About The Book

Christmas Cookies: Book 1
Publication Date: November 2, 2021

Competitive, work-obsessed Bella Simonetti has just been fired from her high-paying job at a Manhattan law firm. At an all-time low, she returns home and helps her parents at their small-town gift shop, but the business is failing and may not make it past the Christmas holidays.

Successful landscape architect Dean Jackson is like a son to Bella’s parents. But he’s a persistent annoyance to her—he seems to have forgotten his unforgivable blunder thirteen years earlier.

When Bella transforms her parents’ gift shop into a cookie cottage, Dean’s generosity and magnetic smile are hard to resist, and those feelings of unrequited adolescent love come rushing back. But can Bella let go of the past and accept Dean for the man he is today?




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About The Author

Maria Imbalzano is a retired matrimonial lawyer who now writes full-time. Instead of drafting motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, although fascinating, she now spends her days creating memorable characters and taking them on their emotional journeys through her contemporary romance novels.

Her novel, “Unchained Memories,” won the Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers’ Award and the ACRA Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence Award. “Sworn to Forget,” the first of the four-book Sworn Sisters Series was a finalist for the illustrious RONE award as well as the Book Buyers Best Award. Her novellas, “The Blueberry Swirl Waltz” and “A Song For Another Day” each came in first in their category in the National Excellence in Story Telling contest.


Blog Tour Schedule

November 1:
1: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
2: Sea’s Nod
3: The Obsessed Reader
4: Locks, Hooks and Books
5: Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love
6: The Key Of Love
7: Booklover-Sue
8: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

November 2:
1: Andi’s Book Reviews
2: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
3: Romance Novel Giveaways
4: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
5: Bibliomanaic Aza
6: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
7: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

November 3 :
1: Long and Short Reviews
2: What Is That Book About
3: Our Town Book Reviews review
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: The Avid Reader
6: Westveil Publishing

November 4:
1: The Faerie Review
2: Literary Gold
3: All the Ups and Downs
4: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
5: Iron Canuck Reviews & More
6: Harlie’s Books review
7: Coffee and Wander Book Reviews review
8: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
9: Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
10: Girl with Pen

November 5:
1: Novels Alive review
2: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
3: Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog review
4: Maggie Blackbird review
5: Christine Young
6: So Many Books
7: Gina Rae Mitchell
8: Wake Up Your Wild Side
9: Sandra’s Book Club review

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews



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