The Indigo Bay Christmas Romances series features six holiday stories from Jean C. Gordon, Jeanette Lewis, Jean Orem, me, Elizabeth Bromke, and Shanae Johnson. The Indigo Bay world has been written so readers can dive in anywhere in the series without missing a beat so grab a glass of sweet tea (or in this case a cup of eggnog or spiced hot apple cider!) and enjoy these sweet, heartwarming holiday romances…
Today, it's my turn! The fourth release in our 2020 Christmas launch is SWEET YULETIDE by me! Don't miss out on the release day giveaway below!
About the book…
Sheridan DeMarco wants to be anywhere but home for the holidays. She’s happy to spend Christmas house-sitting in South Carolina, far away from her parents’ new blended families. Too bad when she arrives at the charming beach cottage, she isn’t as blissfully alone as she planned.
Michael “Mikey” Patterson needs to stay out of sight until his attorney gives him the all clear. He finds the perfect place in a small coastal town, but there’s a problem. Mikey isn’t the only one staying at the beach house, and his surprise roommate pushes all his buttons.
A sprig of mistletoe and one memorable kiss make Sheridan and Mikey forget their plans to stay away from each other. But when family gets in the way, will their happily ever after get tossed out along with the discarded wrapping paper and tinsel?
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“How does your family feel about being apart?”
“This is the first year the Patterson clan isn’t celebrating Christmas together. Usually, we have extended family gatherings from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Eve, but everyone decided to visit their in-laws instead.”
“I guess we’re meant to be here.”
Another barista, a teenager with his hair pulled back in a man bun, placed their coffee cups and food on the table. “If you need anything else, please let us know.”
Sheridan’s mouth watered. The pie was just what she needed.
“I knew you would order that.”
“I’m going to savor each bite.” She scooped up a forkful and then stopped, holding it in mid-air. “You don’t have in-laws, so why are you in Indigo Bay and not with your parents?”
“This is the perfect time for me to make plans for the new year.” He added a pat of butter to his cinnamon roll. “I also didn’t want to be surrounded by my mom’s family in North Carolina. It would be too crowded and noisy.”
Sheridan swallowed her pie. “It’s funny. We’re living parallel lives.”
“It must be fate.” He raised his mug in the air. “Here’s to being homeless, jobless, and clueless about what comes next.”
She tapped her coffee against his. “You make that sound almost fun and not so overwhelming.”
“Hey, we’re staying in a great beach cottage, in a quaint town, and it’s Christmastime. What’s not fun?”
“The holidays part.”
Wide-eyed, he set his cup on the table. “You don’t like Christmas?”
“I wouldn’t say that.” She ate another bite of pie.
His food remained untouched. “What would you say, then?”
“I don’t like it this year.”
He shook his head. “Nope.”
“You’re not skipping Christmas.”
She didn’t understand how he knew that was what she wanted to do. Not that it mattered. “I am.”
“No.” He leaned forward. “Your father took your job and your apartment. Don’t let him take Christmas from you, too.”
As her jaw dropped, Michael’s words swirled in her head. Talk about a lightbulb moment. “I never thought about it that way, but you’re right.”
“I usually am.” With a satisfied grin, he ate a bite of his cinnamon roll.
Sal had taken so much from Sheridan. Did she want to give him Christmas, too? “Not that it matters now, since I’m on the opposite side of the country from my mom.”
“Hey, what about me?”
“We can celebrate Christmas together.”
Sweet Yuletide is available at major eBook retailers, click here to read.
What's up for grabs?
A $20 gift card (winners choice from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Apple Books, Starbucks, or PayPal cash for international winners – prize will be emailed to winner) and a signed print copy of my Romancing Christmas Sampler Collection, which includes SWEET HOLIDAY WISHES, part of my Indigo Bay miniseries. This sampler is not for sale. I had it made for prizes and gifts! I'll also add in a few of my bookmarks and recipe cards before I send the package.