CHRISTMAS CAKES AND KISSES: Release day blog post featuring Lara Van Hulzen!

I know that many of us say Christmas is our favorite time of year. I’m no different. Between the decorating and the cold weather, the shopping and the music, there is something magical about this time of year.

Today I’m releasing my next book in the Endicotts of Silver Bay Series, Christmas Cakes and Kisses. It’s book two in a series that highlights the four Endicott siblings. Book one, Love At Meg’s Diner, features Chet while Christmas Cakes and Kisses features his sister, Eva.

Eva is a baker and loves her job at Baylee’s Bakery. However, she wants to focus on specialty cakes and have a shop of her own. She’s accepted into a prestigious cake competition and just knows if she can win it, she’ll have the money for her own shop. She simply has to focus and ignore any distractions, including the one that has come into her life in the form of gorgeous Tyler Vance.

Tyler is a personal trainer for professional baseball player, Drew MacIntire. When Drew moved to Silver Bay to marry Baylee (you can find their story in Saving Drew) Tyler moved as well. He’s been with content with a life that requires him to be on the road most of the year, but Silver Bay draws him in and makes him think about wanting to call it home. A beautiful baker may have something to do with his decision as well.

I think my favorite part of this book was writing Tyler. He’s 6 foot 5 and a big guy. So when he is baking with Eva or helping her with kids at the Community Center, it can get comical to have him in spaces that aren’t designed for a man his size. It fits as well with how Eva feels initially. As Tyler thinks about making Silver Bay home, Eva must decide if there is room in her life for Christmas cakes and kisses.


About the Author

Writing stories since she was a young girl, Lara’s dream of being a novelist became a reality with her Men of Honor Series.

An avid reader, she worked as a book reviewer for 18 years with various organizations. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Masters of Divinity in Chaplaincy.

Lara loves tea, baseball and living in Idaho with her husband and Great Dane.

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