Writing two Christmas novellas, of women living over 100 years apart but each facing major changes, was one of those bonuses that sometimes come along in writing. One thing leads to another, and the next thing the writer knows, something brand new has arisen as a project.
Sonoran Christmas differs from Red Hawk Christmas in that Frederica doesn't intend to start over. It's 1905, and she has taken the train to Tucson to find her daughter who left Boston without telling her. Her quest most definitely does not involve meeting a most unlikely man and falling in love.
Of all the adventures I can think of in life, falling in love is one of the greatest for the potential risks and rewards. Falling in love reveals elements of ourselves that we often had no idea existed until something new reveals them.
So check out the blurb and sample from the book. It'll be 99¢ only until January 1st; so if you think it looks good but no time for reading right now, get it and set it aside. I've had a very busy November and December but have been regularly picking up Christmas stories for when I have time to read for pleasure. With one more book to finish, I won't have it for awhile, but the spirit of Christmas is good year round.
One more feature about Sonoran Christmas is it shares characters with many of the earlier Arizona historical romances. It's always fun to bring up to date those I have loved writing about, when I have a chance to catch up with their lives. In this novella (29,000 words), one of my favorite characters is back as a secondary character-- Sam Ryker. He's been in quite a few of the Arizona Historicals and always fun to write.