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Giveaway Excerpt CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by SUSAN WIGGS @susanwiggs @HarlequinBooks


CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by Susan Wiggs

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUSAN WIGGS INVITES YOU TO AN UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS IN THE CATSKILLS

A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O'Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O'Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season.

One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake— Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she's the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas.

Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods, and toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime.

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About the author:

Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. At the age of eight, she self-published her first novel, entitled "A Book About Some Bad Kids."

Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries. Her recent novel, Marrying Daisy Bellamy, took the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and The Lakeshore Chronicles have won readers' hearts around the globe. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature.

She lives with her husband and family at the water's edge on an island in the Pacific Northwest, where she divides her time between sleeping and waking.

Website: www.susanwiggs.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanwiggs


EXCERPT 


Summer's End

Logan O'Donnell stood on a platform one hundred feet in the air, preparing to shove his ten-year-old son off the edge. A light breeze shimmered through the canopy of trees, scattering leaves on the forest floor far below. A zip line cable, slender as a thread in a spider's web, hung between the tree platforms, waiting. Below, Meerskill Falls crashed down a rocky gorge.

"There's no way I'm going off this." Logan's son, Charlie, drew his shoulders up until they practically touched the edge of his helmet.

"Come on," Logan said. "You told me you'd do it. The other kids had a ball. They're all waiting for you on the other side, and I heard a rumor about a bag of Cheetos being passed around."

"I changed my mind." Charlie set his jaw in a way that was all too familiar to Logan. "No way. No W-A-Y-F."

Logan knew the shtick, but he went along with it. "There's no F in way, dude."

"That's right. There's no effin' way I'm going off this thing."

"Aw, Charlie. It's almost like flying. You like to fly, right?" Of course he did. Charlie's stepfather was a pilot, after all. Logan crushed the thought. There were few things more depressing than thinking about the fact that your kid had a stepfather, even if the stepfather was an okay guy. Fortunately for Charlie, he'd ended up with a good one. But it was still depressing.

Charlie spent every summer with Logan. During the school year, he lived with his mom and stepfather in Oklahoma, a million miles away from Logan's home in upstate New York. It sucked, living that far from his kid. Being without Charlie was like missing a limb.

When he did have his son with him, Logan tried to make the most of their time together. He planned the entire season around Charlie, and that included working as a volunteer counselor at Camp Kioga, helping out with the summer program for local kids and inner-city kids on scholarship. The zip line over Meerskill Falls was a new installation, and had already become everyone's favorite feature. Nearly everyone.

"Hey, it's the last day of camp. Your last chance to try the zip line."





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18 comments:

  1. This sounds like another lovely season themed book for the holidays.
    Ann

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  2. Great book for the holidays.

    It's a shame that most giveaways on book blog are for US residents only. So, I can't enter the giveaway.

    Rosa last published... Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Book Lovers

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  3. I love holiday themed books and Susan Wiggs. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Looks like a really good book. Thanks!

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  5. Love reading these themed books. Thx 4 the chance!!!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win a great book by a great author.

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  7. This sounds like a nice book for the holidays. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  8. During the holiday season I try to read as many holiday stories I as I possibly can.

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  9. book sounds good.i love holiday themed books.especially at this time of year

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  10. This sounds very sweet. I love a good Christmas story during this season. Nothing gets me more into the spirit. :) Thank you for the opportunity!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I love Susan's stories and especially Holiday stories. Loved the excerpt. But I can't enter through the RC because I don't have Twitter. Good luck to all of you.
    Carol L
    Luvky4750 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  12. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

    Regards,
    Ardamus

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  13. I love Susan's books, and this one sounds so good. I would love to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love Susan Wigg's books! I also love Christmas stories! Read the excerpt and I really want to read this book "Candlelight Christmas", it really sound good. Thanks for the awesome book giveaway!
    Donna Harris
    donna_squaw_1952@yahoo.com

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  15. I love Susan Wiggs!! Thanks for sharing with us BookHounds!!

    RW620 AT aol DOT com

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  16. Candelight Christmas. The first thing that comes to mind is a power failure. Hope I win and find out the true story. :) I Love Christmas stories.

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