Book signing planned at Olivet Book & Gift

Local author Christine Johnson will do a reading and book signing of her latest published work, “Would-Be Mistletoe Wife.” The event is set for Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olivet Book and Gift in downtown Alpena.

This is Johnson’s last book with Love Inspired Historical as the publisher is closing the line.

The plot of “Would-Be Mistletoe Wife” finds widow Louise Smythe considering marriage out of fear her teaching job at a boarding school may end. But the only prospective groom in town is lighthouse keeper Jesse Hammond, and he wants children – something she may never be able to provide.

Together Louise and Jesse partner to give their town’s homeless orphans a joyous holiday, and they end up being drawn to one another.