Making Christmas by @nfraserauthor is a Christmas in July Fete pick #historicalromance #giveaway



Title: Making Christmas


Author: Nancy Fraser


Genre: Vintage Historical Romance


Book Blurb:


A 1980s Vintage Romance ...


It’s been five years since William Barrett returned to Dickens to take over as CEO of Wil-Bar Toys. He’s spent these past years helping build Wil-Bar into a leader in creative, handmade toys. His work ethic and drive has left him little time for a personal life. Or, perhaps he’s still pining for the one who got away.


Catherine Gates moved away from Dickens six years earlier. Now a staff reporter for a woman’s magazine, she’s returning to Dickens to do a story on Wil-Bar Toys new production methods and get the scoop on their upcoming holiday line.


When Will and Cat meet up again for the first time in years, it’s as if they’ve never been apart. Rekindling their friendship, and attraction, becomes more important than Cat’s article, or even the secrecy of the new toy lines.


Can these two childhood friends make up for lost time and pursue the romance they missed out on years earlier? Or, will Cat’s story expose too much and put them at odds with one another?


Excerpt:


Catherine made her way through the front doors of Wil-Bar Toys and toward the reception desk. “I’m here to see Mr. Barrett. I have a ten o’clock appointment.”


“I’ll buzz Margaret and she’ll come to get you,” the young woman said.


Catherine waited for Margaret, obviously a new edition to the staff since she didn’t recognize the name.


Moments later, a woman who looked to be in her late twenties entered the lobby. “Hello, I’m Margaret Weatherby. If you’ll follow me, please.”


She fell in step behind the woman, going through the heavy oak double doors she remembered from her childhood. They continued down the hallway leading to the main offices, coming to a stop in front of the desk outside the large corner suite.


“How long have you worked at Wil-Bar?” Catherine asked.


“Two years now. I was originally hired to work for Mr. Wilfred Barrett but when the younger Mr. Barrett’s secretary left to get married, I took over for her as well.”


“That must keep you very busy.”


The woman nodded. “It does, especially this time of year. However, it’s such a wonderful place to work, I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else.” She paused, then added, “I’ll let Mr. Barrett know you’re here.”


“I’d appreciate—”


Her words of appreciation were interrupted by a man’s booming voice. “Margaret, do you have the report I left for photocopying earlier?” The voice was followed by the man’s appearance outside the office door, his footsteps coming to a halt when he saw her standing there.


She lifted her head, meeting Will Barrett’s intense gaze head-on.


“Cat? Cat Gates. I’ll be dam...darned.”


“Hello, Will.”


“You two know each other?” Margaret asked. When they both nodded at the same time, Margaret added, “Well, that certainly saves time on introductions.”


Will motioned for her to follow him into the office. “You’re the journalist they’ve sent to write a story on Wil-Bar?”


“Yes,” she said, taking the seat he offered. “I assume they thought I’d have an inside track on the place since I’m from Dickens.”


His chuckle sent a flurry of butterflies rushing her stomach.


“Inside track. I’d say so. You know every nook and cranny of this place—or at least you did before we remodeled.”


“Some I knew all too well, given I spent more time hiding than you and Tommy did seeking.”


“Sorry about that,” he said with a broad grin. “We were pretty mean to you back then.”


Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):


Custom: https://books2read.com/MakeXMas


BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/making-christmas-a-dickens-holiday-romance-prequel-by-nancy-fraser


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57984424-making-christmas



What I love most about the holiday season:


Being with family. I have five grandchildren, so there’s always a large gathering. Lots of fun and good food.


Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?


Making Christmas takes the reader back to 1985 – before computers, cell phones, social media and reminds us what the holidays and love are all about.


Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon (US) gift card.


https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750119


Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US account to win.


Runs July 1 – 31


Drawing will be held on August 2.



Author Biography:


NANCY FRASERJumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.


When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.


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