Title: The Christmas Wish (Heart of Montana #1.5)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 27, 2013
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover Designed By: Kim Killion
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Synopsis ~
Waitress Tess Branson has earned a bad reputation, and the nickname "Fast Tessie," as result of her poor judgment where men are concerned. Tess learned from a young age that men – of all ages – were interested in one thing from her and one thing only. But all Tess ever really wanted was to connect with someone special – to mean something to someone. Lucas Flynn, the short order cook at the restaurant where Tess works, has just been released on parole. He’s trying to get his life back on track, but can’t help noticing the pretty waitress who treats him kindly, despite his past. At Lucas’s urging, Tess makes a wish on a star, but they’ll have to rely on the magic of Christmas to help it come true.
The Christmas Wish is a novella and can be read as a standalone.
What a wonderful novella to read near Christmastime. Katy did such a great job in such a few pages with these flawed, yet beautiful people. I really loved the way that Lucas treated Tess with respect. I don't know how some people just think they're better than others because of your past. Things you've done in the past don't equate to the person you are or want to be now. I'm so glad that Lucas looked past all of that to the beauty inside of Tess's heart. This one made me tear up a little, knowing that sometimes, wishes do come true. Katy did a fantastic job with the characters, and I think I felt for Lucas a bit more because of everything he had been through and still come out believing in people.
About the Author:
KATY REGNERY, winner of several regional RWA contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.
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