Published: November 8, 2015
Welcome to Creighton Falls, New York… a town time forgot where miracles happen… Glamorous city girl Hannah Ford wasn’t thinking when she walked out of a Christmas party and drove three hundred miles into a snowstorm; she just needed to escape. Thankfully local carpenter Sam Taylorcomes to her rescue, and the unlikely pair are forced to spend a snowed-in Christmas together. All Sam planned for Christmas was to get drunk alone. The holiday has always been something to be endured, until Hannah tumbles into his life, making it magical. Now Hannah and Sam have a chance to have a Christmas together… and make it the best one either of them have ever had. But can one night out of reality turn into something that’s lasting and real?
The man stood before her, swathed in a snow parka, a hat with earflaps jammed low on his head and hiding his face. His voice, when he spoke, was a low rumble. “Reckon you need some help.” “Yes.” Her voice sounded thin and quavery. “I’m stuck.” He nodded towards her car. “Can’t do much about that now, but I can give you a lift.” “That would be great,” Hannah said. She’d have to take her chances and assume this huge man wasn’t a criminal. She wished she could see his face, but in the darkness and with his hat pulled down she couldn’t see much but the square line of his jaw. “If there’s a hotel…” “There was once, but now there’s only a b&b.” “That’s fine.” He nodded again towards her car. “Need anything from that?” “Oh, yes—“ Hannah wrenched open the back door and yanked out her suitcase; she hadn’t zippered it properly after getting her jeans out and clothing, ridiculous, frothy clothing, floated out onto the snow. She cursed under her breath, reaching for the scattered items. She thought she’d gotten it all but then the man walked towards her and plucked a white lace bra from where it had landed on a snow drift, and then handed it to her silently. Despite the freezing temperature, Hannah felt her face warm. “Thank you,” she muttered, and stuffed the rest of the clothes back into her suitcase.
About the Author
Kate Hewitt is the author of over 40 novels of romance and women's fiction. An American ex-pat, she lives in the English Cotswolds with her husband and five children. You can follow her life in an English village on her blog, acumbrianlife.blogspot.com.