Release day: An Unforgettable Holiday
Today is the official release of An Unforgettable Holiday by Joanne Dannon (2-in-1 holiday romance novellas) (ebook and paperback, self-published). Here’s the blurb:
When falling in love isn’t as easy as falling in love.
A Magical Christmas In Jerusalem
Australian project manager Kiara Lonsdale is career focused and determined to provide and care for the grandmother who raised her. Taking time off work to vacation has never been high on her agenda, but this year she’s made an exception. She’s helping her gran fulfil a life-long dream by accompanying her on a Christmas to the Holy Land tour.
Jacques Lenoir and his extended family run tours in Israel and he’s committed to their business. Jacques feels responsible for his grandparents’ welfare since they risked their lives, and others’, as operatives in the French Resistance, during the War.
But over romantic dinners in the desert, camel rides, and mud baths at the Dead Sea, sparks fly between Kiara and Jacques. Will this only be a holiday romance or will a touch of Christmas magic make it last a lifetime?
A Magical Chanukah in New York
Lisa Sassoon has shunned the scandal of her loser-ex cheating on her by escaping to New York. Instead of sightseeing, she’s become a recluse focusing on helping the less fortunate at a homeless shelter.
Gabe Olivari, entrepreneur and savvy business New Yorker, can’t let go of the pain of losing his best friend. So caught up in his own grief and believing he doesn’t deserve to be happy, he compensates by pushing everyone close to him away.
But when Lisa and Gabe meet, there is an instant connection that forces them to question not only their behaviours but their aspirations. Can a dash of Chanukah magic help Lisa and Gabe realise that sparkling dates and dreamy kisses can lead to more? Perhaps even a lifetime of happiness?
Joanne dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
In July 2014 I was fortunate to be selected by a dynamic women’s movement to travel to Israel. The tour guides with their insights, wisdom, and passion, breathed life into history, making it come alive. The passion for their jobs helped inspire me to create my hero, Jacques Lenoir, whose family runs tours in Israel. I have to confess that I included some of the highlights of my trip in A Magical Christmas in Jerusalem. Yes! I did swim in the Dead Sea—float actually—after coating my skin and hair with mineral mud. And yes, camel rides and Abraham’s Tent do exist (although I made some slight changes to suit the romance between Jacques and Kiara!) If your faith is important to you, then I highly recommend you consider a tour to Israel. The tour guides will make the cities and religious sites come alive with their insights and history. You will love all the amazing sights the incredible country has to offer.