Christmas in Bayberry by Jennifer Faye ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

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Christmas in Bayberry
A Small-Town Christmas Romance from Hallmark Publishing
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & eBook
238 Pages
July 7th 2020
by Hallmark Publishing

She’s trying to save the family candle company.
He’s trying not to fall for Bayberry—and her—again.

Kate Taylor knows what she wants in life: to one day run her family’s candle business, which is at the heart of the close-knit community of Bayberry, Vermont. But the company isn’t doing well.

Wesley Adams is on the fast track to be an assistant vice president at his financial firm in Manhattan. Before the promotion is announced, he’s sent to this small town from his past to do an analysis of the candle company.

He doesn’t expect to bump into his childhood crush, Kate, and when he does, sparks fly. As he spends time in Bayberry, he falls for the town’s Christmas traditions—and for her. But he has a responsibility to submit an honest report. Will it extinguish Kate’s dreams…along with any chance they have for a future together?

This heart-warming romance contains a free Hallmark original recipe for Cast Iron Beef Stew.

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Wes entered the very spacious corner office. The two outside walls were glass, giving a jaw- dropping view of the city. Right now, though, Mr. Summers had his full attention. Why did Chad think he was taking over Wes’s accounts? 

Wes stepped up to his boss’s very large oak desk. “Here’s the file you requested. Everything should be in there.” 

“Thank you.” Mr. Summers took the folder, then gestured to the two charcoal gray chairs in front of his desk. “Take a seat.” 

Wes was torn between doing what the president of the company wanted or speaking up about his pending meeting. After all, Mr. Summers had the final say on who got the promotion. Wes had to stay on the man’s good side, but he also had to get his work done. 

Wes’s mouth grew dry. He swallowed hard. “Sir, I’m expected in the conference room on the twelfth floor right now.” 

Mr. Summers leaned forward, resting his elbows on the large oak desk. “They can wait.” His gray brows drew together in a formidable line. “This is important.” 

Wes had no idea why Mr. Summers was so worked up, but he couldn’t help but wonder if this had some- thing to do with the promotion. Was Chad being promoted over him? 

He took a seat, perching on the edge. Then realizing he needed to appear wholeheartedly interested in what Mr. Summers said, and not ready to rush out the door at his first opportunity, Wes slid back in the chair. 

Mr. Summers got to his feet. “Can I get you some- thing to drink?” 

“No, thank you.” 

“Well, I think I’ll get something.” 

The man was certainly not in any rush to get this conversation over with. Maybe the promotion had been decided upon early. And if it was bad news, he didn’t think Mr. Summers would waste time with pleasantries—in fact, he was quite certain of it. He wasn’t one to draw out bad news. 

“Sir, I want to tell you how happy I’ve been here at Watson & Summers for the past nine years.” 

“Has it been that long?” “Yes, sir. I’ve learned a lot.” 

“That’s good to hear.” Mr. Summers turned with a glass of sparkling water in his hand. “I know you’re up for the promotion.” 

“Yes, sir.” He sat up straighter and smiled. “It’s an amazing opportunity.” 

“You do know there’s only one spot open and a number of strong candidates.” 

Wes could feel the promotion slowly slipping from his grasp. After being uprooted numerous times as a kid, moving from town to town, crisscrossing the States, he liked the thought of staying in one spot for the rest of his life. There was something to be said for putting down roots. 

But if he didn’t land this promotion, he was going to have to rethink his plans. Manhattan wasn’t the cheapest place to live—far from it. As of right now, he didn’t have a Plan B. 

Mr. Summers took a drink of water. He set the glass aside. “I have a way for you to gain an edge over the competition.” 

Wes couldn’t help but be suspicious. Mr. Summers had never showed any favoritism toward him before, so why now? Still, he shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. 

“Thank you, sir. I appreciate this—” 

Mr. Summers held up a hand to stop him. “You haven’t heard the plan just yet.” 

Wes had a feeling there would be no chance of turning down Mr. Summers—not unless he also wanted to say goodbye to his bright future at the company. And that was not something he intended to do. 

“I need you to go to Vermont.” “Vermont, sir?” 

“Yes. Bayberry, Vermont, to be specific.” “Bayberry?” Wes tried to process this turn of events. First his mother, now his boss. “Have you been speaking with my mother?” 

“Your mother?” Mr. Summers’ forehead creased. “Why would I speak to her?” 

Wes cleared his throat. “What do you have in mind, sir?”



Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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an autographed copy of CHRISTMAS IN BAYBERRY, Yankee Candle Bayberry, Wilton cookie cutter, Hallmark ornament, Hallmark Light-up earrings, Hallmark glass and more…

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17 comments on “Christmas in Bayberry by Jennifer Faye ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest.  

  2. Way to set the guy up! The excerpt was intriguing. I love Christmas stories during the holidays and the cover of this one makes you wish for snow. It sounds great. Best wishes to the author on the novel.

  3. I adore the cover! Yes, I love romantic stories set around Christmastime!

  4. I absolutely love a romantic Christmas story

  5. I like to read Christmas stories. I love the cover – I live in New England and winter is my favorite. The cover looks like home.

  6. I do like to read christmas stories. This one sounds like a cute red. I like the cover. thanks for the chance.

  7. I love any book with Christmas in it, and the cover is so beautiful. I cannot wait to read this.

  8. I love stories like this! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting my book! ? I hope you have a good evening.

  10. What a wonderful book! Lovely cover and great excerpt. Christmas romance is great at any time of the year..

  11. Charming cover!

  12. The cover is very pretty.

  13. This looks wonderful and I love the cover. Perfect for the HoHoHo readathon!

  14. Romances set around Christmas can get great, light reads.

  15. The book sounds really great.

  16. awesome cover. thanks for sharing
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  17. I love reading books set around Christmas. It helps to carry on the season –no matter when the story is read.
    love the cover looks so inviting.