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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway: Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason / @TastyBookTours @AuthorDebMason



Series & Title: Harmony Harbor, Book 1: Mistletoe Cottage
Author: Debbie Mason
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance

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'Tis the season for love . . .

Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she's forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter's blue eyes-and she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.

Sophie's return is a shock for everyone . . . especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they've concealed threatens to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year, Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic . . .

Excerpt:
It took a few minutes for them to make their way past the boxes and merchandise piled on the floor to the Christmas decorations.
“Big or small, twinkle or static?” Liam asked, holding up two boxes in each hand.
Sophie pushed the aviators on top of her head and leaned in. “Small and twinkle?”
He smiled, then his eyes narrowed at something on the shelf. “Isn’t this the elf Mia was playing with at the cottage?”
Sophie nodded. “She used to have one just like her. Do you think John would mind putting it on hold for . . .” She sighed when Liam added it to his growing pile. “You’re going to spoil her, aren’t you?”
“Me? Never.”
“Right. . . Hey, look at this. Mia would love it, and we wouldn’t have to put up a bunch of lights.” She held up a package that contained an eight-foot blowup Olaf.
Liam frowned. “He’s kind of an odd looking snowman, don’t you think?”
“It’s Olaf.”
“Is that supposed to mean something to me?”
“From Frozen. Remember, let it go?”
He laughed. “How could I forget?” Then his laughter faded, and a pained expression crossed his face as though he was thinking about their day at Mistletoe Cottage.
It had been an amazing day. Until it wasn’t. And then it hit Sophie that maybe “letting it go” was exactly what she had to do for all of them to move forward. She leaned into Liam and whispered, “I forgive you.”
A slow smile curved his lips. It wasn’t his you’re cute but annoying smile or his charmingly wicked smile. It was warm and wonderful and made her remember how much she’d once loved him. “I forgive you too,” he said.


Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting MISTLETOE COTTAGE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

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