Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Romance Readers!

I LOVE authors, and a universal trait we share is how very much we love to share our stories, our special gifts, with our readers.

When I discovered Boroughs Publishing Group put together five special gift anthologies I sat down and asked the authors where their hearts were when they wrote their stories.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes compilation from the authors to my question:

Tell us what you loved most about writing your story in the anthologies.

Boroughs Publishing Group The Gift of a Wish
Boroughs Publishing Group
The Gift of a Wish

The Gift of A Wish

Longing for the perfect Christmas gift? These four poignant stories celebrate the power of discovering the heart’s truest desires.


Katy Regnery

“When my editor, Jill, suggested that I write a short story as a spin-off of By Proxy, Tess Branson was the first character who popped into my mind. She was obnoxious and forward in By Proxy, but once I asked myself the question, I couldn’t shake it: Who would want her? For whom would she be heaven? And just like that, the story of The Christmas Wish came together in my mind. The reality is – and I really, really believe this – there is someone for everyone.”

Lyn Austin

Carol of the Heart was taken from a fantasy that I’ve had for decades. An old boyfriend from high school still holds a piece of my heart and although I’ve had a wonderful life, I’ve always wondered how my life would have been different if we had ended up together. I lost my dear husband in an accident several years ago and the story began to form in my head. Carol of the Heart is about a couple in their sixties meeting again after forty years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Catherine Moore

“I love music and great lyrics. I was inspired to write Postcards from Broadway by a song called ‘Postcards from Paradise’ that was covered by one of my favorite bands (The Goo Goo Dolls). Even though there are postcards in both the song and my Lunchbox Romance, their stories are very different. I was so happy to be able to take a spark of inspiration and see it through to a finished product.”

Lynne King

Chained Reaction is about two young lovers that are torn apart by the actions of another and a love triangle involving betrayal, blame, bitterness, love and hate. How did the storyline come about, I like writing about bad boys becoming good, how events can badly affect others through no fault of their own and a mixed up bag of emotions. As for the setting, I used to live in a small town close to the river Thames and fell in love with a boat house on the water’s edge, a perfect romantic location for my two lovers to meet.”




Thanks for stopping in and checking out my Twelve Days of Christmas featuring the Authors of Boroughs Publishing Group.

We’ll feature each collection for a few days right up until Christmas.

Stay tuned, and check back for featured posts of all the excellent anthologies of Lunchbox Romances from BPG. The stories-behind-the-stories will appear with quotes from the Authors in each collection:  The Christmas Anthology, Gift of Regency, Gift of Magic, and Gift of Heart.

Check out my previous posts for the other collections.

Treat Yourself, or your favorite Romance Reader on your Holiday Gift List to an exceptional collection of stories this holiday season!

BUY LINK: The Gift of a Wish

Written by Paula Millhouse

Author Paula Millhouse Where Fantasy, Romance, and Suspense collide.

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