The Clause in Christmas

The Clause in Christmas Summary

An unexpected inheritance. A pesky clause in the will. And 25 days to avoid falling in love….

Cassie Hayward hates Christmas. Especially this year.

No job. Flat broke. And an ex most definitely on the naughty list.

The unexpected inheritance of a charming Victorian cottage in the small town of Poppy Creek may be the Christmas miracle Cassie needs.

Except for one itty-bitty problem: a clause in the will.

To inherit the house, Cassie must complete a series of festive tasks every day in December leading up to Christmas. All overseen by the handsome, Christmas-loving lawyer Luke Davis.

Luke is as strong and steady as the bespoke furniture he crafts as a hobby. He has to be. Stepping into his late father's shoes as the town lawyer comes with a sleigh full of responsibilities. Which means the captivating stranger collecting her inheritance is a distraction he can't afford.

Sparks fly as the unlikely pair complete the daily tasks, but will the wounds from their pasts—and a surprising visitor—steal their chance for a happily ever after?

Discover your new favorite small town in this feel-good series that's much more fun when read in order.


An original recipe.
A copy of the Christmas Calendar so you can follow along with Cassie.
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Book Reviews


Beautiful Christmas Book5 star

This is a book to read by the fire and next to the Christmas 🎄 tree. It is heart warming and a feel good romance. I LOVED ❤️❤️❤️ IT‼️‼️‼️55


The Clause in Christmas4 star

What a delightful and very heartwarming Christmas story! Just loved the following Luke an Rachel’s adventure!45


Loved it!5 star

I really enjoyed this Christmas love story and I didn’t want it to end!55


The Clause…5 star

This was one of the best Christmas books I have read in awhile! The characters were all interesting and the storyline kept me going all the way to the end. I think it would make a wonderful Hallmark movie, hopefully maybe it will happen one day. I highly recommend reading this book:)55


Great book!!!5 star

Great story and characters! Loved the entire book: the people, places, and the supporting backstory was well written. Brava!55


The Clause in Christmas5 star

This book was filled with feel good moments and difficult moments and both filled my heart with hope and thankfulness. The warm and witty dynamic between friends and family brought “real life” to life with a perfect HEA. Reading a clean, happy ending book is a gift to an avid reader like me. Look forward to reading more from this author.55

Clean romancer

The clause in Christmas4 star

Liked it a lot. Almost gave up when Cassie didn’t give her mother the boot, but turned out fine.45


So good!5 star

If you’re looking for a feel good, charming Christmas story this is a must read! It was good in so many ways!55


The Clause In Christmas5 star

Couldn’t stop reading this engaging story that combines hearts being healed and the start of new friendships as well as a love story.55


Heartwarming5 star

A warm, uplifting holiday story.55

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