Special excerpt from sweet contemp romance A Snowy White Christmas by Josie Riviera

Today is a special excerpt from the sweet contemporary romance
novel A Snowy White Christmas by
Josie Riviera.

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A little
bit about the author:

Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America
(RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances.
She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny Carolinas. She has
three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the family
an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially
romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they’re lower
in calories than other chocolate candy.
can email her at josieriviera@aol.com
ALWAYS answers.
A little
bit about the book:
Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined
to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming
The once successful
LA swimsuit model returns to her small upstate New York town to buy back the
foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel
with her.
She doesn’t expect to
see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive
Fernando Brandt.
Sparks fly when she
realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also
interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.
But can she resist
the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
And can she surrender
her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy
of unconditional love?
Excerpt from A Snowy White Christmas:
Once upon a time they’d planned to
celebrate the Christmas after high school graduation as husband and wife. A
Christmas wedding, her resplendent in a white velvet gown and carrying a
bouquet of deep red roses, a tiara in her hair. Sure, he’d done most of the
planning, but she had agreed, hadn’t she? She’d called him Prince, adding a
different name depending on the circumstances of the day—Prince Polite, Prince
Pleasant, he’d heard them all.
And then she’d left him. It was as
if she’d slapped him across the face, when in reality the hurt hadn’t set in
immediately. He’d been a damn, besotted fool. The first letter he’d written her
after she’d left him cold was filled with outraged pride. The others had been
demanding and then pleading, something he never thought he’d do.
His thoughts flew back to their
senior year, when he’d asked his hockey buddies to clear tires and debris from
her front lawn one Saturday afternoon. When he’d stepped into her trailer’s run
down foyer and inhaled the smell of stale cigarettes, he’d had to push
unexpected tears from his eyes. She’d been furious, shouting at him to be a
man, not a baby. Her life didn’t bother her, so it shouldn’t bother him.
But it did bother her.
He’d seen the shame in her face and
the sheen of tears, and had realized the humiliation she must have felt. And he
knew, even then, that she was extraordinary and he didn’t deserve her. She was
as precious as a rare diamond, and he’d wanted to keep her close and safe.
Otherwise, he might lose her. And she’d left. He’d lost her. A year passed
before he’d placed his feet back on the ground and decided to move forward
without her.
And then he’d heard she was back in
Other books by Josie Riviera:
Seeking Patience (Regency) 
Seeking Catherine (Tudor Novella) 

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2 thoughts on “Special excerpt from sweet contemp romance A Snowy White Christmas by Josie Riviera

  1. Josie says:

    Thanks so much for hosting A Snowy White Christmas on your blog today! http://amzn.com/B017C0FVK4

    What is your favorite fairy tale?

    A Snowy White Christmas is loosely based on the fairy tale, Snow White, and Margaret, the heroine, is said to be Snow White's original name. But that's where the similarities end because this novella explores childhood deafness, dwarfism, pets with deformities (yes, a deaf parrot) and sickle cell sickness.

    Readers are saying that A Snowy White Christmas reads like a Hallmark movie. Please leave a comment and hope you enjoy this "sweet" Christmas novella.


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