Christmas at Holiday House
In the town of Silver Bells, there’s always a feeling of Christmas in the air… Let love—and RaeAnne Thayne—melt your heart this holiday season!
This New Year will bring widowed nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friend’s recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesn’t need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but she’ll have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnie’s prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster.
Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely aren’t one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her…up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows they’re leaving town after Christmas. He just didn’t expect they’d be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head…one filled with warmth, love and a new beginning for them both.
Return to Hope’s Crossing this Christmas in New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s latest heartwarming story of matchmaking at the holidays, All is Bright!
This feel-good Christmas contemporary from Thayne (Summer at Lake Haven) kicks off when single mother Abby Powell moves to the refreshingly diverse ski town of Silver Bells, Colo., to work as a live-in nurse for Winnie Lancaster, her best friend Lucy's grandmother. Lucy's brother, Ethan, wants his grandmother to move into an assisted living center, but Winnie has other plans including setting up him up with Abby. Abby gets roped into helping with a fundraiser tour of Winnie's mansion, and sparks fly when Ethan agrees to help out. But Abby's still struggling to move on after her husband's death and planning to move to Austin after the holidays, leaving little room for new attachments. Ethan has his own baggage to work through after witnessing the endless drama of his parents' dysfunctional relationship. Meanwhile, Lucy struggles with her commitment phobia and her growing attraction to Ethan's best friend, Jos Navarro. Fun descriptions of holiday festivities and winter sports add to the atmosphere. Christmas fanatics will find this hits the spot.