A Match Made at Christmas

A Match Made at Christmas

by Patty Blount

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Overview

Thirteen years ago, two teens met on the ramp to Ground Zero, on a cold and snowy day, strangers bonding in a moment of grief. The boy pressed a crystal snowflake ornament into the girl's hand and disappeared into the crowd, unaware that his simple act of kindness saved her from the guilt that threatened to consume her.

Since losing her mom, Elena Larsen hasn't set foot in New York City -- until now. Agreeing to help her sister prepare for her baby's birth seems like a good way to spend Christmas and Elena vows not to let the monstrous guilt that weighs on her heart ruin everything. But those plans go awry when she meets Lucas Adair, a man whose own grief and guilt just might rival her own.

When Elena discovers Lucas is the boy who gave her that crystal snowflake all those years ago, she can't accept it as the sign Lucas believes it to be. For her, it means only one thing -- even beyond the grave, her mother can never forgive Elena for breaking her heart.

For Lucas, New York is hallowed ground that he can never leave. He spends his days working in the Financial District and his evenings volunteering and it's almost enough to help him forget what he did. Lucas knows better than to make plans with a woman who will soon be leaving, yet can't help himself. There's something about Elena that pulls him in. He doesn't put much faith in signs but even he starts to believe Elena is his absolution. Now, he only has to convince her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150098596
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Series: Christmas in New York , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 121,627
File size: 368 KB

About the Author

atty Blount writes instruction guides by day and novels by night. On a dare by her oldest son, she wrote her first novel in an ice rink. Though never published, Penalty Killer was the subject of so many seventh grade book reports, the English teacher requested a copy and later returned it, covered in red ink. Patty is always looking for great story ideas. Her debut novel, Send, was conceived after her boss suggested she learn about social networks. Patty lives on Long Island with her family, a fish, and lots of books.

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A Match Made at Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great story telling and oh the heart full of emotions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luke and Elena were connected by one truth... 9/11 tragically stole their mothers from them. Although Luke and Elena never met, their mothers worked for the same business that was housed in one of the Towers that fell that day. The guilt of teenage angst kept Elena's broken heart from recovering from the loss of her mother. This story had me in tears over and over. September 11 th stole our innocence and our sense of safe haven. We changed as the stories surrounding that day unfolded. We found a way to go on, but, like Elena, many people were living with patches over wounds that could not bear heavy scrutiny. I found Ms. Blount's writing compassionate, and revealing. This is not a cliffhanger and I recommend this romance.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Elena has come back to New York to help her sister. Because of her Mother dying on 9/11 she hates New York. Luke is in charge of the memorial dance and Elena goes in to help. Can Luke change Elena? A well written novella with strong and believable characters. Enjoyed this short Christmas story. joy943
Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved this story. Bringing you back to the great 2001 tragedy of loss and ill feelings to finding forgiveness and love was extremely worth reading again.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful This was a great story. I love how they showed what some of the children and families of those lost in 9-11. Elena was the youngest of the girls and always felt it was her fault her mom died. She finally was in New York to help her sister Kara before the baby came. Lucas volunteers with the program that does gatherings for surviving families. Little did they know he met her briefly when they were younger. Have a tissue ready.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written and touching story. Two people connected in more ways than they thought. Both lost their mothers in the 9-11 World Trade Center attack. The memories still haunt them. Elena Larsen hasn’t stepped foot in New York since the day she left. She has finally come back to the city to help her pregnant sister. She doesn’t expect to meet a man the first day she is there. He is strangely familiar to her, but she knows she has never met him before. Lucas Adair is the kind of man who will do anything for anyone, even giving his gloves to a stranger on the street. So, when he sees a lady being knocked down by someone else, he is right there to help her up. After she leaves, he knows he has to see her again. Fate works in strange ways as they end up volunteering together and become friends. Will Luke ever be able to get Elena to leave her worries behind in order to move on with the future? The signs are everywhere that they should be together. I really enjoyed everything about this book. It was my favorite of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth reading. Could have charming, fun but couldn't avoid unnecessary character(s). Virtue signaling ++.