Successful marketing director and single mother Christina King knows how to put out fires. But when a critical deadline collides with her rambunctious twins’ Christmas break, Christina calls 911. Little does she know things are about to get even hotter.

With Christmas just around the corner, former firefighter Rudy Gallagher considers his temporary position as lifestyle manager a steppingstone toward entrepreneurship. He doesn’t count on his new client being a woman who once ditched him, leaving him with unanswered questions. He needs the job. Can he keep it “strictly business”?

Christina guards her heart and tries to avoid explanations, but when she encounters a ghost of Christmas past at a homeless shelter, secrets begin to unfold. As their worldviews clash, Rudy is hot under the collar, and Christina struggles to embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

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About The Author

Author Julia M. Toto writes stories of hope, forgiveness, and second chances. Her Christmas romance City Sidewalks (Pelican) debuted in 2013. She and her husband live in the Ozark foothills, the setting of her latest novella Wait for Morning (Pelican). Her short story "A Letter to Daddy" was published in It’s A God Thing (Worthy) and The Captain’s Daughter was a 2012 ACFW Genesis semifinalist. A home educator for seventeen years, Julia also authored How to Homeschool, Yes You! (Huntington House). 

Books by Julia M. Toto

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Wait for Morning: Easter Lillies

Growing up in the Ozark foothills, Ben Carter and Lily Giordano were joined at the hip until the summer after their senior year when Ben married Lil's stunning half-sister.
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City Sidewalks

Successful marketing director and single mother Christina King knows how to put out fires. But when a critical deadline collides with her rambunctious twins' Christmas break, Christina calls 911.
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