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by Dianna Ranere

Review | “Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing” _ Out November 2nd from Hallmark Publishing

This post is sponsored by Hallmark Publishing.

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to get chilly, all I want to do is make a cup of coffee in my favorite Hallmark mug and settle in watching a movie or reading a book. Lucky for me, Hallmark Publishing has me covered with the release of their 4th-holiday book, Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Available in Paperback, e-book, and Audiobook.

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing” by Lacey Baker:

Life is going great for Hannah, really. She’s fallen in love with her best friend, her brother is getting married, and she’s looking forward to another festive Christmas in Evergreen. Still, between her job, taking charge of the choir, and being the town’s jill-of-all-trades, she’s feeling uninspired…especially when Elliot starts to question his own role in the town.

Hannah finds fresh inspiration in the brand-new Evergreen Christmas Museum, and she volunteers for their storytelling project. When she interviews her fellow Evergreenians, however, she learns that not everyone wants the museum around; specifically, Mr. Cooper who owns a third of the building. As Hannah finds herself with more and more responsibilities, and as her relationships with Elliot and her family grow strained, she starts to wonder about what she really wants. Can her love and newly-found purpose survive the changes that loom after the holidays are over?

About Author Lacey Baker:

Lacey Baker, a Maryland native, lives with her husband, three children, grandson, and English Bulldog in what most would call Suburban America–a townhouse development where everybody knows each other and each other’s kids. Family cook-outs, reunion vacations, and growing up in church have all inspired Lacey to work towards her dreams and to write about the endurance of family and the quest to find everlasting love.

To date, she has written in several genres including small-town romance, YA paranormal (as Artist Arthur), a cozy mystery series titled Rumors, and adult paranormal (as A.C. Arthur).

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing is based on the Hallmark movie of the same name and has exactly what we love from the movies. Christmas Magic and a love story beyond the fairytales. In this story, we are in the quaint town in Evergreen, Vermont as we meet Hannah who is struggling to balance all that life has given her. As she finds her way and takes on more and more responsibility, her relationship with her boyfriend suffers.

The story is one that touches the heart and one that many of us can relate to. Making decisions that help our lives but also learning how to balance everything with losing one of the moving parts.

Also, wishes made in Evergreen can come true

I think the book is the perfect addition to Hallmark and the beautiful stories it tells of love. Definitely give this one a read and don’t forget to pick up a few others.

Check out all 4 (four) releases from Hallmark Publishing: 

On Christmas Avenue (9.21)

Mistletoe in Juneau (10.19)

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope (10.26)

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells are Ringing (11.2)

If you are like me and have special holiday recipes that you make year in and year out, you will love these recipes inspired by the story.

Featured Recipe

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel

Maple Sweet Potato Gratins with Ginger Pecan Streusel
• Prep Time: 15 mins.
• Cook Time: 90 mins.
• Serves: 12

Ingredients
• 4 medium-large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
• 4 tablespoons butter, melted
• ¼ cup maple syrup
• As needed coarse-ground salt and black pepper
• 4 tablespoons flour
• ¼ cup brown sugar
• ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
• 2 teaspoons crystalized ginger, fine chopped
• ¼ cup butter, melted
Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 12 small individual-sized baking dishes and
    reserve.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork; transfer to baking sheet. Bake uncovered
    for about 60 to 90 minutes or until very tender.
  3. Slice cooked sweet potatoes in half; scoop out tender sweet potato and
    transfer to a food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade. Add butter and
    maple syrup; process until completely smooth. Add salt and black pepper;
    taste and adjust flavor.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Transfer whipped sweet potatoes to
    buttered baking dishes.
  5. Combine flour, brown sugar, pecans and ginger in small bowl; add melted
    butter and stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over
    the top of each baking dish.
  6. Arrange baking dishes on sheet pans; bake for 15 minutes or until streusel
    topping is lightly browned.

About Hallmark Publishing:

Now, you have even more ways to relax and indulge in a Hallmark story. The kinds of heartwarming romances and intriguing mysteries you love are now available as books! In addition to companion novels to beloved Hallmark movies, you’ll discover brand-new novels to brighten your day and leave you feeling good about life. With the same attention to storytelling that goes into every Hallmark movie, we’ll bring you new characters, relationships, romances, and intriguing mysteries. And each book includes an original recipe inspired by the story!

We’re thrilled to announce that in addition to being available in paperback and eBook, Hallmark books are now available in