He’s the beloved principal of Bayview Heights High School but something is missing from his life. He finds that something in her, a news reporter who’s back in town to get dirt on him and settle a family score.
To most people in the small town of Bayview Heights, high school principal, single dad and widower Seth Taylor is a hero. But Seth has never forgotten the mistake he made years ago with one of his students. He can’t even take solace in all the good he’s done since then because the guilt never goes away.
Enter Lacey Cartwright, a reporter who exacerbates his guilt. When the students ask her to help with their Christmas charity project, she and Seth end up working together. He tries to ignore his budding feelings for her, but he can’t.
Paying homage to the movie IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, these two star-crossed characters fall deeply in love with each other. But the obstacles in their way are overwhelming.
If Lacey shows her support—and her true feelings—for Seth, will she lose what’s left of her family? Seth will never ask her to do that.
But if they don’t, these truly good people will lose the loves of their lives.
Praise for BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS:
“The rich characterization and emotional intensity of BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS by Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.” RT Book Reviews
“You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.” Old Book Barn Gazette
“Like COP OF THE YEAR, this is more than just another romance. It had me in tears. I had to keep reminding myself, this is fiction. Kathryn Shay is one heck of a writer!” A Reader