The holidays have finally arrived in Avalon, Illinois and everyone is filled with festive cheer.
Well, maybe not everyone.
The husbands of Avalon have started a Bah Humbug Club. A neighborhood cookie exchange wreaks havoc on Erin Meeks’ carefully planned life. Melvin O’Malley’s daughter has abandoned him for the holidays in a senior facility, and shop owner Margot West is intent on creating the best holiday shopping experience for her customers when a stranger threatens to ruin it.
But a few surprises await them as well–an anonymous donor is giving away free turkeys at the Pick and Save, and there’s an air of mystery surrounding a generous raffle prize for the upcoming Christmas Bazaar. And when it looks like Santa might be a no show, someone unexpected steps into his boots.
Celebrate the season with 12 heartwarming stories of hope and cheer that continue the spirit of Gee’s first two novels, Friendship Bread and The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Includes recipes.
“Fix yourself a nice cup of cider, a warm slice of friendship bread and enjoy this uplifting holiday story. Darien Gee reminds us of the true spirit of the season. A lovely read.”
—Lynne Branard, The Art of Arranging Flowers
“Gee [evokes] a sense of how neighbors helped neighbors in the good old days. And what breaks down barriers is food — delicious treats and substantial meals that make a human connection. These are tales of quiet transformation.”
—Chico Enterprise-Record on An Avalon Christmas
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