No matter what your faith is, the period from Thanksgiving to New Years is a time of celebration and a time for thanking all the people who enrich your life—whether it’s family, friends, or someone as distant and important as your garbage collector (Think what your life would be like without them hauling away your trash each week.)
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my readers and everyone else who’s supported my career this year—most especially Gwynlyn MacKenzie, Heidi Luchterhand, and Elizabeth Walls. I couldn’t have released six books in eight months without you.
I’m also especially grateful to all my fans who’ve left such wonderful reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Many readers don’t realize how important reviews are for helping a book succeed. So thank you to those who’ve taken the time to let other readers know when you’ve enjoyed one of my stories.
On November 29th, I’ll be guest blogging at http://alliancemg.com/angels/ about some of the angels in my life. Stop by and find out who they are. If you leave a comment and tell everyone in a hundred words or less who one of your angels is, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a $100 VISA gift card for your angel. And if you do it on November 29th, I won’t feel like a lonely loser. 🙂
A few weeks ago, I published a holiday release, No Exchanges, No Returns, which features a set a fraternal twins who are each other’s angels and who truly understand the meaning of selfless giving. It’s a twist on O. Henry’s Christmas tale, The Gift of the Magi
I hope everyone enjoys this story and has a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters . . .
Dr. David Lambert and his wife, Brianna, received the ultimate Christmas gift from her fraternal twin. They gratefully
accepted it, of course, because everyone knows you can’t return a baby like an itchy sweater. Yet, that’s essentially what Brianna does when she has a meltdown and unexpectedly divorces David. She runs from their home in Redemption, Pennsylvania, and leaves their surrogate—her sister, Casey—pregnant with his little bundle.
When David chose her beautiful twin over her, Casey McIntyre hid her hurt behind a wall of sarcasm. Now that her sister has divorced her husband, it’s increasingly difficult to remember why the hunky pediatrician is supposed to be
off limits—especially since Brianna doesn’t seem to want him or care if Casey and he get involved.
David always liked and admired his selfless ex-sister-in-law–despite that the sassy preschool teacher is always busting his chops. Consequently, after his wife bails on marriage and motherhood, it’s only natural he turns to Casey for sympathy. Unfortunately, the exasperating pixie becomes more irresistible with each day she carries his child. He already mistook lust for love once and jumped way too fast into marriage. He’s not about to botch up his life that way again.
Casey wants whatever happiness she can grab, whether it’s temporary or not. The only problem is, if she lets herself love her baby (or David), what will happen to her when her sister inevitably realizes her mistake and returns to Redemption?
I’m especially looking forward to Christmas this year because my son and daughter-in-law will be bringing my grandson home for the holidays. Sammy will be turning three a few days before, so he’s at an age when Christmas is an extra magical time. I’m very grateful I’ll be able to share it with him.
Please share how you’ll all be celebrating your holiday and what will make it extra special this year!