All That Glitters [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Polly McCrillis & Rebecca Andrews & Amber Dawn Bell
eBook Category: Romance
eBook Description: Holiday Joy. Happiness. Blessings. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy five delightful stories designed to put you in the Christmas spirit. A Season for Justice by Rebecca Andrews Matt Justice heads home from Thanksgiving festivities only to find a Southern beauty whose car is stuck in a snow bank. Vanessa Ellsworth is on the run for her life. Headed for the Canadian border and safety, her plan goes awry when she finds herself stranded in a blizzard, in labor and about to give birth. With her life and her daughter's literally in the hands of a stranger, will Vanessa find more than a safe haven with Matt? Together, can they make it 'A Season for Justice?' Firstfoot by Erin E.M. Hatton Muirne Cameron is looking forward to a life of her own, one of adventure and love. But a mysterious omen in the ashes of the Yule fire, followed by the unexpected arrival of a wounded stranger on Hogmanay night, puts a destiny into motion she never expected. Will Muirne be forced to choose between her family and the handsome stranger she loves? A Family for Christmas by Billie Warren Chai Will five year old lovebirds, Jeffrey 'Jeffy' Cameron and Aimee Logan get their Christmas wishes for a family? Brianna Cameron, a single mother, struggles to raise her son, while Ethan Logan tries to master the mystery of a little girl. But can they find a way to give their children an unbelievable Christmas present--A Family for Christmas? An Unexpected Gift by Amber Dawn Bell After her father's death, country girl, Dani Chisholm, is left to run the ranch by herself. Heartbroken and financially ruined by a former flame, she refuses to take a chance on love again until a handsome lawyer from California, Thomas McKenna, unexpectedly enters her life during the holidays. Forced together by Mother Nature, the two share a closeness, relying on each other for survival. But will she retreat back into her isolated ranch life? Or will Dani learn to trust again and take a chance on love? Shores of Refuge by Polly McCrillis It was a day on the beach for Nicky Lowell. Two of them. From 21st century California to the southern coast of war torn 1940 England, where she falls into the hands of RAF officer, Ellis Bevenger. Suddenly, the holidays are not at all what they had expected. Polly McCrillis, Rebecca Andrews, Amber Dawn Bell, Billie Warren Chai, Erin E.M. Hatton
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/A Wee Dram, Published: 2009, 2009
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2009
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When he came downstairs to what should have been the traditional Black Friday breakfast intended to fuel everyone for the first few hours of mad shopping, Matt Justice was surprised to find his mother and sister packing his cooler with turkey day leftovers, and other dishes his mother had cooked and frozen for him since his last trip home a few months ago.
"What's this? Thought there were no excuses for baling out on one of the most sacred of all Justice family traditions."
The women turned at the same time. Immediately he knew his youngest sister, Suzannah, the family psychic, had had a premonition. His mother stepped forward.
"The news announcer said there's a terrible storm front heading our way. It's supposed to hit before midnight. Suzannah thinks it's going to hit sooner. I just want everyone home safe and sound before that happens."
The early edition of the local TV news was reporting details on another missing pregnant woman. He glanced briefly at the photo of an attractive blonde before turning his attention back.
"Am I going to be in some kind of trouble if I don't head for home now?"
"No, darling." His mother filled the thermos with hot coffee.
Matt returned his gaze to his sister. "Suz?"
"I swear, Matt. Nothing is going to happen to you. But you need to head home now. The storm is going to be far worse than what they've predicted."
"Fine. And when I find out what this is really all about, I'm going to be calling you!"
Suzannah just smiled.
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Sometimes Matt really regretted when his sister was right. Damn, if she hadn't called it. The sky had steadily dumped snow and whipped it at a maddening pace for the last two hours. Spotty radio reception, interrupted several times by the national weather service, warned listeners to expect the severe weather to last for the next forty-eight hours.
On days like this, he was glad his new Hummer h-2 was loaded, right down to the heated leather seats. Especially since the temp gauge steadily dropped the higher he climbed in altitude. He loved the vast beauty of big sky country, but there was nothing worse than driving along in complete silence as the Sirius radio reception faded in and out in mountain range.
Reception came back at the end of the weather service announcement, reinforcing the warning and giving out a list of emergency supplies people should have on hand to last through the expected power outages and severe cold. Country music filled the truck as regular programming resumed.
After serving in the military for twelve years, Matt learned to always be prepared for an emergency. But not everyone did. Just like not everyone heeded the weather warnings and hunkered down until it was safe. As sheriff of the small town of Hastings, Montana for the last two years, he'd learned real fast there was always an idiot or two who ignored weather warnings and found themselves stranded--or worse.
As if his thoughts conjured the flashing hazard lights barely visible in the distance, he cursed mildly, slowed, and pulled off the road behind what he could now see in the beam of his headlights was a small red compact car. Officially off duty, he picked up the mic and called in his location and the out-of-state tag number.
Sherry, the most efficient secretary/dispatcher/coffee maker he'd ever met, welcomed him home. "Hang on. I'll check."
When the radio crackled and she relayed the information, he cursed again. "Thanks, Sherry." The car belonged to one Millicent Morton, age ninety-one, from the small town of Brantley, Alabama. What the hell, he wondered as he zipped into his coat, pulled on gloves, and grabbed his flashlight, was a ninety-one year old woman doing stuck in a snow bank in Montana?
Worry curled in his gut as he approached. The damn car looked deserted. He hoped like hell someone had come along and she'd been taken to shelter, or at least had the good sense to stay inside the car.