as myself


“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol

writing as Robin Maderich

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Another Connor Falls Christmas Novella, coming this Winter. Check back soon for details.



“The theme of winter light turns out to be a poignant one, deftly handled by the author…like glimpses of winter magic.” Four Stars – Nadine10, reviewer for OnLineBookClub.orgWinter Light

In this novella “prequel” to the Connor Falls Christmas Romance Series, Luke Hollis’ mind is set on business only, until his young and troubled daughter runs away from home and ends up in the bookstore of Allie Roberts. Allie has good cause to remember Luke–even more reason to avoid him as far as she is concerned–but little Lyddie is determined to bring the independent and solitary Allie into her and her father’s lives. When both the past and a tragic accident seem about to derail the young girl’s plans, can the true spirit of Christmas bring light back into all of their hearts?


“…sweet, romantic, exciting, wonderful…” Four Stars – JessiAnn, reviewer


Disillusioned, disgruntled and downright cranky, Eve Noel Nolan heads home for Christmas to a hometown she describes as “‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on a saccharine high.” Once there, she remembers why she has avoided the small town in Pennsylvania during the holidays as she is inundated by Christmas cheer and her gregarious, overwhelming family. After some seasonal manipulation by her good-intentioned mother, Eve becomes involved in activities she wouldn’t be caught dead performing in Manhattan, only to discover an aptitude previously unrecognized, a heartfelt connection to the past from which she has hidden, and an undeniable attraction to a handsome man bearing an improbable name.

This heartwarming story is the first in the Connor Falls Christmas Romance series.