Join the Roses of Prose as we celebrate the holiday season with Christmas stories all month long! Each one begins with the same opening line: This was the last place she expected to spend Christmas. But all the stories are unique and wonderful, a reflection of our authors' diversity. We hope you'll visit daily and enjoy our gift to you! And now, for a preview...
Dec. 2-4 Santa and the Elf by Jannine Gallant
Spending Christmas Eve in jail dressed as Santa isn’t the way Kit Noble expected to celebrate the holiday. But when the sexiest elf he’s ever seen is tossed into the cell next to his, Christmas suddenly looks a whole lot brighter…
Dec. 5-8 Christmas Sham by Alicia Dean
Given a choice between two undesirable options, Nina Crenshaw is forced to miss Christmas with her family. Instead, she attends a wedding, posing as the girlfriend of her boss, Jack the Jerk.
When the holiday takes an unforeseen turn, Nina discovers people aren’t always who they seem, and sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them.
Dec. 9-11 Mistletoe and Misdemeanors by Alison Henderson
Callie Rayburn can't believe her luck: fired from her job, evicted from her apartment, and now locked up in Chief "Hard Ass" Tom Blackstone's jail. This was going to be the Christmas from hell.
Dec. 12-14 Stakeout For Love by Margo Hoornstra
Tony and Holly haven't seen each other in the past few months. Not since their divorce. Stuck together in the same squad car on Christmas Eve, will they rediscover a love once shared? Or will their unexpected holiday end in more heartache?
Dec. 15-17 Cookies for Christmas by Christine DePetrillo
Detective Lyndie McDowell had imagined a posh Christmas at a Newport mansion. Her partner, Detective Zak Preston, expected to spend the holiday with his dad and sister's family just like always. Neither of them could have predicted that a batch of cookies would change everything.
Dec. 18-20 Christmas Delivery by Leah St. James
Dr. Angela Jensen is a surgeon, raised to believe in logic and science. She doesn’t celebrate Christmas and is perfectly happy keeping her distance from the mythology of a divine birth that grips normally rational people each December. Until a terrible accident early Christmas morning brings her face to face with the miracle of new life.
Dec. 21-24 The Fireman's Flame by Vonnie Davis
Eight years ago, Aaron had two obsessions--music and Franny, the shy redhead who sat in front of him in homeroom. When he asked her to the senior prom, her strict father intervened to separate them. Now Aaron's found her again...in the most unlikely of places. Can a love denied have a second chance at Christmas?
Dec. 25-27 One Fateful Christmas by Laura Breck
When Bailey Kirkpatrick’s Christmas plans change, she finds herself dependent on the one man she thought she’d never see again. Dependent on Nick Andreas and his boat to get her to her home on an island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, she wants only to reach out to see if the spark is still alive between them.
Dec. 28-29 Christmas in Space by Diane Burton
After 5 years in cryo-sleep, astronaut Sara Grenard awakens to discover a malfunction in the other sleep tubes. Will she celebrate a happy Christmas with her love and their companions or be forever alone in space?
Dec. 30-31 The Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present by Betsy Ashton
Every year Jennifer and Dan celebrated their wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve. When he was killed on their seventh anniversary, Jennifer kept the tradition. Dan joined her at his grave site.
Merry Christmas from the Roses of Prose!