Maria Wylder is used to taking care of herself, the ranch, her five grown boys—and even coordinating what will surely be an awkward family Christmas that will include her ex-husband and his new wife.
What she’s not used to is catching the eye of the local mechanic Clint Walker whose gaze lights up every time he sees her. Or the way he listens to her every word and brings her little gifts to brighten her day.
When they both end up visiting the beach town of Indigo Bay to help with a Christmas fundraiser, will it become a chance for them to step outside their tired old roles and discover something new—together?
And what will Maria do when Clint slowly begins to win her heart despite her best intentions not to fall in love again?
This second chance romance is part of the Indigo Bay Christmas Romance series and can be read as a standalone. It is also a spinoff of Jean’s upcoming new series set in Sweetheart Creek, Texas.
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Fifty-some year old mom––her mindset still on being wife, mom, housekeeper, cook, adviser, and problem-solver––runs off to avoid an issue she'd rather not deal with and comes face to face with another.
Clint had been pining for her for years. He follows her to Indigo Bay and proceeds to show her what she means to him. (He's a keeper!)
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Sweet Joymaker is book 3 in the Indigo Bay Christmas Romances by Jean Oram and the other books in this series by various authors.
This story is about Maria Wylder, mother of 5 sons, chief cook and bottle washer who is trying to put her life back together and move on after her husband divorced her, after almost 40 yrs of marriage...so she heads to Indigo Bay hoping to figure out what come next...
Clint Walker, business owner and mechanic has been pining for Maria for many years...watching her marriage fall apart. Now he wants to show her that love can come later in life so he heads to Indigo Bay to show her and in the hope that when they return home to Texas that their relationship will bloom and grow into a HEA!