About the Book"Vanessa Larkin just agreed to an out-of-town job assignment over the holidays. With the promise of a hefty bonus if she can get things done by the new year she heads for tiny Fraser Hills. Determined to succeed, she's not worried about whipping the shutdown process into overdrive to meet the challenge. Only when she gets there she realizes her bosses haven't been upfront with the town about the plans to shut down the plant. Mike Marshall, a widower raising a teenaged daughter, is a big believer in tradition and doing things the old-fashioned way. When Mike finds out his grandfather has sold the family business to some big corporation, he's angry. Not that he wanted the business, but selling it makes no sense to him. As much as Mike and Vanessa butt heads about doing things the old vs the new way, when his teenage daughter requires some motherly advice he gives in to Vanessa's offer to help. As much as she despises having to do it, Vanessa has to announce the shut-down plans and get things moving-and it's not going to make her popular with the town, or with Mike who she's completely taken by. Now this has become a corporate vs heart decision, and she's not sure she can make both sides happy. She's hoping for a Christmas miracle that might land her with the very best Christmas gift of all.."--
A perfect gift that captures the spirit of the season, USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle's A Heartfelt Christmas Promise celebrates the holidays, small-town traditions, and the generosity of love between two lost souls who find everything they ever wanted in each other.Vanessa Larkin was supposed to be spending Christmas in Paris, France on a business trip she hoped to enjoy as a working vacation. Instead, she's been assigned to Fraser Hills, North Carolina--home of the Best Fruitcake in the USA--to convert her company's property into warehouse space and shut down Porter's, the fruitcake factory. Offering retirement packages and selling locals on new job opportunities may not spread holiday cheer, but Vanessa believes she's helping secure the town's future. Mike Marshall's family founded Porter's. For decades, the factory served as the lifeblood of the community until his grandfather sold the business to a Chicago corporation. The sale cost the town its independence--and the Marshalls their family ties. A horse farmer, Mike was never involved with his grandfather's company, but still felt Fraser Hills lost part of its identity. And as a widower raising a teenage daughter, he's suffered enough losses in one lifetime. News of the factory's closing means losing another piece of the town's legacy. Far from the skyscrapers and rapid pace of the city, Vanessa finds herself enjoying the easygoing rhythms of rural living. With Mike as her guide, she learns to appreciate the simple pleasures found in shared holiday festivities among friends. Fraser Hills is a town she is growing to love--and Mike is someone she is falling in love with. Now all Vanessa needs is a Christmas miracle to give her newfound friends and home a gift they'll cherish for many New Years to come.
Review QuotesReaders looking for a heart-warming holiday story will enjoy the vibrant small-town setting populated by lovable people, gorgeous horses, and a very cute puppy. - Booklist
About The AuthorUSA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Her books include Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas, both of which have been turned into Hallmark movies. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home.