Finding the Spirit of the Season in Unlikely Places - Mo Fanning Author
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Finding the Spirit of the Season in Unlikely Places

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The holidays are fast approaching, and I’m excited to share my latest book that gets at the heart of what Christmas is really all about. ‘Ghosted’ is (like Die Hard) one of those Christmas books that people might argue isn’t a Christmas book. But it’s set over the holidays, there’s someone playing Santa and there’s a bucket load of glitter and tinsel, so you be the judge.

‘Ghosted’ tale that follows two downtrodden New Yorkers who unexpectedly cross paths aboard a Christmas cruise. In the company of 3,000 gay men, all in the mood to party.

Silas, a former department store Santa who has just lost his job, and Ellen, a small-town waitress who’s been let go, both book last-minute tickets out of desperation and a need for change. Amongst the eccentric passengers and festive chaos, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them.

I was hooked from the first page and was kept guessing until the end...

I wanted to capture the magic of the season in an original way. Rather than relying on tired tropes, Ghosted explores more meaningful themes of acceptance, hope, and finding the light during dark times. Both Silas and Ellen help each other reflect, rediscover their self-worth, and embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

The story shows that holiday spirit can be found in even the unlikeliest of places if you keep an open heart. While there’s plenty of humor and holiday mishaps as Silas and Ellen navigate the wacky ship together, their journey ultimately highlights that the greatest gifts of all are love, friendship, and being true to yourself.

I hope readers find this offbeat holiday tale uplifting and come away reminded that embracing life’s unpredictability can be the start of something beautiful.

Wishing you all a holiday season filled with the spirit of joyful possibility ahead!

By Mo Fanning

Mo Fanning is a British author of dark romantic comedies including the Book of the Year nominated bestseller 'The Armchair Bride', 'Rebuilding Alexandra Small' and 2022's hit holiday romcom 'Ghosted'.

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