Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Deck the Halls


Synopsis ~ Deck the Halls

In the last year, George’s life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his presence is good, he’s still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in-arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center.

Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother’s death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected.

With a little Christmas magic and the whole town supporting them, can these two bruised hearts make a future together?


Chapter 1 

George Reilly twisted the wire on the back of the red velvet bow, anchoring it to the wreath frame. He frowned, looked at the bow, and adjusted it so it was even on the front of the cedar-and-spruce wreath.


It was like looking at an older, female version of the man he’d failed so horribly. The man he still thought of every day – George’s best friend.


Pain made people do all sorts of things they never imagined.


Would you keep reading? 

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8 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Deck the Halls

    • It’s actually not. There is a big point the author is making about veterans and shining a light on the PTSD and demons they carry with them on returning home. There is trauma and their is guilt, the survivor’s guilt. George has carried around guilt from his deployment with him for so many years that he wasn’t to blame for but felt he was. It is a powerful story about redemption and realization.

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