Monica Murphy

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Narrated By: Virginia Rose, Teddy Hamilton

Duration: 7 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols, and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit—donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey Peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees than have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice, and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice is too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.


Contemporary romance, Romance

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“High-spirited heroine combined with equal parts stubborn alpha male, a sprinkle of meddling mom, and a dash of holiday cheer is what Murphy uses to create a magical masterpiece even more heartwarming than a gingerbread latte. Holidate is hands down my favorite holiday romance this year! Move over, Hallmark movies. I expect to see this one on Netflix any day now!”

Casey Quinn, author of Hot for Teacher

“Mistletoe was made for Candice & Charlie! Holidate is a fab holiday read from autobuy author Monica Murphy!”