Puppy Love and Christmas Joy

Happiness in Hallburg Book 4

by Merrillee Whren

Self Published

Contemporary Romance

November 21, 2023

Available in: e-Book

Puppy Love and Christmas Joy
by Merrillee Whren

When Ella Hayden moves to Hallburg, Maryland, with her six-year-old daughter, Joy, Ella hopes to find a new job. She is excited to be in her cousin's wedding and move into her apartment. But she doesn't expect an encounter with her cousin's old two-timing boyfriend, Tony Zanetti, or the job offer in his family's restaurant.

Tony's life has taken a turn for the worse with the loss of his finance job and his fiancée. He wants to help his mom make the family restaurant a viable operation, but he doesn't want this gig long term. When Ella asks him to adopt a cute puppy in hopes that Joy will eventually love it, he agrees---in his efforts to be a better person.

As Tony and Ella interact, he fears falling for another woman too fast, and Ella is leery of his track record with women. Will Joy be able to bring Tony and her mom together with the help of a cute pup?

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Merrillee Whren's Bio

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers' Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty- plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels.