A Holly Jolly Ever After: A Christmas Notch Novel

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Avon Books
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5.85 X 8.51 X 1.1 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband, who loves her, and her cats, who tolerate her. When Julie isn't writing, she can be found watching movies so bad they're good, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, or planning her next great travel adventure. She is the author of the middle grade novels Dear Sweet Pea and Camp Sylvania as well as the young adult novels Ramona Blue, Side Effects May Vary, the Faith series, Pumpkin, Puddin', and Dumplin' (now a Netflix original film). You can visit Julie at imjuliemurphy.com.

Sierra Simone is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk). Her notable works include Priest, American Queen, and Misadventures of a Curvy Girl, and her books have been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, and Buzzfeed. Sierra lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.


"Murphy and Simone present another superbly written, splendidly witty holiday romance featuring another pair of expertly nuanced protagonists and a plot that flawlessly balances sizzling sensual heat and sweet romantic affection while joyfully celebrating body positivity." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Well-developed protagonists with immediate chemistry and witty dialogue balance the emotional story as characters process big life changes and family trauma. Skillful, sympathetic writing weaves the conflict seamlessly into the storyline, creating a novel that will make readers laugh, cry, and cheer. This sexy, joyful romantic comedy from Murphy and Simone (A Merry Little Meet Cute) is a delightful read." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Jewish ex-rocker Kallum and former Christian movie good girl Winnie ... both hope to revive their careers by filming a Hope After Dark (think Hallmark Christmas Channel meets Skinimax) biopic of young Santa in the town of Christmas notch. If that description sounds like a lot going on, well, there is, and that's part of the fun of this chaotic Christmas stocking of tropes...[with] plenty of laughs." -- Oprah Daily

"The audacity of this magical author duo to sneak in and steal Christmas in the sexiest way possible. A Merry Little Meet Cute is the charming holiday romp you absolutely need in your life!" -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey

"A holiday rom-com full of quirky and fun characters, witty dialogue, and over-the-top Christmas cheer. An engaging, unputdownable holiday romance that will resonate with readers." -- Library Journal (starred review) for A Merry Little Meet Cute

"The holiday romcom of my dreams! Sexy, progressive, hilarious, and full of good cheer. I know what I'm gifting to all my romance-loving friends this year." -- New York Times bestselling author Helen Hoang on A Merry Little Meet Cute

"With plenty of cheeky charm and a cast of superbly nuanced characters, this brilliantly executed rom-com both cleverly skewers and unabashedly celebrates the appeal of squeaky-clean holiday romances, while also championing body positivity in life and love." -- Booklist (starred review) for A Merry Little Meet Cute

"Murphy and Simone's holiday romance is laugh-out-loud funny and so deliciously hot that readers will be glad it's made for chilly weather. A sexy holiday romp that's the perfect combination of naughty and nice." -- Kirkus Reviews on A Merry Little Meet Cute

"Witty and entertaining from first page to last, A Merry Little Meet Cute will delight readers looking for a fresh, funny, fat- and sex-positive romcom. Bee and Nolan, both immensely likeable characters, anchor the sweetly raunchy story, but Murphy and Simone have also created memorable families and communities surrounding the two leads. This book is a joy to read, and readers will be clamoring for more stories set in the same world." -- Olivia Dade, national bestselling author of Ship Wrecked

"Murphy and Simone are a dream team, delivering a deliciously spicy romance perfect for any season." -- Zoraida Córdova, Nationally Bestselling author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

"A Merry Little Meet Cute is a diamond-tier rom-com filled with laugh-out-loud hilarity, and sizzling spice. Two talented queens have created a masterpiece that readers will be laughing about for years to come. This is what a holiday romance should be!" -- Nisha Sharma author of Dating Dr. Dil