Welcome to the Prism Book Tours book tour for This Christmas by Laurie Winter. Stop by each blog for excerpts and reviews from the book!
‘A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.’
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This Christmas (The North Star Series #1) by Laurie Winter
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Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 240Pages
October 20, 2020
Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.
Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.
While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.
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This Christmas: Book Excerpt
Celia went through the entire store, showing every worker Alex’s photo and asking if they recalled seeing him yesterday. Each Alpines associate was friendly, but none had remembered her tall, dark-haired son. For as busy as the store was, she didn’t blame them. But all she needed was one person to have paid attention to Alex yesterday. One person who’d spoken with him or remembered him leaving the store. Each second she wasted hunting down clues delayed finding her son. Alex could be stuck somewhere, injured and waiting for help.
The nauseating worry churning in her stomach grew so intense, she felt as if she stood on the deck of a boat being tossed around on a stormy sea. She exited the store into the freezing wind and walked towards her car. What next?
As she reached for the door handle, Celia saw Luke exit, wearing a long scowl. Her tense body heightened with anticipation. Was he here looking for Alex too? And if so, had he found something?
Wrapping her arms around her body for extra warmth, she marched over and met him as he reached his truck. Celia tipped her head to look him in his icy-blue eyes.
About the Author
Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.
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Ends October 28, 2020