Author: Julia Ridgmont
Series: Pinkerton Matchmaker Companion Tale
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: December 23, 2020
She’s trying to convince others to believe in her dream. He’s trying to convince her that he believes in her. But when everything she’s worked for starts to unravel, can he help her find another dream?
If there’s one thing that Madeline Baldwin loathes more than having to play the part of Mrs. Claus next to her childhood nemesis, Winston Reed as Santa, it’s Winston himself. Growing up in Denver, Colorado, as the daughter of a mogul, she’s perfectly aware of how others view her—as if she has everything in the world she could possibly want. But one thing that Maddie has never had is love.
Winston Reed has loved Maddie from afar for many years. But, in the stupidity of youth, he turned her against him with his cutting words. Now she will hardly look at him. In fact, the only thing she seems to care for is painting. Now that a pair of art connoisseurs is asking her to go to New York to showcase her work, she’s ready to head out of Denver as soon as possible—if only she can convince her widowed father to let her.
Her father wants someone else to go along with her. Winston would love to be that man. But when mysterious things start happening to Maddie’s paintings, the possibility of the art show even occurring starts to dwindle. Can Winston help her figure out who’s trying to sabotage her and convince Maddie to give him another chance? Or will their love be over almost as soon as it started?
Rating: Mild. Mild substance use; mild kissing.