"Matlock has a gift for telling what she calls, 'the secret lives of ordinary people," Detroit Free Press Lacey Bryant is the ever-hopeful waitress at Gerald's Truckstop Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spot that is clear across the country from her home and family in North Carolina. It has been eleven years since Lacey ran away from her angry father. Now, a single mother struggling to raise her own children, her heart yearns to go home for Christmas. She longs for her father's forgiveness, her mother's sweet embrace, and to share with her aging parents the grandchildren they have never seen. Cooper is every inch a Scrooge whose hard knocks in life took away any belief in the glory of Christmas. He definitely wants no part of traveling across country with two children. But he has promised to help out a friend, and he can't manage to tell Lacey no. So he loads the woman and her brood into the cab of his eighteen-wheeler and carries them with him across the country along Interstate 40. As the miles roll under the big truck's wheels, it turns out to be Lacey and her children who are bringing Cooper along with them, on a journey that takes them all home to the heart.
Author: Curtiss Ann Matlock Publisher: Matlock & Company Published: 11/17/2014 Pages: 160 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.42lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.37d ISBN: 9780985614416
About the Author Curtiss Ann Matlock is the bestselling author of thirty-six novels, including the tender and warmhearted Valentine series of books set in the fictional town of Valentine, Oklahoma. Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the uncommon valor of everyday people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. Her books are published world-wide in twenty languages. They have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards, including three prestigious RITA Finalists nominations from The Romance Writers of America. She now resides with her family near Mobile, Alabama. You can visit with her at www.curtissannmatlock. com.