|Description: Recovering from a personal tragedy, Celia Chandler is ready to get her life back. But the deeply passionate romance she once shared with sexy UK bookstore owner Ben Huntington has long since simmered. Christmas miracles are never to be underestimated, though, and when Celia dares to walk past Ben’s store window on a blustery Christmas Eve, their encounter proves that sparks still fly between them! But are Celia and Ben’s everlasting love and desire for each other enough to help them overcome a loss that destroyed both their worlds?
To My Readers: The human spirit is an amazing thing. We can endure tremendous tragedy with the right people surrounding us, supporting us, and with the will to fight our way past the pain and agony when we’ve done all the grieving we can. In my line of work, I meet a lot of military families that face unbelievable tragedies and hardships, and my heart goes out to each and every one of them. This story isn’t about a Service member—in fact, its set in London. But my inspiration came from one of the many stories I’ve heard recently about losing a child and the toll it takes on the human spirit. I listened to a General speak at a conference about losing his two young sons in Iraq, within a few months of each other, and as I dabbed at my eyes with a tissue—and noticed that big, strapping Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors were doing the same thing, without shame—I wondered how on earth this man survived such horrific losses. He—and so many like him—are living proof that people can endure anything…with love and support in their lives. His marriage could have easily disintegrated because of these tragedies. I’m happy to report that it didn’t. What saved their relationship and their lives? Love.