If you're like me, you're starting to get that Christmas itch. I've been not-so-secretly watching Hallmark movies since they began airing back-to-back in October. And with Thanksgiving days away, the official start of the holiday season is upon us. Which means it's a great time to start stocking your eReader with books to carry you through long car rides, air travel, and much-needed quiet moments to yourself. I hope you'll add my short story, Christmas at the Cosmo, to your reading queue.
It's a story I wrote while living in downtown St. Paul at an apartment complex called - you guessed it - The Cosmopolitan.
Christmas at the Cosmo follows Dave and Lila, a couple who have hit that "next step" point in their relationship. One hangup? Christmas. She doesn't know why Dave objects to all her favorite Christmas traditions, and he doesn't understand why Lila is so crazy about the holiday. Secrets from the past are affecting their present. With five days to go until Christmas, can Dave and Lila find common ground and get back on track towards, "I do?"
(Spoiler: Yes. Only happy endings up in here. But it's still fun to read how they get there!)
Download a copy of Christmas at the Cosmo to your Kindle (or the free Kindle app if you have a different eReader), for $2.99. And if you have any holiday-themed book recommendations, I want to hear all about them down in the comments.
Since 2012, Sara Bartlett has shared her enthusiasm for makeup, skincare and haircare with the Twin Cities Live audience. When not testing the latest beauty gimmick or breakthrough product, Sara is obsessively adding books to her hold list at the library. She lives in Minneapolis.