Christmas in July During a Pandemic

Today my newest contemporary romance novel, In the Sweet Midwinter, is available for preorder on Amazon.

For several years, I’ve wanted to write a Christmas romance. I love everything about the season. I especially loved celebrating Christmas in England when I lived there, and I knew I had to share that experience with others at some point.

Enter COVID-19. With life so radically altered, I had more time than ever to write, and I decided to go full steam ahead into Christmas. I cranked up the holiday tunes and infused the air with essential oils like Mistletoe and Winter Mint. I stopped short of putting up a tree, but I was tempted a few times to deck my halls.

Even though it felt surreal to be swimming in Christmas during such a challenging time, it also provided a sense of comfort and joy. Losses still happened, some heartbreakingly close to home. Writing a Christmas romance wasn’t a shield from the suffering and unrest in the world, but it was a balm in quieter moments.

Reading has been my refuge since I was a child, and my goal with In the Sweet Midwinter – more than any other book I’ve written – is to provide readers with a chance to relax, detach, smile, and maybe even laugh as they enjoy a taste of Christmas in the U.K.

I hope all of you can find a source of comfort and joy at this time, whatever it may be. Stay well. Stay safe. And thank you for reading!

Follow this link to preorder In the Sweet Midwinter.

All four books in the Richer in Love series are currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimted.

About F. E. Greene

F. E. Greene has been telling stories with words for more than twenty years. She is the author of multiple series including contemporary romance (Richer in Love), time-travel romance (Love Across Londons), and fantasy adventure (By Eyes Unseen). Her first non-fiction book, Writing Brighter, is a primer for young writers. A novelist, songwriter, poet, and photographer, she has taught young journalists and coached creative writers in both scholastic and volunteer settings. Greene's novels blend feel-good romance, mild suspense, a touch of whimsy, and her steadfast affection for all things British.
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