New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber is best known for her romance novels and women’s fiction. Focusing on strong relationships and family ties, her works aim to uplift and inspire while reminding us of what’s really important. She’s also released a Christmas novel almost every year since 1986, earning her the title of ‘the official storyteller of Christmas.’ With #1 rankings, over 200 million published books and a massive female fanbase, it’s no surprise that six of her novels have also been turned into popular Hallmark movies. And her works of non-fiction — including three cookbooks and two adult coloring books — are just as big with her readers.
Now Ms. Macomber is officially bringing her cozy festive cheer into 2022 in a big way. She’s all set to release two brand new books on the same day this autumn — a romance novel titled The Christmas Spirit and a new holiday coloring book, Debbie Macomber’s Holly Jolly Christmas Coloring Book. She is also part of anthology of holiday-set romance stories titled Snowflakes and Starlight releasing just one week later.
The Christmas Spirit
‘The Christmas Spirit’ is described as ‘a story of two lifelong friends who switch places a week before Christmas and find love along the way.’ According to the official press release, the summary is as follows:
Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax are best friends, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Peter is a local pastor who is dedicated to his community. He spends his time visiting the flock, attending meetings, and, with the holiday season approaching, preparing for the Christmas service and live nativity. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern, including a handful of lonely regulars and the local biker gang.
When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of both bartender and pastor are similar, but much more difficult than either of them expected. As Peter and Hank begin to see each other’s lives in a new light, and each discovers a new love to cherish, their lives are forever changed.
Equal parts sweet and comical, this story is sure to draw you in with its eclectic cast of characters and keep you hooked with the wild plotline and heartwarming message. It’s everything you’d expect from a classic Debbie Macomber novel. And based on everything we’ve learned so far, the Elf Squad can’t wait until we have our own copies.
Debbie Macomber’s Holly Jolly Christmas Coloring Book
In addition to the new novel, Macomber is also releasing an adult coloring book titled Holly Jolly Christmas Coloring Book. Inside, you’ll find 150 brand new illustrations from the author herself, along with quotes from some of her previous holiday novels. You’ll also find plenty of fun activities for you to enjoy with your loved ones, including a set of festive postcards, some charming gift tags, and even a few seasonal recipes. So you can make it a part of your yearly tradition long after you’ve colored in all the pages.
Snowflakes and Starlight
Snowflakes and Starlight contains three seasonal stories by three different authors – Debbie Macomber, JoAnn Ross, and Jennifer Snow. In Debbie Macomber’s contribution to the anthology, Here Comes Trouble, sparks fly when a rival columnist ends up becoming neighbors with a rookie journalist. JoAnn Ross’ Once Upon a Wedding gets complicated when a wedding guest discovers the lead singer of the wedding band is her ex-boyfriend. Finally, in Jennifer Snow’s An Alaskan Christmas Homecoming, a tattoo artist in Alaska gets a second-chance at love when someone offers to decorate the window display of his tattoo shop.
New Debbie Macomber Coming Soon October 2022!
Ms. Macomber will officially release The Christmas Spirit and the Holly Jolly Coloring Book on October 18, 2022 through Random House. On October 25, 2022, just one week later, Snowflakes and Starlight, will be released by Harlequin Publishing. Whether you buy them for yourself to celebrate Christmas early, or as gifts for a book lover in your life, we could all use a little Debbie Macomber this holiday season!
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