From the New York Times bestselling author of the Mystic Creek series comes a standalone contemporary romance novel full of homespun holiday cheer–now in mass market!
Maddie McLendon hasn’t had a new relationship since the loss of her beloved husband two years ago. Broken by grief and desperate for a new start, Maddie moves to Bitterroot Valley, Montana, with her adult son and her grandson. But despite the natural beauty of her new town, not every change in her life is a welcome one. Maddie’s new next-door neighbor, Sam Conacher, used to be a pillar of the community, but he has driven old friends and new acquaintances away due to a recent heartbreak of his own. He seems to intrude on her life at every turn.
As Christmas draws closer, Sam’s and Maddie’s grown children begin to fall in love, but Maddie and Sam’s interactions are punctuated by an increasingly bitter attitude. Under unexpected circumstances, the other townsfolk of Bitterroot Valley band together to show both Maddie and Sam that moving past their grief is possible, and burdens are lightened when you have someone else to depend on.
About The Christmas Room
The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption…. Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds….
Since his wife died six years ago, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son….
Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all….
“Catherine Anderson doesn’t shy away from characters who face life’s toughest challenges–but she also gifts readers with a romantic tale that celebrates the hope and resilience of the human spirit.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
“Catherine Anderson writes with great emotional depth and understanding of complex relationships and family dynamics. The Christmas Room is yet another compelling example of that. Happy holiday reading!”—Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Lane “Catherine Anderson weaves beautiful stories overflowing with emotion and heart. The Christmas Room is an absolute keeper, destined to be read again and again.”—New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne
“The incredibly talented Anderson has created another tale with multidimensional characters so real they seem to pop off the pages as they cope with complicated issues and conflicts. As is the case with so many of her books, Anderson leaves the reader wishing the story would never end.”—Booklist (starred review) Praise for New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson and the Mystic Creek Novels “The minute you open an Anderson novel, you can immediately feel the vision of humanity and warmth that runs through all her books. No one does heartfelt romance better!”—RT Book Reviews
“[Anderson] does know how to tug the heartstrings.”—Publishers Weekly “Heartwarming and heart-wrenching.”—Open Book Society
“Sweet and inspirational.”—Smitten by Books
“A tender, feel-good read that’s perfect for every romance lover.”—BookPage