Day 10b of 25 days of Christmas Books

Wendy Neugent

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Olivia is happy to trade a white Christmas for white sand beaches.  
She is facing her first Christmas alone working on the cruise ship when a surprise visitor shakes up her plans and a thief is loose on the ship.
Can Olivia and her adorable parrot, Chico save Christmas?

Where/When is your books set?
Overboard at Christmas is set on a cruise ship. The ship visits the ports of Grand Cayman and Nassau Bahamas during the story.

Who is your main character?
My main character is Olivia Morgan, a cruise ship entertainer.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Like Olivia, I worked on cruise ships when I was younger. I spent many Christmases away from my family. Overboard at Christmas gives the reader insight into what it is like to work on ships and how different the holidays are.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 16 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

KM Jackways

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When murder comes to the charming town of Ledstow, Esther’s friend and bandmate is the prime suspect. She has to get involved. But spooky happenings throw up more secrets that leave her questioning her town and her own family. Can Esther solve the mystery so they can sing in harmony once again? 

Where/when is your book set? 
It’s set in the fictional small town of Ledstow, England. 

Who is your main character? 
Esther is a musician in her early thirties.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you? 
The book is set at Christmastime. Esther is going home to Paunceworthy for Christmas. She’s not looking forward to facing her family’s questions about her love life and (lack of) career. But Esther has a few questions of her own and she’s not giving up!

Victoria LK Williams

Day 13 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Phillipa Nefri Clark

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He needs a girlfriend. She needs a job. Pity they can’t stand each other!

Part billionaire romance, part fake boyfriend, and a whole lot of enemies to lovers… all wrapped up in a clean and sweet contemporary romance with a swoony happy ever after.

Where/when is your book set?
Set in Atlanta, Georgia plus New York City at Christmas time.

Who is your main character?
Olivia Todd works with the residents of Maple Gardens Assisted Living who love her – she’s kind, smart, and friendly. Except when she tips iced coffee all over her boss. On purpose.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
I adore Christmas and make up for a childhood without it by dressing up my house and filling it with joy. It can bring out the best or worst in people which makes it such a great holiday to include in a story.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 10 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Carolyn L. Dean

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It’s the happiest time of the year… unless you’re accused of murder! 

When a long-time resident comes back to Ravenwood Cove and starts up his new business, he never expected to get tangled in a web of lies and intrigue that lands right on his shop’s doorstep! As suspicion points too close to Amanda’s family, she’s forced to take steps to get things solved.

Where/when is your book set?
Ravenwood Cove is a sleepy village on the Oregon Coast… until a crime happens! . Bypassed bu the freeway,  the protected cove is host to  an array of eclectic characters, of 

Who is your main character?
Amanda Landon is the new owner of the  hundred-year-old Ravenwood  Inn, and proud of it. It’s a lovely place to visit… unless you remember she also inherited some dead guy in her garden!  

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
Most of my most precious childhood memories revolve around family  celebrations and the  magic of Christmas. Later, after becoming a young widow, I never thought I’d be a mama myself, but when I remarried I gained two amazing stepkids and had a baby at 40! Remaking that childhood Christmas magic for them has been an enormous joy for me.

Victoria LK Williams

Day 9 of 25 Days of Christmas Books

Kathy Manos Penn

The halls are decked with holly. But can anyone be jolly when a precious pet vanishes without a trace? The Yuletide cheer turns sour when Leta Parker’s delightful doggo Dickens dashes out the door with a canine companion and doesn’t return. Can Leta and her team of Little Old Ladies unravel the Christmas caper in time to make the season merry and bright?

Where/when is your book set?
This cozy animal mystery is set in modern times in a Cotswolds village.

Who is your main character?
Leta Petkas Parker, the main character, is a fifty-something widow from Atlanta who retires to the Cotswolds with her two precious pets. She describes herself as a work in progress–making new friends and making her way.

Why is Christmas so important to the story or you?
It’s all about the memories. The  Christmas decorations and music I describe in the book all exist in my life. Pulling out my ornaments and collection of stuffed animals is a joyful trip down memory lane. Like me, Leta has a crocheted tree topper made by a loved one, and she listens to Christmas tunes from all eras of her life. Whether it’s Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, or more recent artists like Mannheim Steamroller, the tunes put a smile on my face and hers. For Leta, it can be bittersweet because she’s simultaneously thinking of her late husband and taking a big step with a new man in her life. I’d leave the tree up for months if it were up to me, and I’m pretty sure Leta would too.

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 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 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