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A Gift Like No Other

(A book in the O'Connor Christmas series)
A Novella by

NOTE: Due to a subject matter that deals with marital issues, please be advised that this sweet inspirational novella contains a higher level of romantic passion.

Her dream is writing.
His is the perfect wife and mother.
Until God fulfills them both
with a gift like no other.

Twelve years ago, Faith O'Connor happily gave up her dream as a copywriter to become a wife and mother, clinging to her husband's promise she could return some day. But when the opportunity arises to write for the Boston Herald again two days a week, her dream hits a snag ... along with her marriage.

To Collin McGuire, family is everything because he never really had one of his own. Raised by a father who died early and a mother who didn't care, Collin is determined to give his children the very best with a full-time mother. But when he denies Faith her dream, he soon discovers he's denied his own as well ... until Christmas day brings a healing through a gift like no other.

CHAPTER ONE - Boston, Massachusetts, September 1936

Lord have mercy ... Faith O'Connor McGuire swallowed a gulp, glancing up as her husband strolled into their bedroom with that look in his eye, a towel wrapped low on his hips rather than his customary pajama bottoms. Which could only mean one thing. Her stomach fluttered along with her heart.

He'd obviously missed her as much as she'd missed him during his week-long trade show in New York.

Teeth tugging at her lower lip, Faith sat in their bed with a book in her lap, skin tingling as always when Collin McGuire entered a room. She took in the sculpted curve of his muscled arms and the hard, lean chest that tapered into a towel tied so low, his abdomen looked like it'd been chiseled in stone.

Tall, dark, and dangerous, he'd been the Southie rogue who'd stolen every girl's heart, and to this very day, Faith still marveled that somehow, someway, she'd been the one to steal his. Her mouth tipped up. Somehow? Someway? The seeds of a grin sneaked through. More like Someone.

I honor those who honor Me.

Oh, yes, Lord, you surely do, Faith thought for the thousandth time, the whisper of one of her favorite Scriptures - 1 Samuel 2:30 - a timely reminder that commitment to God's precepts was the key to bounteous blessing. Heart racing, she sucked in a quiet breath and smiled, enjoying the warmth her husband stirred within. Because even after seventeen years of marriage, the man could still heat her blood with just a look. Like the one he was giving her right now - eyes smoky as they pinned her to the bed with dangerous intent, absolute confirmation there'd be no more reading tonight.

"Tired?" he asked, the clean smell of soap and lime aftershave drifting in the room like an opiate as he approached with his usual confident swagger. His deadly gray eyes never strayed from hers while he plucked the book from her hand and tossed it on the nightstand with abandon. The slow smile she loved eased across his full lips as he turned out the light and sprawled horizontally on the moonlit bed, tugging her out from beneath the covers in one fluid movement to take her mouth with his own ...

Genre: Inspirational

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Title: A Gift Like No Other: An O'Connor Christmas Novella (NOTE: Edgy Inspirational)
Author(s): Julie Lessman
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