Beach Blanket Santa

Holiday Brides Series

Book 4
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** Book 4 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **


BEACH BLANKET SANTA (Holiday Brides Book 4)

A couple with a past spends an unexpected, yet magical, Christmas week together at the shore, where serendipity abounds. Take a sweet, sentimental journey to the North Carolina Outer Banks...

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

BEACH BLANKET SANTA
When Holiday Hearts Meet, Love's in the Bag...

Three years ago, Sarah Anderson made a terrible mistake. After one too many glasses of champagne at her best friend's wedding she woke up in bed with the best man. To make matters worse, he ran out on her and she never heard from him again. When Sarah's gifted with Christmas week at her best friend's beach house, the last person she expects to run into is the handsome heartbreaker. But it appears fate has ensured a mysterious double booking, and he was given a key to the same place. With a winter storm raging on their secluded barrier island, it seems they're both trapped there together. Will their marooned status push them even farther apart, or heal past wounds and lead to a new start?

All Matt Salvatore wants to do is escape from the world and enjoy some surf fishing. He never dreams a beautiful blast from his past will upset his get-away plans. But it's hard to think of leaving when he recalls how it feels holding Sarah in his arms. Yet, three years before, when he'd thought they were getting close, she'd literally sent him packing. He'd nearly forgotten that heartache until he looked once again in her big, brown eyes. When they're suddenly thrown together for an unexpected beach vacation, old feelings resurface and hope reignites. But can Matt convince Sarah his feelings are real, when his resources are limited to what's at the house - and in his heart?

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.
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Ginny Baird is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and women's fiction. She has published several novels in print and online and also received screenplay options from Hollywood for her romantic and family comedy scripts. Her series include: Christmas Town, Holiday Brides, and Summer Grooms Novella Series.

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Winter Wedding Press
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Published on
Jan 26, 2013
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9780988695313
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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** Book 5 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **


BABY, BE MINE (Holiday Brides Book 5)

A single woman gets a Christmas gift that sends her world into chaos, and has her tracking down a last-minute groom - with the help of her handsome best friend. A sweet romantic comedy novella.


HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

A heartwarming and funny Christmas to Valentine's Day love story.

BABY, BE MINE
When hearts are on the line...
Nobody else will do!

Nikki Constantino has a big problem. Her Great-Aunt Mallory left her with a wad of cash, which she'll inherit under two conditions. The first one is she's got to marry within eight weeks. With family pressures mounting and her job on the line, Nikki's just desperate enough to want to honor her late aunt's wishes. Lucky for her she can enlist the help of her best friend. But as she sorts through the candidates, could it be that the guy for her is the one she least suspects?
Jack Hudson has secretly had a crush on Nikki forever. So when she asks his help in securing a last-minute groom, he's conflicted. But where Nikki's concerned, Jack would do almost anything to ensure her happiness. So Jack reluctantly goes along with her plan while trying to put thoughts of them being together out of his mind. With her Valentine's Day deadline approaching, will Nikki settle for another man - or will she start seeing Jack in a new light?

A sweet, PG-rated romantic comedy novella.
** Book 6 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **


JINGLE BELL BABIES

(Holiday Brides Book 6) 

A bachelor finds a pair of twins on his doorstep on Christmas morning, then is even more stunned to learn from a pretty social worker that the baby girls, Mary and Bryte, have him listed on county paperwork as their father. A sweet and poignant tale about accepting the gifts of the season. 


HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES 
The Christmas Catch (Book 1) 
The Holiday Bride (Book 2) 
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3) 
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4) 
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5) 
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6) 

JINGLE BELL BABIES 
Christmas Day delivers 
Santa’s sweetest surprise! 

Emergency room physician Mark Holiday thinks he’s seen just about everything life can deliver. That is, until twin baby girls land on his doorstep on Christmas morning. At a loss to explain where these babies came from, Mark’s even more perplexed to learn from a pretty social worker that county paperwork lists him as Mary and Bryte’s dad. Though he long ago gave up believing in Santa, Mark can’t shake the niggling feeling that Old Saint Nick had something to do with this special delivery. Especially since it leads Mark to meeting the woman of his dreams. 

Feisty social worker Natalie Church is sick to death of deadbeat dads. She certainly can’t believe a guy would deny his own kids at Christmas! But the more Natalie gets to know Mark Holiday, the more she starts to wonder if his story is for real. When the pair becomes stuck at Mark’s house during a blustery snowstorm, Natalie and Mark are forced to work together to care for the twins, while trying to solve the mystery of their unexpected arrival. As the holidays unfold, new facts emerge—exposing Mark and Natalie’s minds to new possibilities. Will the magic of the season help them open up their hearts as well?
** Book 1 in the New York Times Bestselling Series ** 


THE CHRISTMAS CATCH (Holiday Brides Book 1)

A struggling single mom meets a handsome bachelor in Vermont, after running him off the road during a snowstorm. A sweet, romantic tale about fate and second chances. Set in snowy Vermont! 

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

THE CHRISTMAS CATCH
Sometimes the best gifts are unexpected...

Since the death of her military husband two years ago, single mom Christine White has struggled to get by. By throwing herself into her work as a Chicago copywriter, she's managed to keep food on the table but has gradually lost sight of what really matters, like building a bond with her four-year-old son. When Christine's best friend insists she spend Christmas in Vermont so she can get her life in order, Christine initially resists. Little does she know she's in for a memorable holiday that will reignite her faith and reawaken her heart.

Bachelor professor John Steadman has given up on finding the right one. Spending time with his friends while keeping up with his job seems satisfying enough. Then one day close to Christmas, a beautiful woman from Chicago nearly runs him off the road during a snowstorm. What's more, she's got a kid in her car. It's only natural that John and his trusty golden retriever want to help drag them out of a ditch and steer them toward their destination. What John doesn't expect is that soon he'll be hoping Christine and her son will be staying in Vermont - for more than just a little while.

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.
** Book 2 in the New York Times Bestselling Series ** 


THE HOLIDAY BRIDE (Holiday Brides Book 2)

A child asks for a new mommy for Christmas, and -- much to her bachelor dad's surprise -- Santa delivers. A sweet traditional romance and classic amnesia story, with a holiday twist!

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES

The Christmas Catch (Book 1)

The Holiday Bride (Book 2)

Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)

Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)

Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)

Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)


THE HOLIDAY BRIDE
Santa knows best...

Waitress Lucy West is down on her luck at the diner. A fan of late-night television reruns, she's always dreamed of a nineteen-fifties style happily ever after. But, in reality, she's opted to settle. Barely scraping by on her meager salary and tired of going it alone, she figures marrying affable, yet distractible, Mitch as making the right move. Little does she know that Christmastime--and Santa--have other plans in store...

Bachelor dad William Kinkaid has his hands full with a young teenage son and a five-year-old daughter. Since losing his wife to cancer three years before, William's worked hard to keep things as upbeat and normal for the family as possible. After his child makes a special Christmas wish, William's stunned to awaken Christmas morning to find a beautiful blonde on the sofa. The woman can't remember a thing, and his kid thinks Santa brought her. Can William solve the mystery about who she really is, without giving away his heart?

THE HOLIDAY BRIDE...
William cinched the tie on his robe and paused at the bend in the stairs. Carmella raced down the steps ahead of him, dashing to the large beige sofa facing the fireplace. Two stockings brimming with goodies hung from the mantel.

"Oh boy, oh boy!" she cried, springing on her heels in a happy dance. Justin appeared on the landing beside his dad.

"What is it, fuzz brain?" he asked with a yawn.

Carmella looked up at them, her cheeks aglow. William had never seen her so excited. "He did it! Santa really did it!"

William descended the stairs feeling pleased with himself. He did know a thing or two about fathering, after all. "Well? Is it what you wanted?"

"Boy, is it ever," Carmella said with a happy gasp.

William strode around the sofa, feeling smug. Then, suddenly, he halted, nearly tumbling over the coffee table.

"Wow," Justin said, gazing straight ahead of him.

William stared in shock at the lovely blonde on the sofa who was clutching Carmella's teddy bear! She didn't look much over thirty, and was very reasonably put together.

The woman opened her eyes with a start and tried to sit, before quickly lying back down. "Where am I?" she asked with a pitiful moan.

"Don't you know?" Carmella asked, taking her hand. "Santa brought you home!"

She pushed herself upright, grasping the back of the sofa. "Home?"

"You're our new mommy!"


A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 28,000 words.

** Book 3 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **

MISTLETOE IN MAINE (Holiday Brides Book 3)
A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings. 

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

MISTLETOE IN MAINE
Believe in magic...

Single mom Carol Baker has the goal of providing an old-fashioned, white Christmas for her two kids. She's been divorced and the kids' dad, sadly, hasn't been the most attentive father. So, Carol takes her crew to New England, hoping for a happy holiday and a chance to make her small nuclear family feel whole. Little does she know that a series of mishaps and adventures will land her in the handsome innkeeper's arms, and cause her to rethink the meaning of faith.

With his only child headed to college, innkeeper Paul Love plans to sell his establishment and take an early retirement in Montreal, where he can live out the solitary life of a bachelor. Though his son and mom have other plans, including a surprise visit from Paul's old high school sweetheart, Beth. But it's hard to focus on Beth, when an offbeat brunette from Virginia captures his imagination. After so much time alone, can Paul open himself up to a little Christmas magic? What's more, can he convince Carol to believe, as well?

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.
** Book 5 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **


BABY, BE MINE (Holiday Brides Book 5)

A single woman gets a Christmas gift that sends her world into chaos, and has her tracking down a last-minute groom - with the help of her handsome best friend. A sweet romantic comedy novella.


HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

A heartwarming and funny Christmas to Valentine's Day love story.

BABY, BE MINE
When hearts are on the line...
Nobody else will do!

Nikki Constantino has a big problem. Her Great-Aunt Mallory left her with a wad of cash, which she'll inherit under two conditions. The first one is she's got to marry within eight weeks. With family pressures mounting and her job on the line, Nikki's just desperate enough to want to honor her late aunt's wishes. Lucky for her she can enlist the help of her best friend. But as she sorts through the candidates, could it be that the guy for her is the one she least suspects?
Jack Hudson has secretly had a crush on Nikki forever. So when she asks his help in securing a last-minute groom, he's conflicted. But where Nikki's concerned, Jack would do almost anything to ensure her happiness. So Jack reluctantly goes along with her plan while trying to put thoughts of them being together out of his mind. With her Valentine's Day deadline approaching, will Nikki settle for another man - or will she start seeing Jack in a new light?

A sweet, PG-rated romantic comedy novella.
** Book 1 in the New York Times Bestselling Series ** 


THE CHRISTMAS CATCH (Holiday Brides Book 1)

A struggling single mom meets a handsome bachelor in Vermont, after running him off the road during a snowstorm. A sweet, romantic tale about fate and second chances. Set in snowy Vermont! 

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6)

THE CHRISTMAS CATCH
Sometimes the best gifts are unexpected...

Since the death of her military husband two years ago, single mom Christine White has struggled to get by. By throwing herself into her work as a Chicago copywriter, she's managed to keep food on the table but has gradually lost sight of what really matters, like building a bond with her four-year-old son. When Christine's best friend insists she spend Christmas in Vermont so she can get her life in order, Christine initially resists. Little does she know she's in for a memorable holiday that will reignite her faith and reawaken her heart.

Bachelor professor John Steadman has given up on finding the right one. Spending time with his friends while keeping up with his job seems satisfying enough. Then one day close to Christmas, a beautiful woman from Chicago nearly runs him off the road during a snowstorm. What's more, she's got a kid in her car. It's only natural that John and his trusty golden retriever want to help drag them out of a ditch and steer them toward their destination. What John doesn't expect is that soon he'll be hoping Christine and her son will be staying in Vermont - for more than just a little while.

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.
 Come home this Christmas to...

CHRISTMAS TOWN, TENNESSEE

Where everyday dreams come true!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird brings you the start of a brand new holiday series...

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SHOP
(Christmas Town, Book 1)

Hannah Winchester is down on her luck and disillusioned with love, but her fortunes are about to change. When Hannah inherits a defunct bakery in East Tennessee, her first thought is to sell it and settle her substantial debt. Then the townsfolk welcome her warmly and she's taken with the joyful spirit of the place, where stores employ holiday themes and residents have surnames like Christmas and Claus. After a handsome lawman comes to her aid dressed as Santa, Hannah learns he's more than a hot guy in a red suit and shiny black boots. Sheriff Carter Livingston has joined in the cause of rejuvenating the town, and he's encouraging her to do her part. Hannah's great-grandmother, Lena, sold special holiday cookies that brought hope and renewal to the people of Christmas Town. Yet Hannah has plans elsewhere and isn't looking to stay. Can she possibly reopen the shop known for kindling romance--without sacrificing her heart?

EXCERPT 

The last turn she took was supposed to lead straight to the town roundabout, the one that connected with South Main Street. Hannah had been told to watch for a flagpole, the courthouse, a library, and a big town sign. But all she saw ahead of her in these near-whiteout conditions was more snow! That's when a flashing blue glimmer in her driver's side mirror caught her eye.Thank goodness! Help has arrived. It had to be a cop figuring her for a distressed motorist. Hannah certainly couldn't get any more distressed than this.

Hannah hadn't journeyed to Tennessee for a leisurely visit. She'd inherited a business she knew absolutely nothing about, and she was determined to sell it at the first opportunity. She tried to imagine herself running a cookie shop, but just couldn't. The only picture that came to mind involved huge plumes of black smoke curling out an open doorway. Where some people had a brown thumb in the garden, Hannah wore a charred oven mitt in the kitchen. She couldn't even microwave popcorn without the bag catching fire.

Hannah spun in her seat to better view the approaching figure in dark clothing. No, wait. It's a matching red tunic and slacks worn beneath an open field coat. The full silhouette of a man emerged from a snowy swirl and Hannah's heart thumped. It wasn't just any outfit; it was a Santa suit. Though she'd never seen Old Saint Nick looking quite like that. Rather than being short and stout, he was tall and built, with an obviously solid chest and a manly jaw thinly disguised by a fake white beard. A Santa hat sat slightly askew on his head, partially covering short brown hair. He strode to her driver's side window in shiny black boots and tapped on the glass. Hannah goggled at the apparition, then lowered her window a crack.

Evergreen eyes peered in at her and Hannah caught her breath. She didn't even know eyes came in that color. They reminded her of Christmas trees: the really fresh kind, not the plastic sort that normally stood on an end table in the corner of her apartment.

"Everything okay in there? I saw that you'd pulled over. No wonder, really." Little lines crinkled around his eyes, lending them warmth beneath the wind's chill. "Given the weather." He tugged off his fake beard and stuffed it in his pocket, exposing a rugged face.

Whoa, he was a good-looking Santa. She judged him to be a few years older than her but not more than five. As if his age mattered! Hannah wasn't in Tennessee to stay and she certainly wasn't in the market for a man. She'd had enough boyfriends to last her, thank you very much. And every...single...one of them had let her down. Love. Just one more four-letter word that had been canned from her vocabulary.

Copyright © 2016 Ginny Baird
** Book 6 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **


JINGLE BELL BABIES

(Holiday Brides Book 6) 

A bachelor finds a pair of twins on his doorstep on Christmas morning, then is even more stunned to learn from a pretty social worker that the baby girls, Mary and Bryte, have him listed on county paperwork as their father. A sweet and poignant tale about accepting the gifts of the season. 


HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES 
The Christmas Catch (Book 1) 
The Holiday Bride (Book 2) 
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3) 
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4) 
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5) 
Jingle Bell Babies (Book 6) 

JINGLE BELL BABIES 
Christmas Day delivers 
Santa’s sweetest surprise! 

Emergency room physician Mark Holiday thinks he’s seen just about everything life can deliver. That is, until twin baby girls land on his doorstep on Christmas morning. At a loss to explain where these babies came from, Mark’s even more perplexed to learn from a pretty social worker that county paperwork lists him as Mary and Bryte’s dad. Though he long ago gave up believing in Santa, Mark can’t shake the niggling feeling that Old Saint Nick had something to do with this special delivery. Especially since it leads Mark to meeting the woman of his dreams. 

Feisty social worker Natalie Church is sick to death of deadbeat dads. She certainly can’t believe a guy would deny his own kids at Christmas! But the more Natalie gets to know Mark Holiday, the more she starts to wonder if his story is for real. When the pair becomes stuck at Mark’s house during a blustery snowstorm, Natalie and Mark are forced to work together to care for the twins, while trying to solve the mystery of their unexpected arrival. As the holidays unfold, new facts emerge—exposing Mark and Natalie’s minds to new possibilities. Will the magic of the season help them open up their hearts as well?
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