A city girl with a fondness for small town charm, Olivia enjoys highlighting both ways of life in her stories. She currently resides just outside Chicago with her husband, young daughter, and two ridiculously pampered pups.
Of all the holiday activities, my favorites are:
Holiday High Tea - This is a new tradition for us, started last year. We go downtown (Chicago) and enjoy a proper English tea while listening to carolers. It's really festive and my daughter just loves it!
The food and drinks - There is no other time of the year when you can justify so much indulgence! I do allow myself a few extra treats and cocktails around Christmas, especially anything with eggnog or candy canes.
Our elf - While there may be some nights I have to all but drag myself out from under the warm duvet because I've realized with a surge of panic that I forgot to move the darn thing, I do love the tradition of hiding the elf for my daughter. The years of believing in the magic of Christmas are so fleeting, and this addition to each day really helps me to cherish this time in my child's life.
Christmas breakfast - I love the leisurely pace of Christmas breakfast. After all the work that goes into creating a picture-perfect morning, it's nice to finally sit back and relax.
Holiday romances, of course - Christmas romances are my favorite. I love the covers, I love the themes, and I love writing them. In fact, I love writing them so much, that I have had to pull back on how many I write, because I could probably find a way to make every book I have ever written a Christmas story....and deep down, I think every book I have ever written would be even better if it was set during the holiday season. :) There's just something extra magical about this time of year, and because I love creating a sense of setting and place, I do really love decorating my fictional small towns, too.
Page Count: 356 pages
Publisher: Forever (October 27, 2015)
Sometimes love is where you least expect it . . .
What do you do when your cheating husband proposes to the "other woman"? For Jane Madison, it means you keep calm, carry on, and sneak candy bars and wine for dinner. Jane's grateful for her adorable little girl, yet she yearns for the love that was missing from her marriage. Only one man ever really "got" Jane-and she's stunned when he returns to Briar Creek. But a single mom can't date her ex's best friend . . . can she?
Jane's still kind, beautiful-and far too good for the buddy Henry Birch tried to stop her from marrying years ago. Laying eyes on her now is like a much-needed ray of sunshine. Back in town to sell his family's old house, Henry wants to close a bad chapter in his life and move on. But time with Jane and her sweet daughter has him flirting with the idea of happily ever after-if he can convince her to take a second chance on love . . .
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