Megann’s happy to return home to Wildwood…until she runs into Colt Kendrick, the bad-boy-wannabe who broke her heart. But Colt’s come a long way since those rowdy days. His sister’s death has left him with a young niece to raise and an unruly puppy to tame. All he wants is a chance to prove to Meg the man he’s become—and to love her.
Mary Manners, Delia Latham, Tanya Stowe, Marianne Evans
Nestled into five beautiful acres just outside Hope Creek, Tennessee, Christmas Inn is an unforgettable place known for its joyful atmosphere and festive setting. Holiday decorations adorn each room. Trees glittering with ribbons and ornaments, gorgeous wreaths, velvet stockings and pine-scented candles brighten visitors’ stay at this vacation spot dedicated to Christmas all year, every year. The resort offers all the usual enticements plus one unique amenity…love. The little white chapel behind the inn, built by the Christmas family in the 1890s, boasts bell tower bells that toll when couples fall in love.
Every year people come to the inn looking for their Christmas spirit. Sometimes they find love too. Will the bells ring again this year?
ONE WRONG TURN AT A FORK IN THE ROAD…
When Chloe Rylin flees New York City and her dream of becoming a Broadway performer, she returns to her hometown harboring a life-altering secret and the shame of a shattered past. Best friend Kelsie asks her to help build a house through the local Shelter the Homeless program, where Chloe meets Zack Coleman and his mischievous St. Bernard, Sammy.
Zack is dealing with a devastating loss of his own, yet his gentleness and patience melt Chloe’s resolve never to trust, much less fall in love, again. But what will Zack think when he discovers the shame of Chloe’s past? Will he reject her, or can their fledgling love heal hurting hearts and blossom into a happily-ever-after, together?
About Mary Manners:
Mary Manners lives on a mini farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and their rescue dog Axel, mischievous cats Colby and Rascal, 6 rambunctious chickens, and 13 fish.
Mary writes small-town family romances laced with faith, hope, and humor. Her books have earned multiple accolades including two Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, the Aspen Gold, the Heart of Excellence, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award.
Mary loves long sunrise runs, Smoky Mountain sunsets, flavored coffee, and chocolate…lots of chocolate.
What inspires you to write?
I have been writing my entire life. My earliest memories are of scribbling stories before I even knew how to print words. I would 'read' them to my family. I write because I just cannot imagine life without it. To me, writing is breathing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write every day. I use notebooks to outline, and a white board to jot down notes as they pop into my head. When I begin a story, I know where it's going, but am still often surprised as the characters have their way.
How do you develop your characters?
Yes, I have a good idea of how my characters will develop when I begin a story, but often I am surprised. The characters speak tp me, and sometimes they just have to have their way!
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Jeanette Oke, Karen Kingsbury, Fern Michaels, and Nicholas Sparks.
What genres do you write?: Sweet Contemporary Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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