Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cheryl Harper, Strong Heroines, and A Heartwarming Christmas Anthology

Welcome today to Cheryl Harper, who is sharing her latest as part of fabulous Christmas Anthology, featuring novellas from some your favorite authors. Here's a peek at the new offering.

Writing the “Strong” Heroine                              by Cheryl Harper
“She’s so bossy.” (Or another word that starts with B.) Maybe you’ve heard something similar said about a friend or co-worker or family member or romance heroine. The heroine of “Making up under the Mistletoe,” Ivy Fisher has probably heard it more than once. She lives her life according a logical plan, all soundly based in reason and the people in her life comply. If there’s any question, she will explain the why and how as needed. Control is important to her, so when her husband decides he’s leaving Christmas Town, something that is definitely not on her outline, her world starts to crumble.
Could she continue her work to take over her father’s business and add a new attraction to Christmas Town without Josh? Definitely. But every strong woman and leader knows that just because something can be done, that doesn’t mean it’s the best solution for anyone.
But flexibility is scary. Thinking of leaving Christmas Town fills her with anxiety, but losing her best friend, the man who keeps her world turning and the first opinion she seeks for every issue, is terrifying. She and Josh fell in love as kids, but the only way to keep their happily-ever-after ending on track is to make a change. Ivy’s strong. She will have her forever.
Who are some of your favorite strong women (real or fictional)?
Cheryl Harper discovered her love for books and words as a little girl, thanks to a mother who made countless library trips and an introduction to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House stories. Now she spends her days searching for the right words while she stares out the window and her dog snoozes beside her.
A Heartwarming Christmas

This holiday season, warm your heart with 12 connected sweet holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 12 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

There are four connected anthologies in A Heartwarming Christmas. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages.
Foreword by small town lover and New York Times bestseller Kristan Higgins.

Coming Home to Christmas Town anthology by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, & Anna J Stewart: Three adopted siblings gather for the holiday season and closure after their father dies.

The Fisher Brothers Christmas anthology by Carol Ross, Cheryl Harper, & Amy Vastine: Three brothers with a Christmas Eve family tradition in jeopardy until love leads them home.

Gifts of the Heart anthology by Tara Randel, Leigh Riker & Cari Lynn Webb: In the spirit of Christmas, three siblings reconnect to find romance, special gifts - and each other.

The Gingerbread Men anthology by Liz Flaherty, Patricia Bradley & Rula Sinara. When two sisters and their widowed mother are reunited for the holidays, falling in love isn't on any of their Christmas wish lists, but sometimes the best gifts are unexpected.
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  1. What a great bit of insight into writing a strong heroine!

  2. I certainly agree! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Welcome Cheryl. So glad you're here today. Your story sounds great, as do all of the members of the anthology. What a great Christmas 'gift' this grouping would make :) Best of luck.

  4. I love strong heroines. And Ivy Fisher will make it!

    1. I like strong heroines, too, Patricia, and Ivy absolutely will make it. I agree. ;)

  5. I loved Ivy and your story! Strong heroines rock!

    1. Ivy sounds just delightful, Rula. The whole anthology will be terrific. Thanks for being here.

  6. Cheryl, I love how complex Ivy is and the sacrifices she's willing to make for the people she loves. Just thinking about her "strength" makes me smile. What a great post!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Carol. Best of luck with the anthology to all the authors.