Holly, Jolly Christmas
Contemporary Romance, Anthology
October 4, 2018
Available in: e-Book
This winter Melinda Curtis brings you five holiday stories filled with heart and humor.
The Comeback Christmas
(originally published November 2015 in eBook)
After a string of failed businesses, Chloe Wright heads home to Christmas Town to sell the family mill and pay off her debts. Too bad the only interested buyer is Ted Lincoln, her childhood crush and the boy who broke her heart. Running the family business has made Ted risk-averse, but he just might risk his heart on Chloe and the holiday magic she brings.
(originally published October 2015 in eBook)
Christmas enthusiast Joy Encastle is boycotting the holiday this year and it’s taking every ounce of her willpower to stay away from holiday cookies, festive sweaters, and Christmas carols. Only four more days to go—until Nick Santolli shows up. With his sister and brother-in-law both deployed, it’s up to bachelor-and-holiday-Scrooge Nick to give his niece an unforgettable Christmas and Joy is just the woman to help.
(originally published February 2018 in trade paperback and eBook)
Marnie is trying to plan the perfect Christmas for her in-laws, their first holiday together since her husband’s death. But her new nextdoor neighbor is threatening to ruin everything. Between his Saint Bernard in the shared backyard of their “no-pets” condo and the growing attraction between them, this holiday isn’t shaping up according to Marnie’s plan!
Once Upon a New Year's Eve
(originally published December 2016 in eBook by IndieWrites and February 2018 in paperback)
Amelia Lawson doesn’t like Christmas. Her single concession to living in Christmas Town? A small, potted grocery store tree with shiny garland. And then an unexpected visitor arrives on her doorstep with a friendly Saint Bernard he’s dog-sitting, bringing a new perspective on the holidays just in time for New Year’s resolutions.
Rumor Has It
(originally published October 2017 in eBook by Purple Papaya, LLC. and December 2017 in paperback)
Political strategist Lexi Townsend is in a career going nowhere. If she wants to soar, she’s going to have to hitch her wagon to a political rising star. When a candidate with deep pockets appears, Lexi jumps on the assignment—even if it means heading back home for Christmas. Bad news for Lexi—the candidate turns out to be Kevin, the man who shattered her high school reputation with a rumor, one her small town still can’t forget. Can Lexi forgive Kevin and give the campaign everything she’s got? Or will rumors lead to both their downfalls by December 24th?
Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat---otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Between writing sweet romance for Harlequin and indie-pubbed sweet romantic comedy, Melinda finds time to relax with her husband over home remodeling projects. She recently came to grips with the fact that she's an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than jet-setting on a potty.