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This month I have a brand new book, and I'm taking you to the Lake Tahoe winter wonderland where the brilliant, sexy scientist Ian Callaway is about to meet an equation he cannot figure out in the unpredictable and beautiful Grace O'Malley. Ian is brought together by Grace's estranged father, when he agrees to deliver a package to Grace on the way to a science conference in Tahoe. Little do Ian and Grace know that their lives are about to collide in a huge way!
Grace wants nothing to do with a man who follows in her father's footsteps, but a sudden snowstorm, a little boy in need of some Christmas magic, and a series of escalating dangerous events lead her down a path she never expected to go. Not only is her life on the line but also her heart!
I loved writing Ian and Grace's story, especially since it's set at the holidays, which allowed me to include some heartwarming Christmas magic against a backdrop of mystery and suspense.
I'm also a frequent Tahoe traveler, and I've wanted to set a book in this location for a long time. If you've never been to this incredibly gorgeous lake that sits between California and Nevada, you'll want to put it on your bucket list for a trip someday. The mountains are majestic, the lake wide and deep, the towering trees just perfect for hiding secrets like the ones in my book.
CLOSER TO YOU is the third book in the Callaway Cousins and the eleventh book in the overall Callaway Series. All my books stand on their own as each is a complete story unto itself.
If you're daunted by investing in a long series, you can read CLOSER TO YOU as a standalone, or you can start with the Callaway Cousins, which begins with IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, followed by TENDER IS THE NIGHT, a novella TAKE ME HOME, and then CLOSER TO YOU.
I hope you enjoy a holiday escape in this new book. I'm a big fan of Christmas holiday movies. I think it has something to do with my mom, because it was something we always did together from the time I was a little girl. Her favorite was Miracle on 34th Street. And I loved the scene at the end (spoiler alert) where the little girl suddenly sees the house she asked Santa for…
What about you? What's your favorite holiday movie? Are you a fan of the heartwarming holiday story? Do you start playing Christmas music after Thanksgiving? Have you ever experienced a Christmas miracle?