After twelve years spent building her career 
in Los Angeles, Bailey Boone returns home 
to Ministry, Alabama. Except she forgot about the ghosts of Christmas past she left behind— especially her first love, Seth.

About the Book

Bailey Boone wasn’t like the other girls in Ministry, Alabama. Her creative soul drove her from home—and Seth McKay—at eighteen. Now she’s home with a film crew to save her current Christmas project—and maybe get that promotion. But will Seth, her ghost of Christmas past, give her a reason to stay?

About Susan

I grew up in Northwest Louisiana, but have strong Cajun roots (Southern Louisiana) on both sides of my family. I live in the Atlanta suburbs with my dentist husband and near-adult children, plus a few furry creatures.

I love to cook and I adore food. I play tennis, but don’t exercise nearly enough. I write Southern romantic women’s fiction. It’s a rare day when I run short of words.


Praise for Susan's Novels

“Full of Southern charm, warmth and humor, Love, Alabama is as sweet and satisfying as homemade pie.”

—KRISTAN HIGGINS, New York Times bestselling author

“Romance readers will love Sands’s (Forever, Alabama) endearing story of family, friends, hope, and love.”

—Library Journal


“A big helping of southern charm at its best.”

—CAROLYN BROWN, New York Times bestselling author (In praise of Christmas, Alabama)


News from Susan

Winner! Winner! Debra Smith is our giveaway winner! Congrats!

Dear Friends, I hope you are all well and safe during these strange and challenging times. Authors work hard to reach readers, especially when promoting a new book. I hope to use this section on my new website to communicate any news and giveaways instead of sending out a newsletter. For now. I’ll funnel social media friends…

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