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This has been a tough year, but I’m still excited about Christmas being right around the corner. I could use some comfort and joy, as I am sure many of you can too. This year my comfort and joy were released TODAY! Hallmark Publishing released Wrapped Up In Christmas Joy, a holiday romance novel. I’m a paper girl so I have the paperback, but the book comes as an Audiobook or an e-book for those who prefer the tech.
I’m not sure if the best part is the book release or the yummy holiday-inspired story recipes. Featured above are the Dilly Duchess Potatoes.
Released Oct 6th was Christmas Charms and on November 3rd, Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy will hit the stores.
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“Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy”
When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, she’s surprised to find a soldier’s journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries.
Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. He’s always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires helps him put out the demons within him. He’s embracing his life in Pine Hill, KY, and strives to call a truce with his past. When Sophie shows at the fire hall with his journal from when he’d first returned stateside, Cole can’t believe it was in the box he’d donated. The book is old news and he tells her to trash it.
I thought reading about a military romance would be hard for me to relate to, having not served, but love is love and everyone has their demons – right? I love the way that Sophie and Cole work it out through volunteering for their community. I can also relate to people who don’t think they can find love or deserve it and Hallmark Publishing doesn’t skip a beat at capturing the hopefulness and joy of the holiday and the magic it brings.
In Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy, Cole experiences his first Thanksgiving in Pine Hill. While Sophie regrets not inviting Cole to dinner, Cole spends Thanksgiving with his fellow firefighters at the station…who also ask him if he’s sweet on Sophie. It’s a little uncomfortable, to say the least, but the taste of Grandma Ruby’s renowned cooking makes up for it. You can make Grandma Ruby’s Dilly Duchess Potatoes for yourself—it’s the perfect dish to share with your friends, family, and loved ones and it’s sure to have them coming back for seconds. I did not get a chance to make these, but be sure to check out the recipe and if you do make them be sure to come back and let me know what you think.
About Author Janice Lynn:
Author Janice Lynn loves to spin a tale that puts a smile on her reader’s lips and a tear in their eye as they travel along her characters’ journey to happy ever after. Her favorite read is one with a strong heroine who is able to laugh at herself and a hero who appreciates the heroine’s strengths and imperfections.
Janice’s books have won numerous awards including the National Readers’ Choice Award and the American Title, but she is most proud of her seven children. From actor, engineer, nurse, student, to Army National Guard, they are her greatest accomplishments.
Janice lives in Tennessee with her family, her vivid imagination, lots of crafting and quilting supplies, and numerous unnamed dust bunnies.
About Hallmark Publishing:
Now, you have even more ways to relax and indulge in a Hallmark story. The kinds of heartwarming romances and intriguing mysteries you love are now available as books! In addition to companion novels to beloved Hallmark movies, you’ll discover brand-new novels to brighten your day and leave you feeling good about life. With the same attention to storytelling that goes into every Hallmark movie, we’ll bring you new characters, relationships, romances, and intriguing mysteries. And each book includes an original recipe inspired by the story!
We’re thrilled to announce that in addition to being available in paperback and eBook, Hallmark books are now available in audiobook!