Christmas at the Grand Hotel by Amie Denman & May Williams


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Christmas at the Grand Hotel: White Pine Island Novellas #1 and #2Christmas at the Grand Hotel
(White Pine Island Novellas #1 & #2)
by Amie Denman & May Williams
Adult Contemporary Romance, Christmas
ebook, 179 pages
October 1st 2016

Welcome to White Pine Island! Just a few miles off the coast of Georgia, this island is accessible only by boat, plane, and your imagination. Many residents call the island home year-round, but day visitors and tourists bring plenty of excitement with them. Like other resort islands, there are quaint shops, cool restaurants, and friendly bars. There are several resorts on the island, but the queen of them all is the elegant Grand Hotel on a bluff with an ocean view. Owned by the extensive, multi-generational Phillips family, the Grand Hotel offers elegant service, five course dinners, and plenty of romance.

Ned & Bethany by May Williams

Sometimes the heart hits a hole in one…

Bethany Hinkle arrives at White Pine Island’s Grand Hotel for her sister’s wedding and to do a little environmental snooping. She snaps pictures of the hotel’s pristine golf course to ensure its compliance with EPA standards. Soon, she realizes that the course’s manager is as attractive as the course he so carefully protects.

Ned Phillips feels the weight of family expectations squarely on his broad shoulders. The Phillips Family has owned and operated the Grand Hotel for three generations. For now, he manages the hotel’s golf course and makes plans for its future—plans that could be destroyed by Bethany’s spying. He gets close to the lovely environmentalist to watch for her next move until he gets too close to let her go.

Ellen & Pete by Amie Denman

What happens when you fall in love with your best friend just when it’s too late?

All her life, Ellen Phillips has loved working for her family’s Grand Hotel on White Pine Island. Flying the hotel’s airplane and piloting the island ferryboat while knowing someday she will inherit the luxurious resort is a fairy tale existence she has no desire to change. She’s always loved Pete McCormack, too. After all, he’s her best friend, confidante, and playmate. Until she suddenly sees him in a different light just before Christmas.

Pete McCormack has made sacrifices for his family’s golf cart rental business on the island, choosing to stay home and run it instead of pursuing his dream of his own career on the mainland. When his parents announce their plans to sell the business so Pete can leave the island, he has to choose between the future he thought he always wanted and his newfound love for the woman he would be leaving behind.

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Amie Denman lives in Ohio with her husband, sons, cats, and dog. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and playing outside. Born with an overdeveloped sense of curiosity, she’s been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what’s going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love.

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May Williams is convinced that she read every book in the public library of her hometown as a kid. Today, her house sags under the weight of books. If she’s not reading or writing, May can be found pursuing her other two passions – sewing and running. May lives happily in a little town on the shores of Lake Erie with her husband, two children, three cats, and one oversized dog.

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Tour Schedule

October 16th: Launch
October 17th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Book Lover in Florida
October 18th: Nicole’s Book Musings & The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
October 17th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Book Lover in Florida
October 19th: Falling Leaves & Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima
October 20th: underneath the covers & Beck Valley Books
October 21st: Brooke Blogs & Teatime and Books
October 23rd: Grand Finale

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~ Guest Post ~

Movies at Christmastime
Between the cooking, concerts, and gift giving, the Christmas season is the one time a year that I sit on the couch (under a blanket) to watch a movie. I indulge in popcorn, cookies, and perhaps some mead that my husband brews, all of which explains the pounds I have to shed in January. Still, I wouldn’t trade my couch time for better fitting pants. I snuggle in and enjoy the show.
I’ve developed several favorites over the years. A recent one is The Polar Express (2004). Since my kids were little when the movie was first released, the film became a standard for Christmas afternoon. My son loves the train itself. Even as he’s transitioned to a teenager, the locomotive hasn’t lost its magic. My daughter enjoys the music and the message. She sees what I do—the lovely story of giving and believing.
Another holiday film dedicated to those ideals has long been a favorite. The Bishop’s Wife (1947) or its remake, The Preacher’s Wife (1996), both tell the same story of an angel coming to visit a woman, whose husband has lost sight of the true meaning of the season. With heartwarming scenes and wonderful music, these films are a must for my holiday viewing party.
A film that really isn’t about Christmas, but contains a Christmas party scene rounds out my top holiday films. Desk Set (1957) stars two of my favorite actors, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. He plays an efficiency expert tasked with introducing a computer to her research department at a major television network. The holidays arrive during the tug-of-war between these characters and all work ceases. Parties break out all over the building with plenty of good cheer and music. No work gets done, but all the women look fabulous in their stylish, 1950s era dresses.
My best wishes for your holiday movie watching or reading. Both are great activities for cold winter evenings. Amie and I hope that our White Pine Island series will keep you warm and entertained.
— May

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