Holly Christmas left Geneseo Valley and her family’s holiday tourist attraction, The Christmas Mansion, as soon as she graduated. Now both her parents have passed, and Holly returns when her uncle needs her help running the mansion. On Holly’s first day back, a blunt middle-schooler proclaims Holly hates Christmas. His comment forces her to reconcile the past while planning for the mansion’s future.
Kevin Holt is invested in offering hope to students with challenges. His best friend’s son is in Kevin’s class, and Noah needs guidance. Their community project placement at The Christmas Mansion is an opportunity to make a positive difference. When Noah blurts out his thoughts to the beautiful co-owner, Kevin wonders if he has what it takes to help restore the mansion to its former glory, mentor Noah, and convince Holly Christmas she’s exactly where she needs to be.
This story first appeared in the A Christmas to Remember Boxed Set released October 2018.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I visited the real Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio and fell in love with it. Driving home I got thinking, what if a family owned a business like this but one of them hated Christmas? Although I was writing other books at the time, I kept thinkng about it. Weeks later, another author from the Inspy Romance blog asked if any of us wanted to participate in a Christmas-themed box set. That was my bucket list goal, so I ran with the idea.
The set is no longer available, so Restoring Christmas is now available in print/Kindle/Free Kindle Unlimited.