Big on Christmas by Jan Romes, 12 Brides of Christmas, Book 1 and a Wassail recipe

 

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BIG ON CHRISTMAS is a contemporary romance centered in a small town with deep English roots and rich with Christmas tradition. My heroine, Cassie Newman is from L.A. and doesn’t get all the fuss about Christmas.

I’m tickled to be here today as part of the “Twelve Brides of Christmas” author’s spotlight! My part of this incredible series was geared around ‘Partridge in a pear tree’, and is titled Big On Christmas! In the opening scene, Cassie says right from the get-go that she’s NOT a partridge in a pear tree kind of girl. From there, the fun begins.

One of things stressed in the story is the annual Wassail Weekend that in reality takes place the first weekend of December in Woodstock, Vermont. I thought I’d share a wassail recipe in case you’d like to make it for your Christmas get-togethers:

Wassail

2 qts. Apple cider

1 ½ c. orange juice

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. lemon juice

2 cinnamon sticks

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of nutmeg

* For wassail with a kick add brandy or rum

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker & cook it until it boils, then simmer it the rest of the day. It will taste delicious and the house will smell yummy too.

Blurb:

Born to free-spirited, convention-shucking parents, Cassie Newman thirsts for normal. Leaving L.A. with a secret, she finds herself in Woodstock, VT – a town rich with Christmas tradition. She’s not big on Christmas but Woodstock feels like the perfect fit. Landing a job with Stennett’s Hardware, she tried to forget the world she knew, but Luke Stennett’s small-town charm makes her even more aware of the life she never had.

Luke has his hands full with running the store and caring for his dad. He’s attracted to Cassie but he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Things are starting to go right but he harbors a secret of his own that has the potential to turn everything upside down. Once their secrets are revealed, will it kill the chemistry and send Cassie back to L.A.? Or will she fight for her happiness and stay firmly planted in a place big on Christmas?

Buy links for Big on Christmas:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Christmas-Twelve-Brides-Book-ebook/dp/B00OWLKE1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418236535&sr=8-1&keywords=Big+on+Christmas

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_175_133&products_id=5936

From: Jan Romes

BIG ON CHRISTMAS is a contemporary romance centered in a small town with deep English roots and rich with Christmas tradition. My heroine, Cassie Newman is from L.A. and doesn’t get all the fuss about Christmas.

I’m tickled to be here today as part of the “Twelve Brides of Christmas” author’s spotlight! My part of this incredible series was geared around ‘Partridge in a pear tree’, and is titled Big On Christmas! In the opening scene, Cassie says right from the get-go that she’s NOT a partridge in a pear tree kind of girl. From there, the fun begins.

One of things stressed in the story is the annual Wassail Weekend that in reality takes place the first weekend of December in Woodstock, Vermont. I thought I’d share a wassail recipe in case you’d like to make it for your Christmas get-togethers:

Wassail

2 qts. Apple cider

1 ½ c. orange juice

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

½ tsp. lemon juice

2 cinnamon sticks

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of nutmeg

* For wassail with a kick add brandy or rum

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker & cook it until it boils, then simmer it the rest of the day. It will taste delicious and the house will smell yummy too.

Blurb:

Born to free-spirited, convention-shucking parents, Cassie Newman thirsts for normal. Leaving L.A. with a secret, she finds herself in Woodstock, VT – a town rich with Christmas tradition. She’s not big on Christmas but Woodstock feels like the perfect fit. Landing a job with Stennett’s Hardware, she tried to forget the world she knew, but Luke Stennett’s small-town charm makes her even more aware of the life she never had.

Luke has his hands full with running the store and caring for his dad. He’s attracted to Cassie but he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Things are starting to go right but he harbors a secret of his own that has the potential to turn everything upside down. Once their secrets are revealed, will it kill the chemistry and send Cassie back to L.A.? Or will she fight for her happiness and stay firmly planted in a place big on Christmas?

Buy links for Big on Christmas:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Christmas-Twelve-Brides-Book-ebook/dp/B00OWLKE1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418236535&sr=8-1&keywords=Big+on+Christmas

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_175_133&products_id=5936

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/big-on-christmas-jan-romes/1120811558?ean=2940150673151

Author Bio: Jan Romes is a hopeless romantic who grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she’s also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She likes to read all genres, writes witty contemporary romance, and enjoys gardening and finding new ways to stay fit. 

 You can visit Jan at:  www.authorjanromes.com  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/jan.romes.5 and also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JanRomes

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_175_133&products_id=5936

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/big-on-christmas-jan-romes/1120811558?ean=2940150673151

Author Bio: Jan Romes is a hopeless romantic who grew up in northwest Ohio with eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she’s also a proud mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She likes to read all genres, writes witty contemporary romance, and enjoys gardening and finding new ways to stay fit. 

 You can visit Jan at:  www.authorjanromes.com  or on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/jan.romes.5 and also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JanRomes

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Author: Barbara Edwards

Riveting Romance with an Edge

6 thoughts on “Big on Christmas by Jan Romes, 12 Brides of Christmas, Book 1 and a Wassail recipe”

  1. This is such a fun series. I have one book already and hope to read more. Yours sounds like a great read, Jan–like all those Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies I watch every year…only with more sex? lol!

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  2. Hi Jan & Barbara. I’m looking forward to trying the Wassail recipe after we cut down our Christmas tree this weekend. We’ve just gotten a dump of snow and the weather is turning frosty, so I’ll probably add a bit of kick to my cup. I’m working my way through all the 12 Brides books (going from 12 to 1) and enjoying every one of them. Can’t wait until I get to Big on Christmas. All the best.

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