A storm is about to shake up Holly Tate’s quaint lifestyle, and the Nor’easter scheduled to hit the small town of Maple Woods, Connecticut will have nothing on the upheaval real estate tycoon Max Hamilton creates during his week-long stay at The White Barn Inn.
Since inheriting her grandmother’s house five years ago, Holly has poured her heart and soul into transforming the old mansion into a successful inn, hoping to be able to save enough to buy the property when the ninety-nine year lease expires on Christmas Day. Unbeknownst to Holly, Max has a different plan.But as attraction builds and emotions stir, will Holly’s contagious Christmas spirit have him changing his mind? Or will Holly be forced to start the new year with no home or business, but instead, only a broken heart?
“…Miles debuts a holiday romance with more tangles than old Christmas lights: Her Grinchy hero with heart and elfish, Christmas-loving heroine entertain with their obstacle-course courtship as her narrative paints a Currier and Ives holiday scene.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“…TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, the debut by author Olivia Miles, is a captivating, passionate contemporary romance that will leave you longing for a holiday adventure. At the outset, I had trouble figuring out how the author would ever bring this story to a successful conclusion for all involved, but Ms. Miles managed to pull it off beautifully. Her descriptive prose allows the story to come to life and makes you want to snuggle up to by a warm fireside…” – Romance Junkies, 5 stars