You’d think after 20+ book releases it would start to be more ho-hum, but it’s always exciting. I think I’m going to celebrate with a mug full of my homemade hot cocoa and maybe a little boogie around the living room.
Anyway, to day is release day for Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology and I wanted to share a little known fact about the book. We slipped in some pretty awesome recipes. That’s right, each story has a recipe that goes with it!
In The Candy Counter Heiress, Andy has a thing for banana flavored chocolates (and kisses) so Lucy McConnell has whipped up a recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread.

Christmas Makeover introduces you to one of the hot spots in Echo Ridge where the pizza is to die for. Cami Checketts has included a recipe for Emma’s Homemade Bread that will have you going back for seconds.
Rachelle Christensen’s Hope for Christmas is a story with whole lot of heart and her recipe for Carlos’s White Chicken Chili w/Optional Slow-Cooker tips has a whole lot of flavor!

Soda Fountain Christmas, by Connie Sokol, celebrates the fun of yesteryear as Kendworth’s Department Store works to regain the sense of community department stores were built upon. To celebrate days gone by, Connie included a recipe for Martha Jean’s Apple Cider Doughnuts.
Heather Tullis, author of One Winter Night, knows how to spice up a story and her recipe for Fay’s Gingerbread Cupcakes is just the thing to cap off your holiday parties.
BUT, you get so much more than wonderful recipes with Christmas Kisses. The stories are sure to capture your imagination–and your heart–and transport you to Echo Ridge where romance, Christmas music, and twinkling lights abound. You can pick up your copy and start reading TODAY because, ta da! it’s release day!!!