My Christmas Darling - Snowdrop Valley Series #1
Publisher: Vivien Mayfair
A SNOWDROP VALLEY BEGINNING…
Escape to snow-blanketed Manhattan in December where chestnuts roast on street vendors carts, visitors ice skate under the stars, and storefronts brim with twinkle lights. Let Christmas warm you all year round in this sweet, wholesome, holiday romance.
Christmas has come to New York, but it doesn't feel very festive for Lucy Carpenter. Single, disgruntled in love from past hurts, she disappears into the world of books as a manuscript reader for a mid-level publishing company on the East Side. Plagued with guilt for a mistake that took her mom's eyesight, Lucy dreams of achieving financial success despite growing medical bills and unpaid rent. Her only hope of survival is to publish her little Christmas novel despite repeat rejections by big publishers. When her boss requests her publishing recommendations for the month, Lucy submits her manuscript under a false identity against strict company guidelines in what becomes the great holiday literary hoax of Manhattan where lies spin out of control and stockings are filled with coal instead of chocolates.
Known as the ice fish of Big Apple Books, William Harcourt longs for acceptance from a nitpicky father who rules the publishing industry with an iron fist. When a sweet Christmas manuscript about a father and daughter in a fictional book town crosses his desk, he believes it to be the ticket that will bring his company into the Top Five and finally gain him his father's love. What he didn't expect was to fall in love over email with an enchanting mystery author whose book thawed his wounded heart and opened his eyes to the true meaning of self-acceptance and self-love.
My Christmas Darling is a heartwarming holiday romance to remind us why we love Christmas. This adorable love story draws you in fireside and proves how the spirt of the season goes beyond pretty wrapped packages under a tree.
Ideal reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason.
PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS::"There is likely going to be no better, more uplifting contemporary romance novel for the 2019 season than My Christmas Darling. Just the recipe for cozying up on a cold winter's day and warming the heart." - Midwest Book Review"My Christmas Darling deftly captures the magic of Christmas in New York City. The Christmas season transforms every street and softens every hardened denizen and secret Scrooge."- Jack Magnus - 5 Star Review - Reader's Favorite"Vivien has written a sweet holiday story that feels familiar, but is fresh and new. An enjoyable romance filled with powerful life lessons, all blended perfectly into a book that is hard to put down."- Reader's Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest
"If it's a heart-rendering, romantic holiday story that is desired to mirror the Christmas spirit, then My Christmas Darling is truly a winner."
- Donovan's Book Shelf - Diane Donovan