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SNOWFLAKE BAY
October 2015
Kensington
ISBN 9781420137477

Named a Fresh Pick at Fresh Fiction!

There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start…

Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay…

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now? More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come…

Something old might just become something new…

Includes a delicious wedding cake recipe!

 

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“Done with her highly successful but inwardly unsatisfying interior design career in New York, Fiona McCrae heads home to Blueberry Cove to reconnect with her small-town roots and put her new business plan into action. Landscape architect Ben Campbell, her secret teenage crush and her older brother’s best friend, has come back to town to take care of his family’s Christmas tree business, and he’s even hotter than Fi remembers. Now her life is going to get a lot more complicated—and that doesn’t even take into account the Christmas wedding she’s been talked into planning for her older sister. VERDICT Sassy, witty, and sexy, this spirited, sibling-centered romance sees one sister wed and the other engaged—and with a moving epilog it sets the stage for the youngest sister’s adventure. Kauffman (Sea Glass Sunrise) lives in northern Virginia.”
~ Library Journal

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“Be prepared to laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.”
~ Susan Dyer for Fresh Fiction

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“Ben Campbell has also moved back to neighboring Snowflake Bay to run his family’s Christmas tree farm, after his parents moved to South Carolina for his father’s health. Ben left town after high school to open a landscaping business in Portsmouth but has come home to run the farm for the season. Ben has a satellite tree lot in Blueberry Cove for those people who don’t want to go to the farm and cut their own. Ben is a good friend of Logan McCrae, Fi’s brother and the town sheriff, so all of the McCraes know him well.

Fi has had a secret crush on Ben since she was the bratty little sister of Logan, and Ben was trying to catch Hannah’s attention, who is Fi’s older sister. Fi had dreams about being Ben’s girlfriend and had never really gotten over his treating her like a kid and calling her fireplug, a nickname Fi hates to this day.

When Ben and Fi run into each other at Logan’s house the day Fi gets back to town, she is surprised to see him and can’t believe the old thoughts that start running through her mind. Especially since she is in an embarrassing situation of having her scarf and hair all tangled up together. When Ben calls her fireplug she decides that he can’t see how grown-up she is and tries to get him out of her head.

Ben has a lot to do with the farm and tree lots, as well as checking in with his business in Portsmouth. Fi is trying to get Hannah’s wedding plans done and moving into her new residence and business. Even though Ben finally sees the woman Fi has become and wants to get to know her better, there is not enough hours in the day. When Fi’s Uncle Fergis is taken to the hospital after suffering a stroke, she is stretched even further while helping to run his pub.

All-in-all this is a fun-loving, heart-stopping tale of two young people who want to get to know each other better as adults and leave the childhood hurts behind them. Fi knows Ben will probably sell the farm after the season is over and move back to Portsmouth, and Fi has just moved back where she wants to stay. Will Ben and Fi be able to find a happy medium between their complicated lives to find a place together?

I totally enjoyed this latest book by Donna Kauffman in her Brides of Blueberry Cove series. I love the family dynamics with big brother Logan watching over his three sisters, plus the whole town, as sheriff. These sisters have run Logan a merry chase over the years but love him dearly. I give this book 5 Blue Ribbons on Romance Junkies because I laughed and sniffled my way through it until the very end. This is a wonderful Christmas story for keeping to read again.” 5 Blue Ribbons
~ Diana at Romance Junkies

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Kensington Brava

The Brides of Blueberry Cove Series
SEA GLASS SUNRISE 6/15 (MM)
SNOWFLAKE BAY 10/15 (MM)
STARFISH MOON 5/16 (MM)

The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Series
PELICAN POINT 11/13, 8/14 (MM)
HALF MOON HARBOR 5/14, 11/14 (MM)
SANDPIPER ISLAND 11/14, 1/15(MM)

Cupcake Club Series
SUGAR RUSH 1/12, 8/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #1
SWEET STUFF 2/12, 9/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #2
BABYCAKES 11/12, 10/13 (MM) – Cupcake Club #3
HONEY PIE 5/13, 8/14 (MM) – Cupcake Club #4

"Hot Scot Trilogy"
SOME LIKE IT SCOT 6/10 – Graham’s Story
OFF KILTER 1/11 – Roan’s Story
UNWRAPPED/Santa In a Kilt 10/11 – Shay’s Story

Hamilton Series
THE NAUGHTY LIST/Naughty & Nice – Griffin’s story 10/10
KISSING SANTA CLAUS /Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells – Sean’s story 10/09
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT/Unleashed – Trevor’s story 10/08

"Unholy Trinity" Series
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH ROSE 08/08 – Finn’s Story
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE HIDDEN BEAUTY 01/08 – Rafe’s Story
THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE PRINCESS 08/07 – Mac’s Story

"The Chisholm Brothers" Series
THE GREAT SCOT 03/07, 02/09 (MM)- Dylan’s story
BAD BOYS IN KILTS 03/06 – Brodie, Reese, and Tristan’s stories

"Men of Rogues Hollow" Series
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY 10/04 – Burke’s story
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 07/04 (TE), 04/05 (MM) – Tag’s story
BAD BOYS, NEXT EXIT 04/04 (TE), 06/05 (MM) – Austin’s story
JINGLE BELL ROCK 10/03, 10/05 (MM)- Jace’s story

BAD BOYS ON BOARD 04/03 (TE)
I LOVE BAD BOYS 08/02 (TE), 06/05 (MM)

HERE COMES TROUBLE 2/10
A GREAT KISSER 11/09
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT 09/09 (MM)
LET ME IN 03/09


Running Press

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE 01/11
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE 01/13


Bantam

Contemporary Romance

"Glass Slipper, Inc" Series
NOT SO SNOW WHITE 06/06 (TE)
SLEEPING WITH BEAUTY 06/05 (TE)
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING 08/04 (TE), 04/08 (MM)
THE CINDERELLA RULES 04/04 (TE)

THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL 05/03 (TE), 04/04 (MM) (formerly titled The Last Bridesmaid)

Paranormal
CHARM STONE 08/02 (MM)
ROYAL HUNTER 10/01 (MM)
YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND 01/01 (MM)
THE LEGEND OF THE SORCERER 02/00 (MM)
THE LEGEND MACKINNON 04/99 (MM)

Anthology
YOURS 2 KEEP 10/99 (MM)

Loveswept

Now available in e-book

TEASE ME 07/98, #896, Digital Release 11/12
DARK KNIGHT 04/98, #882, Del’s Dirty Dozen #4 (Scottie’s story), Digital Release 9/12
LIGHT MY FIRE 09/97, #857, Men of Legend Series, Del’s Dirty Dozen #3 (TJ’s story), Digital Release 9/12
SILENT WARRIOR 04/97, #831, Delgado’s Dirty Dozen #2 (McShane’s story), Digital Release 9/12
SANTERRA’S SIN 10/96, #811, Men of Legend Series, Delgado’s Dirty Dozen #1 (Diego’s story), Digital Release 9/12
BAYOU HEAT 08/96, #801, Digital Release 11/12
MIDNIGHT HEAT 02/96, #776, The Three Musketeers Series, Treasured Tales No. IV, Digital Release 11/12
BORN TO BE WILD 01/96, #771, The Three Musketeers Series, Digital Release 10/12
SURRENDER THE DARK 10/95, #760, The Three Musketeers Series, Digital Release 10/12
WILD RAIN 03/95, #732, **spin off of Black Satin, Digital Release 12/12
BOUNTY HUNTER 09/94, #707, Digital Release 11/12
TANGO IN PARADISE, 06/94, #694, 11th Anniversary month, Digital Release 12/12
BLACK SATIN 03/94, #675, Angels & Outlaws Month**, Digital Release 12/12
ILLEGAL MOTION 11/93, #651, Dangerous Men Month, Digital Release 12/12


Berkley

THE NAKED TRUTH 10/05 (TE), 10/07 (MM)


BenBella

PERFECTLY PLUM 06/07, Non-Fiction (TE)


Harlequin

Signature Anthologies
VELVET, LEATHER & LACE 07/05
MEN OF COURAGE II 02/05
MEN OF COURAGE 05/03

Blaze
SIMON SAYS 07/10
AGAINST THE ODDS 01/03, #69 (spin off – His Private Pleasure)
HIS PRIVATE PLEASURE 07/02, #46 (spin off – Her Secret Thrill)
HER SECRET THRILL 12/01, #18
UNDONE 09/05, Harlequin
Anthology (Reprint of Her Secret Thrill) (TE)

Temptation
SEAN 07/03, #934, American Heroes Series (spin off – Men of Courage anthology)
CARRIED AWAY 04/02, #874, The Wrong Bed Series
HEAT OF THE NIGHT 09/01, #846
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 04/01, #828

 

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(TE) = Trade Edition

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