Louisiana Chef Leona Buquet agrees to cook for CG Fleming Jr, movie producer at his mountain lodge in the Colorado Mountains during the Christmas holiday.
When Leona meets handsome Cameron, CG's son, she is taken by his striking good looks and warm personality, but with the glamorous actress, Marissa Madison, clamoring for his attention will he even notice Leona?
Cameron struggles with being in a career he hates only to please his father. When he meets Leona he feels he's known her all his life. He wants an opportunity to get to know her, but she keeps avoiding him. When they become stranded in a hunter's cabin, will she lower her guard and open her heart to Cameron?
How we celebrate Christmas?
Because we live so far away from family and in high elevation (6500’) travel is not always an option for us. We we do travel, we either visit my family in Louisiana or my husband’s family in Kansas. When we visit my family, we meet at my mom’s house with my brother and his wife and my sister and niece. My mom starts cooking at about 8:00 am. Her table is filled with many Cajun dishes. Usually a chicken and sausage gumbo or pork stew, duck, ham, potato salad, green beans (or some other type of vegetable) and whatever else she decides to cook! There’s usually two or three desserts as well. We open presents before Christmas dinner then enjoy the feast then everyone pitches in to clean up. Afterward we visit.
Marian Pellegrin Merritt writes stories that blend her love of the mountains with her deep Southern roots. She is an author and freelance writer with over ten years experience. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and online websites and garnered a first place award in ACFW's Genesis contest.
Marian is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction Writers Association.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and an accounting certificate from the University of South Alabama. This Louisiana native writes from the Northwest Colorado home she shares with her husband and a very spoiled Labradoodle. Connect with her through Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter