Christmas Town Bake-Off
Contemporary Romance: Clean & Wholesome
October 11, 2022
Available in: Paperback, e-Book
Welcome back to Christmas Town, Maine!
This year, you're invited to the Christmas Town Bake-Off!
Holly House, one of Christmas Town's oldest homes and landmarks, needs a significant face-lift and upgrades before becoming the town's new museum and historical preservation site. It'll take a lot of holiday magic and special ingredients to pull off Christmas Town's first holiday baking fundraiser competition, but residents are up to the challenge, even if it means being the target of some holiday matchmaking by the Knotty Elves.
This year's event features seven new romances mixed in with the flour, sugar, and fun of bake-off competitions. From baking prelims to the crowning of a champion baker, this collection of connected, sweet romances from Harlequin Heartwarming authors will warm your heart.
On your mark, get set, bake...Christmas Town style!
Bonus! Each romance includes a holiday recipe featured in that story.
Compare this anthology to multi-storyline, heartwarming movies likeLove, ActuallyorValentine's Day. Inside, you'll find all kinds of competitors -- from men in uniform to the town wallflower -- and all kinds of romances, from enemies to sweethearts, blended families, and opposites attract. And be sure to explore the other Christmas Town collections on our series page.
A non-stop flight from Honolulu to Chicago. A quick stop at the airport bookstore and Cari Lynn Webb discovered her love for romance. She cannot recall the book she bought, but she does remember finishing it somewhere over California, feeling pleased the murderer had been arrested (justice had prevailed). But frustration reigned as Cari searched for a hidden chapter or missed epilogue that would show the heroine and the FBI agent she'd fallen in love with living their happily-ever-after. (Surely love conquered all.) Except not in that particular book. Another trip to the bookstore in her grandparents' home town and Cari discovered an entire section of books dedicated to the happily-ever-after. There she found Kathleen Woodiwiss, Judith McNaught and then Nora Robert ... and she became a life-long romance reader. Cari's passion for reading had not dimmed years later when she found herself newly married and inside another bookstore during her lunch break. But the shelves of happily-ever-afters surrounding her couldn't stem her frustration at not being able to find a new historical romance (Amazon wasn't the household name it would become). So like any dedicated reader, Cari drove back to work, opened a word document and began to write the historical she wanted to read. Months later, she printed the manuscript, presented it to her husband and asked if she should pursue acting or continue writing. With her husband's full support, she continued writing... and now she feeds her passion for romance with a stack of to-be read paperbacks in her nightstand, multiple downloads on her kindle and her own stories. Cari believes in the power of love simply because she'd grown up surrounded by true love. She remembers her grandparents holding hands when she visited them as a kindergartner and still holding hands when her grandmother whispered her final goodbyes to her grandfather after 70 years together. Cari's parents have been married over 50 years. And Cari is blessed to have married her own hero. She will be the first to tell you that true love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But in the end, there is nothing more worth fighting for.