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Christmas in Vermont

Christmas in Vermont

A Novel

Anita Hughes

St. Martin's Griffin

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A sweet holiday love story about the magic of synchronicity and fate set at a quaint Vermont inn during the week after Christmas.

Emma can’t believe her luck when she finds an open pawn shop on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. She’s there to sell the beautiful bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her when a familiar looking watch catches her eye. It’s the same engraved watch she gave her college boyfriend, Fletcher, years ago. On a whim, she trades the bracelet for the watch and wonders at the timing.

Practical Emma thinks it’s just a coincidence, but her best friend Bronwyn believes it’s the magic of synchronicity that caused Emma to find the watch. Fletcher was the one that got away, and somehow Emma never quite moved on.

When Bronwyn finds out that Fletcher is in snowy Vermont at a romantic inn for the week, she can’t help but give synchronicity a push. She signs Emma up to help the inn keeper as the children’s activity coordinator. Emma agrees that a week filled with quaint shops and maple syrup would do her good… and maybe Fate really does have a Christmas gift in store for her. That is until she sees Fletcher with his daughter and fiancée.

Suddenly, the fairytale trip seems doomed to fail… much like the innkeeper’s dwindling cashflow. It will take a miracle to save her heart and the inn. And that just might be what Fate has in mind.

Christmas in Vermont is a delightful and charming love story about the magic of second chances during the most festive time of year.

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A sweet holiday love story about the magic of synchronicity and fate set at a quaint Vermont inn during the week after Christmas.

Emma can’t believe her luck when she finds an open pawn shop on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. She’s there to sell the beautiful bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her when a familiar looking watch catches her eye. It’s the same engraved watch she gave her college boyfriend, Fletcher, years ago. On a whim, she trades the bracelet for the watch and wonders at the timing.

Practical Emma thinks it’s just a coincidence, but her best friend Bronwyn believes it’s the magic of synchronicity that caused Emma to find the watch. Fletcher was the one that got away, and somehow Emma never quite moved on.

When Bronwyn finds out that Fletcher is in snowy Vermont at a romantic inn for the week, she can’t help but give synchronicity a push. She signs Emma up to help the inn keeper as the children’s activity coordinator. Emma agrees that a week filled with quaint shops and maple syrup would do her good… and maybe Fate really does have a Christmas gift in store for her. That is until she sees Fletcher with his daughter and fiancée.

Suddenly, the fairytale trip seems doomed to fail… much like the innkeeper’s dwindling cashflow. It will take a miracle to save her heart and the inn. And that just might be what Fate has in mind.

Christmas in Vermont is a delightful and charming love story about the magic of second chances during the most festive time of year.

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Eight Days Before New Year’s EveNew York

EMMA STROLLED THROUGH THE EAST Village and admired the lampposts wrapped in red bows and the shop windows littered with fake snow and tinsel. Most of her friends fled New York...

Praise for Christmas in Vermont

Christmas in Vermont is a warm, lovely story, guaranteed to fill you with holiday spirit. Anita Hughes is a wonderful storyteller who writes with emotion and heart. I can’t wait to read more.” - RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

"Filled with charming characters, sweet romance, and second chances set at a picturesque Vermont inn, Christmas in Vermont is Anita Hughes at her finest. You'll find yourself filled with holiday spirit after reading this enchanting love story." - Lucy Sykes, bestselling co-author of The Knockoff

“A charming tale of missed opportunities and second chances that is guaranteed to leave readers with a sigh of satisfaction. With a picturesque setting and cast of genuinely likeable characters, Anita Hughes has crafted a holiday romance that is sure to become an annual favorite.” - Bette Lee Crosby, USA Today bestselling author


"Christmas in Vermont is a charming romance that sparks with holiday magic. Set in the quaint village in Snowberry, Vermont, it is an enchanting story about a second chance at first love. Filled with endearing characters and dazzling backdrops, it's the kind of story that makes you want to curl up in front of a blazing fire with a cup of hot chocolate and read." —Suzanne Redfearn, author of Hush Little Baby


"Christmas in Vermont is a Hallmark movie dunked in a cup of hot cocoa wrapped in a tartan scarf... With a Stars Hollow–worthy ensemble of supporting characters and a preciously precoci… More…

Christmas in Vermont is a warm, lovely story, guaranteed to fill you with holiday spirit. Anita Hughes is a wonderful storyteller who writes with emotion and heart. I can’t wait to read more.” - RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

"Filled with charming characters, sweet romance, and second chances set at a picturesque Vermont inn, Christmas in Vermont is Anita Hughes at her finest. You'll find yourself filled with holiday spirit after reading this enchanting love story." - Lucy Sykes, bestselling co-author of The Knockoff

“A charming tale of missed opportunities and second chances that is guaranteed to leave readers with a sigh of satisfaction. With a picturesque setting and cast of genuinely likeable characters, Anita Hughes has crafted a holiday romance that is sure to become an annual favorite.” - Bette Lee Crosby, USA Today bestselling author


"Christmas in Vermont is a charming romance that sparks with holiday magic. Set in the quaint village in Snowberry, Vermont, it is an enchanting story about a second chance at first love. Filled with endearing characters and dazzling backdrops, it's the kind of story that makes you want to curl up in front of a blazing fire with a cup of hot chocolate and read." —Suzanne Redfearn, author of Hush Little Baby


"Christmas in Vermont is a Hallmark movie dunked in a cup of hot cocoa wrapped in a tartan scarf... With a Stars Hollow–worthy ensemble of supporting characters and a preciously precocious young-girl character, it will charm fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Debbie Macomber." - Booklist

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Anita Hughes

ANITA HUGHES is also the author of Christmas at the Chalet, Christmas in London, Christmas in Paris, Emerald Coast, White Sand, Blue Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Island in the Sea, Rome in Love, French Coast, Lake Como, Market Street, and Monarch Beach. She attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.

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