A Short Story - (Previously published as Christmas at Home)
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Can a sheriff untangle the mysteries invading his town and those which surround the local IT geek who’s captured his attention? Sheriff Robin Burke is pissed off. His quiet seaside town is troubled with all kinds of problems. Looking for the man who tried to poison Samuel Ashford is high on his priority list, but there is more in store.…
World War II left the world in turmoil. And not just in Europe. Many were sent home with injuries. Would their lives ever be the same again? Ryan Burgess didn't think so.
A fist closed around Allison Monroe’s heart. She was doing the best she could, but it never felt as if it were enough. She’d do anything to protect her daughter from the realities forced on them by the war. From the void her husband's death left them.
Over the store's counter, Ryan's eyes met hers and Allison's world shifted. What eyes! Azure blue like Lake Michigan on a summer day, they mesmerized her. Held her in sway. Only her daughter tugging at her coat sleeve drew her back to the present.
Can Ryan and Allison put the horrible memories of the past behind them? Can she teach him to 'live' again after the injuries he's sustained in the war? More importantly, can Christmas work another miracle and teach them how to love again?