A Snowy White Christmas
by Josie Riviera
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (sweet)
Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories.
The once successful LA swimsuit model returns to her small upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her.
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt.
Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.
But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?
All the poise and modeling classes were forgotten in the space of a second.
Fernando. Fernando. Fernando. It couldn’t be, not after all these years. She drew in a breath and held it.
He brushed a hand through his dark hair, dampened from the icy weather. “I heard you were back in town.”
She swallowed. How did a man look so put together in this type of weather? Her voice returned and matched her shaking body. “You live in Owanda?”
“I thought I did, although you’re making me question it.” He looked around, a slight smile gracing his mouth. “Remember we lived two blocks from each other?”
Except she’d lived in the double-wide trailer at the edge of a trailer park and he’d lived in a cozy bungalow with white shingles and a red front door. She looked off for a moment, needing to focus on something else, anything else. Grumpy appeared to be sleeping.
“How could I ever forget?” she asked.
Fleeting hurt dimmed his gaze, but the smile remained. “You forgot quickly, actually.” He took a step forward, seemed to think better of getting closer, and halted. “I’ve missed you.” He glanced at the parrot. “Don’t tell me, let me guess. He’s blind.”
“Does he talk?”
“No, but sometimes he sings off-key.” She looked pointedly toward the street. “Probably because he’s speechless at the terrible weather.”
Fernando laughed. “It’s not so bad here. Summers are very pleasant.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Amazon Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances. She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny Carolinas. She has three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the family dog.
Josie's an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy.
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Other Books by Josie Riviera:
Seeking Patience (Regency) http://tinyurl.com/a9nnbwy
Seeking Catherine (Tudor Novella) http://tinyurl.com/9cka84m
We'd Rather be Writing http://amzn.com/B01638N5PO
Lightning Strikes http://amzn.com/B0090MXP0Q
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