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Romance Rekindled by @dmburton72 is a Christmas in July Fete pick #romance #holidayromance #giveaway

Title: Romance Rekindled

Author: Diane Burton

Genre: Romance with a little Mystery

Book Blurb:

Abby Ten Eyck likes her life the way it is. She runs a successful business, has a well-adjusted teenage daughter, and has managed to keep men at bay since her divorce fifteen years ago. Just before Christmas, she’s hit with change. Her mother decides to sell the family home. Then she’s arrested, with an unknown man. Could this new man in her mother’s life create more upheaval? Or could his handsome son be just what Abby needs to revive her dormant feelings?

Sam Watson embraces the transition from frenetic Wall Street to a small Michigan resort town. His health is worth moving close to his dad who seems over the moon in love. But it’s the daughter of his father’s girlfriend who fascinates him. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his former driven self. He must help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.


Abby stooped to retie the boot laces—although Sam couldn’t figure out why since they were going inside. As she rose, she let loose a round, white ball. Smack into his chest.

For a moment, Sam stood still near the snow-covered lawn, a patch of white decorating his leather jacket. “You know this means war.”

With an evil laugh, he grabbed a handful of snow and packed it well. As he threw it, she dodged. His aim wasn’t that far off. The snowball clipped her shoulder.

“Bring it on.” She fired another ball and got his ear, before dodging to the left to avoid his next throw.

They flung a barrage of snowballs at each other. After her last throw that narrowly missed a vulnerable part of his anatomy, he lunged for her and brought her down on the lawn. Her fall was well cushioned by the snow.

“You will pay for that last one,” he said in a falsetto. “I plan to have children someday.”

Lying on the snow-covered lawn, she looked lovely, kissable . . . until she dumped a handful of cold stuff down the back of his collar.

“Someday? You’d better hurry. Someday is about to pass you up. Ooh,” she shrieked as his handful of snow went down the V-neck of her holiday sweater.

With strength that surprised him, she managed to roll him over then sat astride him. “Did you say war? You ain’t seen nothing yet, mister.” With a girlish giggle, she rubbed a handful of snow in his face.

“What are you two doing?” Her mother stood on the front porch, hands on her hips. “Get up before someone sees you acting like children. What will the neighbors say?”

Abby scrambled to her feet then reached down to help him up. “Oh my yes.” She pursed her lips. “What will the neighbors say?”

When he clasped her hand, he noticed the twinkle in her eyes. “Can’t have that.” He scooped her up in a fireman carry and headed for the backyard.

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On sale for 99 cents July 1 – 31.

What I love most about the holiday season:

I love family get-togethers. For over twenty years, our children lived in different states from us. We had to choose which one to visit, never all together. Finally, we’re not only in the same state but within 20 minutes of each other and we’re able to be together for holidays . . . or for no reason at all. 😊 Except when the coronavirus hit our state. So difficult not to see each other in person. I won’t take that for granted ever again. So, I especially look forward to Christmas this year. Family, the best part of Christmas.

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

Romance Rekindled is about family. With the exception of distant relatives, her mom and daughter are all the family Abby has. She’s very protective of her mother. Like Abby, Sam’s main concern is his father. Both parents are widowed, and now a holiday romance is about to be revealed. Christmas and romance. What a great combination.


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Open internationally.

Runs July 1 – July 31.

Drawing will be held on August 1.

Author Biography:

Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides writing science fiction romance, she writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan, close to their two children and five grandchildren. Diane also writes children’s adventures as D.M. Burton.

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Unknown member
Jul 06, 2020

Sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing!


Unknown member
Jul 05, 2020

Your story sounds great, Diane. And I'm with you on not taking those family get-togethers for granted! Lessons learned from the pandemic!


Diane Burton
Diane Burton
Jul 03, 2020

Thanks for featuring my book today. I love the holidays!


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Jul 03, 2020

Thank you, Diane, for sharing your book in our Christmas in July Fete. It sounds like a great read.

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