Once Upon A Romance (A Dream Come True) Book 1
Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.
When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel's wish is to ride her mom's favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.
But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.
Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?
A heart-warming holiday romance set in "The Most Magical Place On Earth."
Praise for Once Upon A Romance
“A Christmas story that both warmed my heart and pulled at my heart strings at the same time. This story took me on not just a magical Christmas journey but also an emotional roller coaster. The characters are fun, connectable and lovable. A Christmas story to warm your heart. I highly recommend reading this story as it will put a little Christmas spirit and magic in your heart.”
Amazon 5-Star Review
“The characters in this sweet romance are complex and layered. They are well developed and helped to pull emotion from me that I wasn't necessarily feeling that day. The aunt and niece complement each other well - they are the ying to the other's yang and it was wonderful to watch the relationship grow. This is absolutely one of those romance stories that I would recommend to YA and my mom's book club. It's full of lovely visuals and brought back memories of my own travels to Disney both as a kid and as an Auntie.”
Amazon 5-Star Review
“Steel Magnolias meets Stepford Wives. Moving, powerful, enchanting, and brimming with a glorious cast of characters; this is a joy.“
“The future is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
Ann Jones knows the difference between a daydream, a fantasy, and a vision. She’s a decent, middle-class mom with a respectable husband and two kids.
And a “wild imagination.”
But what kind of decent woman imagines her husband dead, a relocation across the country, a new career, the perfect boyfriend, and most importantly, Knitting Club?
Not just any old Knitting Club. This one has rules—not one of them concerns knitting.
Ann listens to the club members’ stories, becomes entangled in their lives, obeys their rules, and keeps her suspicions to herself.
Her independent existence is an awakening. Ann Jones has changed.
So what happens when she wakes up?
Praise for The Future Memoir of Ann Jones
“It gets you dang hooked! It’s got a little bit of everything – romance, humor, mystery and suspense. The characters were vibrant and loveable and worked their way into my heart.”
“One of the most unique, fun, quirky, intriguing and delightful books I have read in some time! I broke my never-stay-up-past-10 pm rule because of this darling book.”
“The book kept me guessing until the surprising twists at the very end. I’m looking forward to Ms. Bailey’s next adventure.”