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Sunday Snippet: The Whoops, It’s Monday Edition

Yup, I spaced it, and I swear it’s not because I’m turning 69 years old today (I hear the cheers and good wishes, thank you!). Rather it was because I turned my computer off before I started getting ready for a family birthday celebration and just never turned it back on.  I rarely do that, but I put everything, except preparing for a day with sister and the kids out of my head and focused entirely on celebration. It was nice.

So today, you get book promotion, which certainly saves you time and me, too. Next week (October 2-6), Liz and I will be on retreat, so we’ll be posting updates on FB and Instagram and maybe one or two here, so stay tuned.

The Fireman’s Christmas Wish releases on October 18 and is up for pre-order, so if you haven’t gone to your favorite e-book retailer to grab a copy, I hope you do. Becker Lange is one of my favorite heroes as is Harley Cole. Their story was a joy to write and rather cathartic in some ways. Here’s the blurb:

Her heart is wide open, but he’s nailed his shut.

Preschool teacher Harley Cole has always viewed life through rose-colored glasses. With a career she loves, friends she enjoys, and a home that is her haven, there’s only one thing missing—finding her soul mate. As the holidays approach, Harley is inspired to help her former high school crush rediscover his holiday joy. It’s just a good deed…until the feelings she thought were gone come rushing back.

Fire Chief Becker Lange returns home to River’s Edge with a heavy heart. His divorce has emotionally ravaged him, leaving him more confused than ever about what women want. So to protect himself from another failure, he closes his heart. And then Harley Cole makes him a flirty dare that she can help him overcome the holiday blues. Beck’s not sure he wants to, but Harley’s a hard woman to tell no.

Can the magic of Christmas and a sweet stray kitten bring these two lonely souls together?

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Gratitude for this week: Son is home from business travel, great day with sister for our birthdays, nice chat with my brother this week, took the time to get my hair colored and trimmed, 50th high school reunion was fun–so good to see so many old school mates.

Stay well, stay safe, hang on to your mask–we’ll need them again, be kind, and most all, mes amies, stay grateful,