Christmas Comes to Dickens
Dickens offers an abundance of heartfelt wishes, a few much needed miracles, and—quite possibly—a touch of magic! Families reunite, new friends are made, and old flames take a second chance at happiness. All while celebrating this most joyful time of the year.
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by Jan Scarbrough
Roz Henry’s world has collapsed. She’s lost her boyfriend and her job. Her grandfather is sick. Christmas with her grandparents brings her face-to-face with her old boyfriend, the boy next door.
Cooper Brown has his own problems dealing with the death of his wife. Forced together during holiday festivities, they slowly rekindle their love. Will Christmas magic help them overcome Roz’s career ambitions and Cooper’s grief, and bring them together for a second chance at love?
Now for an Excerpt:
Grandma Tress was right. He had nowhere to go Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, either. He’d already mailed gifts to his parents, and he had no other close relatives in town. Cooper scraped a hand down his face. He’d lived under a dark cloud for too long. Perhaps he should be thankful Mrs. Henry had spotted his exhausting depression.
To top it all, Roz was back. She hadn’t seen her grandparents for five years. Enough time for him to put her out of his mind and marry. Enough time for him to start a new life, only to lose it just as fast.
His jaw tightened. He’d loved her once, but she’d left him for college and the bright lights of New York and then Chicago. He’d kept up with her career for a while. Mrs. Henry saw to that until he married. Then she’d backed off. He always felt the older woman understood why he finally married. After all, he was a plumber, not the kind of guy a college-educated woman with a fancy job would want.
She looked the same. Tall, unlike Brittany whose head hadn’t even cleared his shoulder, and thin with dark brown hair tumbling like a heavy mane, dark eyes, and very kissable lips. At least they had been. But he’d noticed the dark circles and worry lining Roz’s eyes. There was an air of defeat about her as if she’d lost something too. He recognized it easily. After all, he was the poster boy of loss.
Unless he got an emergency call, he had no jobs before Christmas. Going to pick out a Christmas tree wasn’t a big deal except he was going with Roz. Cooper backed out of his garage and moved his truck into the Henry’s driveway. He climbed out, drawing a deep breath, and strolled up to his neighbor’s front door. Might as act as if he wasn’t nervous.
He clawed his fingers through his hair, then knocked.
Jan Scarbrough writes heartwarming contemporary romances about home and family, single moms and children, and if the plot allows, about another passion—horses. Living in the horse country of Kentucky makes it easy for Jan to add small town, Southern charm to her books and the excitement of a Bluegrass horse race or a competitive horse show. Her newest contemporary western romance series is the Ghost Mountain Ranch. Jan leaves her contemporary voice behind with two paranormal gothic romances, Timeless and Tangled Memories. Her historical romance, My Lord Raven, is a medieval story of honor and betrayal. A member of Novelist, Inc., Jan self-publishes her books with her husband’s help.
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