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A heartwarming new Rocky Hill Holiday novella from best-selling author Barbara Bretton.

Everyone knows Christmas is a time for family, but not for Harry Barnes. If he had his way, he would close his eyes and not open them again until January 2, when all the fuss was over. Once upon a time, he had loved the season, but that was a long time ago. His wife, Annie, and daughter, Erin, are gone, and he hasn’t spoken to his only son, Sam, in years. 

The Christmas candlesticks he’d lovingly carved for Annie and their children are buried in the attic under a thick layer of dust along with memories that could break a man’s heart...if he still had one left to break. 

After years of living on military bases all around the world, Sam Barnes has moved his family back home for keeps, but they might as well still be in Japan or England or Timbuktu for all the difference it makes. His father’s heart is still closed to the idea of family, and there is nothing Sam can do to change it. Not even if the only thing his 12-year-old daughter, Riley, wants for Christmas is the grandfather she has never met. 

But then, on a snowy Christmas Eve in Rocky Hill, Harry and Sam are visited by a determined mother and daughter who have just a few earth hours to bring their family together or lose them forever. 

Don’t miss the Rocky Hill Holiday Collection - two full novels, two novellas.

Barbara Bretton is the award-winning, USA Today best-selling author of 50 novels. She writes, knits, and reads in New Jersey.

©2017 Barbara Bretton (P)2018 Barbara Bretton

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