Friday, November 17, 2023

Book Tour for Christmas Cove by Sarah Dressler (GIVEAWAY)…..

Readers getting ready for the holidays will find themselves charmed by this romance of a travel editor bringing the joy of the holidays to a town sorely in need of it while in exchange she's being given the chance for HEA.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Christmas Cove by Sarah Dressler, along with discovering what inspires Ms. Dressler to write Christmas romances in summer, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this small town holiday romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 bookstore GC too!

What Inspires You To Write Christmas Stories In Summer?
How do I get in the mood for writing a Christmas story during the heart of summer? It’s not hard when the spirit of Christmas lives inside me all year long.
I could write Christmas stories any time of the year. However, when I began writing Christmas Cove, my debut novel, it was a hot July. Not just any July, Christmas in July, and I had made it my mission not to miss a single holiday movie on TV that month. Even though it was sweltering outdoors, inside was all twinkling lights and jingle bells.
I’m one of the people that looks forward to the season and often decorates the house before Halloween. I certainly didn't grow up celebrating Christmas for three months, but I found, once I became a parent, that the joy of Christmas was something that we needed more of, not less. Our traditions have evolved as the children have grown up, but the season always starts with lighting the trees. Later, after Thanksgiving, we deck the halls with all the ornaments and add a nativity. The things that weave through the season, kindness, forgiveness, understanding, and love, stay with me throughout the whole year.
I hope and pray that my book, Christmas Cove, will bring you joy no matter what season of life you’re in, inside or out.

With only three weeks left in December, travel editor, America Greene, arrives in the idyllic Christmas Cove to find it...Christmasless!
America needs a story, and fast, so she teams up with the town’s good-looking (and eligible) mayor, Leo, to light up Main Street and salvage her chance at being a full-time writer. The connection between them heats up, halls are decked, sleigh bells ring, and lights twinkle. Just when she thinks the holiday is saved, a nearby city threatens the future of Christmas Cove. With her heart, and career, hanging in the balance, she must learn that Christmas is much more than just a place on a map before time runs out.


Leo watched as America’s eyes lit up. The space was a winter wonderland, complete with dozens of flocked and lit trees. Soft glowing faux candles dotted the room, a live band played at one end, and there was more punch and hot cocoa than one could drink.

This is beautiful,” America said as she took in the atmosphere.

You’re beautiful,” he whispered. Though he couldn’t see if she heard him, her shoulder moved ever so slightly as though she did. “Is this the Christmas you were hoping for?”

Close,” she said and took a turn around him while delighting in the moment.

America looked like the queen of the ball as they walked to the center of the space, and pride swelled inside Leo that she was on his arm. The crowd hushed and, as though they were witnessing something special, cleared room on the dancefloor.

Though they didn’t know who she was, her confident and relaxed posture commanded attention from everyone in the room. She sent Leo a knowing side glance as he twirled her around before catching her in his arm.

He took her left hand in his and her waist in his right. The room stood still in the breath just before the music began. A Christmas waltz. Leo knew this one well. He took her through the steps, and she followed his lead like a pro.

As the music swelled and diminished to a close, he captured her gaze. She radiated happiness.

Where did you learn to dance like that?” America said breathlessly.


America whacked him in the belly as she laughed. “You did not!”

He liked teasing her. “Of course, I didn’t. My Aunt June insisted on weekly cotillion classes.”

You surprise me.”

I try,” Leo said and held her close.

Her arms draped over his shoulders and her head rested near his neck. “Thank you,” she whispered. “This is exactly what I imagined before I came here.”

You imagined dancing with a dashing, yet approachable public servant in a snow-themed pavilion with a hundred eyes trained on you while your favorite song is played by a live band, while wearing a stunning gown and falling madly in—”




Sarah Dressler, originally from Florida, now calls the mountains of Colorado home. Beginning her writing career as an award winning fashion blogger, Sarah now writes fiction full time. She has spent her life traveling the world, first as the daughter of a US Air Force officer, and later as a military spouse. She enjoys sunset walks with her husband of nearly twenty years, and raising two very busy teenagers.


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  1. Thanks for sharing. This sounds great.

  2. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

  3. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Christmas Cove is a must read for me. Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?

  4. I've just started looking for holiday books to read. Adding this one to the list. Sounds really good.