||The Wild Rose Press
||Sept 4, 2013
Price: $1.99 (eBook)
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Barbara Edwards Author
A widow, with two small children who desperately wants to give them a safe home. She promises they will reach Connecticut for the holidays but no money, a broken down car and the man of her dreams threaten her plans
Widow Noel Martin never breaks promises, and she promised her kids they’d have Christmas at her childhood home in Connecticut. But driving across country takes money. Noel is broke when a snowstorm blows them into a tiny Minnesota café owned by a man who can change her mind. She accepts his offer of a job. Despite her attraction to him, she makes it clear she is only temporary help.
Dan Longstreet isn’t adopting any more strays, but he needs a waitress. Dan works so hard to make his café a success, he doesn't have time for love. Though Noel’s slender blonde beauty stuns him and her two adorable children tug at his heart, he denies how they threaten to change his life.
When tragedy strikes, their new-found love is the first victim. Noel can't stay and Dan can't leave. Will their journey be the gift that reunites them?
“Is that job still open?”
“I need a waitress.” His rich voice woke tingles of
awareness that she’d forgotten, or maybe never knew.
“Is that a yes or a no?” she asked impatiently. These
unfamiliar feelings were scary and unwelcome. She was
too tired to be diplomatic and this job was too important.
“What are you going to do with them?” He jutted
his chin toward her children.
“I, I d-d-don’t know,” Noel stammered before she
slumped onto the nearest stool. Leaning forward onto
her elbows, she looked at her clasped hands. “I didn’t
plan that far.”
Noel watched his long, strong fingers dexterously
polish another glass. His wide palms held the heavy
restaurant-ware like fine china. He had nice hands, a
gentle touch. Instinct murmured he’d be as careful with
“I guess I should move on. I…”
“Could keep the kids next to the kitchen, there’s a
place there. Then if they needed you, you’d be right
close.” His deep voice was like an angel’s song.
Journey of the Magi
JOURNEY OF THE MAGI
With a deft touch of her brush, word artist Barbara Edwards paints an endearing story that showcases the true meanings of Christmas--love, sacrifice and the wide-eyed hopes of children. This is a sweet romance of two lonely people who have an instant attraction to each other while their hearts are heavy with fears and long-denied dreams. Ms. Edwards gives us several twists and turns in the plot, but it is her attention to detail, her ingenious stroke of the brush that breathes life and love into this delightful story.
--Vonnie Davis, award winning romance author
Heartwarming Holiday Classic
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming classic romance September 2, 2013
By Antonia or Len Fishler
This tender story is beautifully told and heartwarming. I especially like the children in the story and the hope of finding new love and creating a new family after tragedy. The author deftly handles the classic romantic arcs and delivers a real and contemporary love story.
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