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Publisher Description


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. 

Ideal reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason.


"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

"Vivien Mayfair delivers a wholesome and heartfelt holiday gift with her new book, My Christmas Darling, a classic tale of unlikely lovers tumbling together. Laden with quaint charm and holiday cheer, this slightly story is cozy and quick, with clever writing that will amuse throughout andenough heartstring-tugging to keep romance readers hooked. With Manhattan as alively backdrop and a penchant for memorable narration, Mayfair's book offers an innocent escape." 

-Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★

September 15
Vivien Mayfair
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Michaela JB ,

On the edge of my seat!

Oh man, this book was exhilarating and kept me in a high state of anxiety! I never wanted to put it down. It felt like we were on the edge of the climax the entire time! I thought the story was wonderful and unique and I want to read the book Lucy wrote! I am excited to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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