A Baby by Christmas [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jake's wife, Elise, wants a baby more than anything. Then Jake discovers that a brief liaison more than three years ago—before he even met Elise—had an unexpected consequence. A baby. A child who's been abandoned by his birth mother and needs a home. And he's not just any little boy—he has some special needs and requires extra attention.

Jake knows he can be a father to his son and can put in the time and effort it will take to make Ben grow up to be a healthy boy. But can Elise...

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A Baby by Christmas

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Overview

Jake's wife, Elise, wants a baby more than anything. Then Jake discovers that a brief liaison more than three years ago—before he even met Elise—had an unexpected consequence. A baby. A child who's been abandoned by his birth mother and needs a home. And he's not just any little boy—he has some special needs and requires extra attention.

Jake knows he can be a father to his son and can put in the time and effort it will take to make Ben grow up to be a healthy boy. But can Elise become this little boy's mother? She'd hoped to be pregnant by Christmas. Can she accept another woman's child instead?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426881930
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Series: Home on the Ranch Series , #1167
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 420,829
  • File size: 698 KB

Meet the Author



After selling her first book to Harlequin's Superromance line, Linda's life hasn't been the same. It's fun, exciting, and she never has enough time, but she enjoys every minute.

She grew up in a small farming community called Smetana outside of Bryan, Texas. Writing was never in her plans. She enjoyed it and even won an essay contest in high school. Her English teacher told her if she could get her grammar and emotion on the same level that she could be a good writer. She didn't pay much attention to her words because she had always planned to be a nurse.

In college her life took an unexpected turn. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and had to drop out of school because of the pain. Nothing in life had prepared her for this, but luckily she had a wonderful man waiting for her, her high school sweetheart and own personal hero. With his love and support she learned to deal with a crippling disease at an early age.

With a lot of time on her hands, she took art classes and began to paint. To her shock her paintings started to sell and win awards. This kept her busy for a number of years. Then the turpentine and fume from the oils began to irritate her eyes. The doctor suggested that she put the paints away for a while or try watercolor or acrylics, but she wasn't sure what she wanted to do.

She had always loved to read and when she had to be in the hospital, friends and family would bring her books. That's how she discovered the wonderful world of Harlequin. No matter how bad she was feeling, she could lose herself in a Harlequin novel, knowing that whatever trials the heroine had to go through there was always hope, always a happy ending.

Her family was pressuring her to start painting again, but secretly she was thinking of trying her hand at writing. The only credentials she had for such an insane idea were years of reading and sheer determination. She didn't do anything about the idea until her dad gave her a push. His reasoning was that she had read so many books that it should be a snap. She began by writing long hand in a tablet—testing her skills. Her husband then bought her a computer and she had no choice. She had to write in earnest.

After a lot of hard work, tears, perseverance...and more patience than she ever thought she possessed, she's finally doing something she loves—writing. And those happy endings? She writes them now and hopes they touch someone who needs a lift, a smile, or just a good feeling day. No matter what, Linda believes there is a happy ending—you just have to find it.

She loves hearing from readers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2003

    A moving romance

    In Texas in her mid thirties with her biological clock ticking, Elise wanted a baby for a long time, but her beloved husband died ten years ago. The English Lit professor knows that was the prime reason she remarried six months ago. However, she has had no success with becoming pregnant though she and her second spouse Jake have tried. Jake feels Elise¿s pain and disappointment over their constant failure for he would do anything he could for his beloved, but is weary of her belief that he is a perpetual machine to feed her his sperm. <P> However, Jake is stunned to learn that before he met his cherished spouse, he sired a baby Ben, whose biological mother abandoned the three year old. Jake wants to raise his son, who has special needs that require extra parental involvement. Clock or not, Jake prays that Elise will help him raise this little boy in love whether she becomes pregnant or not, but so far she rejects the lad.<P> Though the child is too precociously wise for his age and lot in life, readers will enjoy this Yuletide tale of varying love. The story line contains the obvious adult love theme, but also includes a delightful relationship drama when Jake wants Ben with him, but Elise cannot cope with this image of her failures. Linda Warren provides a strong look at what is important in life in time for the holiday season.<P> Harriet Klausner

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