Christmas Countdown Book Blast! Driving Miss Darcy, a Delicious Christmas Rom-Com by Gigi Blume

Welcome to my annual Christmas Countdown Book Blast! During the month of December, I indulge in reading my favorite fiction: Christmas stories! So for the entire month and for The Twelve Days of Christmas, December 25 through January 6th, I will post a new book each day to help get you in the holiday spirit.  This is a combination of New Release Spotlights and the Christmas Countdown Blitz hosted by the lovely ladies at Loving the Book.  In addition, I’m offering free downloads of my Christmas short story Ino’s Love in ebook and audio. To claim your digital copy visit the book’s download page here. For an audiobook copy send me an email at indicating whether you want a US or UK download code. Either way, you’ll be subscribing to my monthly newsletter where I feature book news and giveaways. You’re free to unsubscribe at any time. Happy holiday reading!

Day 27, Book 27

51SjX4yLW-L3 days til Christmas

2 unlikely traveling companions

1 zippy little dog

Georgia Darcy never asked to be a movie star’s little sister but nothing will keep her from getting to her brother’s wedding on Christmas Day. Even if Mother Nature thwarts her traveling plans.

When all flights cancel, she’s unexpectedly paired with a chronically unlucky rideshare and his overly cute dog, finding that turbulence isn’t exclusive to airplanes. Especially when it comes to her feelings.

Wyatt Silva, flat broke and fresh out of options, embarks on a detour road trip alongside delightfully sweet Georgia, who not only stumbles over his dog, but also into his heart.

Doomed with nutty disasters of ridiculous proportions, the cockeyed couple is forced to find creative means to trek it across the country. Will they find romance along the way or will a few secrets and a sleigh full of questions prevent them from jingling all the way home in time for the holidays?

Sleet, snow, and a Winnebago. It’ll take a Christmas miracle to navigate their stormy attraction to one another and reach Pemberley for Christmas.

If you love cute dogs, living nativities, mistletoe kisses, and all the Christmas feels, spend an afternoon snuggled up with Georgia, Wyatt, and Reeses the Jack Russell Terrier in Driving Miss Darcy.

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About the Author

Gigi is a hopeless musical theatre nerd and sucker for happily ever afters. Former professional wedding singer turned word-slinger, Gigi lives in Southern California with her personal chef…er…husband and two weird and awesome teenagers. When Gigi’s not writing like a crazy woman or hanging out with other authors on Instagram, she likes to binge-watch Doctor Who and spend all her free cash on Broadway shows and books.

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Morrison Hall: An Historic Mansion Dressed Up for the Holidays


Each year, Morrison Hall, the mansion that is the showpiece of Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) in Middletown, New York, is decorated for the holidays by a dedicated cadre of gardeners, artists, and  visionaries from the Middletown Garden Lovers Club. On any day, the house itself is gorgeous, carefully maintained in its original design, and well kept and cared for with pride, but for a short week or so in December it’s transformed into a spectacular Christmas wonderland with a new theme each year. This year’s name is “Holidays Across the States.” It doesn’t disappoint.

The mansion is a special place for me. I work at the College in the Wellness Center, am able to visit it at will, and almost always take a short cut for a quick tour when crossing campus. It’s the setting for one of my works-in-progress, which takes place in Hyde Park, NY, and was inspired by the much more famous Vanderbilt Mansion. One day, while passing Morrison Hall, it occurred to me that I should relocate the building to Hyde Park and make it the setting for my novel. I was familiar with it and it’s much more beautiful than Vanderbilt. What a liberating thing, moving twentieth century mansions across counties in my mind. One of the joys of being a writer.

I was fortunate to tour the mansion yesterday, the first day of viewing, when the crowd was thin, so no rushing and no obstructions. Each of the downstairs rooms is decorated. All include their own tree.

Upon entry, the FOYER was decked out in a Texan theme called “Howdy Y’all.”

This display included a reference to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mission Control in Houston, where the crew tracks Santa’s progress as he heads for Morrison Hall. Continue reading