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Welcome to the Historical Romance Holiday Cookie Hop

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Seasons Greetings! Happy Holidays!

No matter how you celebrate the season, may you be blessed with plenty now and in the year ahead.

Are you looking for a feel-good Christmas romance to listen to while you're decorating, baking, or wrapping gifts this season?  If so, the audiobook Must Love Majors from An Everly Manor Happily Ever After series is free on Google Play Books for a limited time.


Did you know you can access ebooks and audiobooks available through Google on your Apple devices? Just go to your app store and download Google Play Books to get started. For more detailed instructions, click here.


History of the Gingerbread House

Who sees a cheery gingerbread house and doesn’t think of Christmas? Even if you don’t like gingerbread, it’s hard not to love these charming little houses decorated with piped icing and candies. When I was looking into the history of the houses, I was surprised to learn the first known gingerbread recipe came from Greece in 2400 BC. After all this time, why hasn't anyone figured out how to make gingerbread taste better? *wink 

Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 1500s, and their popularity grew after the Grimm Brothers published Hansel and Gretel. This was one of my favorite fairytales when I was a little girl. First of all, the house was made of candy!?! And secondly, Gretel saved her brother! Maybe that's the reason I love writing stories with heroines and heroes working together to save the day.

To learn more about the history, visit PBS History of Gingerbread.

Congrats on Finding the Recipe!

One of my good friends shared this recipe for Yum Yum Bars with me years ago, and now I'm sharing it with you.

It's a rich and gooey chocolate, butterscotch, and coconut dream!

I've included a printable PDF with this recipe and bonus cookie recipes from past cookie hops.

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