A Seaside Bookshop Christmas
A Seaside Bookshop Christmas:
A Single Dad, Friends to Lovers Small Town Romance
(The Turner Family of Bluestar Island)
by Jennifer Faye
About A Seaside Bookshop Christmas
A Seaside Bookshop Christmas: A Single Dad, Friends to Lovers Small Town Romance (The Turner Family of Bluestar Island)
Small Town Romance
3rd in Series
Setting – Bluestar Island (a fictional island off the coast of Massachusetts)
Lazy Dazy Press (November 3, 2023)
Number of Pages 260
ASIN : B0CDFC7T15
Twelve days before Christmas, the forecast calls for snow with a hundred percent chance for love as the owner of the Seaside Bookshop risks everything, including her heart.
Christmas returns to Bluestar Island in this heartwarming page-turner. While the small town’s holiday calendar is filled with festive events, the friendships of Bluestar’s residents are put to the test. Melinda Coleman owner of the Seaside Bookshop finds herself making a deal with the town curmudgeon that could cost her everything. While furniture maker Liam Turner is suddenly a full-time single father. He’s in over his head with an active three-year-old. It will take these two friends helping each other to keep their lives from imploding and in the process, they find the most precious gift of all—love.
Includes a holiday recipe for Santa’s Mitten cookies!
Enjoy an Excerpt
As Mel talked to his son and showed him a book, Liam took the time to glance around. This front section was the area she wanted to turn it into a reading nook area—a place where customers could take their book purchases and read. And with the giant picture window, what better advertising could you have than people reading and enjoying books.
He smiled when his gaze landed on her Christmas display with Santa’s boots sticking out of the chimney and the sleeping mouse under the Christmas tree. She certainly had some imagination. Of course, he already knew that since he’d been drawn into her plans for the bookshop’s refresh project.
The pieces of furniture she wanted for the area didn’t exactly have a traditional look. He was excited to work on the project because it would test his skills.
Tate let out a giggle. It filled Liam’s heart with hope that they’d get through this rough time and he would somehow figure out how to be the good parent his son deserved.
“Daddy, look!” Tate pointed to a bright, colorful picture of a reindeer.
He knelt down next to his son and pointed to the picture. “Who is that?”
Liam couldn’t help but smile. “Do you like Rudy?”
Tate’s head bobbed up and down.
“Why don’t you take it over to that table and look at it?” He didn’t have to say it twice as Tate made a beeline for the red and white children’s table that sat next to the wall. Liam turned to Mel. “Thanks for that. He loves the book.”
“It wasn’t hard. It’s the most popular book with the littles this year.”
“If you have a couple more like it, I’ll take those too.”
Mel’s brows briefly rose. “Christmas presents?”
He shook his head. “I’m starting him in daycare tomorrow. It’ll be another big change for him and I feel bad. I thought some new storybooks would cheer him up.”
She studied Liam for a moment. “I’m not sure that it’s your son that needs the cheering up.”
“What does that mean?”
Concern shone in her eyes. “You just look as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.”
He sighed. “It’s nothing.”
“Well, I’m here if you need a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen.”
About Jennifer Faye
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances. With more than a million books sold, she is internationally published with books translated into more than a dozen languages and her work has been optioned for film. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her very patient husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not plotting out her next romance, you can find her curled up with a mug of tea and a book.
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