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.
Isn’t it enough Cleora Butterfield has agreed to be her enormously pregnant BFF’s back-up birth coach? Does she really have to repeat last year’s disastrous New Year’s Eve blind date with Ross Hollister—one of said friend’s favorite people—even if the man is smokin’ hot? She has enough on her Christmas platter with planning and delivering the annual holiday pageant for her 5th and 6th graders.
Ross returns to the charming small town of Green Earth, Minnesota to get away from the rat race in New York City, where he babysits his celebrity clients. He longs for the peace and quiet the Christmas season can deliver here. So being Cleora Butterfield’s plus one isn’t in his plans—even if the woman is exquisitely tempting.
If Melah, a celestial messenger, doesn’t step in, Ross’s long-held secrets and Cleo’s badly broken heart might get in the way of any hope for a Christmas romance.
Meet Annalisa Russo
Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago, the setting for her historical romance novels based in the 20th century. She also loves reading and writing Christmas books and has released a sweet contemporary romance series of four books: The Green Earth Christmas Series. 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 cat named Buster who really runs the show.
A sweet Southern town. A failing family manor. And a plan to save it all…
When Brynn Townsend loses her job in the city, she knows she wants to return home to Tennessee. At her best friend’s urging, Brynn agrees to accept the job as an event planner at Oakleaf Manor in the small town of Sugar Maple. Her first task is to put together a fall festival at Oakleaf, but little does she suspect that the owner’s son, Jack Oakley, has plans of his own.
Jack has tried this venture before in hopes of saving his family farm and ended up losing everything. He is sure he can find another way to preserve Oakleaf Manor for future generations. A way that doesn’t include either Brynn or the festival.
As time passes, Brynn begins to realize she is falling for Jack, and she believes Jack feels the same way. But when disaster strikes, Brynn and Jack find themselves fighting against each other instead of working together. Can the two of them overcome the challenges they face? Will they find a way to save the farm and fall in love in the process? Or will their differences pull them apart?
Autumn at Oakleaf Manor is an experience to remember. So pack your bags and come along to tiny Sugar Maple, Tennessee in Love at the Fall Festival. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Love at the Fall Festival is the enchanting first installment in the Sugar Maple Romance series of sweet and wholesome romance novels.
Stories that stir within us the unquenchable hope for a better tomorrow.
Pamela Ackerson delivers all the passion that fans of this Native American, historical, time travel series have come to love. With unforgettable characters, she has enchanted readers with adventure and love that has spanned across the essence of time.
This is the story that started it all, introducing the Wilderness time travel series, a timeless, spellbinding novel of passion and richly detailed history that delightfully comes alive in an exhilarating adventure with a love story that spans across the ages.
The mysterious dreams had become a reality. Traveling through time, Dr. Karen Anderson found herself in the land of the Lakota, in the midst of the Indian wars, and the movement west. Swept into the arms of the dark-haired warrior, Standing Deer, from her modern-day hustle and bustle to the temporary serenity of life on the Plains…over the span of time, they fight for yesterday and together find the promise of tomorrow.
Becca wants to believe her lost love didn’t jilt her, Garrett needs to convince her that his disappearance wasn’t his fault, but there’s still one obstacle to their second chance: another man bent on keeping them apart.
Becca Bennett was set to marry the man she loved up until her fiancé vanished without warning. The loss was devastating and it took everything she had to keep going, so when he suddenly returns with a story that’s hard to swallow, she isn’t sure if she can open her heart to him again.
Garrett Casner knew the moment he met Becca, she was the one woman he was going to love forever. He never expected to get injured during a routine copper deposit and wake up with no memory of his previous life. When he finally does remember, he knows he must do everything to remind Becca why they belong together. The only problem is, his arch enemy wants to keep them apart so he can take Becca for himself.
Will Garrett prove to Becca he’s hers for keeps? Will Becca finally walk down the aisle? And what will happen when the truth comes out about why Garrett really disappeared?
Russell’s battle-worn body looked defeated. He was a Union soldier; she was a Confederate nurse. But when Rosa looked into his eyes, she saw pure determination. He looked for anything to stay positive. Rosa could take a few lessons from him.
Trapped in desire and drowning in need; to fall in love with the enemy, there might as well be a mountain between them.
Having a younger, beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. For single mom Marie Stephens, all she wants is to survive her new business, provide for her children, and ignore the intense feelings she has for her married neighbor.
When her famous sister, Sadie, shows up after a five-year absence, Marie’s normal life ceases to exist. Add in their celebrity-obsessed mother, it’s no wonder they can’t get along.
The most important thing Sadie and Marie will learn? Accepting your sister can change your life.
A heartwarming and humorous sweet romance that will leave you smiling. He wanted to be left alone. She didn’t even want to be there. If they could just stay out of each others way for one week….
Ethan Thomas is disillusioned after selling his company for billions and discovering all the people he cared about are now only interested in him for his money. Needing to get away, he heads to a campground in Sweet Mountain, Montana. It’s the off-season and he is assured all the other cabins will be empty. He’s after complete solitude which is why the last thing he needs is a city-slicker faux camper in the cabin next door. Especially one who doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire.
Lily Ryder doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire. Or on a stove for that matter. But she can’t pass up the opportunity for a big promotion at the newspaper where she works. All she has to do is spend one week at a campground and she’ll steal the job right out from under the nose of her rival. Camping, even in a cabin, turns out to be a lot hard than she expected, but the last person she’s going to turn to for help is the Neanderthal that almost shot her dog.
They could just ignore each other, but Sweet Mountain is hiding a secret, one that could change both their plans forever.
Ella has been in love with Tyler, her best friend, for as long as she can remember. He knows nothing of her feelings, and she’s determined to keep them secret at all costs. Things change however when one evening, in a moment of weakness, she expresses all her frustrations on a blog. When she realizes the magnitude of the chaos she’s created, it’s already too late; the blog has been shared on most social networks. As the cherry on the cake, Tyler finds out about the blog, and he’s critical of the content and its author to say the least. But Ella’s troubles have only just begun. Not only is she unable to defend herself, but Tyler sets out to discover the identity of the blog’s author, and he’s not the only one. Going from one surprise to the next, Ella realizes she may not be the only one hiding secrets.
EXCERPT 1 “You should try to have the same kind of fun instead of reading the blog of someone who can’t be upfront about her feelings. I’m sorry, but this person has no respect for herself. If she’s as in love with her friend as she claims, why not just tell him?” “Who knows? Maybe she’s afraid he doesn’t share her feelings.” “So what?” “So, maybe she’s not strong enough to deal with the possible rejection. Maybe she’s afraid of having a broken heart. Maybe she’s afraid of destroying their friendship.” “Knowing is always better than suffering in uncertainty. And please, since she calls herself an adult, she should accept a possible rejection as part of life.”
EXCERPT 2 I see that Tyler is staring at me, so I ask him, “What? Do I have something on my face?” “No, but you seem different. Have you met someone?” “Since yesterday evening? Yes, of course. He was waiting for me in front of my building with a huge bouquet and a ring. I said ‘yes,’ and after an evening of passion, we set a date for the wedding. Hence my radiant complexion.” “Sarcasm suits you well, but I prefer your sunny side.” “You know that I went to Peter’s engagement party alone and that I had to face the whole family who thought, ‘The poor girl, she couldn’t even find someone to accompany her to her brother’s engagement party.’ So, don’t rub it in.” “I offered to be your date.” “Which would have been a good idea if it was someone else who was engaged, but everyone in my family knows you, and I would have looked even more desperate. And you, of course, you would have been the hero who saved the damsel in distress. No thanks. Just thinking about it makes me cringe.” “You’re not wrong,” he says with a smile that makes my heart flutter. “Just to be clear, once and for all, I don’t need anyone to save me and especially not a Prince Charming.” “Maybe you should.” “Maybe I should what?” “Need someone.”