A literary legend, internationally bestselling author Fern Michaels has been cherished for over forty years for her poignant tales of love, family and resilient women. Now she gifts readers with a special holiday standalone novel that encapsulates the best of the holiday season: a heartwarming homecoming, a bucolic setting, the remembrance of loved ones past and present and the discovery of a future that, like the perfect gift, is as satisfying as it is surprising...
New York Times Bestseller In #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels' heartwarming holiday novel, Christmas is a time for remembering loved ones--past and present . . .
Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana's will, she's shocked--and more than a little irked. Joy's life is in Denver. How can Nana have expected her to give that up, even temporarily, to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Still, there's no denying Heart and Soul's charm, especially at holiday time . . .
The B&B is always elaborately decorated for the season, with themed guest rooms and dazzling lawn displays created for the annual Parade of Homes competition. The entire town takes part in the festivities, and soon, Joy is too, letting her reservations melt away. Yet there's another reason for Heart and Soul's popularity . . .
Rumor has it that, during the holidays, guests can be reunited with the spirit of a loved one who's passed on. Joy is skeptical, yet she feels her Nana's influence all around her--perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and a handsome estate attorney who just might inspire a magical new beginning . . .
Praise for Holly and Ivy
"Bestselling Michaels' bittersweet Christmas story offers the promise of a better tomorrow." --Booklist
"The storyline is an emotional rollercoaster, so keep a tissue box nearby . . . A great read." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
About the Author
Fern Michaels is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her website at www.fernmichaels.com.