Holiday Women's Fiction
Publish Date: November 14, 2023
The magic of Christmas in a mountain ski town brings up long-forgotten holiday memories.
1965 – On a vacation to Big Bear Lake in California, Arnie Burke falls in love with the rustic small town. He finds an old log saloon for sale just outside of town and tries to talk his wife, Edna, into buying it and moving there. With two young children and a comfortable life on the California coast, Edna isn’t thrilled with the idea. But Arnie is persistent, promising they will build the lodge up to one day be one of the grandest resorts in town. Edna finally agrees, and the Mountain View Lodge is born.
Today – Cassandra (Cassie) Nichols has a busy life and a prestigious job in Los Angeles. She has quickly risen to the top of the Public Relations firm where she works and is responsible for many high-profile celebrity clients. She is also engaged to Blake Chandler, a handsome man with a job as demanding as hers. When she receives a call from her old school friend, now the manager of Mountain View Lodge, that her help is needed at her grandparents’ lodge over the holidays, Cassie reluctantly goes. Her grandparents have passed on, and her parents have also died, and now she’s responsible for selling the family business. If she could just get the lodge through a successful holiday season, she could close it until it sells. What Cassie doesn’t know is that the memories of her childhood, her parents, and even the guests who’ve been coming for decades will make her homesick for the place she once thought she’d never want to own.
Can a Christmas tradition and an old love help Cassie find her way home?