Skip to main content

Snowflake Kisses by Marianne Evans

BLURB:

Jackson Merritt's first night in London has concluded with an unexpected bang. Acting on instinct, he steps into the midst of an attempted theft that leads him into the life, and heart of Vanessa Colby.

A personal shopper at the world-famous department store Harrods, Vanessa wants only to savor the start of the Christmas season. She's not looking for love, but after being rescued from harm by Jackson, she finds herself falling fast and hard for the handsome American who heads North American operations for her family's IT firm.

But a woman from Jackson’s past shows up in London as well—and if she can’t win him back, she’s bent on destroying his career, and any future happiness with Vanessa.

As truths play out, as emotions are faced and reconciled, Jackson and Vanessa must confront the idea of authentic reformation, extending forgiveness, and finding a way to love…even in the darkest of circumstances.

Buy Link


CHRISTMAS POST:

A Snapshot of an Evans Family Christmas

It all begins with the sugar cookies. Not just any sugar cookies, mind you, but my grandmothers absolutely fabulous recipe for soft and chewy, sweet and divine Christmas sugar cookies. We mold dough, we chat while we cut the dough into the shape of Christmas trees, ornaments, Santa, bells, angels (using her original, antique metal shapes, which I love!).

Although years have passed since they 'flew the nest' the wonderful thing about this tradition is that it never fails to bring my kids back home. They make arrangements to be with me and help out when "Christmas Cookie" day arrives, and that means so much. Red and green sugar flakes, multi-colored balls are strewn atop the treats, baked and stored...and then we welcome the family.

Fourteen of us gather around the table for dinner, squished elbow-to-elbow and we wouldn't have it any other way. We've already munched on appetizers like antipasto and pistachio nuts and fruits and cheeses...but there's always room for more wonderful food. We polish off dinner with cheese cake, then the gift exchange ensues. We draw names each Thanksgiving to find out who we're going to give a gift to...but the exchange isn't just about the gift. We take it slow, and we laugh, and even shed a few bittersweet tears as we share memories, or rejoice over new family members, or ache just a bit as we miss those who watch over us from Heaven. Sure, there's the stress of shopping, and preparing, and cooking and cleaning, but the memories and joy are what last, and what have been engraved on my heart with each and every Christmas.

BIO:

Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty Christian romance and fiction novels. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: ‘Riveting.’ ‘Realistic and true to heart.’ ‘Compelling.’ Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller’s Best Award from Greater Detroit RWA as well the Heart of Excellence Award from Ancient City Romance Authors. She also earned wins for Best Romance of 2012 from the Christian Small Publisher's Association and the Selah award for best Novella of 2013. Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.
Connect with Marianne:
Website: www.marianneevans.com
Blog: www.marianneevans.blogspot.com
Facebook Reader Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marianne-Evans/308711716744
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarEvansAuthor
Amazon Author Page:  www.amazon.com/author/marianneevans
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/marevansauthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/773559.Marianne_Evans

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Tuscan Legacy book one - That's Amore

THAT’S AMORE A Tuscan Legacy Book 1

When Rafaele and Jayne meet again two years after dancing the night away together in Tuscany, is it a matter of fate or of faith? After deciding to take a six-month sabbatical, Italian lawyer Rafaele Rossi moves from Florence back to Villa Rossi in the middle of Tuscany, resigned to managing the family farm for his aging nonna after his father’s passing. Convinced a family get-together is what Nonna needs to lift her spirits, he plans an eightieth birthday party for her, making sure his siblings and cousins attend. The Keswick jewelry store where Jayne Austin has worked for seven years closes its doors. Jayne takes her generous severance pay and heads off to Italy—Tuscany to be precise. Choosing to leave her fate in God’s hands, she prays she’ll miraculously bump into the handsome best man she’d danced the night away with at a friend’s Tuscan wedding two years ago. She hasn’t been able to forget those smoldering brown eyes and that rich Italian accent. J…

A Tuscan Legacy book 4 - Ti Amo by Marion Ueckermann

She never wants to get married. He does. To her.
The day Alessandra Rossi was born, her mammà died, and a loveless life with the father who blamed the newborn for her mother’s death followed. With the help of her oldest brother, Rafaele, Alessa moved away from home the moment she finished school—just like her other siblings had. Now sporting a degree in architectural history and archaeology, Alessa loves her job as a tour guide in the city of Rome—a place where she never fails to draw the attention of men. Not that Alessa cares. Fearing that the man she weds would be anything like her recently deceased father has Alessa vowing to remain single. American missionary Michael Young has moved to Rome on a two-year mission trip. His temporary future in the country doesn’t stop him from spontaneously joining Alessa’s tour after spotting her outside the Colosseum. And being bold enough to tell her afterward that one day she’d be his wife. God had told him. And he believed Him. But Alessa shows …

Justice - Emily Conrad

Blurb: Jake thought he was meant to marry Brooklyn, but now she's pregnant, and he had nothing to do with it. Brooklyn can’t bring herself to name the father as she wrestles with questions about what her pregnancy means and how it will affect her relationship with Jake. If Harold Keen, the man who owns the bookstore across from Jake's coffee shop, has anything to do with it, the baby will ruin them both.
Excerpt
The door opened, and Brooklyn ducked through. The only mascara left on her face was a faint smudge below one of her eyes. That could only mean one thing: she was pregnant. She took an uncertain step toward him. He wrapped her in his arms, but even so, she’d never been further out of his reach. “I can’t do this,” she said against his shoulder. “You can.” He leaned his head to look at her face. Her closed eyes seeped tears. “We’ll do it together.” Liar. He couldn’t help her with a baby. That job belonged to Caleb. Yet, he had the sense that the promise answered his prayer. It …