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Andi, Rachel, and Kim each have their own reasons for wanting this Christmas at Creative Cupcakes to be special.
Andi is scared that Jake's job offer with another newspaper will move them to a different state.
Rachel, set to marry Mike on Christmas Eve, is afraid her cousin Stacey will ruin the wedding.
Kim fears she'll never get a ring and Nathaniel will leave her after the holidays are over.
What they didn't count on was having a modern-day Grinch try to steal Christmas away from them. Can they unmask the culprit before it's too late ... or will this be a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons?
SETTING: the small seaport town of Astoria, Oregon, located near the mouth of the Columbia River, is surrounded by the beauty of the forest, mountains, three rivers, and the Pacific Ocean. Referred to as "a little San Francisco on the hill." Astoria has a working waterfront with bustling docks, Victorian architecture, a restored 1913 riverfront trolley with a one dollar fare, an eclectic mix of fine restaurants, cafes, art galleries, antique stores, and of course - a hip little gourmet cupcake shop named
Darlene has written several short stories and novellas (see Books page), but her career launched when her novella, THE BET, was picked by Avon Books and NY Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber to be published inside Debbie's
"Darlene reminds me a lot of myself when I was attempting to get published many years ago. Eager and energetic, willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream. I am honored to have played a small part in her success." —Debbie Macomber