Three Christmas novella's set in Winter, Montana following the lives and loves of the three Bradly brothers.
Reba Farwell is finally getting a chance to live out her dreams. Sent to Winter, Montana to direct filming for a crucial, on-location shoot, she knows the next two weeks will make or break her career. And she could definitely use a break. As if that isn’t enough, she’s got a secret that none of her crew knows. All she’s asking for is two weeks of small town, Christmas beauty and a little bit of on-camera sizzle.
Five years ago, Hoyt Bradley’s heart and future shattered in one fell swoop that landed him back in Winter. Thankfully, making lemonade—or his father’s famous lemon meringue pie— out of lemons is what he does best. Running Bentley’s Diner has filled the gaps left in the wake of his heartbreak, even if it hasn’t healed him completely. Not wanting to relive memories of his rocky
start in the film industry, Hoyt does his best to steer clear of the dreaded film crew, but Winter has a way of bringing people together.
After one fateful delivery and a score of icy bad luck, Reba finds herself in a bind and at the mercy of what Winter can offer. Will she pull the film together in time to salvage her name as a director? Or will the sparks flying off-camera create more of a distraction than she knows how to handle?
Come visit Winter, Montana in this Christmas Novella where the Christmas lights are always on and the snow falls most frequently when loved ones share a kiss.
"Tackling beloved Christmas romance tropes with a sense of spunk and panache that makes those well-known events as fresh as new-fallen snow, the author injects a subtle bit of comedy into the story, adding a hint of depth to this sweet romance."
-USA Today's Happy Ever After blog by Serena Chase
“I did NOT want this story to end, I took my sweet precious time reading it. I wanted to absorb all things Winter, Montana. All things Hoyt Bradley (yes please!) All things cozy. All things romance, and all things Christmas…I am now in love with Winter, Montana and wish with my whole heart is was a real town.”
- Alysha from For the Love of Christian Fiction
“I was completely charmed by this Christmas novella! It was literally like stepping into a Hallmark movie at Christmas time! This story was sweet, entertaining, and perfect for the holiday season!”
- Ashely Jonson
“One Christmas in Winter is the perfect little Christmas story, full of small-town charm, Christmassy things like fuzzy sweaters, fun things like sledding, and a sweet romance. Saying this story is just like a Hallmark movie is very accurate and a high compliment. With equal parts humor and romantic depth, it explores family relationships and a feeling of belonging most keen this time of year, whether it be belonging on a career path or a homey place with the people you love.”
- Courtney at The Green Mockingbird Blog
"This book is a delightful read set the imaginary town of Winter, Montana. The characters are loveable from the start, multi-layered and wonderfully unique. As someone who enjoys watching a good Christmas story come alive on the movie screen, reading this book was like watching a Hallmark movie at Christmastime from inside the cozy comforts of my home. Best of all, this story was not predictable! I had to keep reading to see what happened next and I could not figure out the ending until it arrived. Author Bell Renshaw really put her heart into this debut book and it shows through her creative, captivating and sweet storytelling."
-Alexis A. Goring, Contemporary Romance Author/blogger/editor/journalist
Will the perfect Christmas be enough to convince Beau that a life with Ansley could be equally perfect?
Born and raised in Winter, Montana, Beau Bradley can’t imagine life anywhere else. During the holiday season his coffee shop, Mountain Grounds, is as busy as ever and now that his girlfriend is back in town, things finally seem to be lining up—until he gets a call that could change it all.
Ansley Strauss is back in Winter after a nine-month art intensive in Canada and she’s ready to celebrate the Christmas season in the tried and true Winter-style. There’s only one problem: her boyfriend lacks Christmas spirit. Her solution? Make this Christmas perfect to remind Beau just how special this time of year is.
Set on a course for ultimate Christmas joy, Ansley and Beau find that life doesn’t always work out the way they hope it will. Beau faces the reality that plans can’t account for everything and Ansley will have to come to the realization that no matter how perfect things are, it’s the imperfections in life that make it worth living.
It’s another Christmas in Winter, Montana where the coffee is always hot and the mistletoe beckons lovers to share a kiss.
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