Tuesday, October 20, 2020

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: This Christmas by Laurie Winter @lauriew_author#Giveaway @ERomNews #TCPrism #Holidays #RomanticSuspense


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This Christmas
(The North Star Series #1)
By Laurie Winter
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 240Pages
October 20, 2020

'A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.'

Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.

Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.

While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.

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Out of the corner of his eye, he admired her beautiful face. Only a few fine lines were displayed on her otherwise smooth skin. She had striking cheekbones, and the rosy color filling the area below them gave her a youthful glow. Her good looks were well-developed—like a photograph, crisp and vivacious. “This might be a rude question, but how old were you when you had Alex and Marco? You don’t look old enough to have sons that age.”

Her cheeks flushed crimson. “That’s not rude when you frame it like that. I was twenty. Too young. But Luis and I made a life together and a family. If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t do anything different.”

“Maggie and I were twenty-one when we got married.” His chest squeezed as he said her name. “Kenna was an unplanned blessing.”

“And a blessing she is.” Celia held onto her mug with both hands and lifted it to her lips.

“We both were very lucky to have an early start with our spouses.” Swallowing hard, he pushed down his emotions.

“When my husband died, I was so unprepared. I had three boys who were still fairly young and needed discipline. I started working full-time because of a delay in the insurance settlement from his accident.” Sniffling, she stared straight ahead through the windshield. “I know you must think I’ve acted unreasonable about Marco and aggressive at pushing to find Alex, but Luke, those boys are my life.”

“I understand.” He fought the urge to touch and comfort her. After their almost kiss, he didn’t trust himself not to give in to temptation. One taste, and he’d be lost. A risk he couldn’t take. Not now, when his soul was as transparent as a ghost.


About the Author

Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.

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1 comment:

bn100 said...

nice cover