One Last Gift by Nancy Stopper
*** Previously published in the Mistletoe Kisses box set *** Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but is ten years apart too long to fix their broken hearts? Jack Murphy left Oak Grove behind, along with his childhood sweetheart and the pain from the loss of their son. He found success in business, but his personal life is another story. The string of women he’s dated since moving can’t compare with the woman who stole his heart all those years ago. And then his father’s heart attack brings him home for Christmas. Casey Patterson had everything until a miscarriage drove the man she loved away. But she picked herself and rebuilt her life in Oak Grove. Everything might not be perfect, but it’s as close as she can make it. And then she falls into the arms of the one man she never got out of her heart. Will they let their love for one another break through the barriers they built to keep their hearts safe from more pain? Or will Jack and Casey let their shared history lock them in the past? Find out if Oak Grove’s Christmas spirit is strong enough to help Jack and Casey find their way back to each other in One Last Gift, an Oak Grove Holiday Novella.