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This Christmas (The North Star Series #1) By Laurie Winter Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
October 20, 2020
‘A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.’
Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.
Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.
While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.
After reading for about forty-five minutes, Celia’s eyes grew tired. A large cup of coffee from the lodge café would rouse her. Just as she was about to stand, a tall man wearing a beaten Stetson entered through the lobby’s front doors. At the sight of Luke Veldkamp, her breath hitched in her throat and her body went on high alert. If her heart didn’t slow down, she might end up with a cracked rib. She lightly pressed her fist on the hallow of her chest in an attempt to calm her heart rate.
He walked over to the guest services desk. In his police uniform, Luke cut a fine figure. The man was still in shape, with a flat stomach and wide shoulders. No beer gut, which seemed to be prevalent in men of a certain age.
He wasn’t wearing a coat, just his tan uniform. Combined with the Stetson on his head, he looked like a classic movie-star version of a Western lawman.
Celia observed him from her spot by the fireplace. Guilt poked at her conscience over admiring the physical attributes of her late friend’s husband. Maggie had often remarked on how wonderful her husband was. She’d insisted that under his rough exterior lay a tender heart. If he did have a romantic side, Celia had yet to see it.
About the Author
Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.
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Ends October 28, 2020