November

CELEBRATING HOLIDAY ROMANCE STORIES

11-17-18 – Sue Moorcroft “A Christmas Gift”

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spotlight on Second Chance Christmas by Kristin Wallace

I get to do a special "guest" post this month as we celebrate holiday romances. My latest Christmas romance launched as part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 box set (which you can download for only 99 cents), but now I am publishing my story as a single title. 

SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS is part of my Palm Cove Tales series. It’s the follow-up to the Heiress Games trilogy, which launched this spring. This tale features desperate single mom, Mia Reynolds, the cousin of security expert Damon Grant (who appeared in the Heiress Games books). Mia has been hiding a very big secret about her daughter and now the truth is about to be revealed. 


Ten years ago, Mia Reynolds and Winthrop Barrington spent one magical Christmas together. Until lies and manipulation at the hands of Win’s wealthy family tore them apart and left Mia to raise a daughter on her own. Now, both of them have returned to their hometown of Palm Cove, Florida. Once they uncover the truth about what happened, can Mia and Win rediscover the love they once lost and celebrate a Second Chance Christmas with their daughter?

Now here’s an excerpt from Chapter 1…

Mia eventually left Damon and Riley, who were hanging up posters in her new room, while she went back to get the last box from her car. 
Serena met her at the bottom of the stairs. “Oh, you haven’t changed yet?”
            Mia frowned. “Why would I change now? I’ve been moving and there’s still a lot to sort out.”
“Yes, but you can’t conduct an interview looking like that.” Serena wrinkled her nose. “Not the best first impression.”
Mia gaped in astonishment. “What interview?”
“For your new job, of course.” Serena smiled as though she’d done the world a favor.
“What new job?” Mia looked over at her sister for an explanation, since Serena seemed to be speaking in code.
Chloe grinned. “She has a great opportunity lined up for you.”
“She does?” Mia swiveled back toward Serena. “You do?”
“An old friend of mine recently moved back to town to take over his family’s company and he’s in need of a new executive assistant,” Serena said. “The previous one who worked for his grandfather retired, too.”
“And he’s willing to hire me, just like that? No interview or anything?” Mia asked, amazed that a job offer was being laid out on the table so easily. Even more amazing, the job offer came courtesy of Serena Douglas. “Why are you so willing to help me anyway?”
“Why shouldn’t I help you?”
Because it was Serena Douglas, and she never went out of her way to do anything nice. 
Her sister seemed to understand what Mia was thinking because Chloe sidled closer. “I know it’s weird, but just go with it.”
Serena looked over at her. “Why is my job offer weird?”
“You’re not exactly known for your charitable nature,” Chloe said, her voice full of sarcasm.
Serena straightened, her “off with their heads” look in full force. “I’m workingon that, all right?”
Chloe grinned and shook her head. “I know, but you’re gonna have to give the rest of us time to catch up to the new you.”
“This is what I get for trying to be nice,” Serena murmured, before turning to Mia. “Listen, the job offer is real, and yes, he’s willing to hire you. Actually, Win said he knew you, and wanted to help out.”
Mia almost fell over. “Win? As in Winthrop Barrington?”
Serena stared at her in confusion. “Yes, that’s right. You know him? Well, of course, you probably do know who he is. The Barringtons are one of the most prominent families in town. His grandmother’s family is just as important.”
Panic gripped her like a vise. Win Barrington was living in Palm Cove again? He was supposed to be working for some big corporation in New York. That was the only reason she’d agreed to move back home. “I can’t work for him!” 
“Well, why not?” Serena began to look insulted. “You have an objection to a regular paycheck?”
Chloe put a hand on Mia’s arm. “Honey, calm down. Win is a pretty decent guy, for a North-sider, and you know Barrington Enterprises is stable. It’s been around forever.”
“No, you don’t understand,” Mia said. “He’s not supposed to be in Palm Cove anymore.”
“Why do you care if Win Barrington lives here?” Chloe asked. 
“Yes, I don’t know why you’re freaking out,” Serena said. “Anyway, it’s a little late to protest now. He’ll be here any minute to discuss the job.”
This could not be happening. In town less than a day and already disaster was striking. “No, no, no, no!”
The bell above the door jingled and a tall, dark-haired man in an expensive-looking suit strolled into the bakery. Familiar blue-green eyes found hers and the room spun.
“You!” she breathed.
He gave a half-smile and a shrug. “Hello Mia.”

Pre-order SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS today! 

AMAZON        ITUNES         BARNES & NOBLE        KOBO

Kristin Wallace is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational and sweet contemporary romance filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of 3 popular series, Covington Falls ChroniclesShellwater Key Tales and Palm Cove Tales. Look for Serena and Damon's story, Second Chance Hero, coming soon! For more info about her books, visit Kristin's Website.


4 comments:

Sarah Raplee said...

Who can resist a Christmas Romance Box Set? Loved the excerpt from Second Chance Christmas, Kristin!

Paty Jager said...

Love the cover and the blurb. Sounds like a great Christmas read!

Dora Bramden said...

'The bell above the door jingled.' Love it Kristen. Best luck with your Christmas story.

Judith Ashley said...

Great cover and excerpt. Holding positive thoughts for both Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 and your Second Chance Christmas!