New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Victoria James is back with a heartwarming story about three generations of women trying to reconcile for the holidays.
It's Christmas in the small town of Silver Springs which is bursting with holiday spirit. The downtown shops boast twinkling lights, and the town square features an enormous Christmas tree. Every Christmas Eve for the past fifty years, Ruby Harris, the owner of the historic B&B, The Christmas House, has opened her doors to strangers in need, showing them the compassion once denied to her.
When Ruby invites her family home for the holidays, including her two adult grandchildren, Charlotte and Olivia, she hopes they will be able to put the past behind them. However, her plans for reconciliation implode as the women unravel secrets from the past that force them to confront the impact they've had on their dysfunctional family. As Charlotte grows closer to Wyatt, the neighbor next door and a friend from the past, old memories resurface that the women would rather forget. they're reminded of a man they want to forget.
As the clock inches closer to the New Year, can the magic of the season bring the family closer? Or will a surprise guest threaten their tentative truce and test newly formed bonds?
This light-hearted Christmas tale draws inspiration from Victoria James's own historical fixer-upper, offering plenty of warmth and holiday cheer.
About the Author
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover), and illustrated it herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design opening her own business. Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. She lives in suburbia with her husband, their two children, and a very disgruntled cat.
Praise for The Christmas House: “A genuine contemporary romance worthy of a Hallmark adaptation.” —Booklist
“The Christmas House is a heartwarming holiday romance. Victoria effortlessly transports her readers to the adorable town of Silver Springs where we are caught between wanting to slow down and savor the wonderful atmosphere and frantically turning pages to find out what happens next. I absolutely enjoyed it.” —Jenny Hale, USA Today bestselling author of Christmas at Fireside Cabins
“A heartfelt tale about finding love and home for the holidays!” —Annie Rains, USA Today bestselling author of the Sweetwater Springs series
“The Christmas House is a festive read that will kindle your holiday spirit anytime of the year. James writes captivating characters with wit and warmth, and their uplifting journey kept me turning pages late into the night.” —Sara Richardson, national bestselling author of Home for the Holidays
“The Christmas House is a holiday-spiced delight from start to finish! Emotional, joyful, and everything in between, this book deserves a place on your Christmas list!” —Alys Murray, author of Home at Summer’s End
Praise for the Wishing River series: “James skillfully illustrates the redemptive power of love and the sweet relief of forgiveness.” —Publishers Weekly
“The dialogue is sharp, the setting is clear, and the protagonists are compelling throughout.” —Kirkus Reviews