The Greatest Gift
by Roxy Boroughs
All she wants for Christmas is her mommy…THE GREATEST GIFT by Roxy Boroughs is a sweet, cozy holiday romance about going home…and the tragedy and triumph one can find where they least expect it. When a single mom is arrested for arson, the only man who can prove her innocence, and reunite her with her young daughter in time for Christmas, is the firefighter she walked out on last year. If you enjoyed Brenda Novak’s Whiskey Creek Christmas series, you’ll fall for The Greatest Gift.
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Title: The Greatest Gift
Author: Roxy Boroughs
Series: Frost Family & Friends
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 1st 2015
Publisher: Indie Published
Print Length: 154 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital
Print ISBN: 978-0-9921271-2-1
Digital ISBN: 978-0-9921271-3-8
Welcome back to Carol Falls, Vermont, with this fifth book from the Frost Family Christmas/Frost Family & Friends series.
Heather Connolly has done some questionable things in the past. But it was all to regain custody of her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte. Finally together, Heather is now planning the perfect Christmas for her little girl.
Until police officers show up at the door and arrest Heather for robbery and arson.
Only one man can help prove her innocence. It’s Zack Jones, a volunteer firefighter...and the man she ran out on after their first and only night together.
Can he give her The Greatest Gift this Christmas, and once again unite Heather with her daughter? Or will Heather’s past keep her from Charlotte forever?
This story is a stand-alone sweet romance/cozy mystery. Series readers will enjoy catching up with town news and the latest happenings of the Frost Family...including a wedding.
Zack Jones jumped off the running board of Fire Truck 1, before the vehicle came to a full stop. His heart sank as black smoke drifted from the building, and flames spiked—bright and orange as a second sunset against the late November sky.
At best, Carol Falls’ favorite drinking hole would need repairs. At worse, it would end up in ashes, along with a couple of his fellow volunteer firefighters.
Zack masked-up, secured his helmet and readied the thirty-pound hose, carrying it on his shoulder as he scanned the upper level. Mrs. Trivett lived in a small apartment above the bar. Not the most suitable spot for an elderly lady, but the rent was cheap due to the loud music. Which didn’t bother Mrs. Trivett, once she removed her hearing aids.
He spied movement at the door to the fire escape, and handed off the hose to another member of his team.
Zack sprinted to the stairs—his hundred-pound protective gear weighing him down, adrenaline lifting him up. As he hit the bottom step, he saw Mrs. Trivett above him, the wind whipping her nightgown against her bare legs.
She eyed the drop to the ground below and froze.
Zack pounded up the stairs, reaching her as a window on the lower level shattered from the heat inside.
“I’ve got you,” Zack yelled through his mask.
He lifted Mrs. Trivett in his arms and carried her to the ground, where members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary comforted her with blankets and a hot beverage. That left Zack free to sidle up to the fire chief, Ian King, and hear their next move.
“Can’t see in the building,” Ian reported. “Smoke aside, there’s plastic Christmas wreaths in every window, blocking visibility.” His green eyes locked on Zack. “You work here—know the layout. You lead.”
Zack nodded and crouched low as he made his way through the entrance, his buddies clinging to the hose as they followed. The water they used to douse the structure bubbled to a boil at their feet.
Blinded by smoke and dripping with perspiration, Zack relied on memory and instinct to maneuver his way through the maze of tables and chairs. The heat and noise from the inferno grew as he approached the fire’s source, his breathing apparatus making him sound like Darth Vader.
One more step and flames appeared, rolling up to the ceiling. He couldn’t see the main counter for smoke. Couldn’t see the wall in front of him. Or the photograph he knew hung there, of the smiling owner, his staff and…one waitress in particular. A certain blonde, with the saddest smile Zack had ever come across.
He aimed the hose and made a pact with himself. He’d fight to save the bar and reclaim that photo, no matter the odds. The building provided a home to Mrs. Trivett and much-needed jobs in the town.
And the picture was the only shot he had of the one, unforgettable woman from his past.
About Roxy Boroughs:
Before turning her attention to writing, Roxy tread the boards as an actress, appearing on stage, film and TV.
Look for her romantic comedy CRAZY FOR COWBOY, and her suspense titles, the award winning A STRANGER’S TOUCH, and the follow-up novella A STRANGER’S KISS, as well as the popular FROST FAMILY CHRISTMAS/FROST FAMILY & FRIENDS series, which combines the holidays, sweet romance and cozy mystery.