One of my favorite holiday films is PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES. Steve Martin is desperate to return "home for the holidays". Along the way, he discovers his own compassion.
Today we celebrate Veterans Day, recognizing all service members who served. Jessica Scott knows about serving ... she is currently serving as an Army officer, Army spouse, and Army mom. Jessica captures that spirit of the "home for the holidays" in her new novella, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS:
There's nothing in the world Army Sergeant Vic Carponti loves more than his wife and his country. Smart-mouthed and easy tempered, he takes everything as a joke . . . except his promise to come home to his wife, Nicole, for Christmas. As he prepares to leave for his latest deployment into Iraq, Vic will do everything he can to shield his beautiful, supportive wife from the realities of war . . . and from his own darkest fears.
As a career army wife, Nicole Carponti knows just what to expect from her husband's tour of duty: loneliness, relentless worry, and a seemingly endless countdown until the moment Vic walks through the door again. But when the unthinkable happens, Nicole and Vic's bond is tested like never before and changes everything they believe to be true about the power of love and the simple beauty of being home for the holidays.
I am giving away an ecopy of I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about the holidays ... what are your plans? I'll be here in Maryland ... but thinking of Hawaii.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, November 16, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 17.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
To learn more about Jessica and her books, check out her website jessicascott.net.
|Coming January 2014|