Haley Blackwell travels to Colorado with plans to relive her favorite childhood memoriesincluding a snowy Christmas. When she meets her grandparents' neighbor, she finds herself yearning for more than a white Christmas, but trusting men has never been easy for Haley. After a failed marriage, and the death of his ex-wife, Tate Rivers is determined to concentrate on raising his preschool daughter, Ashlyn, and to stay clear of another relationship. He doubts he can ever trust his heart to another womanuntil he meets Haley. Despite the weather forecast that does not include snow on Christmas Day, Ashlyn prays that God will give Haley the desires of her heart. Will Haley realize Tate isn't a man who will abandon those he loves, and will they be able to push aside the past and step forward together in lovethe way God desires?
Mary Annslee Urban is a freelance writer for several newspapers in her area. She has published articles in magazines such as Pen and Palette, Adoption Today, ChristianDevotions.com and other online publications. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Fearless Fiction Writers Critique Group and has served as Co-President for Carolina Christian Writers. Mary is a Registered Nurse and works part-time in a local Emergency Room. A North Carolina resident, she and her husband have five children, mostly grown. Over the years Mary has served on the board of Charlotte Christian Women's Club, been a Coordinator for Stonecroft Bible Ministries and has traveled on numerous foreign mission trips, both medical and evangelism related. Her hobbies include, reading, writing, traveling, cooking. She is an advocate for adoption and has counseled families involved with Peruvian adoptions, where her daughter, one of two adopted children, is from. Mary has a blog on maryurban.blogspot.com, is active on Facebook, Shoutlife and is in the process of revising her website, maryurban.com. The purpose for writing this book is to show that scarred pasts can be healed by God's love.