today’s book: Christmas Town Homecoming
Happy Monday! We are continuing our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! Christmas is only 19 (gulp) days away, so… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and continue your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s first featured book is a collection of sweet romances (and a return to Christmas Town, Maine!), and these ten Harlequin Heartwarming authors share where they would go first if they could visit Christmas Town!
CHRISTMAS TOWN HOMECOMING
AUTHORS: Anna Adams, LeAnne Bristow, Beth Carpenter, Melinda Curtis, Liz Flaherty, Cheryl Harper, Claire McEwen, Leigh Riker, Anna J. Stewart, Cari Lynn Webb
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: ChelseaBeth Publishing
RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2021
Welcome back to Christmas Town, Maine!
This holiday season works its romantic magic during Christmas Town High School’s ten year class reunion.
It’s going to be a jam-packed holiday weekend for the returning class, beginning with preparations for the two day event – where a mysterious promise ring has been found in their time capsule – and culminating in a Reunion Ball – where something lost finally finds its home. No one’s expecting to discover love, but this is Christmas Town, where happily-ever-afters are delivered with holiday traditions, glowing twinkle lights, and tinsel.
Consider this your invitation to the reunion where you’ll have a front row seat next to some of the class’s most memorable members – the prom queen, the jock, the mean girl, the drama kid, the teacher’s pet, the bad boy, the math nerd, the girl most likely to succeed, and some of your favorite administrators. From start to finish, this collection of connected, sweet romances from Harlequin Heartwarming authors will warm your heart.
Compare this read to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Inside, you’ll find stories featuring best friend to lovers, best friend’s older brother, teen crush, enemies to lovers, second chance, reunion, medical, and later in life romances.
by the authors of Christmas Town Homecoming
Christmas Town may be fictional, but to the authors who have written stories in the Christmas Town series, the town seems almost as real as our own hometowns. We know all the landmarks and best places to eat or shop. The ten authors who wrote stories for CHRISTMAS TOWN HOMECOMING answer the question, “If you were to visit Christmas Town in person, what would be your first stop, and why?”
Cheryl Harper: Posey’s! Two words: Peppermint. Pie. Then I would track down the Knotty Elves! Over the River or Posey’s or wherever they land for the day, I want to see their shenanigans in person!
Melinda Curtis: I would head over to The Tea Pot for a cup of coffee and a baked treat. Why? Because I run on caffeine. From a table inside The Tea Pot, you can see the town square and gazebo, which are sure to be sparkling with decorations and bustling with activity.
Liz Flaherty: If I were visiting and it was snowy–which it would be, of course–I’d go straight to the green and walk around it, listening to the carols and stopping at the gazebo to pose for a picture and smooch with my husband. I’d get a large hot chocolate to carry with me and I’d absorb the magic of Christmas Town.
Anna J. Stewart: I’d head straight for Posey’s for a slice of Peppermint Pie! Seems the perfect way to start a visit in Christmas Town. After that, I’d take a hot chocolate (more sugar!) to go from the Tea Pot and wander over to the Bell, Book, & Candle for some holiday shopping.
Cari Lynn Webb: This one is a toss-up for me. My first stop in Christmas Town would be either Posey’s Diner or The Tea Pot. These are two of the hubs in Christmas Town. So, I figure if I spend the day in either of these locations, I’m pretty much guaranteed to run into most of the locals. I’d get to visit with my favorite locals in town and enjoy a slice of peppermint pie at Posey’s or several mugs of hot tea at the Tea Pot. It would be a win-win.
Beth Carpenter: I’d go straight to the antique carousel everyone worked so hard to restore two Christmases ago, to ride on one of the hand-carved animals and listen to the mechanical organ playing Christmas music. Meanwhile, I’d send my hubby off for some skiing at the Blue Spruce Resort and meet him there later for a delicious dinner.
Anna Adams: If I were to visit Christmas Town right now, I’d head straight to Frosty’s, a doughnut shop, where sweetness, good coffee, great friends, and comfort are always on the menu!
LeAnne Bristow: If I was to visit Christmas Town, my first stop would be Reindeer Park. I live in Arizona and as you can imagine, ice skating isn’t common, especially if you live in a rural area. The idea of an entire outdoor park, decorated for Christmas has got to be the most beautiful winter wonderland ever AND getting to ice skate outside would be an amazing experience!
Claire McEwen: I think my first stop in Christmas Town would be Hearth and Home, the shop in my Christmas Town novel Sleigh Bells in the Snow. I would want to see all of the beautiful home decor, and I’d love to chat with shop owner Scarlett and her BFF and colleague, Carrie.
Leigh Riker: I’d stop first at the Pine Tree Inn where Dakota Moore, my heroine in “Silver and Gold” for this year’s Christmas Town Homecoming, stays. I’d also check in to this perfect location! Close to everything, including the famous gazebo.
If you could visit Christmas Town, where would you go first?
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What about you? What makes you want to read Christmas Town Homecoming by these ten great Heartwarming authors?