By Kalayna Marie

Booked for Christmas

Christmas Romance Novella

She’s sworn off men.

Jana Thomas has bad luck with men. When she returns to her hometown after the latest painful heartbreak, she’s seeking solace and a fresh start. Getting a job at the local bakery is her first step towards moving on.

He’s not looking for love.

Alex Hall is still grieving the loss of his wife and newborn son two years later. He’s barely staying afloat while trying to keep his late wife’s bookstore open and take care of his two daughters.

They’re stuck together.

After butting heads at their first meeting, Jana finds herself stuck designing a booth for the annual Harmony Christmas Festival with none other than the handsome—yet irksome—widower, Alex.

Can they set aside their differences long enough to create Christmas magic, and maybe even find some of their own?

A heartwarming tale of rediscovering love, Booked for Christmas is filled with the aroma of freshly baked treats, laughter, the heartbreak of loss, and the joy of newfound connections.

  – Parent loss
  – Spouse loss
  – Child loss
  – Anxiety
  – Eating Disorder
  – Cheating (not MCs)


meet the Author

Kalayna Marie

Kalayna is a full-time author. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, playing with her two boys, or playing Scrabble with her husband.

 After over a decade of putting her writing dreams on hold, Kalayna is pursuing the author life she always wanted. Her debut novella, Booked for Christmas, is available now!


I wasn’t looking for anything, but somehow, I’ve ended up here. My friendship with Alex has been nothing short of beautiful, and I have no intention of ruining that. Falling in love is not in the plans.

Would it be so bad?

No. Loving Alex would be easy. Too easy.

– Jana thomas, Booked for Christmas

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