~ By Viki Ferrell
We have certain traditions at our home at Christmastime that we consider so
important it is just not Christmas without them: Grandma’s Molasses Sugar
Cookies, my infamous Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole and attending
Candlelight Communion as a family, just to mention a few. And for me, it
wouldn’t be Christmas without another romantic tale from Susan Mallery, set
course, in the magical town of Fool’s Gold. The town of Fool's Gold was
founded in 1849 by 18-year-old, Ciara O’Farrell and Captain Ronan McGee.
an arranged marriage to a wealthy older man, Ciara bought the prospecting
to a path of land in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Captain Ronan McGee
pursued Ciara with the intent of returning her to her fiancé, but folly and
fiance's can't stand in the way of true love. Together they struck gold and
established the city of Fool's Gold.
website features a map, festival schedule and timeline of the town’s
You can also get info on all the characters, past and present . . . even
vital stats, right down to the length of their hair! Ms. Mallery shares
“freebies” associated with Fool’s Gold stories as well as news and events
are happening in the characters’ lives.
CHRISTMAS is the twenty-first book in the Fool’s
Gold series, and Ms. Mallery brings us another great story I'll love
California’s longest serving mayor, Mayor Marsha Tilson, is at it again,
arrives at Paper Moon, the local bridal boutique partially owned and
managed by Madeline Krug, with the local event planner, Dellina Ridge. Mayor
Marsha asks Madeline to plan a small wedding for the sister of a new
Fool’s Gold. Dellina is booked solid for the holidays and just cannot add a
wedding to her list of events. The new resident happens to be Jonny Blaze, a
popular movie star that Madeline has a mad crush on. Jonny purchased a farm
outside of town, away from the paparazzi, for some peace and quiet between
movies. He’s looking for a little more “normal” in his life. Saying no to
Marsha is never an option, so Madeline takes on the task.
Madeline loves her job selling wedding gowns and a few bridal accessories,
she doesn’t know much about planning a wedding. Dellina promises to help by
giving her all the details and info she needs, but can Madeline actually
this off? And in only seven weeks! When Jonny comes to visit her at her shop
later that afternoon, she isn’t even sure she can breathe being so close to
much less string a coherent sentence together. But she finds Jonny very easy
talk to. Maybe she can do this after all.
As they work together to make his sister’s wedding a reality, Madeline
more and more that Jonny is just an ordinary person. She also sees a soft
him that doesn’t come out in his movie roles. He usually plays a hard-
bad-ass. This soft side has Madeline totally falling for Jonny, but is she
ordinary for him? As they get to know each other better, Madeline discovers
Jonny has commitment issues. But can she keep her heart from falling in love
Fool’s Gold, California is a magical town any time of the year with all its
festivals and community outreaches. But at Christmastime, the place takes on
personality of its own. Susan Mallary paints a beautiful picture with words
this postcard worthy sanctuary. MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS is a story about loss
being afraid to put your heart out there again. It’s a story about being
tell those you love that you love them, instead of spending money to show
love. Of course, there are community service projects incorporated into the
storyline and other community events that have all the residents gathering
together are Christmastime.
If you love
Fool’s Gold, you'll want to check out her new Mischief Bay
series, and explore the town. The first book is THE GIRLS
MISCHIEF BAY. This series promises to be just as exciting as Fool’s
Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels
the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family.
compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in
that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often
and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the
Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.
Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale
poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes
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Wish upon a Christmas star with New York Times bestselling author
Mallery's sparkling Fool's Gold romance!
To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding
like a joy—until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous
brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl
keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe
around every corner!
Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-
only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite
he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's
met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful.
Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through
covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating
her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his
and step into the role of a lifetime?
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