It’s Lila’s big debut as an event planner and the company holiday party is going to be her chance to shine. At a Tuscan-style vineyard near the Northern California coast in the perfect little black dress she’s sure to impress commitment-phobe Phillip. What could go wrong?
72 hours later with no job and no boyfriend, Lila finds herself with all kinds of answers to that question. Like mistaking the glowering Jake Endicott of Endicott Vineyards for the groundskeeper. Or a new video on YouTube featuring Lila pawing her way through drunken karaoke of “Hungry Like the Wolf.”
Solo on the romantic holiday getaway she’d booked for her and Phillip near the vineyard, Lila at least gets to visit with her old friend Annie who lives nearby in the coastal town of Redwood Cove. Drawn into the local bookstore with gleaming wooden floors and welcoming armchairs, Lila chats with the owner and impulsively accepts a job offer.
Sleepy, misty Redwood Cove is the perfect place for Lila to take a break from her horrible track record with guys. The only one she finds even remotely attractive knows her as the holiday party crazy lady. Ranked in Bay Area magazine’s 10 hottest bachelors, Jake Endicott is just the type Old Lila would have wasted years pining after.
Join Lila on her year of comedy, adventure and self-discovery on the Northern California coast, with all kinds of ups, downs and misadventures and a full cast of small-town wine country characters. Thankfully, even the greatest misunderstandings can all be worked out with a little Frank Sinatra and mistletoe.
I’m excited to share my new romantic comedy with you, “Christmas in Wine Country.” It’s the perfect read for this holiday season. Curl up with a glass of wine and get ready to laugh out loud!
I made my debut as an author around 13 years old rewriting Sweet Valley High books. In one version Elisabeth and Jessica Wakefield were younger and living in a British orphanage.
Later in my teens I launched into an unfortunately self-important Personal Reflection Phase with a lot of thought pieces, meditations on themes and poetry reflecting in sad words about sad things, sadly.
My 20s ushered in an even more self-important Political Phase with a lot of angry, partially informed commentary raging against the machine, the lever operating the machine and the guy funding the production of the lever and the machine.
I’m happy to say that I’ve now returned From Whence I Came! I’m back, baby, on the main quad of Sweet Valley High where hot guys drive hot cars and it only rains when you don’t have a date for the prom. And then the sun comes out, anyway, because everything works out after all! Also, the only kinds of British orphanages now allowed near my writing are the ones where beautiful young girls with bright spirits triumph over adversity and end up marrying super well.