An uplifting and heartwarming romance about second chances with a ghostly twist and an unusual cat make this enchanting story set in the Smoky Mountains a festive treat any time of year. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, and Fern Michaels will enjoy this gorgeous feel-good story.
“Ghostly occurrences and ancient folklore make this feel like a modern, romantic twist on A Christmas Carol.” ~Library Journal
"A woman heals from heartbreak with the help of some unusual strangers in this enjoyable, supernaturally tinged Christmas romance [with] genuine emotion driving the plot … a touch of magic sets this holiday romance apart." ~Publishers Weekly
Courtney Winston is a writer on a deadline. Eager to finish her book and get over a recent break-up, she ditches Christmas with her family and retreats to a secluded cabin in the Smoky Mountains.
Appliances rarely work and cell service is spotty, but Courtney senses there is more to her rustic rental near the abandoned town of Elkmont—something dark and haunting.
Then Peter, the attractive mountain lodge owner, and a meddling cook, Mrs. Finn, keep coming around, shattering her peace and offering advice on how to fix her heavy heart.
Courtney grows closer to Peter, but Mrs. Finn warns her of his troubled past. Undaunted, Courtney sets out to win him over. But being with the brooding stranger may end up costing her more than she ever imagined.
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“A blend of holiday inspirational and romance that adopts a more detailed story than most novels in either genre ... embracing both holiday spirit and a growth process that begins with pain and prejudice and moves steadily outward into recognizing new opportunities. The result embraces more than its title's promise, making The Christmas Spirit an inspirational story that is much needed and highly recommended year-round.” ~Midwest Book Review
“A one-of-a-kind paranormal romance with a good balance between heart-wrenching drama and light comedy. The fast pace is consistent and the suspense is wild, making the book unputdownable. The twist at the end is just priceless. This is one of those books that can be made into a blockbuster movie. The excitement does not change whether it is read around the Christmas season or not.” ~Risah Salazar, Readers' Favorite
“A bit of a ghostly “Christmas Carol” story ... there is definite substance here. This is more than romance--a fun, memorable read. I hope we see more of this author in the future.” ~Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments