Blurb: Hairstylist Maxi North is living her dream in Manhattan, poised to become junior partner in one of the city’s classiest salons. Her father’s death, however, puts her plans on hold while she travels home to face her past. There, she is forced to confront unrequited feelings for her former best friend, Jason Hanley, as well as her deeply buried guilt over her younger brother’s death.
Fireman-in-training, Jason Hanley knows how badly Rainbow Falls needs its own fire station. As a new Christian, he pledges to serve the people of his community and to help open a fire station as soon as possible. When his friend, Maxi, and her mother almost perish in a fire, Jason becomes involved in helping them re-build their farmhouse. Soon he finds himself wondering when his feelings for Maxi changed to something more. Will they ever be able to put aside their differences and find a future together?
How we celebrate Christmas!
The ways in which we celebrate Christmas have changed over the years, as our family grew and the children got older. But some of the things remain the same. We attend church on either Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. My husband usually cooks a bacon and egg breakfast, after which we open presents. Then whatever family members are available join us for a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and turnip.
This year is the first year I’m considering cooking something different like a big ham with pineapple instead of turkey. Though I may be forced to have a small sampling of turkey for the die-hard traditionalists! As far as I’m concerned, as long as family members are together, all the rest is icing on the cake!
Links: Paperback at Pelican Book Group
Susan has recently been blessed with contracts from White Rose Publishing, Harlequin Love Inspired and Bethany House. Wayward Hearts is Susan’s second contemporary romance for White Rose Publishing, releasing on December 5, 2014. Betrayed Hearts, Book 1 in the Rainbow Falls series, released in August, 2014.
Susan lives in a suburb near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she works part-time as a church secretary. She is a wife and the mother of two amazing kids, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to writing, she likes to scrapbook and to research her family history on-line. You can connect with her on Facebook, on her website http://www.susanannemason.com or check out her author page on Amazon.com for her 2015 releases.