Monday, November 17, 2014

Jeannie Moon: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas.  I always have.  Everything about it from the lights, the decorations and the carols make me happy.  I love shopping for gifts.  I don’t care about receiving gifts, but I love finding the perfect gift for a person, maybe even the thing they didn’t know they wanted or needed.

So when I wrote my new novella, This Christmas, I thought about all the things that make the holiday season magic and I did my best to sprinkle it throughout the book.

My best vehicle for Christmas spirit wasn’t my hero and heroine, however, it was their daughter, Charlotte. Charlie, as she was known to everyone, didn’t know her dad, and every Christmas she wished for him to be in her life.  Through a twist of fate, Jake flies right back into Charlie’s, and Sabrina’s, orbit, discovers he’s a father and then the Christmas magic takes over for father and daughter, as well as for the estranged lovers.

Weaving the magic throughout the story, I drew on some things I hold dear at the holidays, like baking special treats, and decorating the house.  These traditions, which are filled with love, family, and friends are the reasons I read Christmas romances, and I assume the reason most readers pick up this kind of book.

Christmas was the perfect time of year for Charlie to meet her father and for Sabrina and Jake to rekindle the love they had so many years before.  The warm feeling wrapped around these kinds of stories is what enchants readers.

This Christmas is part of a four book series called Christmas in New York, and it follows four lifelong friends, Sabrina, Cass, Jade and Elena, through this wondrous season of light until each woman finds her happily ever after.

Please comment below and tell me your favorite Christmas romance.  One commenter will receive a digital copy of any book from my backlist. 

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gemwriter said...

Sounds like a great story, Jeannie, and just in time for the holidays. I haven't read many Christmas romances - time is so short this time of the year. But this is one I must read!

Liz Flaherty said...

The story does sound lovely, and I really like that lighthouse! My favorite, that I've probably read 10 times and just started once again, is Mary Balogh's A CHRISTMAS PROMISE.

gailingis said...

Great idea, Christmas story. It's touching, and one to remember.

dstoutholcomb said...

the gift of the magi is a classic


Jeannie Moon said...

I love all these! Perfect!