There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. If you sleep with a kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve, you will dream of your one true love.
She saw him in her dreams . . .
It’s impossible! Naomi Luther was standing face-to-face with the man she’d dreamed about over a year ago. Was it the magic of kismet Christmas cookies that brought him to her? Or is there an even greater force at work? All Naomi knows is she is falling, hard and fast, for the one man all good sense says she should not have.
She was his buddy’s sister . . .
Rebellious Mark Shepherd found order in the Marines but chaos on the battlefield. In a mission gone wrong, Mark is injured and one of his fellow soldiers loses his life. Haunted by guilt, he arrives in Twilight to keep a solemn promise. But when the Luthers mistake him for their handyman, he’s swept up in playing Santa to his buddy’s orphan son . . . and falling hard for Naomi’s irresistible bright spirit and sweet, sexy smile. But what will happen when she learns the truth?
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has sold seventy-nine works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
Her first New York Times bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas, is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book grips you from page one with an emotional gut punch and never lets go. The story of a wounded, guilt-torn soldier who must deliver a Christmas key to his deceased fellow marine’s family and ends up being drawn into the family and falling for his courageous, determined sister and his sweet three-year-old son, finding the love, mercy, and forgiveness he needs. Complex, loveable characters, an off-the-charts romance, and plenty of Christmas magic! Unputdownable. Highly recommend.
I was so enthralled with Lori Wilde's new book: The Christmas Key (Twilight, Texas #9)! I got so immersed into the story of this book that it was hard to set it down! This book is about the bittersweet meeting and romance between Naomi Luther and injured Vet Mark Shepherd. Mark is battling his demons from being injured and the guilt from losing a young Marine that was under his command. He has been hospitalized and gone through psychological therapy. He is suffering from PSTD and is sent on a mission to try to bring some forgiveness and peace into his life. He goes to Twilight, Texas to complete a promise for Naomi's family. He is mistaken by the Luther family to be their new handyman upon arrival. Naomi's father is the pastor of the church who has been waiting for the new church handyman! He is given the job and a place to live. The Christmas spirit, faith and love from the Luther family and the town of Twilight envelopes Mark! He learns that he can be forgiven and healed with the love from Naomi and her family; as well as the amazing people of Twilight. I cried, laughed and rejoiced from reading this book! This book brings happiness, forgiveness, love and the true spirit of Christmas for the reader! I highly recommend this book and warn the reader to be prepared to feel like they are experiencing this book themselves.