Title: Ciara’s Homecoming Christmas
Author: Carol Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming home for Christmas is bittersweet for Ciara Miller. At a crossroads in her military career, she returns to Willow Springs, Vermont, to find her parents have moved to Florida, her great aunt resides at New Eden Assisted Living, and her high school sweetheart married with adorable twin daughters.
Eight years ago Tad Brownley, a lowly mechanic at his father’s garage, with nothing to offer the love of his life, let her go to chase her dream to serve as a military nurse. But Ciara is back in town on leave. Now, a widower raising his daughters, and owner of the garage, Tad still doesn’t have much to offer, or have time for a relationship no matter how fleeting.
Despite Tad’s mother and Ciara’s great aunt’s matchmaking efforts, can their renewed romance sustain a long-term relationship? Or will Ciara’s call to duty split them apart again?
“Finish your coffee, and I’ll drive you back to the inn. I understand they have a nine o’clock curfew or they lock you out.”
“I’m a big girl. I can drive myself.”
“You shouldn’t be out on the streets on your own this late at night.
“I have the four-digit combination for the back door. Shouldn’t be a problem.”
“I wasn’t asking. Besides, I’d never hear the end of it from my mother if she found out I didn’t see you safely to the door. I’ll have someone bring your car around in the morning.”
Firmly put in her place, she drained her coffee, disposed of her cup and napkin. She buttoned her jacket as she headed toward the door. He was right behind her turning off the lights.
“It’s Willow Springs. I think I’d be safe here vs where I’ve hung out the last eight years.”
“Get in the truck, Cici. It’s not an option.”
She saluted him before she opened the truck door and slipped inside. Tad followed suit, a grin on his face. She couldn’t help her own grin that immerged, despite the brisk conversation they’d just engaged in.
“So about joining us to search for the perfect Christmas tree.”
“Actually, about that…”
“No excuses, Cici. I know you have nothing else planned,” he cut her protest short. “Relax, enjoy the holiday while you’re here. Mom and the girls would love to have you join us.”
What about him? Would he love to have her tag along, too?
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November is a time to be thankful. What are you most thankful for this year?
This year, as always, I am thankful for a loving husband, and a close family bond with my children and grandchildren, and for the many friendships I’ve accumulated over the years. In this crazy world we live in, it’s refreshing to have a constant connection with the ones you love. Living in a united, friendly, and caring community, as well, is beyond measure—no matter the season.
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Christmas is a time of new beginnings, and celebrating the season with family and friends, and those in need of comforting. Snuggling up to Ciara’s Homecoming Christmas will warm your heart clear down to your toes as you Christmas Carol along the streets, and new beginnings take root, thanks to several matchmakers—both young and old. May your Holiday Season shine bright with love all around.
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Carol Henry, is a #1 best-selling author who writes award-winning, 5-STAR reviewed Romantic Suspense Adventures (Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone), as well as American historical, holiday, and contemporary novels. A world traveler, Carol has written for several major cruise lines’ deluxe in-cabin books, and Porthole Cruise Magazine, but also takes great pleasure in weaving her own adventures with her ‘characters’ in her novels. Her ‘Connection’ series novels includes: Amazon Connection, Shanghai Connection, Rio Connection, and Cairo Connection. Although, her more contemporary novels, such as her Lobster Cove series (Juelle’s Legacy, Breakfast with Santa, and Nora’s Redemption) has a few snippets from her travels, as well.
Carol teaches creative writing workshops, has been a speaker at various venues, is a member of Romance Writers of America®, and is a member of Published Authors Network. She is also a member and past president of RWA’s local chapter, STAR,--Southern Tier Authors of Romance, and is the president of the local Write Now Writers’ Group. Visit Carol’s website at www.carolhenry.org.
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