Yes, it’s the middle of summer and Monday we celebrated the 4th of July in the U.S. However, I am already in Christmas mode because I’m working on a new novella. It will be part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 box set.
I didn’t really have a story in mind so I had to brainstorm on one. My big idea was a single, pregnant woman staying at an inn. A computer glitch leads to the loss of her reservation and there are no more rooms in the inn. Does that story sound familiar? Maybe when I add other guests with names like Amelia Lamb, Juliet & Richard Shepherd, and Henry “King” Stewart while the inn staff includes Gabrielle and her father Jesus (pronounced with the “h” like hey-sus, which is a popular Hispanic name).
My pregnant heroine finds herself single and alone at Christmas and so she decides to take a vacation before her baby arrives. She ends up in Shellwater Key, Florida, which is the setting for one of my series. She gets to experience a small-town Florida Christmas and find unexpected romance with the innkeeper, who turns out to be a hot, single dad with a super cute daughter.
I’m enjoying the story so far, but it’s already got me thinking about the holidays. The hype for Christmas already starts around September 1st. Every year it seems to start earlier. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Christmas carols in the mall before Halloween or see decorations right next to the cat and witch costumes.
Do you look forward to Christmas all year long? Or does the hype make you weary?
Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. Look for her latest release coming soon! A box set containing 2 full-length novels, LEFT TURN AT PARADISE and COMING HOME TO PARADISE, Book 1 and Book 1.5 of the Shellwater Key Tales. For more information about her books visit her website Kristin Wallace Author
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