Lacey Bryant is the ever-hopeful waitress at Gerald’s Truckstop Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spot that is clear across the country from her home and family in North Carolina. It has been eleven years since Lacey ran away from her angry father. Now, at Christmas, she wants to go home again. A single mother struggling to raise her own children, she longs for her father’s forgiveness, her mother’s sweet embrace, and to share with her aging parents the two grandchildren they have never seen.
Cooper is every inch a modern-day Scrooge who wants no part of traveling across country with two children. But he has promised to help out a friend, so he loads Lacey and her brood into his eighteen-wheeler and carries them across the country with him on Interstate-40. As the miles roll under the big truck’s wheels, it turns out to be Lacey and her children who are bringing Cooper along with them, on a journey that takes them home to the heart.
Once again, bestselling author Curtiss Ann Matlock brings us a cast of delightful characters in a magical love story as sweet and tender as a Christmas cookie. Open the pages and enjoy!
“A revised version of an early 1990s tale, contemporary romance readers will believe in the MIRACLE ON I-40.” ~Harriet Klausner, reviewer.
|Publisher:||Matlock & Company|
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About the Author
Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of over thirty novels, including the tender and warmhearted Valentine series of books set in the fictional town of Valentine, Oklahoma. Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the uncommon valor of everyday people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. Her books are published world-wide in twenty languages. They have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards, including three prestigious RITA Finalists nominations. She now resides with her family near Mobile, Alabama.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eleven years pregnant unwed teen Lacey Bryant fled the wrath of her rigid father to make a life for herself and her unborn. Eventually she took a waitressing job at Gerald's Truckstop while raising her two children alone. Now she wants to come home to Pine Grove, North Carolina to introduce her kids to their grandparents, hoping for a Christmas miracle in which her dad forgives her because she needs her mom¿s hug. --- However, long haul driver fiftyish widower Pate Andrews, who was taking the three Bryants across the country along with his load, broke his leg. His friend Cooper reluctantly agrees to take care of the shipment including the Bryants. On the trek east along Interstate 40, his three passengers slowly convert Cooper from Scrooge to Santa as he falls in love with them they reciprocate, but the adults have so much baggage that it will take a miracle for either to admit their feelings. --- MIRACLE ON I-40 is a fabulous early Christmas romance starring two likable adults who bag humbug love when they first start, but change their minds on the long drive east. The story line is character driven as the audience wonders whether Lacey and Cooper can make it as she fears bringing a man with her while trying for a reconciliation and wonders how her parents will react to her and their grandchildren though she is confident her mother will warmly greet them with love . A revised version of an early 1990s tale, contemporary romance readers will believe in the MIRACLE ON I-40. --- Harriet Klausner
Curtiss Ann Matlock has a gift for writing realistic stories of people whom we grow to appreciate and remember long after the last sentence is read. I look for her books when I want an enjoyable story that can be counted to entertain as well as be realistic. This author uses humor as well as heartache to describe people who face their situations head on and find solutions. I recommend her writings to anyone seeking a well written story.