Alyssa: Lucy, thank you so much for stopping by today to share your latest release of mini-romances, THE CHRISTMAS WISH!
Bonnie and Charlie married after a whirlwind affair, but it all ended when Bonnie left with no explanation. Now she’s back and Charlie wants answers, about what happened to them and why she left, but especially about the three children she has in tow. Can they all really make it home for Christmas?
As an empty nester, Caroline is feeling lonely this Christmas. When she meets the new veterinarian in town, Joshua Kendall, and his two children, she’s more than happy to invite them to her library for a holiday program. Joshua’s children seem to have little interest in celebrating, but Caroline is determined to put smiles on their little faces, and to make Joshua find joy in life again.
Brant and Hope found love the second time around, but now their farm is struggling and it’s taking a toll on their relationship. Hope’s daughter has asked for one thing for Christmas, but Brant is certain it’s something they can’t afford. There is a new baby on the way, and he’s worried about more than just the farm. Will they find a way to rekindle their love and still make the Christmas wish come true?
Certain to get you in the Christmas spirit, here are three heartwarming stories about love and family and finding joy in the Season.
This excerpt is from Home for Christmas, one of the stories in The Christmas Wish trilogy of mini-romances.
Charlie O’Neill stepped back to survey the Christmas tree in the corner of the living room. The pungent pine scent almost overcame the smell of burnt cookies.
The tree leaned drunkenly to the right. Heck, he didn’t know the first thing about decorating a Christmas tree. His sister had done it while she lived here, but Cady had remarried late last summer.
Sometimes it was tough living in the old ranch house alone. For a moment he thought about what it might have been like had his brief marriage worked out. There might have been a baby on the way by now, somebody to make noise in this empty house. What’s over’s over. It was just that sometimes he still had a hard time dealing with it.
Charlie hung a few strands of tinsel on the tree, then gave up. What the hell! He’d go into town tonight, stop at the Hitching Post, have a beer. It was better than knocking around this place by himself. He’d just plunked on his hat and shrugged into his coat when the phone rang. The voice he heard when he answered it rocked Charlie down to his scuffed up boots.
The Christmas Wish is available on Amazon. Find it here:
I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember. I’m a long time member of Romance Writers of America and my local chapter, Mid-Michigan RWA. I also write a monthly column, The Pet Corner, for a local paper, Mailmax, in support of animal care and rescue. Reading and writing romance is a passion, maybe because I’ve been married for nearly 44 years to the same guy. We met our senior year of high school. We live near Lake Michigan with our furry kids and have a grown son and daughter. We enjoy traveling, and I love finding new settings for my stories.
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What a terrific collection of stories, Lucy! Love the excerpt. Wishing you much success.
Isn’t the excerpt great?
Hi Alyssa! Thanks for having me as a guest today. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and Diane, thanks for stopping by.
Thank you for visiting today, Lucy!
I’ve read the first story and can’t wait to read the others. Lucy’s characters are the type that grab your heart and won’t let go. Wonderful storyteller.
I agree, Loralee, and am looking forward to diving in!
Thank you, Loralee! I have to say that the characters in these stories were always very special to me. I will always hold them close in my heart and feel like I could go visit them at any time. Hope they will resonate with you, too.