A Holiday Romance
A Grand Slam Kind of Christmas
Author, L. B. Joyce
First book of the series, Holidays in White Oaks Valley
Everyone wants to live in a small town. The kind of place movies are made of, happy endings are always a given.
Having grown up in Blossom Falls, Ohio, Jessie Carter would be the first to tell you, it's not all it's cracked up to be. This was exactly why she left. After landing a job as a lawyer in one of the most prestigious firms in Chicago, she was ready to take on the world.
But things don't go as planned. Reeling from a failed relationship, her integrity is suddenly under question at the firm. So, it only takes a hysterical call for help from her nine-months pregnant sister Crystal, to have her packing up and heading home.
After all, it's the middle of December, the busiest time of year for Crystal's local business, Crystal's Coffee Cakes. With her husband stationed in Afghanistan until January, she needs all the help she can get.
Jessie meets Max only minutes after she drives into town. Unfortunately,
this happens when she almost runs over him with her car as he's crossing
the street. And even though she was the one at fault and she knows nothing about him, she blames him for what happened. Call it intuition, or whatever, she doesn't like him.
As one of the most sought out professional baseball players around, Max Kirby surprised everyone when he signed with the first team to offer him a long-term contract. This means for the next seven years, he plans to call Cleveland his home.
Little did he know an unplanned visit to Blossom Falls would lead him to Jessie. While he's attracted to her from the start, it's more than obvious she wants nothing to do with him. This is even with Crystal's numerous attempts to bring them together.
With Christmas only a few days away, the gifts collected for the town's annual Coats and Toys for Tots drive are suddenly found missing. When Max doesn't even hesitate to step in and offer his help, Jessie's heart begins to thaw, her feelings for him completely flip-flopping.
The series of events that follow lead up to a Christmas they'll both never forget.
This is the first book of the series, Holidays in White Oaks Valley. L. B. Joyce is also the author of the series Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories.