First, thank you, readers, who took a chance on Opal’s Jubilee last week! I’m glad you had the opportunity to pick up her story at a discount. I hope you enjoy reading about Opal and Josh.
And (drum roll, please!) here’s the cover of my Christmas novella, Christmas Hope, book 4 in The Appalachian Foothills series. It’s a bit of a departure from my previous covers, in part because while the story has plenty of issues, it’s, well, a Christmas story. It’s slated for a solo release on October 23rd. But the big news is that I’m honored to have been invited to participate in a 10-author box set of Christmas novellas, called Romancing Christmas! It will launch on November 3. It’s going to be a great deal: 10 holiday novellas for 99¢! You can’t beat that! So you’ll have two methods of accessing my book; I hope you’ll take advantage of one or the other!
Here’s the back cover copy for Christmas Hope:
Sam Bledsoe prefers his reclusive existence. A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over his head and food on the table—and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. But when a woman faints on her way from neighbor Maggie Ross’s house, he doesn’t hesitate. He rushes to help while grappling with memories of the incident that burned him so badly.
Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. The father of her unborn baby showed his true colors when he showed her the door. The apartment she has lined up isn’t available until the first of the year, and with Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. Becca appeals to her no-nonsense sister for help, but Maggie, unaware of Becca’s pregnancy, chooses that moment to dish out some tough love.
When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, their battered hearts collide. In a moment of holiday magic, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. And will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all? ♥
Again, thank you, readers and fans!