A Sweet Holiday Story for You

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I wrote The Accidental Christmas three years ago after a trip to the Christmas tree lot with my then-five-year-old Lil Dude. We told him that he would get to pick the tree he wanted and as we followed him between rows of trees hoping and praying he wouldn’t pick the tallest tree, he surprised us by picking a tree his size, about three feet tall.

Anyway, when we got home and admired the small tree as it stood in its rightful spot looking kinda dwarfed by all that space, I knew I had to write a story to mark the occasion.

The story that emerged is what I’d call heartwarming with some angsty moments along the way and you can download it for free by clicking on the image below. No steamy scenes here, though, but I hope you like it!

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THE ACCIDENTAL CHRISTMAS

Sometimes, second chances come when you least expect it

When a marriage of convenience ends in scandal, single mother Cameron Thomas must now make a life for herself and her deaf son in a small seaside town where years ago, she’d been happiest.

But even as she struggles to adjust to a life that’s far from the lifestyle she once knew, it’s forgiving herself that’s turning out to be the toughest thing to do, made even harder when her path crosses with the man whose love she gave up so long ago.

 

Book Mail

My latest book mail this week is Strawberry Wine by Darly Jamison, winner of Kensington Publishing’s contest on Wattpad.  Darly was one of the first people who welcomed me to the free reading platform years ago and we spent many long nights chatting about books and plots and life.  It’s wonderful to see and hold her first book in my hands, and I hear it’s available at my local bookseller, too.

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It’s so pretty, I had to give it a proper photo shoot!

Here’s the blurb:

How do you know if a first love is made to last?

Addison Monroe was eighteen when she fell for Jake Grady, a college student working on her family’s farm for the summer. With his sapphire eyes and killer smile, Jake could have had any girl in Lakeside, Georgia. But he wanted Addy, and for those brief, wonderful months—before circumstances drove them irrevocably apart—they belonged to each other.

Ten years later, Addy is engaged to a doctor and working in Atlanta as a physician’s assistant. Life feels full and satisfying. Yet memories of that long-ago summer and wine-flavored kisses are hard to shake. On a return visit to Lakeside, Addy crosses paths with Jake again, and soon finds herself at an unexpected crossroads. So much has changed, and Addy has chosen another route. And the magic of first love can never be rekindled…can it?