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Friday, November 24, 2023

Christmas Cove

Christmas Cove

by Sarah Dressler




GENRE:   Romance






With only three weeks left in December, travel editor, America Greene, arrives in the idyllic Christmas Cove to find it... Christmasless!

America needs a story, and fast, so she teams up with the town’s good-looking (and eligible) mayor, Leo, to light up Main Street and salvage her chance at being a full-time writer. The connection between them heats up, halls are decked, sleigh bells ring, and lights twinkle. Just when she thinks the holiday is saved, a nearby city threatens the future of Christmas Cove. With her heart, and career, hanging in the balance, she must learn that Christmas is much more than just a place on a map before time runs out.





Night came and went with another solid sleep. America looked at herself in the mirror, unable to believe what she had done, or what she had offered to do. Sure, she knew her reasons for wanting to bring back Christmas were purely in the interest of self-preservation. Wanting to succeed with her first article assignment was a huge driving factor, but the task at hand was so much bigger than anything she should have taken on. There was no denying her reign as the office elf, and she knew that if anyone had enough Christmas spirit to spread around, she did. 


Now that the offer was out there, she would need to follow through. One way or another, she was getting her Christmas Cove experience, and an article drafted to prove it. Sure, she had enlisted Leo’s help, but if she had any real chance of success, they would need reinforcements. America checked her watch. Leo would be back any minute to pick her up. In the meantime, she pulled her coat back on and tidied her hastily twisted bun atop her head. 


The pine tree, so generously given to her that previous morning by Leo, stood in its bare state beside her. There is nothing sadder than a Christmas tree with no lights. Except perhaps, she thought, one without ornaments too.


“This simply will not do,” America said.

A Word With the Author


1.Did you always want to be an author?


For as long as I can recall, I’ve scribbled in notebooks or on scraps of paper. In high school I tried my hand at poetry and songwriting. When it was time for university, I won scholarships for my writing. In my twenties, I was an award-winning fashion blogger. But it wasn't until years later that I dove fully into novel writing. I suppose you could say destiny persistently knocked on my door until I finally answered.

2.Tell us about the publication of your first book.


Christmas Cove is my debut novel, a sweet holiday romance set in a small New England town. In the summer of 2020, I was preparing to query another book, a speculative thriller, when I found 5 Prince Publishing. I loved their story and what they stood for. Unfortunately, the publisher did not represent the type of book that I was passionately pursuing for publication at the time. A couple years later, I had shelved that earlier project and was ready to query my new book, Christmas Cove. I looked back through screen shots on my phone and saw the one I had taken of the 5PP homepage. I went to the website and submitted my novel. The process from there has been a whirlwind of edits, covers, formatting, checking and checking again for typos, and lastly, promoting the work that I am so very proud of, and the story that I’m thrilled to share with the world.

3.Besides yourself, who is your favorite author in the genre you write in?


I really enjoy Ginny Baird’s writing style. An Unforgettable Christmas, was one of the first books I read in my genre. It’s a story about a man who loses his memory and is taken in by his coworker while he recovers. I love how she weaves her character’s personal growth into her stories.

4.What's the best part of being an author? The worst?


Sometimes, being saddled with so many stories in my head is a curse. Putting the scenes on paper, or screen, is a daunting task. But seeing the stories come to life, knowing that strangers will read something that I created, is the best gift. I always say that the story must be told, and believe deep down that all the stories in my mind were put there for a reason, to share with you.

5.What are you working on now?


I’m currently working through the sequel to Christmas Cove, scheduled for release mid-2024, with my editor. With a new cast of characters, but set in the same small town, Spring Showers is a story of mutual healing and a kind of life changing renewal that only a rainstorm can bring.





AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Sarah Dressler, originally from Florida, now calls the mountains of Colorado home. Beginning her writing career as an award winning fashion blogger, Sarah now writes fiction full time. She has spent her life traveling the world, first as the daughter of a US Air Force officer, and later as a military spouse. She enjoys sunset walks with her husband of nearly twenty years, and raising two very busy teenagers.

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