First Line Friday — Magnolia Mistletoe

27 Oct

Happy Friday! Are you in the mood for some holiday reading or are you still bingeing all things pumpkin spice? This year I am getting my Christmas novel fixation early. There are only a little over 8 weeks to Christmas, so I need to get a move on! Today I am featuring Magnolia Mistletoe, part of the Edisto series by Lindsey Brackett. Lindsey will be visiting Perry, GA again January 27, 2024 as participant in the Turning A New Page Book Festival. If you are anywhere near middle Georgia make plans to attend.

Here’s the first line:

Fidgeting, especially while holding an umbrella the size of South Carolina, was not an option.

Hannah Calhoun knows what she wants for Christmas. But before she can become a full-fledged partner in her mother’s wedding planning business, she has to prove she can handle her own shortcomings.

Benjamin Townsend is an entrepreneur always looking out for the next big thing—and if hosting weddings on Edisto is it, he’s all in. Even if that does mean spending a lot of time with Hannah, whose world is way more full of happily ever after than his.

Once the magnolia and mistletoe are hung, will an Edisto Christmas be exactly the magic these two need?

Lindsey P. Brackett has read obituaries on the radio, conned middle schoolers into reading Shakespeare, and directed musicals despite not having the ability to sing or dance. These days, she writes southern fiction infused with her rural Georgia upbringing and Lowcountry South Carolina roots. Her debut novel, Still Waters, was an INSPY Finalist and 2018 Selah Book of the Year. Find her podcasting at A Rough Draft Life with novelist Kristi Ann Hunter and stress-cooking on Instagram as @lindseyprackett. Someday, she hopes to balance motherhood and writing full-time. Until then, she’s just very grateful for her public school system.

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One Response to “First Line Friday — Magnolia Mistletoe”

  1. Cindy Davis October 27, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

    I have read one Christmas book and will be reading more soonish (for blog tours), but still trying to finish up some fall reads. Have a great weekend!

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