About The Book:
Joshua Flannigan owns successful toy stores and is protective of the aunt who raised him. When he returns from a backpacking trip to find his aunt’s new “friend” Alexandra Kittredge helping her make major life changes, he’s suspicious of Lexa’s motives. After all, she looks more like a model than a job counselor!
Soon Josh realizes Lexa’s sincerity and compassion for others runs her life. Protective oher younger sister who is pregnant, Lexa intends to adopt her baby. But is that really the right move for both of them? Is her compassion blinding her to her sister’s actual needs? And what is the secret Lexa is keeping that will affect her life as well as Josh’s?
Josh falls in love with Lexa but is she truly in love with him? He needs her to put their relations and future first. Yet in a stress-filled moment after his proposal, he doesn’t believe she can. When Lexa finally gets her priorities straight she doesn’t know if she’s come to her senses too late. On Christmas Eve, she plans a strategy to show Josh she loves him, not knowing if her attempts to find forgiveness will succeed or backfire?
A lifetime of happiness could be a jingle bell away!
“Karen Rose Smith always writes romances that touch the heart. They are quick reads with characters that we the readers can relate to.” Kathy Andrico, www.kathysreviewcorner.com
Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her fascination with relationships, writing romances and now mysteries. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List, Amazon Romance Bestseller lists) will see her 80th novel released in 2013. She has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two cataromance.com’s awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review’s Today’s Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: “Karen Rose Smith’s storyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity.”
Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from–seven children in her mom’s family and ten in her dad’s. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she employs them to propel her plots.
It is no secret that Karen married her college sweetheart and they have been married for over thirty years. She believes in the power of commitment and the hope that goes along with the promise of everlasting love. Along with enjoying time with her husband, Karen enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, listening to music and keeping her two cats company or vice versa.
She has been busy reformatting her backlist for sale on Kindle. In addition, she writes Harlequin Special Editions and will see the debut of a mystery series for Kensington soon. Readers can follow her on Facebook (Search–Karen Rose Smith)or on Twitter @karenrosesmith. She welcomes interaction with her readers on either social network and would love to chat about plotlines, titles, emotions, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy!