About the Book
Heiress Ariana Christmas is in trouble. Fed up with her wastrel life full of parties, hot spot appearances and Internet scandals, her parents cut her allowance, her cell phone access and her car. Then they send her to the back of beyond…Hope Springs, Tennessee. Her aunt has suffered a mild heart attack and needs help restoring Christmas Inn to its past glory. All Ariana wants is to get the job done and get back to her life. What she doesn’t count on is the famous old inn weaving its way into her soul…not to mention the handsome young contractor who sees the Inn as it could be, not what it is. Can he do the same for Ariana?
Taylor Knox is a man with a plan. After years of handling the family’s construction business everything is set for his brother to take over. Taylor is determined to finish his education and complete his dream to become an architect. But first, Knox Construction has to complete renovations of Christmas Inn…a task made more difficult by the arrival of Little Miss Entitled. Ariana Christmas throws Taylor’s plans and schedule into complete disarray, threatening the completion of the work and his future. That doesn’t even begin to cover what she does to his heart.
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About the Author
Novelist Tanya Stowe has had eclectic career. Working as a freelance writer, her profiles have featured celebrities such as Fabio and New York Times Bestselling authors LaVyrle Spencer, Shirlee Busbee, and Heather Graham. Excerpts from Tanya’s reviews appeared on the book covers and the promotional material of publishers, and her articles have appeared in diverse national publications. She also worked as a marketing assistant, and an event coordinator doing a stint with the American Cancer Society.
Tanya has been married to her high school sweetheart for forty-three years. They have four children and twenty…soon to be twenty-one…grandchildren. Recently they returned from living in the Middle East after her husband retired from government work. Now they’ve started a new adventure…traveling the U.S. in a motorhome.
Guest Post from Tanya Stowe: Writing as a Team
Christmas Bells are Ringing has been an absolute joy to write. My co-authors and I have already written a collection together. We enjoyed the process so much we created four collections of our Heart’s Haven series set in a community with an angelic environment!
We wondered what it would be like to start a new collection with a new theme and so we jumped in with both feet. Working together again was a blessing. Ideas flowed and built upon each other so well, we knew there was a master plan behind it. The most important thing about the process was there were no disagreements.
That is not always the case when writers get together and I really have to say that’s one of the key components of working together as authors. You must put your ego in check. If you do, the finished product will be something unique, something you would never have created on your own. That’s an incredible feeling and I love and appreciate my Love at Christmas Inn sisters all the more for it! Not to mention the fact that they are awesome writers! So be sure to check out their stories and their websites.
Marianne Evans—Love at Christmas Inn: Bells at Midnigh
Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.
Readers laude her work as “Riveting,” “Realistic and true to heart,” “Compelling.” Her Christian women’s fiction debut, Devotion, earned the Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. Hearts Communion earned a win for Best Romance from the Christian Small Publisher's Association. She is also a two-time recipient of the Selah Award for her books Then & Now and Finding Home.
Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan and an active member of Romance Writers of America, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.
Mary Manners—Love at Christmas Inn: With Bells On
Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim.
A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.
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Delia Latham—Love at Christmas Inn: Bells on Her Toe
Writing Heaven’s touch into earthly tales, Delia Latham puts her characters through the fire of earthly trials to bring them out victorious by the hand of God, His heavenly messengers, and good, old-fashioned love. You’ll always find a touch of the divine in this author’s sweet tales of romance.
Delia lives in East Texas with her husband Johnny. She’s a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and author of inspirational romance…with a finger or two immersed in the design pool, where she creates beautiful marketing material for other authors. Delia treasures her role as child of the King and heir to the throne of God. She’s got a “thing” for Dr. Pepper and loves hearing from readers.
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