It’s only the first of October but my friend Christine Lynxwiler has a new book out that makes me want to warm up a cup of apple cider when I look at its cover. If you’re looking for a cozy read to get you in the mood for the holidays, well, here ya go. Check out Forever Christmas.
After two broken engagements, so-called runaway bride Kristianna Harrington is content to run her shop, Forever Christmas, in her little hometown of Jingle Bells, Arkansas, and forget about romance. She reluctantly agrees to be the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, but making it down the aisle becomes the least of her worries when a handsome newcomer threatens her precious town. Kristianna vows to stop the striking lawyer hired to change the town name and turns to her childhood friends for help. But Ami is busy with wedding plans, and Garrett seems more interested in bowling than politics. Will Kristianna get the help she needs before both her town and her Christmas spirit are extinguished?
Here’s what one early reviewer had to say about Forever Christmas:
“. . .a delightful romance with a few twists I didn’t see coming. A romantic tale, it’s perfect for Christmas gift-giving. It’s well written and the plot makes it a fun read. It held my interest from beginning to end. . .A great read with a warm and satisfying end.” ~ Reviewed by Ane Mulligan for Novel Reviews
Chris is an award-winning novelist who lives with her husband and daughters in a small town nestled in the north Arkansas Ozarks. Her other books include Promise Me Always and Arkansas. When writing Forever Christmas, Christine used her own love for both the hometown of her childhood and her current hometown as a pattern for Kristianna’s passion for Jingle Bells. However, regardless of local rumors, the quirky townspeople are strictly figments of her imagination.
When she’s not working on her next deadline, you might find Chris kayaking on the nearby river with her family, poking around auctions and estate sales with friends, or curled up alone in a quiet corner with a great book. You can learn more about Chris here.
On Friday, I will tell what an eulogy to Pavarotti taught me about writing . . .