By Bonnie K. Winn
All Jimmy Evans wishes for Christmas is a family members. And Chloe Reed's undertaking is to get him one. but if Chloe and the orphaned boy land on far-off relative Evan Mitchell's doorstep, they arrive face-to-face with a real-life Scrooge. Haunted through a sad previous, Evan desires not anything to do with them—or with Christmas. yet bit by bit, one cute seven-year-old and a spunky younger lady chip away at Evan's middle of stone and produce the vacation spirit again into his domestic. Will those 3 strangers turn into a real family members via Christmas?
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His expression was so bleak, Chloe’s hand flew to her mouth to stop an automatic cry of distress. What was troubling him so deeply? Not that he would confide in her. Nor should she want him to. Evan was the enemy, the man who decided Jimmy’s fate. But the part of her that always reached out to others refused to stay quiet. Was it possible that Evan had issues that she needed to learn? Issues he had to resolve before accepting a child in his life? The questions stilled. Because Evan Mitchell dropped his head in his hands.
Silly but…. Chloe swallowed. She hadn’t experienced that kind of reaction to a man since her ex-fiancé, Derek, had dumped her. Must just be nerves, she told herself. That, and knowing how much was riding on her swaying Evan Mitchell to change his mind. Still, she straightened up, holding her body rigidly in place. And kept herself in that position until they neared a large sign indicating the quarry. Unexpectedly excited, Chloe leaned forward when Evan turned off the main road. Bumping over the rutted dirt road, dust billowed behind them in a dark cloud.
Feeling smaller than the child at her side, she tried to look unaffected. ” Actually they were. Leaves had transformed into clusters of color. Standing next to sentinel green pines, this was the beautiful Texas hill country she’d heard so much about. But the squiggle in her stomach didn’t have anything to do with the surroundings—the nonhuman ones, that was. Still feeling the impression of Evan’s shoulder against her arm, she wanted to touch the spot, to see if the fire she’d felt was external.