The Gift of Christmas Past
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Arson wasn’t the only fire that ignited between them.
She was arrested.
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.
Almost ten years later…
At twenty-six, Hadley is still trying to get free of the weight she’s carried all her life—being abandoned by her parents as a toddler, being arrested for arson, and her boyfriend, Monroe, walking away when she needed him most.
Monroe had understood Hadley, from her goals to help children as a speech therapist to her uncontrollable temper. But when he saw her set a house on fire, he realized her issues were too much for him. He had to end their relationship.
As adults Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again…thrown together to help a four-year-old girl rendered mute after a suspected arson.
Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.
What readers and reviewers are saying…
This writing team is one to watch! I was instantly drawn to the characters and their situation. The depths of hurt, healing, and love in this book are remarkable…Nora St. Laurent Book Club facilitator and co-founder of Book Fun.
Wow! Talk about a book that grabs you by the throat and sucks you into the story… Hadley’s life as a teenager had me in tears.
One word, WOW! I’m usually not crazy about contemporary fiction but this book was amazing.
Beautifully written story! (The Gift of Christmas Past) will encourage you this Christmas season. It will put a smile on your face and remind you that there is good in the world. And there is always hope for a second chance.
The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall is a must read this Christmas season!
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