Christmas at the Lake: A Novel (Paperback)

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Christmas at the Lake: A Novel (Paperback)

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It’s the season for love, new dreams, and second chances.

On Christmas Eve, just hours before their wedding, Rebecca Huntley is left at the altar by Ben Cole, her college sweetheart and fellow cofounder of the hugely successful dating app Dealbreakers. Rebecca is shocked, but a small part of her isn’t surprised. Dealbreakers matches potential couples by the things they hate, instead of what they have in common. Lately, she and Ben seem to have less and less in common. He craves the trappings of success while Rebecca enjoys simple things.

Rebecca decides to go on their honeymoon in the charming small town of Christmas Cove on the shores of Lake Tahoe. There, she runs into an old college friend, Zach Mason, who always had a crush on her. Through a misunderstanding, Zach believes Rebecca is married to Ben, and Rebecca believes Zach is in a relationship with a sophisticated older woman, when really he is a waiter at the local inn.

People are complicated. Everyone has positive attributes as well as faults—but none are dealbreakers when you’re really in love. As Christmas week unfolds, will the two learn the truth about each other and then be open for a second chance at love?

ANITA HUGHES is the author of Rome in Love (adapted into a Hallmark movie in 2019), and Christmas in Vermont (adapted into a Lifetime movie in 2019). She is also the author of Market Street, Lake Como, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, Monarch Beach, and other titles. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250871923
ISBN-10: 1250871921
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English

Praise for Christmas at the Lake:

"Another sweet and scenic holiday outing... A sure hit with those who prefer their romances on the quieter side."
––Publishers Weekly

Praise for Christmas at the Ranch:


"Hughes crafts characters readers will easily fall in love with and keeps the twists coming throughout this low-heat contemporary. The resulting exploration of unexpected love is sure to capture hearts."
––Publishers Weekly

Praise for A Magical New York Christmas:

"There’s plenty to love in this sparkling Christmas rom-com."—Publishers Weekly

"As the two fall in love in glittering New York during the winter holidays and the storied Plaza Hotel casts its elegant spell, Hughes’ fabulously enchanting tale will inspire readers to revisit the Eloise books."—Booklist

"The perfect holiday romance"—POPSUGAR

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The perfect heartwarming holiday read."—BookGirlsGuide.com

"I really loved this book. It drew me in immediately like a cup of homemade hot chocolate with real whipped cream--I just wanted to curl up and savor it. I loved the story within the story, the history of the Eloise author and how she lived at The Plaza. Just a wonderful, romantic, and engaging holiday story in the best of all possible settings: Christmas at the Plaza hotel."—Pamela Kelley, bestselling author of Nantucket Threads