Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-27-13

Marked. Part I: The missing Link

By J.M. Sevilla / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (94 reviews)

Marked. Part I: The missing Link

There are three things Lily Evans immediately notices about her new neighbor, Jay Lincoln. The first is his monstrous size, the second is the malicious way he glares at her, and thirdly, but most importantly, the three scars that mark his right eye. She knows the smart thing to do is stay away, but she has never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes. He can make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Soon she finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit.

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Identity Crisis (A Sam McRae Mystery)

By Debbi Mack / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

Identity Crisis (A Sam McRae Mystery)

A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the truth about Melanie and her ex-boyfriend.

With her career and life on the line, Sam’s search takes her from the blue-collar Baltimore suburbs to the mansions of Gibson Island. Along the way, she learns that false identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives.

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She Never Knew (The Katarina Trilogy #1)

By CJ Simpson / Genre: Christian Fiction, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (87 reviews)

She Never Knew (The Katarina Trilogy #1)

When twenty-six year old virgin Kat Richards is brutally raped one month after losing her parents and fiancé to a drunk driver, she relocates far away to a small, quiet town in Lakesboro, desperate to begin a new life. Her existence as a recluse comes to a screeching halt when a tall, dark, and handsome stranger with a shady past enters her life. As she struggles to provide her young son with a normal life, she finds herself drawn to Daniel for moral support. Rescuing her time and time again as she faces one obstacle after another, he becomes a hero in Kat’s eyes. However, as she seeks more than friendship from him, he reluctantly begins to create distance between them. Unbeknownst to Kat and her son, Daniel harbors a shocking secret that could destroy any chance of them becoming a family together. When Kat learns the horrible truth, she faces her most difficult obstacle of all. In She Never Knew, discover if she conquers the final barrier in her quest for eternal happiness.

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Crazy in Paradise

By Deborah Brown / Genre: Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (568 reviews)

Crazy in Paradise

Welcome to Tarpon Cove.

Dying in the Middle of Summer is Sweaty Business…

If you ever put yourself in trouble by picking up someone else’s past, you have to meet Madison Westin, an honorary Trouble Queen.

Madison is a quirky motel owner, who recently inherited her aunt’s beachfront motel in the Florida Keys. But that is NOT all she inherited, as the motel houses a slew of colorful tenant’s – drunks, ex-cons, fugitives, and whatever bad guy you can think of.

How to solve this mess…? That is really not that difficult if you are Madison Westin.

Step 1: Take back control of YOUR motel
Step 2: Learn the ins and outs of blackmail, murder, and drugs
Step 3: If all fails, hope for the best…

Deborah Brown’s Crazy in Paradise is packed with Action, Romance, Intrigue, Mystery and Suspense. Oh… did I forget to mention the humor makes for a fast and enjoyable read? This book will be difficult to put down!

GIVVER GO…

… but ONLY if you want to be Crazy in Paradise!

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Smart Mouth Waitress (Romantic Comedy) (Life in Saltwater City)

By Dalya Moon / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (211 reviews)

Smart Mouth Waitress (Romantic Comedy) (Life in Saltwater City)

Perry makes a strong first impression, from her white-girl dreadlocks to her uncensored opinions.

When she combs out her dreads on a whim, she catches the eye of a cute guy who’s a regular at The Whistle, the diner where she works as a waitress. He mistakes Perry for someone completely different: the girl of his dreams.

Perry tries to become that girl.

But it’s so hard to be normal.

And eyebrow piercings are so cute.

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With her mother down in LA recording her comeback album, Perry’s in charge of the family household, and things are going to change. She starts with paint colors and moves on to doling out retributive punishments for her fifteen-year-old brother.

What Perry really wants, though, is her first boyfriend. She’s eighteen, and it’s about time!

Boyfriend candidates include: the cute but quiet restaurant regular, the all-too-willing coworker, or the outgoing artist who’s eager to whip off his clothes and model. One of these guys loves Perry exactly how she is, but how can she tell which one?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-26-13

Stealing the Preacher

By Karen Witemeyer / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (254 reviews)

Stealing the Preacher

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he’s forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man’s daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he’s haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind–a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna’s outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

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Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design Book #1): A Novel

By Janice Thompson / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (116 reviews)

Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design Book #1): A Novel

Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she’s dealing with now. Still, she’s trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island’s most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella’s list of recommended photographers–a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn’t count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.

With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

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Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1

By Terah Edun / Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder–intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

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The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

By Lawana Blackwell / Genre: Christian, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (930 reviews)

The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis’ opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family’s hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham.

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she–who was accustomed to servants attending to every need–do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town…

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The Henchmen’s Book Club

By Danny King / Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (98 reviews)

The Henchmen's Book Club

Mark Jones is a henchman for hire. He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas. This is his job.

He’s worked for some of the most notorious super villains the world has ever known – Doctor Thalassocrat, Victor Soliman, Polonius Crump; Mark was with each of them when they met their makers at the hands of British Secret Service super-spy, Jack Tempest and lived to tell the tale – if not pay the bills.

Still for every hour under gunfire there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time.

It was only meant to be a bit of fun.

It was never meant to save the world.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-25-13

Tahoe Chase (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller)

By Todd Borg / Genre: Private Investigators, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (150 reviews)

Tahoe Chase (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller)

Simone Bonnaire, a young French woman who lives in Tahoe, has a sadistic boyfriend who abuses her. Simone’s only friend is Cynthia Rorvik, an older woman who provides comfort.

When Cynthia falls from her deck and ends up in a coma, her 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer husband Joe Rorvik calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna and asks him to investigate.

McKenna discovers a string of deaths that look like accidents. But he can find no other connection between them until he learns that all of the victims opposed a new, proposed ski resort development in Tahoe.

As McKenna gets closer to a devious killer, he realizes that Simone is to be the next victim. But McKenna can’t save her because she has left on a solo ski trek into the Desolation Wilderness, and she is unreachable except by the killer who has been following her and has already begun his final chase…

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Keeping the Peace (A Racing Romance) (Aspen Valley Series #1)

By Hannah Hooton / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (76 reviews)

Keeping the Peace (A Racing Romance) (Aspen Valley Series #1)

London waitress, Pippa Taylor has no interest in horses or country-living. But when she inherits Peace Offering, a hopeless racehorse, she embarks on a career change in order to see her late uncle’s wish to run him in the Grand National come true.

But having talked her way into a job as racing secretary to champion National Hunt trainer, Jack Carmichael and moved to the West Country, Pippa finds herself faced with more daunting obstacles than even the Grand National can throw at her. And that’s before her tempestuous relationship with her new boss can be considered.

Moody, fiery-tempered and particularly easy on the eye, Jack’s moral code is threatened by Pippa’s arrival. After a Christmas they would both rather forget, danger and deception threaten Pippa’s life in the country and as her time at Aspen Valley Stables draws to its conclusion she discovers Peace Offering is not the only thing she must fight to keep.

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Dissever (Unbinding Fate Book One)

By Colee Firman / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Dissever (Unbinding Fate Book One)

Addison Sanders thinks her life is already as complicated as it can possibly get.

Akori – Ancient people with time shifting abilities secretly living among the humans.

Sanders Family – Humans sworn to protect and serve the Akori.

What could be worse than getting stuck with a destiny like that? Tanner Sutherland is about to show her.

When a death in the Sanders Family leaves their power and secrets up for grabs, centuries old rumors begin surfacing. Far more sinister reasons for her family’s involvement with the Akori than Addy ever could’ve imagined come to light. She learns the hard way that placing her trust in anyone could lead to disaster.

Betrayed by old friends and leery of new ones–she’s left to cut through the lies and deception to get to the truth.

Find out why sometimes its better not knowing, and how much misery really does love company in Dissever – Book One of the Unbinding Fate Series.

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish (Tennessee Waltz)

By Bella Street / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Tennessee Waltz)

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England–namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it’s more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate.

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career–and even less for the dark places in his soul.

Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life.

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Pierced Love

By t. h. snyder / Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Pierced Love

Zar Evans is not your typical high school senior; in fact she is anything by normal. Dressing to the trendiest Goth fashion, Zar wears nothing but black from head to toe. Not that this warrants unwanted attention, but she is also top in her class and is looking at a full academic scholarship to Iowa State in the fall.

Loudon Clarke is an all star athlete. He plays three varsity sports and has the world in his hands. Except for one thing; Loudon is failing majority of his subjects. He is about to be suspended from the basketball team risking his athletic scholarship.

Zar and Loudon would normally never cross paths, until these two are brought together when Zar’s brother proposes to Loudon’s sister. With an upcoming wedding and a lot of planning Zar and Loudon are stuck with one another regardless of their differences.

Zar has hidden behind the pain she deals with on a daily basis for years. Loudon has never had to feel pain nor the ignorance of his peers. Can opposites really bring these two together or will they be pulled even further apart.

Only one thing is for sure, it is impossible to fight the connection of pierced love when one is willing to change for happiness.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-24-13

Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises

By RaShelle Workman / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (749 reviews)

Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises

Every thousand years the vampire queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.
Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love’s blood, become the Vampire, Snow White.”

BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet.
REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has become something not quite human. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.
THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?
BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES: Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It’s one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.

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The Rejected Suitor (The Clearbrooks)

By Teresa McCarthy / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

The Rejected Suitor (The Clearbrooks)

Lady Emily Clearbrook secretly loved the Earl of Stonebridge, but one day, he left her without a word. Now, years later, the man mysteriously reappears and battles Emily’s four brawny brothers to woo her again. But the bigger battle seems to be with Emily!

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Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales: A Story of Addiction (The Memoir Series)

By Marni Mann / Genre: Literary, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (260 reviews)

Memoirs Aren't Fairytales: A Story of Addiction (The Memoir Series)

“I could feel my chin falling towards my chest, my back hunching forward. My body was acting on its own, and my mind was empty, like all my memories had been erased. There was scenery behind my lids. Aqua colored water and powdery sand that extended for miles. I was never going back to coke. I wanted more heroin. And I wanted it now.”

Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, nineteen-year-old Nicole and her best friend Eric escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows–a drug that will make every day a nightmare.

Heroin.

With one taste, the love that once flowed through Nicole’s veins turns into cravings. Tracks mark the passing of time, and heroin’s grip gets tighter. It holds her hand through deaths and prostitution, but her addiction keeps her in the darkness. When her family tries to strike a match to help light her way, Nicole must choose between a life she can hardly remember, or a love for heroin she’ll never forget.

Free as of 12/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

It’s Got to Be Perfect: the memoirs of a modern-day matchmaker

By Haley Hill / Genre: Biographical / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

It's Got to Be Perfect: the memoirs of a modern-day matchmaker

When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.

Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all the singles in the world.

Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with thousands of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs. She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.

Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect. Or does it?

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Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)

By Jeanne Glidewell / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)

Lexie Starr, a widowed library assistant, accidently discovers her new son-in-law, Clay Pitt, may be guilty of murdering his first wife.

Then Lexie’s daughter, Wendy, is abducted.

Vowing to bring Wendy home and unravel the truth about Clay, Lexie comes face-to-face with Clay’s psychotic mother, a foul-mouthed parrot, a bad-tempered detective, a feisty old B&B proprietor, and a potential suitor.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-23-13

Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #1): A Novel

By Cathleen Armstrong / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #1): A Novel

The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it’s her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie’s comfort–especially since she’s on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.

Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?

Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

O Little Town: A Novel

By Don Reid / Genre: Christian Fiction, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (103 reviews)

O Little Town: A Novel

Christmas, 1958: Elvis is on the radio, Ike is in the White House, the Lord is in his holy temple, but there is no peace in Mt. Jefferson.In a small town where everybody seems to know everybody, there are still a few secrets. Three families find they are connected in ways they never suspected: an angry teen, a dying man, a lonely wife, a daughter in trouble. Just ordinary people, muddling their way through ordinary challenges. Illness. Marriage. Bad decisions. Friendship. Faith. Forgiveness.Spanning three generations, O Little Town is a tender tale of love and redemption . and a lonely gravesite where roses mysteriously appear every Christmas. It will touch your heart.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Arena

By Karen Hancock / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

Arena

A Repackaged Award Winner From Karen Hancock

Callie Hayes is living a life of fear and disillusionment when she volunteers for a psychology experiment that promises to turn her life around. As her orientation proceeds, Callie becomes frightened by the secrecy and evasion she encounters. When she demands to be released from the program, she is suddenly dropped into a terrifying alien world and into a perilous battle between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, Callie embarks on a life-changing journey. Will she decipher the plans the Benefactor has established for her escape, or will she succumb to the deception of the Arena?

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)

By L. M. Smith / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (55 reviews)

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)

Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking. Sounds perfect right? But what if you can’t remember where you are or how you got there? What if you can’t ever leave? And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you? Would you still want to stay?

Jasmine Marshall certainly didn’t think so until she met Justin Beck; a dashing active-duty member of the United States Army and fellow hostage. With him around life in Kolob might not be so bad after all … or so she thought. There are vampires and psychics at the breakfast table! Disturbing acts of torture and senseless violence are commonplace. Biochemical warfare is a very real threat, and the town’s mayor is an elusive mad-scientist obsessed with his own theories about December 21, 2012!

In a place where one has everything to gain and nothing to lose, one thing reigns true: nothing in Kolob is ever as it seems.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story)

By Shawn Inmon / Genre: Holidays / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story)

Sometimes, a Christmas miracle is needed.

Steve and Elizabeth have led lonely lives for many years. An unlikely encounter on a Christmas tree lot could change everything–if they have the courage to overcome a lifetime’s doubt and fears.

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