Christmas Ball? Check. Quaint small town with an uncertain future? Check. Handsome, exasperating, human roadblock to every new idea? CHECK! Midnight Shelby has her work cut out for her, if she's going to create a new life in Legend, Tennessee. Single dad Martin McClain wants to keep Legend as idyllic as when he was a kid. Legend's future - and theirs - may depend on a compromise.
Nothing in her successful career in New York City could have prepared Midnight for a small town holiday in Legend, Tennessee. Downtown is as pretty as a postcard, and annual events like the Christmas Ball and community Christmas Eve service warm her heart. She risked everything by investing in the big building on Main Street that she found on a realtor's website. Most folks are nice enough, but the shop she's dreamed of, selling locally-made arts and crafts, hasn't a chance until the community accepts and trusts her plans. One man in particular stands in her way.
Martin McClain was born and raised in the Legend area. His family has lived there for generations, and he feels a duty to preserve the past. The website his son Daniel created has been good for business, but although Martin is a real estate agent by trade, he’s wary of newcomers’ motivations. Especially Midnight Shelby, who seems bent on changing everything...even him.
Legend has struggled for years. Local employment is at an all-time low, and most graduates of Legend High have no chance of making a living in the town where they were raised. Now a new company is in talks with the mayor and town council.
The people of Legend have always worked together in times of crisis. How will they survive this one?
The McClains of Legend, Tennessee is a contemporary romance series, providing wholesome, heartwarming stories for anyone who loves a happily-ever-after. Readers enjoy becoming immersed in the lives and loves of the large, sometimes exasperating, and always entertaining McClain family, to whom Legend has been home for generations.
Readers have said they'd like to move to the fictional town of Legend, Tennessee. Perhaps their strong positive reaction to the town is because it's so believable, while still providing that always-required happy ending.
The stories can be read as stand alones, or sequentially:
Midnight in Legend, TN
Where Her Heart Is
Building a Dream
Christmas Charm: a short story
Home for Christmas
-Under the Mistletoe (set in 1975), and
-The Holly and the Ivy (set in 1978)
Small town romance
I really enjoyed this book about Midnight and Martin. Midnight comes to Legend, Tennessee, after her marriage of twenty years ends in divorce. Martin loves his small town and doesn’t want outsiders moving in. When he first sees Midnight, his attraction is instant. Can these two have a happily ever after or will her wanting to grow Legend be a dealbreaker? Grab your copy and fall in love with the small town of Legend, Tennessee.