From Award-Winning Author E.M. Shue comes a modern day look at a classic Christmas story.
Going back to the town I grew up in near Christmas wasn't what I wanted to do. Santa Claus, Indiana celebrated the holiday year around but was worse at this time of the year. Only one reason could make me go back there and I hated him.
But the angel that served me had me thinking I could give the town another chance. I had one taste of her, and I was willing to sacrifice everything to protect her, even my freedom.
I hated this town and couldn't wait to get out of it. I hated the man that made me regret being born. Every day he made sure I knew I was unloved and unwanted. I only needed one more week of work before I had enough money to get away.
But then a stranger sat in my section and I my world changed. He made me feel things like staying and after one night with him I'd sacrifice everything to save him, even my future.
This holiday they will learn what a real gift is.
Coal for Kiera
Kiera loves to paint and wants to own a studio someday so she can sell her paintings along with other artists. Her father hates her and writes "not at this address" on all her mail. Her mother died when she was one week old. He kicked her out when she turned eighteen but she sleeps in the shed on his property. Coal is a para-jumper in the Air Force stationed in Nevada. He hasn't returned to his hometown in eight years. His mother owned an art gallery Christmas with Eloise Art Studio that sold local artists work. Amazing storyline that will have you feeling every emotion along with the characters.