Riverdale Avenue Books has just published Not Home for the Holidays by Isabelle Drake, a reverse-Hallmark Christmas movie where the country girl finds her city happy ever after.
The week before Christmas, quirky, country girl Emma Lopez is in New York City, aiming to win a social media contest for small-business owners. Minutes before her high-stakes interview, an impulsive, sizzling kiss under the mistletoe with a handsome businessman turns into an even bigger surprise
She goes all-in enjoying the holiday excitement of the city and shaking up a certain dapper businessman. Thanks to a snowstorm, her phone, and a couple more kisses, she counts herself a winner. Then, her high-spirited attitude leads to an unexpected opportunity of a lifetime, one she’s certain she can’t accept.
“Small towns aren't always the places for people with big dreams, that's something I learned by living in one. I wanted to write a fun, heart-warming Christmas romance for people like me, people who don't 'fit in' to that stereotypical country town,” explained author Isabelle Drake.
“I love binging on the Hallmark Christmas movies, but after a while I always wonder if it’s possible to find love in the big city. Not Home for the Holidays does just that in the same feel-good way,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.