Have you ever been to Maine? I haven’t, and yet somehow without ever setting foot in the state, I’ve fallen in love with Christmas Town. If you’re not familiar, Christmas Town, Maine is a fictional place which first appeared in the Christmas, Actually in a series stories by Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, and Melinda Curtis. Since that time, dozens of couples have found their happy-ever-afters there, and eight more will be finding romance this Valentine's Day. (More on that later.)
Christmas Town is a place I feel right at home. I know all about magic kissing gazebo, the famous window displays in Dockery’s Department store, and the peppermint pie at Posey’s Diner. I’ve seen couples skating on frozen Reindeer pond and the newly restored carousel. I know where to get a great cup of cocoa and a lemon-thyme scone.
Books have always transported me to new places. I’ve gone to Scotland with Rosamunde Pilcher and to English country houses with Agatha Christie. Other books have taken me to Italy, China, Peru, Antarctica, and Mars. In the Heartwarming series, I’ve visited Butterfly Harbor, the Blackwell Ranch, an elephant refuge in the Serengeti, and dozens of other wonderful places, both real and imagined.
When I have a vacation planned to a place I’ve never been, I like to find a romance or mystery set there. I love it when I see the fountain where their first kiss took place, or the waterfall where they found the clue. I’m hoping when some of the people who’ve read my Northern Lights stories come to Alaska, they’ll come across some of the places mentioned in my books. Maybe they’ll try a Moose’s Tooth pizza and remember the characters in the book eating there. And they'll smile.
Where are some favorite places you’ve visited only in books?
BE MY HEARTWARMING VALENTINE: A Heartwarming Christmas Town Box Set
It’s not always Christmas in Christmas Town. This Valentine’s Day, the town will come together for a bachelor auction to raise money for the library. And for eight couples, life will never be the same. Preorder now for only $1.99.
Christmas Town to the rescue!
An abnormally cold and snowy winter wreaked havoc in Christmas Town. Pipes froze, snowy roofs caved in, and even the famed gazebo in the town square was blown over! But the hardest hit was the historic town library, where pipes burst – flooding the main floor and destroying all the books and computers. While insurance helps, it won’t cover everything. Christmas Town’s solution?
Calling all bachelors!
The Knotty Elves decide a Valentine’s Day Bachelor Auction kills two birds with one stone – raising money to save the library while working their matchmaking magic. From a personal chef to the town’s snow plow operator, there’s one thing all these handsome, homespun heroes have in common: they’re about to find love, Christmas Town style.
To find out more about other books set in Christmas Town, visit the Heartwarming Christmas Town website.