Friday, November 15, 2013

Katherine Garbera's A Cowboy for Christmas & Giveaway

 Home For Christmas is one of three novellas that are a part of A Copper Mountain Christmas anthology. Jane Porter's Christmas on Copper Mountain will be out soon. Katherine Garbera's A Cowboy for Christmas is available and on the Amazon Holiday Bestseller List. Woo-hoo! And if you read to the end, I'll tell you how to win a copy!

I asked Katherine to tell us a little about writing her novella. Here's what she has to say:

For a long time I’ve had Annie Prudhomme in my mind.  I had this image of a woman who was driving out of a small town, middle finger in the air and promising herself to never come back.  But 15 years later, life looks different to he and she has no choice but to go home.  A lot of this character stems from my own life and my divorce after 17 years of marriage.  Starting over when you thought you’d never have to is a big challenge and I was lucky to have my family and friends to support me.  But Annie didn’t.  She hadn’t wanted anyone and now she has nowhere to go but home.  So I started with Annie and built everything else around her.

Here is a little snippet that really captures Annie:
  
He stopped in front of a seven-foot tree and tipped his head toward it.  “This one is yours.” 

“Mine,” she said.  It was odd, the things she owned post-Davis. A rundown house, a drooling dog, a beat-up Mustang and a seven-foot Douglas fir.  She started laughing at how ridiculous that was, compared to what she used to own.  Suddenly her laughter turned to tears.  She didn’t know why she was crying or how to stop it now that it had started.

Carson started to ask her something but she shook her head and turned and ran away.  Just had to get away from everything.  Her breath sawed in and out and the cold air burned as she inhaled but she didn’t stop... just kept running as fast as she could.

 Life was too much.  Being with this sweet cowboy who could have been hers if she’d chosen a different path.  Being alone in the midst of this fragrant Christmas forest and knowing that she’d continue being lonely.  And it was no one’s fault but her own that she’d wanted to get away.

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We all have disappointments in life, is there one thing you would change if you could? It doesn't have to be a big thing. :) For me I'd tell my 21 year-old self not to eat Big Macs everyday.

Post your answer to Katherine's question in the comment section to be entered to win a copy of A Cowboy For Christmas in Kindle ebook format. Thanks and good luck!

9 comments:

Karen J said...

I grew up with very low self esteem. No ones fault, just one of those things. So if I could change something it would be that. I wish I would've realized that I wasn't really overweight and that I didn't need to be so shy.

dstoutholcomb said...

I wish I had more motivation: for exercising, writing, etc... I seem to let the little voice of negative thoughts in my head win sometimes.

Penny Culberson said...

Give first love a second chance..will always have a special place in my heart.

Melissa McClone said...

I realized I haven't posted mine. I would tell my seventeen year old self to pick a freshman dorm to live in at Stanford, not a four class dorm. I go back to reunions and wish I'd had the frosh dorm experience and built those frosh friendships the way others had.

Quilt Lady said...

I would loose about fifty lbs if I could but dieting and exercise just doesn't seem to do it. I have always been heavy and have never been able to take the weight off and keep it off.I have already read this book and its great!

Nova said...

I would have relaxed more with my first 2 kids... I worried too much about everything with them.
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Nicole C. said...

I would tell myself not to worry so much about little details and enjoy the moment.

Anonymous said...

I would have lost weight when I was a teenager. It's much harder now that I'm...not. LOL

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Moran V said...

I would have learned how to drive when I was younger since now I'm afraid to drive.