It feels like I was just telling you about A Love to Treasure, and now I’m talking about the second book in the series, A Christmas Homecoming, which will technically release on Sept. 30th, but I’m calling it an Oct. 1st release date. :) Yes, I’m a little nuts, but I was orininally told Oct. 1st, then I saw on Amazon it says Sept. 30th. LOL
I wanted to share this with you before the release date because if you pre-order you get a discount. Who doesn’t love a good deal. :)
I was recently in Nashville at the ACFW conference and for the price of a vanilla latte at the hotel I could have bought my new book twice! I wasn’t very happy about that, but the coffee was great, and I needed the caffeine infusion without having to venture into the hot and muggy atmosphere outside the hotel.
What does this have to do with my book you might be wondering. Well, not much except, anyone who has read my books, knows that coffee shops and coffee are always a part of my stories. I can’t help myself. The Christmas book features one of my favorite coffee shops in Oregon, Sister’s Coffee. The atmosphere is so inviting, they play Christian music, and they have gluten free treats. :)
Imagine this setting above with snow in the trees, on the roof and some on the ground and you will see a scene a A Christmas Homecoming. Here is a blurb about the story.
Can the mystery of Christmas unite two hurting hearts?
Bailey Calderwood gives all she has to her job as an interior design assistant, but her best isn’t good enough for her demanding, bed-ridden boss. For some unexplained reason Mona has turned against her. At least not everyone is out to get her. A mysterious admirer is sending her cards and flowers. Could it be her boss’s son who’s recently returned home in time for the holidays?
Stephen Belafonte rushes home from France to be with his mother after her stroke and is surprised by the rift between his mom and Bailey, her assistant. When his mom demands he fire Bailey, he’s torn between respecting his mother’s wishes and doing what’s best for the family business. Can Stephen find a way to heal the rift in his family as well his own heart, or will he be forced to let Bailey go?
A Short Excerpt
BAILEY CALDERWOOD PULLED THE KNIT HAT her mother had given her last Christmas lower on her head as freezing wind whipped her long hair, tossing it into her face. Wind whistled between the tall ponderosa pines that surrounded her employer’s house near Sunriver, Oregon.
Why had she agreed to move to Mona Belafonte’s home? On a good day her employer was difficult to please, but now that she’d had a stroke, most of the time she was impossible. Not that Bailey blamed the woman for being difficult. She had to be frustrated and angry at her situation and slow recovery.
Bailey needed to take care of her task quickly and get back to the house. Mona didn’t like to be alone. Thankfully the youngest of the Belafonte brothers was returning from France next week in time for the holidays. From what she’d been told, he worked with the design side of the business as well as the construction side, and she was hoping having him here would brighten Mona’s mood and speed her recovery. The task of freshening his cabin should go fast. But since it had been closed up for the past two-and-a-half-years, there’d probably be a good deal of dust to contend with.
Crunching metal and shattering glass punctuated the early afternoon air. Bailey’s stomach clenched, and her pulse jumped. Oh no! The noise had come from the direction of the road. Snow nipped at her ankles as she jogged along the driveway that wove through the woods to the road.
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