Nurse Aleni Callan is much less than impressed when she discovers Afghanistan veteran Brice Taylor in her care at the hospital after a polar bear plunge gone wrong. How dare he be so stupid? But not only that, how dare he have lived through Afghanistan when Aleni’s beloved husband, the father of her little boy, didn’t?
Somehow Brice wins over Aleni’s mother-in-law, who believes it’s time Aleni let Eli go, but Aleni sees this as nothing but meddling. She doesn’t want to have a nice Christmas, thankyouverymuch, and resents Brice’s gift of a Christmas tree after she goes out of her way (all in the name of duty, mind you) to help him. However, she breaks her foot kicking the tree to the curb and finds herself beholden to Brice once again.
Can two survivors find it possible to love again? (With a few nudges from a little boy and a mother-in-law…)
Polar Bear Plunge is one of the ebook novellas I’ve read recently, on sale at Amazon for $.99 for the month of December. The author did a great job of swinging the mood of the story from snickers to serious with Afghanistan never far from either character’s mind. If you’re looking for one more quick holiday read, check this one out.
Linda S Glaz is a wife and mother of three. She balances being a child of God while also being older than God. Hmmm, scary, but almost true. She’s been blessed to have had an amazing life so far: Air Force meteorologist during Vietnam era, teaching karate and self-defense along with soccer for 25+ years. She sings and directs in church and community theatre musicals where this little old lady sounds more like the guys than the gals. Also scary, but true. She works in a physical therapy clinic three days a week to earn money to keep her writing afloat. Her writing life is a 24/7 proposition. When not writing her own stories, she is an agent for Hartline Literary Agency. She wears so many different hats she’s surprised she wasn’t invited to the Royal wedding.