About Love at Christmas Inn



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Nestled into five beautiful acres just outside Hope Creek, Tennessee, Christmas Inn is an unforgettable place known for its joyful atmosphere and festive setting. Holiday decorations adorn each room. Trees glittering with ribbons and ornaments, gorgeous wreaths, velvet stockings and pine-scented candles brighten visitors’ stay at this vacation spot dedicated to Christmas all year, every year. The resort offers all the usual enticements plus one unique amenity…love. The little white chapel behind the inn, built by the Christmas family in the 1890s, boasts a charming bell tower, and legend has it that the toll when couples fall in love.

But Christmas Inn has fallen on hard times. The chapel bells haven’t rang for many years, and this Christmas may be the final celebration at the resort…unless love finds its way home.


Growing up, Ariana Christmas loved spending holidays at her family’s resort. Christmas Inn, imbued with love and the magic of Christmas all year ’round, made her feel like a princess in a fairy-tale castle. But Christmas Inn lost its glow and Ariana became a spoiled little rich girl. Fed up with her wild-child antics, her parents cut off her funds and send her to take care of her ailing aunt and upgrades at the inn.

Taylor Knox is no Prince Charming. He’s a hard working general contractor who took over the family business at a young age. Renovating Christmas Inn is his last project before he hands over the reins to his younger brother and goes in search of his lost youth. Ariana Christmas’s interference threatens to derail his carefully planned timetables. Taylor can refurbish the inn, but Ariana’s hopes of restoring the resort’s old glory seem farfetched. Still, the helpless, clueless, winsome beauty stirs something deep inside him. Is Ariana the sleeping beauty who will awaken the castle and the hero in Taylor? Or is she just another fanciful dream?


Stranded at Christmas. For food critic and TV personality Graham Forrester, that is definitely not part of the game plan. He’s on his way to North Carolina to celebrate the holidays with his family and take a hard look at his life. A sense of discontent is hot on his tail. The last thing he needs is to be trapped by a record-breaking snow storm in the backwater town of Hope Springs, Tennessee. To add insult to injury, he’s stuck at a B&B so steeped in Christmas cheer it leaves his teeth to ache.

IT expert Lydia Cutler is transplanting from Nashville to…wherever God chooses. Free spirited but searching for meaning, she has agreed to help her surrogate family reestablish Christmas Inn as a go-to resort for year-round Christmas joy. Bumping up the spirits of Graham-eneezer Scrooge becomes a captivating perk to her life at the Inn, however temporary.

From the moment they meet, the unexpected becomes the norm. An emergency at the Inn. A midnight kiss. The tolling of long-silent bells in a nearby chapel. Everything comes together to seal Graham and Lydia’s destiny, but will they find life answers that lead to love, happiness and God’s perfect plan?


When Emilee Lancaster’s aunt calls her home to Hope Creek for the holidays, Emmy readily agrees to assist with a charity event at the family theater—until she finds herself front-and-center stage with her high-school-flame, Jayson Taylor. She’s not thrilled about the pairing, but she’s made a promise to her aunt, and unlike Jayson, she keeps her promises.

Jayson Taylor makes his living building sets for Dahlia Brewster's Family Theater. When the Christmas show's emcee falls ill, Dahlia asks Jayson to step from the backstage and into the limelight. He's more comfortable working behind the scenes, but the country-singing superstar has always treated him like a favorite son, so Jayson reluctantly agrees. Center-stage at Christmas—especially beside dream-chasing Emmy Lancaster, who once ran off and broke his heart—is not where he planned to be.

But God has other plans, and what happens when the curtain falls and the stage lights dim truly reflects the heart of this holiday season.


As part of an elaborate birthday gift from her sister, Karynn Michaels gets a pedicure that includes a bright, frivolous bell on each toe—and a prediction for each of the next ten days. Always quiet and sensible, Karynn finds the whole thing ridiculous. But it’s just for fun, and she is, after all, on vacation to have fun—at Christmas Inn, where bells are a predominant theme.

The same day, she comes face to face with Daniel Sheridan—the male standard by which she’s measured, and found lacking, every man she’s dated since Daniel walked away during their senior year of high school. It’s mere coincidence that the first prediction made by her pedicurist said she’d come into contact with someone from her past…isn’t it?

A widower, Daniel is at the Hope Creek, Tennessee resort with his adorable little girl and her nanny, who’s clearly on a mission to be the next Mrs. Sheridan. Despite the yearnings of her heart, Karynn is the  furthest thing from a cowgirl, and refuses to wrangle for a man. She should have stayed in Tullahoma, where life was predictable and she didn’t have to deal with ringing bells, jealous nannies—or a handsome airline pilot who could so easily fly away with her heart…again.