I’m so excited. I was cruising through a few author pages, not very hopeful of finding anything new and there it was… an interesting book… FREE. My kind of deal. It was not easy to tear myself away from the sample.
Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella
Ava Kingsley and Seth Walker might be the most unlikely friends ever. The only thing these two polar opposites have in common is a knack for wordsmithing. Back in college, they were known for their written sparring in the campus newspaper’s popular “He Says/She Says” column.
At their ten-year college reunion, they pick up right where they left off. Except this time their squabbling leads to a surprising turn: friendship and a year-long exchange of emails. So when Ava approaches a crossroads in her athletics department career in Minnesota, Seth is quick to offer the open apartment above the restaurant he’s been remodeling in Maple Valley, Iowa.
Ava doesn’t know where her career will lead her next, but she’s starting to suspect she might see Seth as more than a pen pal. Which would be exciting…except for the fact that he only sees her as a friend.
As Maple Valley grows on her, Ava wonders if there might be something here for her even though Seth is unavailable. And maybe, just maybe, after all the words the two of them have exchanged over the years, they’ll finally be able to say the three that matter most.
It would be just wrong to quit at one book so I kept searching, A bargain with Melissa Tagg showed up, it looks interesting too.
A Place to Belong: A Maple Valley Novella
After years of mistakes and regret, coffee shop owner Megan Harrow has finally built a new life for herself and her daughter in quirky, but charming Maple Valley. But she’s not ready for the sparks that fly when she meets local nonprofit owner Eric Hampton . . . or for the sudden reappearance of an unwelcome face from her past.
Note from Melissa: Megan Harrow appears in all four of my Walker Family books. She’s a reader favorite and I can’t tell you how many notes I’ve received asking when she’s going to get her own story. Well, she’s finally getting the spotlight now. 🙂
My apologies to followers not able to read books out of season. I couldn’t resist this story and since I can read Christmas any time of year…
I’m thinking others must be able to read them as well, judging by the astounding number of Christmas themed books popping up on these search excursions.
One Enchanted Christmas: A Novella (Enchanted Christmas Collection Book 1)
Last December, mystery author Maren Grant had the most perfect night of her life. On a glimmering winter evening, she got to watch the photo shoot for her very first book and ended up on a magical date with the cover model himself—Colin Renwycke.
Fast forward one year. This December, with a looming deadline, restless spirit and her creative spark long since gone, Maren is desperate to get unstuck. And she can’t get Colin out of her head…or his year-old open invitation to spend a couple weeks writing at his family’s farm.
Drew Renwycke never planned to come home and take over the Renwycke family farm. But he’s spent too many years watching his siblings unravel, including his brother, Colin, after one terrible family mistake. If moving to Maple Valley, Iowa, renovating an old farmhouse and switching careers is what it takes to put the Renwycke family back together, he’ll do it.
But his simple plan upends when a scrappy author lands on his doorstep. And she just might be the key to coaxing his brother home. But what if he wants her all to himself? Drew will have to choose between his Christmas wish and the enchantment of a holiday romance that just might be the happy ending they all long for.
Up until nearly the end of my search time, I thought I’d have to be content with just one new find but then I noticed two more. They are novellas, which is probably why I didn’t take a closer look on the first pass. The second look was definitely worth it and I’m thrilled with today’s treasures.
I hope they are to your liking too.