Sports therapist Avery Troupe just got some bad news that’s left her jobless and homeless just weeks before Christmas. Taking a temporary assignment with an athlete who’s hiding away in the Caribbean for the holidays who has fired his last four aids might be just the answer to her problems. Sunshine, sandy beaches, and crystal blue water sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday this year.
Drew Laskin is secretly on the mend in his island home following an injury doing something forbidden in his contract. The only thing worse than the pain is the guilt he’s feeling at having to cancel taking his nephew to see snow for the first time this Christmas.
Promising to keep Drew’s secret, Avery gets the bah-humbugging baseball star focused on an aggressive three-week plan to get him ready for training. By New Year’s they won’t ever have to set eyes on each other again. Only there’s an unexpected blizzard of Christmas magic about to change everything.
Meet Nancy Naigle
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series, Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre farm. Over twenty-five novels later, Nancy is a Romance Writers of America and ACFW Honor Roll author. Her books have been translated into multiple languages and received favorable reviews from major trade journals. Nancy’s latest release, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, is a touching novel of a friendship that crosses generations, and learning how even the smallest gifts can change a life for good.
Crown Media has adapted several of Nancy’s novels for Hallmark Channel, and Nancy novelized three Hallmark Original Movies set in the town of Evergreen. Hallmark fans may have recently enjoyed The Secret Ingredient and new in 2021 Sand Dollar Cove in the Summer Nights programming-both inspired by her novels.
Now happily retired from a career in the financial industry, this Virginia girl devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and horseback riding with friends.
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A strait-laced guidance counselor with one birthday wish.
This Christmas, a steamy second chance romance twenty years in the making is about to ignite.
Happily divorced high school guidance counselor Noemie Saint has moved back to Kissing Springs to be closer to her mother after her father’s death. She wouldn’t say she’s avoiding the ex that broke her heart 20 years ago, but she’s certainly not going out of her way to run into him. That all changes when their worlds collide. Suddenly he’s back in her life, looking better than ever. After a mortifying chance meeting in the adult toy section, Jameson makes a snarky suggestion that Noemie decides to take him up on.
Jameson Mitchell is finally seeing his hard work pay off. He’s the owner of a successful fitness center and his daughter is in college exploring her independence. When an opportunity to reconnect with The One That Got Away presents itself, he jumps at the chance. Twenty years ago, he chose to do the right thing and let Noemie go. Now that she’s moved back to town and they are both single, he’s sure he can convince her they belong together.
She wants one night, he wants forever. Can this second chance couple make some Christmas magic?
Jillian Magee, a fifth-grade math teacher who loves Christmas, has a freezer filled with Christmas cookies, all her Christmas gifts wrapped, and the red scarves all knitted for her caroling party. Unfortunately, the universe seems bent on depriving her of joy this season, even when it supplies her with a well-intentioned celestial do-gooder—a quirky female version of Jacob Marley.
Tristán Solano, famous as Trystan Sol in the rock music world, grew up across the street from Jillian Magee, his first friend at five years old and the woman he left in order to grab the brass ring. After eight years with a popular group, earning more money than he can possibly spend in one lifetime, he longs for his old, uncomplicated life. As Christmas approaches, he leaves the band and heads home with his four-year-old daughter.
Will Jillian have her heart broken again, or can she and Tristán overcome the past and keep each other warm this Christmas?
Meet Annalisa Russo
Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of three grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic cat named Buster who really runs the show.
How hard can it be to entertain a house full of guests, without revealing they are at the wrong Inn? Mila needs the money to satisfy the bank. All she has to do is give them a holiday they won’t forget and not fall in love with Garrett Donnelley and his family. Mila Vunderberg is in desperate need of money to save her family home. Left caring for an ailing grandmother who spends her days searching for a “treasure” that doesn’t exist, she has been forced to sell off pieces of her lineage to make ends meet. A blizzard blows in help in the form of a family looking for the perfect Christmas. Garrett Donnelley’s family surprises him with the gift of a perfect Christmas in New York. When the driver drops them off at a beautiful home on the Hudson River they are welcomed like family. Enchanted by Mila, Garrett is seeing visions of a future with her but his hostess has secrets that threaten everything he cherishes. One man believes the treasure is real and the Donnelley family is in his way. Mila and her treasure will be his, one way or another.
Cyber security expert Cord McQuada heads back home with his twelve-year-old niece in tow. Not that he ever planned to return after the community booted him out eight years ago. And since his only Christmas presents growing up came from the local gas station, he’d rather skip the town’s over-the-top festivities.
Giselle Delacroix, heir to a French fashion line, decides to jump ship and open a children’s clothing store. Busy and overworked, the last thing Giselle needs is a Christmas romance—even if the man involved is every woman’s pièce de résistance.
Melah, Heaven’s unofficial matchmaker, sends her new protégée to quell problems, but can she help Cord and Giselle ignite some Christmas sparks?
Meet Annalisa Russo
Annalisa Russo, a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the ‘burbs of Chicago, published her first historical romance in 2012. Her Christmas novels are sweet and contemporary romances, and her historical novels chronicle the lives of Italian immigrants in the 1920s and 30s. On a personal note, along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of two grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic tabby named Buster who really runs the show.
Pulling Garrett Johansson over isn’t the most auspicious beginning to a relationship for Officer Lisa Weight, but at least she didn’t have to give him a ticket. Not that she’s looking for a guy—even if her mom says she should be.
Garrett is glad to visit his sister, Sheila, during the Christmas season, but he hadn’t counted on a major snow storm as soon as he landed in Kansas City. When his sister introduces the cop who pulled him over as a friend of hers, he puts their less-than-stellar beginnings in the past and gives her a chance. The more he gets to know her, the better he likes her. If only he didn’t live 1600 miles away in California.
With everything trying to keep them apart, can they still have a Merry Christmas?
Read all the novels by bestselling author Heather Tullis
Love in Juniper Ridge DiCarlo Brides Series 1. A Perfect Fit 2. SEALed With Love 3. Reclaiming His Bride 4. Family Matters 5. Wild Hearts 6. The Last Bride 7. Getting Her Groom
Crystal Creek Romances In The Garden series 1. Hello Again 2. First Crush 3. Not In The Plans 4. Last Chance
Shelter Sisters series 1. Unbreakable Love 2. Spontaneous Love
Stand-alone novellas in Crystal Creek Deal Breakers Suspect Love Love at Christmas
Echo Ridge Romance novellas 1. One Winter Night 2. Much Ado About a Kiss 3. You’ve got Email 4. Almost Home 5. Wedding Bell Blues Ice Cream Kisses–the Echo Ridge Boxed set
Stand-alone novels Waypoint Dancing in the Flea Market
Meet Heather Tullis
HEATHER TULLIS writes sweet, small-town romance and cozy mysteries. She has published three dozen books. When she’s not dreaming up new stories to write, she enjoys playing with her dogs and chickens, cake decorating, trying new jewelry designs, inventing new ways to eat chocolate, and hanging out with her husband.
She is the woman of his dreams, but she has a secret that could tear them apart.
Jazmine Campbell is a therapist, but that doesn’t mean she never struggles with sharing her feelings. In fact, there’s one thing she never told anyone since admitting it out loud is too painful. Years ago, her doctor told her she can’t have children, and although it rips her up inside, she lets everyone think she doesn’t have a husband and children because she’s too focused on her career.
Clay Drover may look like a mountain man, but he has a few surprises up his sleeve, one being he owns a huge house and is financially set for life. His lonely childhood makes him long for a family of his own, and he knows just the woman to share his life with.
When Jazmine flies out to Alaska for her cousin’s Christmas wedding, she and Clay are thrust together once again. Will Clay be able to convince her to lower her guard? Or will her secret divide them once and for all?
When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel’s wish is to ride her mom’s favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.
But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.
Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?
The first book in A Dream Come True series is a heart-warming holiday romance set in “The Most Magical Place On Earth.”
Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year and kids of all ages will love this book filled with Christmas / Winter related items, things, and characters to learn how to draw. This book is filled with adorable Christmas cartoon characters & Christmas / Winter themed things to learn how to draw. This book will teach your child how to draw these cute Xmas characters, step by step, with the easiest approach possible…by using alphabet letters, numbers, symbols, and other simple shapes.
Kids and beginners will learn how to draw cute Christmas ornaments, a Christmas tree, an adorable Kawaii / Chibi gingerbread man, stockings hung on a fireplace, Santa Claus and his sleigh, reindeer, gifts & presents, hot cocoa, a snowman or two, a Christmas wreath, an adorable penguin in a Christmas stocking, a cute Kawaii candy cane, a cute baby polar bear, Mrs. Claus with gingerbread cookies, The North Pole, cute kids singing Xmas carols, cute kids sledding, a Nativity scene with baby Jesus, and more. Most of these pictures are so easy to learn how to draw and are great activities to do around Christmas time. You might even want to use this book as a Stocking Stuffer. These cartoons are perfect for doodling. You will find your child’s doodles and you won’t be able to keep yourself from smiling. Kawaii style is easy to doodle and that is part of what makes this style so much fun to learn how to draw.
Rachel has been teaching kids how to draw for almost ten years now, and this drawing technique really works! With this no-tears strategy, learning how to draw is fun for children as young as 5 years old, but also works for adults and teens. Cartooning is fun for kids, but even more fun when it comes easy to them. This book does just that…makes drawing fun and easy for kids. This book will turn your child into the manga / kawaii artist that he or she wants to be.
Each cute Kawaii drawing lesson is a step by step process. Each tutorial is broken down into the simplest of steps that can be followed by most children. Your child doesn’t need to know how to read or write letters to follow these drawing lessons. In fact, preschoolers, Kindergartners, First graders, etc. can enjoy this book. The only thing your child needs is time and interest. You can also use this as a drawing workbook as the child can draw along in the book. This book is for both boys and girls, and is good for kids of most age ranges, but is best for kids aged 6-8, 9-12 – but if your kids are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, etc, they will all have fun trying these drawing tutorials out. Have fun drawing the day away! Let the Kawaii drawing and doodling start now! Great for kids and beginners!
Just an FYI. This book teaches your child how to draw Kawaii characters, animals, and things that we created. It does NOT teach your child how to make up their own Kawaii characters.