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Title: Getting Hitched In Pumpkin City

Author: International Bestselling Author-Annee Jones

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self-Published by Annee Jones

Released: November 30, 2022

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Event planner and newcomer to town Alexis Sanders is launching her business, Pumpkin Parties, in Pumpkin City after inheriting her great-uncle’s ramshackle farmhouse. It’s just the fresh start she needs after getting dumped by her boyfriend who decided he’d rather date her best friend instead. Now she’s got four Valentine’s Day weddings already on the books.

However, things don’t go according to plan when all the couples start fighting and several of the would-be brides and grooms even threaten to call off the nuptials altogether. Alexis is desperate for the cash she needs to fix up her new home, so she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure everyone gets happily hitched on schedule.

When she stops at the bookstore, Read Between the Vines, to bone up on relationship advice from the “experts,” she’s distracted by the handsome owner, a professor who also teaches poetry part-time at the local college. Perhaps Professor Connor Donovan might know the secret to love that lasts?


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Annee Jones Bio:

Annee Jones is an International Bestselling Author of romance, fantasy, and mystery. She is passionate about writing stories where dreams come true and love wins!

Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she is honored to help her clients navigate through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.

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Excerpts from Getting Hitched in Pumpkin City

Excerpt #1 ( 122 Words)

The lighting wasn’t good but the house did appear quite large and spacious from what she could tell from the exterior. And even better, it sat on an untouched acre of land that was also now apparently hers. She could hardly imagine the peace and quiet there. The inheritance came as a complete surprise, especially since she’d never met her Uncle Benjamin. She understood him to have been her grandmother’s younger wayward brother who’d had some rift with the family. Since her mother passed away from breast cancer two years ago and she was an only child, Alexis was the man’s last living relative, meaning that Uncle Benjamin’s property in Pumpkin City would now be hers to do with as she pleased.

Excerpt #2 ( 235 Words)

“I can’t believe someone would abandon this sweet guy,” Alexis murmured as the animal fondly licked her hand.

Cassidy shook her head. “It never ceases to amaze me when people don’t consider the welfare of their pets. Apparently, Cheesecake’s previous owners relocated across the country and just left him outside in their backyard to fend for himself. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe dehydration when he arrived at the shelter.”

“Well, you’ve done an amazing job fostering him,” Alexis said. “I remember when you first brought him home and how thin and sad he looked. Now you’re all fattened up and feeling like your old self again, right boy?” She gazed into the dog’s big brown eyes as he happily chewed his treat.

“Now we need to get you feeling like your old self again, too,” said Cassidy, giving her a pointed look.

Alexis sighed and tugged her blue knit winter hat with the pom-pom on top lower over her ears. She’d had the thing for years but it was warm and always made her smile when she put it on. “I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen,” she muttered, rising and walking to the locker’s open bay. She surveyed the piles of boxes left for them to move into the truck bed. Cassidy joined her side and flicked her blond dreadlocks over her shoulder. The tips nearly reached her waist. “

Excerpt #3 ( 209 Words)

“That I can understand,” Alexis replied. She lifted another box into the truck bed and rubbed her sore biceps. “Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me lately. I owe you like a thousand dinners.”

“No you don’t. Like I said, this is mutually beneficial. Not to mention, what Griffin and Lauren did to you was just shocking. I thought I knew her well enough at least, but not as well as you did of course, since you guys were in the same sorority together and I didn’t do the Greek thing.”

Tears pricked Alexis’s eyes and she blinked rapidly, willing them not to spill over.

She’d cried enough as it was without adding more to the pot.

“Guess you can say she did me a favor. Catching her and Griffin in bed together at his apartment last year made me realize who my true friends were. Namely, you.”

She paused to rearrange the boxes to make room for those that were left and wiped a stray tear away with her gloved hand before turning back to her friend and reaching over to give her a quick hug. She wondered if Cassidy could even feel the squeeze considering the thick down-filled puffer coats they were both wearing.

Excerpt #4 (162 Words)

Alexis looked down at Cheesecake, who’d made it halfway through his bone during their afternoon conversation. He thumped his tail. “Don’t worry, boy,” she said, kneeling again to pet the dog’s soft coat of fur. “My building doesn’t allow pets but the landlord knows I’m moving out and I talked him into letting you come over tonight after promising to give my apartment a thorough cleaning before I leave. Tomorrow, you’ll get to tag along with us on a little road trip to my new house in Pumpkin. Your foster mom’s such a good friend for helping. I hope I can do something to repay her for her kindness someday. I’m going to do my absolute best to turn my new house into the kind of place where people want to come to celebrate the special moments in their life. I’ll bet we could both use some of that positive energy, can’t we?” The dog yipped and licked her knee in response.