He transitioned home from the Marines expecting to start a job at the local fire station, join the reserves, help his grandfather with his tree farm, build his own house on their extensive property—and find a wife. Now his grandfather is gone, his inheritance is in trouble, someone else has his job—and he’s facing the holidays alone.
Kerri Olsen’s dream is about to become a nightmare.
Nine months ago, Kerri’s grandmother passed away unexpectedly, leaving her a home and business she loves—and a houseful of “collections” which have gotten entirely out of hand. Now her mother has given her an ultimatum: clean out Grandma Bess’s house and hand over the cash value of her share of the inheritance—by Christmas. Kerri always dreamed of meeting a man and raising a family here. Will she really have to sell her home to pay what she owes her mother?
Ryan has known Kerri all his life, but when he meets her again the day before Thanksgiving, he realizes she represents everything he’s always loved about this town—and everything he’s always wanted in a woman.
Kerri never dreamed Ryan would look at her the way he’s looking at her now. But they’re both facing a tough decision. Can they find a way to stay together in this place they call home? Or is leaving Chance Creek their only option?
With over one-and-a-half million books sold, NYT, USA Today and WSJ bestselling author Cora Seton writes contemporary women’s fiction and romance. She has thirty-nine novels and novellas currently set in the fictional towns of Seahaven, California and Chance Creek, Montana, with many more in the works. Cora loves the ocean, kayaking, gardening, reading, binge-watching Jane Austen movies, keeping up with the latest technology and indulging in old-fashioned pursuits. She lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband, children and two cats. Visit www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!