My new novel, Waiting for December, is out today! You can find it here on Amazon. It tells the story of a woman who is forced to choose between two different lives—and two completely different loves—during the holiday season. If you read and enjoyed, Waiting at Hayden’s, I know you are going to love this one!
INSPIRATION FOR THE STORY: In the midst of the pandemic, I knew I wanted to tell a story that was light, fun, and would provide a nice escape for my readers. I’ve also always been a fan of the movie The Holiday, and I really enjoyed One Day in December, so I thought I’d try my hand at a love story set during the fall and winter in Stowe, Vermont. Given that so many people were forced to pivot during the past couple of years and change jobs and locations, I decided to explore the idea of what it looks like to completely start over and the ways that changing your life after loss can change your destiny.
The book features several of my favorite romance tropes: friends-to-lovers, insta-love, small-town romance, and a love-triangle. I fell in love with all the characters in this story and I hope you do too!
WAITING AT HAYDEN’S SPOILER ALERT: Please do not continue reading if you have not read Waiting at Hayden’s!
I mean it!
Okay, I’m going to assume if you’re still here you intend to be…
You don’t want to ruin the twist!
I originally wrote Waiting for December to be a sequel to Waiting at Hayden’s. It was meant to be Kendall’s story after Jack breaks up with her and she loses her job. I changed her name to Harper in the end and didn’t make it a spin-off simply because I didn’t want to give away the ending of Waiting at Hayden’s to readers who hadn’t read that story yet and who discovered this one first. But the couple in the first chapter (Jake and Anna) originally were Charli and Jack. I imagined them getting married shortly after their reunion. And I was going to write a chapter where Gianna visits to the inn on her honeymoon with Luke. I’ve always imagined things working out for them as well! To me “Harper” will always be “Kendall.” And it might be fun for you to read it that way too.
Either way, I hope you enjoy the story!