Previously published in A Winter Wonderland
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris ignites the spirit of the holidays with a tale of love, change, and the magic of memories—old and new . . .
Toss, repair, sell, repeat. Most of the time, people are grateful for estate liquidator Jenna Matthews’ organizing services. Not Reece Porter, her new client’s handsome but grouchy grandson. As far as he’s concerned Jenna is a vulture, picking through his late grandfather’s treasures, during the holidays, no less. Personally, Jenna isn’t one for Christmas nostalgia, or any kind of nostalgia. Plus, she’s just doing her job.
But when she and Reece are drawn together in an emergency, it becomes clear there’s a whole other kind of tension between them, one that’s pure electricity. And when Jenna discovers keepsakes that suggest an intriguing Porter family secret, unwrapping the mystery leads both Jenna and Reese to the greatest gifts of the holidays—and the truth in their hearts. . .
PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KRISTINA McMORRIS
THE EDGE OF LOST
“Compelling, resonant and deeply moving, The Edge of Lost is an absorbing tale of deceit and self-deception, survival and second chances, the ties that bind and the lure of the unknown.”
--Christina Baker Kline, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
“Will grab your heart on page one and won’t let go until the end.
I absolutely love this book, and so will you.”
--Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
“Kristina McMorris takes us on a thrilling ride from the Emerald Isle, to the boroughs of New York, to the ‘Rock’ of Alcatraz. I found myself thoroughly immersed in her richly evocative settings, just as I was captivated by the pure humanity of her characters as they struggled for redemption. This book is a wonderful read!”
--David R. Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of City of Women
“I adore everything that Kristina McMorris writes and this book is no exception.”
--Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France
“A beautifully told story about a young man’s journey through adversity and loss with an exhilarating ending that I couldn’t put down and stayed up well past my bedtime to finish.”
--Charles Belfoure, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect
“An absorbing, addictive read.”
THE PIECES WE KEEP
“McMorris’s strong pacing keeps the two stories zipping along and all its many strings connected for a gratifying conclusion.”
BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES
“Impeccably researched and beautifully written.”
LETTERS FROM HOME
“An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.”
—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale