I have known many heroes throughout my life...my father and my mother...my children...grandchildren...my friends. Teachers who encouraged me and friends who helped me remember who I am when I have forgotten. Without those people, my life may not be as rich and full as it is today. To them, I want to send gratitude and love for all they have done. God bless each and every one of them.
With that said, I want to introduce all of you to a collection of short stories written by lovely group of authors. The title of the book is Hometown Heroes and it was published by Bienvenue Press just in time for your holiday reading. Or to give as a gift to the book lover on your Christmas list....
Community. Courage. Compassion.
Hometown Heroes brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate everyday heroes.
From paranormal to contemporary to historical, there's something here to fill everyone with the spirit of the season.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to helping neighbors in distress.
“Courtship and Courage” by Carrie Dalby
Witnessing the race riots before the soldiers left for Cuba during the summer of 1898 didn't stop Claire O'Farrell from opening her heart, but it prevented her from wanting to share it. The stormy Mobile Bay winter proves the right catalyst for Joe Walker to prove his devotion to the woman he loves, though Claire is determined her choices have made her unworthy.
“When Time Stood Still” by Chelsi Arnold and J D Boudreaux
Jacqueline Jones needs a change. Abandoning her Upper East Side apartment, she’s looking for an adventure, or maybe a challenge that will make her heart race. Nick Lapointe, once a member of the Cajun Navy, bids the bayous farewell, seeking less destruction and more beauty in the world. Together in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee she has her hands full with the tall, handsome, and infuriating Nick. As for him, the five-foot-two beauty may be just what he needs, if he can survive “Hurricane” Jacqueline.
“Hobbes House Noel” by cj petterson
Merrill Cowper rents her beloved Hobbes House lakefront cabin to a stranger and becomes an unlikely hometown heroine when she saves his child from a watery death. This will be the year she learns that the best Christmas gifts don’t always arrive wrapped in pretty paper and tied with a bow. Sometimes they don’t even fit under the Christmas tree.
“Talking in Code: A Christmas Homecoming” by E.A. Hale
In 1919, as a suffragette for equal rights, Evelyn Thompson arrives at the ammunition factory for her regular supervisor shift. She learns that she’s been terminated for the flimsiest of reasons: to make room for a war veteran whose battlefield heroics have earned him celebrity status in Oklahoma. When her father hosts a Christmas gala with the Choctaw Code Talkers as guests of honor, she is drawn to the courageous and dashing Lieutenant James Clayton, until she discovers that her job at the factory was handed over to him! An accidental explosion tears apart the factory but brings Evelyn and James together in a selfless display of heroics that has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with love.
“Safe Haven” by Jolie St. Amant
Letting go is never easy, and for Haven Cross, it’s almost impossible. Every year at Christmas, she returns to the Chateau Rouge and relives the moment her fiance’ proposed and the grief she felt when he was killed in action. This year, however, the enchanting hotel has other plans for her and for the charming musician, Chance Montgomery. Will Haven be brave enough to leave the past behind and embrace a new beginning?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jolie St. Amant fell in love with all things New Orleans after reading Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. Now, a frequent visitor to the Crescent City, she can often be found getting inspiration from ghost tours, or sipping cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.
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