So since it’s December we’re featuring Christmas-themed stories on Romancing The Genres so I get to do a special “guest post” about my latest Christmas release. FALLING FOR YOU AT CHRISTMAS is a novella that is part of my Shellwater Key Tales series. It’s set in Florida so it gives you a little taste of what Christmas is like in tropical climates. No snow or icy roads, but we do get snowbirds down from the northeast this time of year.
This book was also part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 Box Set, which released at the end of September. It’s out now as a single title.
“One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. One Lamb, two Shepherds, and a King. Three days that will change her life forever.”
When I set out to determine an idea for a new Christmas story, I began toying with the notion of writing a modern day “First Christmas” tale…as in Jesus, Mary & Joseph, in a stable, in Bethlehem.
The phrase “no room at the inn” kept ringing in my head. It wasn’t long before Cassie Stephens emerged. A young, single woman who is weeks away from giving birth decides to take a vacation at a quaint Florida inn…only her reservation is lost.
Then I had to create a supporting cast with names suspiciously similar to those that appear in the Nativity story.
-Amelia Lamb, a widow & retired labor/delivery nurse
-Rick & Juliet Shepherd, a long-time married couple
-Henry “King” Stuart, a successful auto dealership owner (His catch phrase is “The King of the Deal”)
The staff at the inn also carries the theme, with Chef Gabrielle Velazquez (yep I made a female archangel) and her father Jésus. (Pronounced “Hey-sus” for my gringo friends).
I had a lot of fun playing with the names and it really turned out to be a sweet story. I hope you will check it out. It’s available now for only 99 cents.
Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of two best-selling series, Covington Falls Chronicles & Shellwater Key Tales. For more info on her books, visit Kristin Wallace Author