In this lighthearted young adult beach read about family, friendship, and fa-la-la, it's up to lovestruck teen Darby to save the spirit of a Southern town called Christmas.
Four huge disasters,
Three months of tourists,
Two gorgeous boys,
And a partridge in a palm tree
Christmas, Kentucky, is a summer tourist destination known for its holiday-themed shops, ornament-sprouting potted palms, giant Snow Globe display, and cheerful residents—including the mayor's daughter, fifteen-year-old Darby Peacher. But as Darby stumbles her way into a job at the town's run-down amusement park, Holly Jolly Land, her summer quickly goes from merry to miserable: the boy of Christmas present is absent, a boy of Christmas past is her supervisor, and the town seems to be losing its cheer as it strives to become more commercial. As she tries to sort out her love life, Darby grows positively Scroogey until she gets wrapped up in reinventing Holly Jolly Land—and the town—as the wonderlands they once were.
Tiffany Stewart's debut novel Holly Jolly Summer is brimming with humor, heart, and a sprinkling of summer romance.
Praise for Holly Jolly Summer:
“It’s the setting that shines in this well-paced debut. Christmas, Kentucky, calls to mind Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow with its range of cantankerous to surprisingly handsome denizens . . . A sweet country-tinged romance for Christmas fanatics.” —Booklist
“[A] lighthearted, plot-driven, coming-of-age novel.” —Kirkus Reviews