A Smoky Mountain Christmas

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

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by Carol DeVaney
     
 

Think Sandra Bullock meets country hunk. Wacky fresh and funny characters stranded in a Smoky Mountain snowstorm three days before Christmas.

After the shock of discovering her fiancee's indiscretions, Tina Cole tosses aside the bitterness and decides to get away for some R&R. But, the decision places her in hot water, and she thought she was through with…  See more details below

Overview

Think Sandra Bullock meets country hunk. Wacky fresh and funny characters stranded in a Smoky Mountain snowstorm three days before Christmas.

After the shock of discovering her fiancee's indiscretions, Tina Cole tosses aside the bitterness and decides to get away for some R&R. But, the decision places her in hot water, and she thought she was through with men. Alone and discouraged, she lands on writer Hank Gordon's doorstep in the middle of the mountains. Hank rescues her and takes her in. Tina discovers everything she thought she wanted out of life means nothing without love.
Recently divorced Hank Gordon bottles up all his feelings and has sworn off women. He's isolated with a sassy Southern woman with an attitude who frustrates him more than any woman he's ever met, and if he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he's wrong. Hank's novel deadline is twenty-four hours away and he's cut off from the world with no phone or email service, and a beautiful, exasperating woman to distract him.
A humorous romantic adventure, where the Christmas spirit, a little boy and two unlikely characters get an unexpected second chance at love, will warm your heart.

This Christmas book is the first in a Contemporary Romantic Comedy series set in The Great Smoky Mountains. A great read for any season.

Excerpt.
Hank's baby blues smoldered, while six feet of masculinity ambled toward her, bringing him within inches of her comfort zone. The fireplace crackled, and its glowing warmth filled the short distance between them. Hank's nearness proved the burning logs weren't the only things that heated up the room.
With Hank that close, the faint aroma of fresh air radiated as Tina inhaled. Not even a hint of cologne for this man. He didn't need it.
His gaze locked on hers as he began to remove the wood...slow and easy from her arms. One at a time, he lowered the logs to the floor. His magnetic gaze never wavered. The attention hypnotized her. Her breath took a break and her pulse raced faster than a dog chasing a rabbit.
Isn't this something? Even at her age, the crazy experience was strong and unexpected--something to tuck away for future reference. Tina wrapped her mind around the moment, and held it close.
Her breath caught in her throat. She was in trouble. Man trouble.

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Editorial Reviews

http://caroldevaney.weebly.com/ - June Faver
A Smoky Mountain Christmas is a delightful read. Two quirky, misfits on the rebound accidentally wind up stranded together in an isolated place. Over the course of a few days, they grow to appreciate each other and lose their hearts in spite of seemingly overwhelming odds. Two more dissimilar characters I've never met, but they are able to grow together and find that the other is exactly what they need to heal their past hurts and become whole again. A sweet feel-good story for holidays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013630659
Publisher:
Carol DeVaney
Publication date:
11/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
460,301
File size:
154 KB

Meet the Author

Carol falls in love with every character she writes in her books. She loves basing them on the good and the bad personalities that make up life. That’s what makes them real. Carol feels as though she’s in a movie when visualizing characters and she jumps right onto the page with them. Often the theme of her books is forgiveness. Whether planned or not, forgiveness sneaks its way into her stories. That’s okay, because Carol believes forgiving others is essential.

She favors a great story, with slices of twists that cause her to reflect on the problems life throws at us and how we react. Carol believes in happy endings. Humor is a big part of her stories and daily routine, and yes, she laughs a lot! Travel is one of her favorite things to do. She dabbles in art, always has popcorn, and hot chocolate on hand.

Carol is a small-town girl at heart and her stories are peppered with a dose of humor, based on Southern roots. She currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family.

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