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Did you know this is happening today?!! TODAY is the release of THE PERFECT LOVE SONG.

Updated: Jan 30, 2022

TODAY is the release of  . . .


A Christmas 🌲 Story 

Christmas in October!

Just in time for Christmas, escape with a perfect love song, a perfect love story, and a perfect dose of holiday magic. ON SALE TODAY! 

The Perfect Love Song Newsletter Oct 8, 2019

My Dear Readers


Can one song save a life?

This Christmas story has been close to my heart for over a decade! Last year, I picked it up again and like all stories we delve into a decade later, it was a different tale to me. I wanted to expand, deepen and add to it. So that is what I’ve done!

Now the novella is an expanded edition with bonus content and new scenes. It was a great thrill to enter back into the lives of Jimmy and Jack, and their music. It was a joy to again discover Kara and Charlotte, and to immerse myself in the romance and mystery of the Claddagh Myth of Ireland. 

Join me on a journey of music, lost love, myth, and a Christmas miracle or two that will lead our characters to the love they were meant to find. 

Bonus Content ❄ Included:  

  • Shortbread Recipe

  • Charlotte's Southern Garland

  • The Legend of the Claddagh Ring

  • The Story Behind the Story

  • Discussion Questions

  • An excerpt from the novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis


Patti Callahan Henry 

The Claddagh Ring 

The myth of the Claddagh ring is one of my favorites—it is about the vulnerable strength of undying loyalty, friendship, and love. Learn more about the history of the Claddagh ring—"The Legend of the Claddagh Ring" and The Story Behind the Story" included in the book.


A Christmas Story

A perfect gift 🧧 for the upcoming holidays. 🎁  

Available in e-book, hardcover, audiobook, and audio CD formats. 



“This charming and romantic novel by the author of Driftwood Summer and Between the Tides will appeal to women's fiction fans and romance readers.” Library Journal, starred review

“This heartwarming story of love and pain is written in narrative, as though the reader is outside looking in. Irish proverbs supplement the beginning of several chapters, adding to a mystical touch in the writing. Vivid descriptions of the Southern country where the brothers grew up as well as the lush Irish geography really help place the reader right in the story.”

New York Journal of Books

“[T]he conflict begs for a miraculous Christmas resolution, and Callahan doesn’t disappoint. . . .Told by a folksy narrator, this slim novel has the feel of a holiday-season made-for-TV movie. An attached discussion guide rounds the book out nicely, even for the solitary reader.”—Booklist

"Patti Callahan Henry is quickly becoming one of my favorites." —Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author

 “Her characters are so real, you feel as if you’ve known them a very long time.” —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed 

“Patti Callahan Henry’s The Perfect Love Song is a wonderfully romantic and inspiring novel about love and redemption that sings with emotional truth. An essential read by a master storyteller.”

—Cassandra King, New York Times bestselling author of Same Sweet Girls 

“I fell in love with both Patti Callahan Henry and her work. The Perfect Love Song is a lyrical and heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness. Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.” —Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad 

The Perfect Love Song

A Christmas Story

From the Author— 

"Every Christmas season we can find ourselves asking what is most important, who is most important. We can get lost in the chaos, the frivolity, and even the beauty of the season.  But what happens when our hearts quiet?  What opens up when our souls reach for what lasts?  I hope this story allows you to answer those questions for yourself."

Book Summary  

From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry comes a perfect Christmas tale of love lost and found. Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination wedding in Ireland.

Unlike his brother, Jimmy never expected to fall in love. But he feels a sense of peace and happiness whenever he’s around Kara’s best friend, Charlotte—which has him wondering what he’s missing. Over Thanksgiving, Jimmy and Charlotte write a song while sitting together on the back porch. When the band sings it at a Christmas concert the next night, Jimmy insists it’s the perfect love song—but a manager for another famous duo is adamant that it’s the perfect Christmas song. Before Jimmy knows what’s happening, he’s on tour with the hottest country band around and suddenly everyone knows his name.

But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from those he loves—especially Charlotte. Only a Christmas miracle—or two—will be able to lead Jimmy back to Ireland, to his brother, and to love.

Other Book 📚 News 

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Check out all the recent BECOMING MRS. LEWIS events, news, accolades, interviews, videos, and podcast on my Blog.  Grab the novel to accompany the podcast. 

Available in Hardcover, e-book, audiobook, and MP3CD formats.

A hardcover copy makes for an impressive holiday gift! Buy the Book: Becoming Mrs. Lewis

The Favorite Daughter

Thanks to everyone for coming out and joining me for THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER fantastic book tour!    Available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, large print, and audiobook. 

Stay abreast of all the recent events, news,  accolades, interviews and podcast on my Blog, as well as, the WAM's latest events. Buy the Book: The Favorite Daughter

Episode Two Out Today! 

WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN PART II —with Douglas Gresham ( after Joy's cancer )

Behind the Scenes of Becoming

Mrs. Lewis 🎧🔊 Podcast Series 

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About the Author

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the historical fiction, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Southern Contemporary Fiction) was released June 4, 2019. Patti's holiday Christmas Novella THE PERFECT LOVE SONG is available now. 

A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More

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