Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Book Spotlight/Excerpt Sabotaged Christmas by Carole Brown

For those of you like me who can't get enough Christmas I am bringing some Romance and some Mystery set at Christmas time .  Enjoy. 
About the book . . . 
Toni DeLuca, the Italian owner of DeLuca Construction, finds herself confronted with doubts about her father and his possible deceptions—all because of the mysterious pink notes she’s been receiving.

Relations with Perrin Douglas who has a troubled history—but the first man in years who’s interested her—is building to a peak. Yet Perrin‘s own personal problems and his doubts about women and God, keep getting in the way.

Gossip, a Spanish proposal, an inheritance, and a sabotaged construction business may ruin Christmas for Toni’s employees as well as her own happiness.
Will a mysterious person succeed in pulling off the biggest scam Appleton, West Virginia has ever seen? And will this culprit destroy Toni's last chance at happiness with the man of her dreams?

An excerpt . . .

Sabotaged Christmas

Book One

The Appleton, WV Romantic Mysteries

by Carole Brown

Chapter One 

Antonietta DeLuca’s glance probed the dark shadows in the front yard of the Wisecup job. The streetlight lit up the orange-leafed maple tree, setting it on fire. The tree limbs dipped and swayed to the whispering music from the autumn wind. Fallen leaves crackled to the left of the empty house she faced. Something moved, and Toni shifted to stare at the spot. With a screech, two cats shot past her and crossed the street, yowling like demons in the night. Hands shaking, Toni glared at the scattering offenders and leaned against the mailbox, dragging in deep breaths. 

She shouldn’t have come by herself, but she’d never worried about that before. Her supervisor had begged her to avoid lonely places by herself. Yet she’d needed to do the final inspection of the repairs before signing off on one of their last big projects of the year. With Christmas coming and a long winter ahead, that meant money in her pocket and her employees’ pockets. 

Drawing in another deep breath, she started up the sidewalk and pulled from her pocket the key to the house. The lock clicked, and a faint, far-off shuffle brushed against her senses. Head cocked, she listened. Had that sound come from inside the house? Her lips whispered a prayer even as she twisted the knob and gave the door the slightest push. 

Down the long hallway a light bounced from one of the side rooms. 


A candle? No, a flashlight. Someone was in this house. 

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  1. Thank you, Sherry. I will share!

  2. Have not read this book yet. I am looking forward to it. Every book I have read of Carole Brown o have not been disappointed
    I get caught up in every story I have read of hers and I am sure this one also will be a delight. I would highly recommend reading any of her stories

  3. Currently reading this book and loving it! Carole Brown is a great writer.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda Palmer! You're the best!

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was so good I couldn't wait to read the next one in the series, Knight in Shining Apron. Carole's books never disappoint.