Join romance novelist Kerry Winfrey to discuss her recent novel, Faking Christmas, at Gramercy’s Romance Book Club. The discussion will be facilitated by booksellers Katie Cerqua and Nikki Snyder, romance book reading experts!
A social hour at Kittie’s will precede the program at 5:00 pm, with the book discussion beginning at 6:15 pm.
A ticket to this program includes a copy of Faking Christmas and a beverage at Kittie’s.
It is strongly encouraged that registrants read the book prior to the program.
Laurel Grant is playing house for the holidays—complete with a fake husband and kids—in this delightful, charming rom-com by Kerry Winfrey.
Laurel Grant works as the social media manager for Buckeye State of Mind, an Ohio tourism magazine and website. She most definitely does not run a farm . . . but one tiny misunderstanding leads her boss, Gilbert, to think she owns her twin sister Holly’s farm just outside of Columbus. Laurel only handles the social media for the farm, but she’s happy to keep her little white lie going if it means not getting fired—she cannot be jobless again.
And keep it going she must when Gilbert, recently dumped by his wife, invites himself over for the farm’s big Christmas Eve dinner (as advertised on Meadow Rise Farm’s Instagram, thanks to Laurel herself). Laurel immediately goes into panic mode to figure out how she can trick Gilbert into thinking she’s basically the Martha Stewart of rural Ohio and keep her job in the process.
Laurel and Holly come up with the perfect plan—all Laurel has to do is pretend to own the farm for one dinner. But Laurel shows up at the farm to find an unwelcome guest is waiting: Max Beckett, her nemesis since Holly’s wedding. The annoyingly attractive man she hates will be posing as Laurel’s husband just for the evening, but when a snowstorm traps them all for the entire weekend, Laurel is going to have to figure out how to survive with her job and dignity intact. Whatever the case, this promises to be the most eventful Christmas in ages. . . .
Kerry Winfrey writes romantic comedies for adults and teens. She is the author of Waiting for Tom Hanks, Not Like the Movies, Very Sincerely Yours, and Just Another Love Song, as well as two young adult novels. She lives with her family in the middle of Ohio.
Growing up with a mother who was a librarian, Katie Cerqua’s interest in reading began at a young age. After working at a college Barnes and Noble, Katie wanted to work at an independent bookstore and spent two years working at Gramercy Books as a bookseller before being promoted to Assistant Store Manager!
Nikki Snyder has always loved the power of books. She joined the Gramercy team when the doors opened in 2016, and has loved being a bookseller through the years, now serving as Digital Media Manager! While Nikki loves all things fiction and romance, she gravitates toward mysteries, thrillers, and fantasies grounded in reality.