Day 7b of the 25 Days of Christmas Books

Ileana Munoz Renfroe

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Once the talk of the town, Mistletoe Manor stood abandoned for years, that is until Edwin Bowater came along and revitalized it. Now with the Manor restored and the traditional gala preparations underway, Lady Louise Rafferty is roaming the Manor and the town scaring the guests and visitors. Will her death be finally solved?

Where/when is your book set?
Holiday Corner, VT during the Christmas

Who is your main character?
Lady Louise Rafferty

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Because the whole story is set during this time when garland adorns the streets, lights twinkle in every window, and everyone is in the spirit of the holidays.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 7 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

D.B. McMicol

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It’s a celebration year round in Holiday Corner, a scenic small town tucked away in Vermont. Candy canes, garlands, ornaments, wreaths and more – who would expect to find a dead body?

Where/when is your book set?
The fictional town of Holiday Corner, VT

Who is your main character?
Twin sisters, Candi & Mandi Winter

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
The story is set around Christmas time with all the traditions found in small towns. Family & friends band together to help each other, no matter the issues/problems.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 6 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Julia Koty

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Mira is supposed to be cooking the Christmas Eve dinner, but there’s a missing Santa and he must be found before her sister arrives for the lighting ceremony.

Where/when is your book set?
The story is set in Pleasant Pond, Pennsylvania

Who is your main character?
Mira Michaels

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Christmas is such a magical holiday, writing stories that include all my favorite traditions and foods is so much fun that I do it every single year!

Victoria LK Williams

Day 5 of 25 days of Christmas Books

Jacqueline Diamond

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Sara, an artist who’s turning 50, returns to her hometown for Christmas to face her estranged sisters—and the man she left behind—with a stunning secret.

A compulsively readable tale of love and redemption packed with heartwarming surprises, this is the third book in the Sisters, Lovers & Second Chances series by USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond.

Where/when is your book set?
The book is contemporary, set in the fictional town of Rancho Allegro in Southern California.

Who is your main character?
My main character is Sara Matchett, an artist, the family rebel, and the youngest of three sisters. About to celebrate her 50th birthday, Sara returns to her hometown for Christmas, to face her sisters—and the man she left behind—with a stunning secret. The baby she gave up for adoption years ago is having her own baby, and wants her to be the grandma.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Christmas is a time for reconnecting and for celebrating what’s important in life. In Sara’s story, the holiday family gathering brings her together with sisters whom she believes rejected her, only to discover how deep their love runs, and a man she never imagined could belong to her.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 4b of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Melicity Pope

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A Little Christmas Villainy by Melicity Pope.

When Holly Sharpe agrees to escape L.A. for a winter break at her English friend’s family villa in Italy, she finds herself unraveling a series of mysterious events threatening to ruin the holiday. Will Christmas in Italy end up a “Fatale Natale”?

Where/when is your story set?
My story is set in present day in the adorable hamlet of Miele di Rosa in Italy.

Who is your main character?
Holly Sharpe is funny, compassionate, curious — an ambitious career woman trying to hold on to her businesses while navigating a divorce, but wondering deep down if it’s time to pack it all in in search of adventures new.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
As a person of faith, constantly searching for and in celebration of the beauty, majesty, wonder and awe of life, there is no better season to find all of that and more than Christmas. It’s a perfect time for new beginnings and my character, Holly, is in desperate need of one!

Victoria LK Williams

Day 4 of 25 Days Of Christmas

Dianne Ascroft

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Mistletoe and Murder by Dianne Ascroft

Marge Kirkwood gets more than she bargained for under the mistletoe at the Fenwater Association Christmas party: a blast from the past waiting for her and a murder to investigate. A nostalgic mystery set in small-town Canada in 1983.   

Where/when is your story set?
Mistletoe and Murder, my story in Deadly Traditions, is set in Fenwater, a fictional small town in Ontario, Canada in 1983.

Who is your main character?
Marge Kirkwood is a bold, brassy archivist who usually helps quiet librarian Lois Stone solve crimes in the Century Cottage Cozy Mystery series. But in this story, Marge is taking the lead as she tries to solve a crime when she would rather be wining and dining her way through the festive season 

Why is Christmas important?
Marge loves her family and always wants to make Christmas magical for them. Even though her kids are adults now she still wants to make Christmas special for them. And since the cops suspect her ex – their father – murdered the deceased, the holiday will go down the drain for her family if he gets arrested. She won’t let that happen.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 3b of 25 days of Christmas Books

K.E. O’Connor

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Christmas at Audley Castle wouldn’t be the same without a little sneaky slaying! Enjoy this festive special featuring Holly Holmes and Meatball, set in a stunning English castle. Expect an overdose of Christmas treats, a mystery as twisty as a candy cane, and a dollop of puzzle cream so tempting, you’ll have to read it in one sitting.

Where/when is your book set?
Audley Castle, in the fictional village of Audley St. Mary. The castle is loosely based on Audley End House in Saffron Walden. I wandered the house and grounds for hours after the idea of a modern day baking sleuth and her fluffy sidekick came to mind. I couldn’t get them out of my head, so ended up writing nine books about their adventures.

Who is your main character?
Holly Holmes. Holly went to work in the castle kitchens after her village cafe shut and soon became friends with castle residents, especially her best friend, Princess Alice Audley. Holly loves all things historical, animal, and cake. She also tries new fitness trends to work off all those yummy cakes. In one book, she’s introduced to the wonderful world of goat yoga. In Mint Frosting and Murder, running after suspects and keeping everyone safe burns off the festive treats!

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
In Mint Frosting and Murder, Christmas brings together the suspects (and the victim.) Princess Alice Audley welcomes her former school friends for Christmas, but one of them is discovered dead in her bed! Then they get trapped in by the snow, so Holly must solve the mystery without the help of the police or the castle’s surly security team.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 3a of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Emily Selby

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Christmas is approaching fast, but all is not right with the little world of Sunnyvale. Snow is nowhere to be seen, Dads are not where they are supposed to be, and Christmas collection money is missing. Can two (almost) 11-year-old girls save the town’s festivities and be granted their Christmas wishes?

Where/when is your book set?
I set my book in a fictional town Sunnyvale, in North-East England; it’s modern (Christmas 2018)

Who is your main character?
The main character is Julia Cox, age 10 and 9 months, who befriends another almost 11-year-old girl – T (short for Tiffany). Julia is the daughter of Katie, who is the main character and the amateur sleuth in my series, Paper Crafts Club Mysteries.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Christmas is important to the story, because it’s important to the main character. Julia, who is almost 11, loves Christmas – she loves making and putting up festive decorations and cards, she loves Christmas food, she can’t wait to see snow again, but most of all – being with those who she loves. Her parents are divorced, and she lives most of the time with her mum. This year, she spends part of the holidays with her dad and his side of the family; she is really looking forward to this because she missed them.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 2b of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Eden Bloom

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Santiago and Ripple have been best friends for their entire lives, so when she needs a fake fiancé, he’s more than happy to help her out. What neither of them expect is for a fake relationship to spark real feelings with the magic of the holidays…

Where/when is your book set?
The fictional small town of Misty Falls, on an island in WA state.

Who is your main character?
Santiago & Ripple

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
The whole town comes to life with the Christmas spirit, and it is during the magical season that the two main characters come to realize that love is what they both really need.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 2a of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Kristy Tate

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A boxset of three sweet Christmas stories by USA Today bestselling author, Kristy Tate

Where/when is your book set?
Contemporary California

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
The final story is based on actual events that happened shortly after my mother’s death.

Victoria LK Williams