With Christmas season in full swing, baker Regina San Valentino is up to her elbows in cake batter and cookie dough. Between running her own business, filling her bursting holiday order book, and managing her crazy Italian family, she’s got no time to relax, no room for more custom cake orders, and no desire to find love. A failed marriage and a personal tragedy have convinced her she’s better off alone. Then a handsome stranger enters her bakery begging for help. Regina can’t find it in her heart to refuse him.
Connor Gilhooly is in a bind. He needs a specialty cake for an upcoming fundraiser and puts himself – and his company’s reputation – in Regina’s capable hands. What he doesn’t plan on is falling for a woman with heartbreak in her eyes or dealing with a wise-guy father and a disapproving family.
Can Regina lay her past to rest and trust the man who’s awoken her heart?
Targeted Age Group: 25-70
What was your inspiration for this book?
I love Christmas but I know it's a sad time for so many people, esp. those who have experienced a loss. I wanted to write about a woman who lost everything and then, just when she was going to accept that she'd never find love or happiness again, everything changes for her right around Christmas time.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
I worked as a contact lens technician in an ophthalmology office for over 20 years and saw so many people afflicted with sight loss from eyes diseases and conditions. These people loved to read and the greatest loss for them with their blindness was the inability to do so any longer. I thought having my books put into audio where people with sight issues could still enjoy them was a way of paying it forward – of allowing people to enjoy books even though they can't see any longer.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
My publisher, The Wild Rose Press, put out audition calls for the story. I listened to a lot of narrators before i found the perfect one!
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