Can two longtime rivals set aside their competitive natures to make beautiful music together?
When the soloist drops out of this year’s Christmas program, Kason Tanner knows the perfect replacement to step into the role on such short notice.
Tamsin Malcone. Longtime rival, competing for top grades all through school and years later for the same worship leader’s position at Hope Creek Community Church.
The job Kason got. Tamsin still hasn’t forgiven him.
He’d considered rewriting the part to a male lead and assigning one of his brothers, but they were both tied up tracking a serial arsonist. Besides, Christmas was the perfect time for a reset, for extending grace and forgiveness. She wouldn’t turn him down, right?
Back home to help her mother with her three younger sisters after their father’s unexpected passing, Tamsin loves her new job at Hope Creek Assisted Living Home. Although music isn’t her primary focus as the Director, she enjoys interacting with the residents and organizing programs to put happy smiles on their sweet faces. She has no regrets. Well…maybe one. Not making amends with Kason after he got the worship leader’s job. He’ll never invite her to participate in the music ministry at church.
Can these two set aside their rivalry long enough to discover that they make better music together than apart? Will their natural competitiveness result in a program disaster or prompt a Christmas reset?
Enjoy this sweet heartwarming story, with its solid message of faith, joy, and family, all year, not just at Christmas…
Will a simple summer song bring them back together for a second chance at love…
Cole Kallen never planned to be gone so long. He’d only left Laurel Cove to escape the painful reality of seeing the woman he loved hanging onto his best friend and business partner’s arm. Everyone could see that London and Denton didn’t make beautiful music together. Cole had kissed her once, and that kiss had rocked his world. But how could a nerdy computer geek compete with all the jocks vying for the popular cheerleader’s attention? Before she could reject him, he’d broken it off and poured himself into the company he’d founded with his college buddies.
From their very first kiss, London Carlson had been smitten with the handsome songwriter. But Cole had shattered her heart with some flimsy excuse and avoided her carefully crafted attempts to reunite. His best friend’s idea of fake dating seemed like her only hope, but Cole deserted her for a country she had to look up on a map and still couldn’t pronounce. After ten years, the digital nomad’s back in town for their friends’ wedding, his beautiful music making her heart ache for a lifetime with him. But now that his name’s included in the popular magazine’s most recent list of billionaires, he probably won’t even remember her name, let alone that life-changing kiss.
Can London’s faith carry her through yet another rejection? Will a song bring them back together for a second chance at love? Or will Cole choose to lead a solo lifestyle forever?
Waverly Parks isn’t living her best life. Far from it. Selling occasional pieces of art doesn’t pay the bills like her wedding hairstyling business, but being around blissful brides every weekend makes her regret breaking up with her high school sweetheart. No man has ever measured up to Hudson Tanner with his solid faith and fierce loyalty to family and friends. So, when a friend begs her to come home for a Christmas Inn wedding gig, Waverly agrees. Maybe visiting the small town for the holidays will make her appreciate New York’s eclectic and expensive vibe, and she can finally slam the door on that chapter for good.
On the short list of candidates for a promotion to Deputy Police Chief, Hudson Tanner can’t afford any distractions. So, when the woman who broke his heart over a decade ago shows up in town right before Christmas, igniting bittersweet memories of moonlit walks on the North Pole Bridge and summertime swims at the waterfall, he considers arresting her for disturbing the peace. His peace! How’s he supposed to focus on the most important interview of his career with the kaleidoscope of holiday lights shimmering off her golden hair and her sweet spirit taking his heart captive again? But there’s an arsonist on the loose, keeping his firefighter brother busy, his other brother on his knees in prayer, and Hudson crazy with worry about protecting Waverly from danger.
As Hudson pursues the arsonist, his genuine faith and desire for justice sparks an unexpected response in Waverly. A yearning to return to Hope Creek. A renewal of her faith. A fierce longing for a lifetime with this amazing man. Will this Christmas be a season of reckoning, of renewal, and second chances? Or more loss and shattered hearts…
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