Countdown to Publication Day

Publication day is quickly approaching! Next Thursday, October 6th, All I Want for Christmas will be available for sale, and I’m so excited to share it with you! So… Here’s the final excerpt from the book that I’ll be posting. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read in the last three blog posts, please, head over to Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo, or Google Play and pick up a copy!

So what happens when your dream of owning your grandmother’s plantation gets a little kink in it? Read on to see!


Leah had to close her gaping mouth. She re-read the line over and over, trying to make sense of what she was seeing. She pulled the packet from behind the letter and flipped through it. “Holographic will?” she whispered as she tried to figure out what was going on.

What?” Louise said again. “What is that? Tell me. The suspense is killing me!” she said in a loud whisper.

She read Nan’s words. “‘I’ve written a holographic will, Leah. I wanted to get it down on paper as quickly as possible to override what I had originally planned…’” She looked up. “I only own half of the plantation. Something about a change in her will,” she said, hearing the shock in her own voice. “Nan gave the other half to someone named David Forester…”

The coffee pot beeped in the kitchen, alerting them that it was shutting off. The sound rang in Leah’s ears as she tried to visualize the person from the letter. Like snapshots in her brain, she saw him: sharing her ice cream, gathering leaves to do leaf drawings, playing kickball in the back yard.

“I know who that is,” Leah said.



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