Alys Murray is the author of The Christmas Company, soon to be released as a Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movie, as well as the upcoming Tea and a Cowboy novella from The Wild Rose Press and Society Girl from Entangled Publishing. She has an undergraduate degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a Master's from King's College London.
Cliff Masters could not be more different from his best friend's younger sister Bridgette Shaw. While he's out roping cattle at his family's ranch, she is running a tea parlor in the town square. He loves jeans and dirt; she loves hostess aprons and proper etiquette.
But when Cliff's latest flame breaks up with him because of his rough attitude and lack of sophistication, he enlists Bridgette to help in hopes her lessons in refinement will win his girlfriend back.
However, the more time he spends with the curvy brunette, the less he's thinking about his ex and the more he's imagining Bridgette in his future.
From the Hallmark channel
She's out to save the town from a real-life Scrooge...
The small town of Miller's Point is known across the country for their annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the festival is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions, and her favorite holiday. But, along the way, she realizes that the man she's trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own.
With a lot of heart and a little Christmas magic, Kate is convinced she can teach Clark to love her favorite holiday. But can such different people learn to open up and love each other?