As the dreaded holidays approach, Rufus Miller breaks his golden rule: silence. Sentinel Pass’s resident recluse may be a social outcast with rusty people skills, but with his late brother’s legacy hanging in the balance, he’ll try anything to sell his Dream Houses—the rustic, three-dimensional “dream catchers” he creates from branches and bark. To fully engage the Christmas market, he requires a marketing ninja. Rachel Grey drives a Porsche and dresses like a runway model who made a wrong turn at Denver, but her positivity could woo a hermit crab from its shell. Maybe she’s the answer to a wish he’s never allowed himself to make.
Is her new client a living, breathing Sasquatch—or Santa Claus in the making?
Rachel Grey’s career re-boot in the Black Hills of South Dakota requires a big, splashy marketing campaign. Discovering this year’s “must have” Christmas gift—a novel, one-of-a-kind sort of “wishing jar” to hold secrets, hopes and dreams written on rolled slips of paper—could be just the ticket. Convincing backwoods artisan and self-imposed outcast Rufus Miller to shed his disguise and rejoin humanity brings unexpected benefits—like falling in love. Until Rufus’s past—and true identity—threatens to ruin everything.
Black Hills Secret Santa is Book 6 in the 12-book Black Hills Rendezvous series. If you’re a fan of deeply emotional stories that make you smile through your tears, you’ll fall in love with Debra Salonen’s wounded hero fighting to keep his dream alive and the woman who rescues him while inadvertently opening the door to his past.
Lovers of holiday romances won’t want to miss Black Hills Secret Santa—where a bit of Christmas magic reminds two lost souls that love is the reason for the season.
Former award-winning newspaper journalist Debra Salonen is a nationally bestselling author with 40+ published novels. Debra was named Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” in 2006. Debra's 9-book Big Sky Maverick's series for Tule Publishing is set in Montana. Her Black Hills Rendezvous series takes place in Debra’s home state of South Dakota. Debra lives in the foothills near Yosemite National Park in California with her husband and two dogs. Luckily, her two children and four grandchildren live close by to keep Debra connected to the real world.