all-too-often had her standing outside of locked doors, waiting for the stores to open.
As more and more staffers arrived, it was abundantly clear that this was no ordinary shift-change meeting.
The low buzz of dozens of conversations hummed in the air and made the compact space feel even tighter.
“What’s going on?” Fresh out of nursing school, Bridget had tomato red hair that was cut in a bob, and her thick glasses magnified her pretty brown eyes, making her look as if she were in a perpetual state of surprise.
“I don’t know,” Christy told her, her back finally coming into contact with the wall. She splayed her palm lightly on the back of the woman in front of her in the hopes of keeping a little breathing room.
“Sorry,” the woman whispered over her shoulder.
“I can’t see a thing.” Bridget craned her neck and stood on tiptoe. “This is ridiculous.” She stepped onto a chair that had been shoved back against the wall. “There, that’s better.”
Christy grinned. “For you, maybe. Just let me know what’s going on, would you?”
“Sure thing.” Bridget put her hand on Christy’s shoulder for balance. “I hope this isn’t about a change in the Christmas schedule. You’re still working my hours, right?”
Christy nodded. “Don’t worry. I got you covered.” As well as a couple other part-timers, she thought, but she didn’t bother mentioning that.
No one wanted to work on Christmas, but there were still patients that needed care. And she didn’t have a truly pressing need to be at home on any given day, least of all on Christmas—one of the big days of the year that did nothing but stir up sad and painful memories. So she chose to keep her mind busy by offering to work. Of course, her brother was disappointed that she would be missing another holiday dinner, but she would visit him and his family on her first day off next week. She smiled to herself, knowing her nephews would love the radio controlled monster trucks she’d found for them.