Hump Day Hook: Holiday Magic

humpdayhookWelcome to winter 2014. I know the calendar says we’ve got another month of autumn, but the temperature outside, with the wind, is a balmy 7 degrees F (-14 C) and there’s snow on the ground. Cold + snow = winter. Now, I love Christmas, and like many of my neighbors, my outdoor decorations are up, but I’d very much like my last month of fall back. I never got the summer I wanted, and I have a seaking suspicion this winter will be a lot like the last one.

IN keeping with the temperature, I thought I’d do my hook this morning on one of my Holiday Magic (2)Christmas books, Holiday Magic.

About the book:

Seeing is believing, or is it?

Georgia Baxter loved everything about Christmas until she walked in on her fiancé in bed with another woman. Wounded and heart sore, she canceled her Christmas Eve fantasy wedding and fled to New York City, leaving everything and everyone, including her twin sister, Eleni, behind.

Three years later, still hurting but knowing it’s time to move on, she agrees to come home to help her sister, despite the fact she’ll be doing so at a time of year she now associates only with pain and betrayal. Discovering she’ll have to work closely with the man who shattered her dreams only makes things harder, especially when her body craves his touch.

Mark Anderson has no memory of his bachelor party other than waking up naked in the wrong woman’s bed. He clings to the hope someday he can convince Georgia to give him a second chance, but until she’s ready to listen, it won’t happen. Discovering she’s coming home to manage Holiday Magic for three months may be his lucky break.

Is there enough magic left in Christmas to help them overcome the past?

Amazon.com

Here’s your hook for this morning:

Georgia closed the door quietly and stepped into the hallway, greeted by the scent of fresh pine from the small balsam tree in Eleni’s living room and the pine oil they’d used on the sachets last night. She took a deep breath. Christmas! She loved everything about the season from the mad rush for gifts to the beauty and serenity of a Christmas Eve church service. The lights and decorations turned ordinary places into magical ones, dispelling the gloom of winter’s darkest days. Smiling, excited children, anxious for a visit from Santa, reminded her of her own youth when everything had been carefree and wonderful. If she could wear pine-scented perfume, she would.

This year, Christmas was even better because all of her dreams would come true. In less than two weeks, on Christmas Eve, she’d marry the man she loved. Love wasn’t a strong enough word for the way she felt about Mark. She adored him. He was her hero, her soul mate, her best friend, and together they were going to have the best happily ever after.

Check out the other Hump day hooks:

1. kerrianne Coombes 2. Living the Dream
3. A Siren’s Revenge 4. Linda Hamonou
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