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My book for today is: A Christmas Truce by Emma Bennet
Publication Date: October 20, 2023
Photographer Libby just got fired. Again. Then she gets home early to find her boyfriend in bed with another woman. And just like that, her dreams of a Christmas Day proposal are shattered.
Libby lands a new job as a personal assistant to enigmatic businessman Seth Coleman. He’s terse and demanding — it’s no wonder Libby keeps messing up.
Then one day an adorable Golden Retriever puppy is delivered to the house. As Libby helps Seth train Barney, she realizes that there’s a surprisingly sweet side to this CEO . . .
But everything goes wrong when Libby finds out that Seth’s company just bought the community center where they’ve been training Barney. It’s not only puppy classes, it’s a lifeline for the whole village. Libby is devastated when Seth says it’s ‘just business’. So she packs her bags.
Until disaster strikes and Libby is forced to spend her favorite time of the year with a man who doesn’t even own tinsel. It’s up to Libby to bring some much-needed Christmas spirit. Starting with a truce, since they’re going to be stuck together whether they like it or not.
But Libby might just find magic under the mistletoe after all if she can encourage Seth to open his heart to Christmas . . .
Libby Spellman stood by the photocopier, willing the machine to explain why its digital display kept flashing E95 at her. “What do you want?” she hissed at it desperately. The stupid thing had spewed out the first twenty-two pages of the report she needed to make seven copies of, no problem, but had then decided to stop. It had plenty of paper. It didn’t seem to be running low on ink. Frankly, she was stumped and was getting irrationally cross.
Today’s Question Is: – Do you have a bookish phobia? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
A: Yes, not having enough books to read. Or someone took all of my books away from me.
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