Katherine Bedford has had what, to most observers, seems an extraordinary life full of success and achievement and wealth. But looking back, the elderly woman sees only a life shallow and empty and alone. All because of one decision that changed everything forever. One mistake she has regretted for more than half a century.
Now, all she wants is the present she turned down in another time and place, a gift from Santa offered with a hint of magic on a snowy Christmas Eve. All she wants is a second chance and the keeping of promises made a lifetime ago.
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Wonderful Holiday or ANYTIME read ~ LOVE is Always in Season! Magic was in the air … Katherine Bedford knew she had led a charmed life. She’d had a great career, run a company worth millions, and had been a name to be reckoned with in the corporate business world. However, after taking a long hard look back on her very successful life she realizes it had also been somewhat hollow and lonely, and she’d had her fair share of regrets. She recalls one snowy Christmas Eve, a handsome soldier named Michael Patrick O'Connor, and what might have been if she hadn’t made the biggest mistake of her life. If only she’d listened to her heart instead of her head, but it had been wartime, and not the time to make commitments or promises. Though now she desperately wanted a second chance. Would Santa even remember her? She felt incredibly foolish; nevertheless the seeds of hope began to bloom in her mind. When Katherine peers into the department store Santa’s pale blue eyes and tells him she’s there to ask for the gift he’d promised her, he appears confused… then something changes. And suddenly she could see the wondrous promise of Christmas in the depths of his now midnight blue eyes. The promise of what could be. Dare she believe? Her heart whispered… LOVE was worth the risk. ***** With her customary warmth, charm, and passion, N.Y. Times Bestselling historical novelist, Victoria Alexander, delivers a beautifully touching and memorable Christmas love story for romance readers to savor. In Promises To Keep she perfectly captures the nostalgic, sentimental atmosphere of a snowy Christmas Eve in a small town community hall-turned-military canteen in 1942 America, during WW2. And within this utterly romantic and heartwarming tale she still manages to make us feel all the drama, raw emotions, and wistful heartache that brave young soldiers faced having to leave their loved ones to go off and fight in a dangerous war overseas, as well as the apprehension of the families left behind. Christmas is such a magical time of year. Join Katherine Bedford as she learns when we let love into our hearts, incredible things can happen. If you haven’t read any of Victoria Alexander’s wonderful stories before, then Promises To Keep is the perfect tale to begin your journey into this popular author’s work; and you will be so pleased you discovered her books. Or, if you’ve been a fan for years – like me – you won’t want to miss this enchanting Christmas love story. It’s a truly delicious holiday treat you won’t want to pass up. Then while you’re in such an excellent Christmas mood don’t forget to pick up a copy of her delightfully funny and romantic novel – WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS. Both stories are gifts that will lift your spirits and brighten your holidays well into the New Year. These stories are HIGHLY and CHEERFULLY recommended holiday or ANYTIME reads because as every romance reader knows… LOVE is always in season!
This is a beatifully writtenstory about getting a second chance for love with the magic of Christmas