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Thanks for taking part in our cover reveal! I'm so excited to share the cover for CHRISTMAS IN JULY with you. I love Grace and Jack's second-chance story and art director Diane Luger and her talented team have created the perfect cover. I'm not sure they even realize just how perfect it is.
Every detail, big and small, reveals something about the story. The house is similar to the old Victorian on Sugar Plum Lane that Grace has dreamed of buying since she moved to town. Although Grace's dream home is pink, yellow was the perfect choice. The bright, cheerful color makes me think of sunshine and light; our wounded hero and heroine's journey to joy and happiness. The old Victorian plays an integral role in Jack and Grace's story as it's part of their conflict and their happy ending.
A blue door symbolizes refuge, calm, and loyalty. And a white picket fence represents home sweet home. Red roses in full bloom mean "I still love you." Something Grace struggles with. While she's in love with her husband, she has legitimate reasons for doubting his love for her. The yellow ribbons show support for the military. Jack is a Black Hawk pilot who has been MIA for seventeen months. They're a symbol of hope, of waiting for a loved one to come home, and forgiveness. Jack returns to a town he never thought of as home, a wife and son he doesn't remember. By the end of the book, with the help of his family and the citizens of Christmas, Jack realizes that home is where the heart is.
I hope Jack, Grace, and little Jack will capture your heart as they have captured mine. You can meet Grace in the first book in the series, THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, as she struggles to raise her son, keep her bakery afloat, and hold on to the hope her husband will come home. The first chapter of CHRISTMAS IN JULY is also included in the book.
All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he couldn't wait to leave town. Now he's a local hero with a wife and son he doesn't know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love.
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