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Archive for November 22nd, 2011

Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn’t ready to settle into a quiet life running their family’s newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble–and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who’d like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.

Suddenly Chloe can’t take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe’s colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?

 

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I grew up in a town like my fictional Lucky Harbor.  Well, without the beach.  And without the gorgeous, rain-forest backdrop.  And of course without the wildly sexy heroes on every corner.  But like Lucky Harbor, my home town wasn’t big on secrets.  Oh, you could drop a hundred dollar bill and someone would run after you to hand it over, but you couldn’t keep a secret to save your life.

Lucky Harbor is like that.  It amused me to write about a place where if you do something silly, say accidentally drink too much eggnog with your sisters and decorate your Christmas tree while under the influence so that you end up with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, everyone will know it.  Same as if you also accidentally fall in love with someone you never expected — everyone will know it before you do.  They’ll know, they’ll discuss, they’ll conclude, and they’ll let you know exactly what they think about it.  All in the name of neighborly love, of course.  It’s the way it is in Lucky Harbor.

So it was a no-brainer for me to write a series of books set there.  I started with three disenchanted, estranged sisters, all of them unknowingly searching for something that’s missing from their lives; the first two of which get their stories in CHRISTMAS IN LUCKY HARBOR.  I loved the place so much I revisited it for my short novella in SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS, weaving the magic of Christmas, the spirit of love, and the theme of forgiveness all in one.

I hope to set many more stories in Lucky Harbor.  The town still has a lot of stories to tell.  And a lot of secrets to spill…

 

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To find out more about the books of Lucky Harbor, visit www.jillshalvis.com. And for a chance to win Simply Irresistible or The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis, just leave a comment below. Good luck!

 

 

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