Seaside Bookshop Christmas

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A Seaside Bookshop Christmas

Twelve days before Christmas, the forecast is calling for snow with a hundred percent chance of 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!

HEAT LEVEL: One Cupcake Clean & Wholesome

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Five Stars is my rating for A Seaside Bookshop Christmas by Jennifer Faye! I hope your holiday turns out as well as theirs. It is such a feel-good romance. I love it.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

A Seaside Bookshop Christmas by Jennifer Faye is perfect for those of us who love clean romance books set in a small town with a friend to lovers and single dad tropes. Add the Christmas season, and you’ve got a feel-good, Hallmark-like must-read.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

A Seaside Bookshop Christmas immerses us in holiday happenings on this small island and fills me with the holiday spirit I need to be infused with at this time of year!
~Novels Alive

My Thoughts,
The cover spoke Cozy. As in just a warm sit-by-the-fire read.
I was beckoned. A few of my favorite things lured me to Christmas. Small town charm. A sweet romance and fun recipes at the end.
A perfect pre-holiday read cuz’ it really isn’t Christmas yet. But a read that speaks Christmas maybe even in July. I enjoyed meeting Jennifer Faye and her characters. I enjoyed the charming town.
A Hallmark movie in a book!
~My Reading Journey’s

Also in Bluestar Island series:

  • Brass Anchor Inn
    Brass Anchor Inn
    Book 6
  • Summer Refresh
    Summer Refresh
    Book 7
  • Love Blooms
    Love Blooms
    Book 1
  • Harvest Dance
    Harvest Dance
    Book 2
  • A Lighthouse Cafe Christmas
    A Lighthouse Cafe Christmas
    Book 3
  • Rising Star
    Rising Star
    Book 4
  • Summer By The Beach
    Summer By The Beach
    Book 5

Read an Excerpt

Jingle. Jingle. Jingle.

On a cloudy Monday afternoon, festive Christmas lyrics filled the Seaside Bookshop. Melinda softly hummed along as she rang up a stack of children’s book for Mrs. Harriet Moore. She was a frequent customer. And each time she visited, Melinda helped the older woman pick out the books for her great-grandchildren.

“Where’s Ava today?” Mrs. Moore approached the checkout counter. “She’s always so helpful when I’m here.”

Ava Monahan was a junior at Amherst College where she studied business and played on the soccer team. She came back to the island often to spend time with her family and friends. Melinda was lucky that Jane was willing to work at the bookshop during the holidays and in the summertime when the tourist season was in full swing.

“She’s taking the day off but she’ll be back tomorrow.”

“I’m sorry I missed her. Maybe I’ll see her next time. But I’m happy to see you. How are things going?”

“Really well. The hospital fundraiser has been successful. I’ve arranged the Christmas bingo for Saturday to help with the building fund. Are you going?”

“I wouldn’t miss it. I also heard that you were selected to decorate this year’s tree for Twinkle Light Night. Congratulations.”

“Thank you. It’s such an honor.”

“Any hints about how you’re going to decorate it?”

Melinda smiled. “Sorry. You’ll have to wait and see.”

Each year the pine tree next to the town hall is tented the day before the tree lighting and the sponsor is given twenty-four to forty-eight hours to decorate the tree. The locals make a big deal of trying to guess how the tree will be decorated.

When Johnson’s Hardware did the tree a couple of years ago, the tree was trimmed in snowmen holding tiny wrenches, screwdrivers and hammers. It was adorable. Last year, The Lighthouse Café did the decorating and the tree was trimmed with lighthouses, candy canes and miniature café coffee mugs. This year, Melinda was so excited to be selected to sponsor the tree.

She glanced down at the five books on the counter. “Did you find everything you were looking for?”

Mrs. Moore nodded her snow-white head as she held up a list. “You had all of the titles the kids want. It’s going to be a special Christmas.”

She rang up the books and told her the total. Mrs. Moore pulled out some cash and a bit of change from her navy-blue handbag. She handed it over. Melinda counted the money once and then twice.

“You’re a dollar short,” Melinda said.

“Oh dear.” She looked in her purse and frowned. “That’s all I have on me. I’ll have to put one of the books back.” She looked perplexed as she thumbed through the little kid books.”

Melinda thought it was so sweet the way Mrs. Moore doted on her family. “You know what? We’ll consider it a friends and family discount.”

Mrs. Moore shook her head. “You can’t do that. If you do that all of the time, you’ll go out of business.”

She was right. “Okay. We’ll consider this a one-time special.”