Lila's Christmas Dream
Lila Hanford has dreams of seeing exotic places and meeting interesting
people, but mostly she dreams of running and dancing like other young
women her age. Childhood polio left her with a limp, feeling homely and
awkward, but she refuses to give up on hopes and dreams. Meeting the
freighters each afternoon is something she enjoys because they don't care
how she walks.
The day Dax Carter, an injured war veteran, hobbles into her life, everything
changes. Now she isn't sure if he will break her heart, or if there's enough
magic in Christmas to make her dreams come true.
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Enjoy A Brief Excerpt:
“Lila. Lila?” Her mother’s voice echoed from the house.
“Oh, I need to go.”
Munchie jumped up when Lila stood.
“Thanks for talking to me.” He rubbed his hand down Munchie’s back.
Lila scrambled toward the door at the same time he stood. They bumped against each other. Lila’s eyes went wide when he grabbed her shoulders to keep from falling. She lost her balance and fell against his chest.
He remained holding her close, enjoying the way her soft curves felt.
“Are you all right?” He dropped his hands from her shoulders, but at the sight of her bright pink cheeks, he slid his finger down her soft skin.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t…”
She put her hand to the place he’d touched. “It’s okay,” she whispered. “I need to go.”
He watched her turn.
“Come on, Munchie,” she called.
As she limped from the room, he had to refrain from rushing to help her. When she left, the soft scent of her remained in the tack room making it a much nicer place.
He made his way to the door and watched as Lila stopped to pet the nose of each horse. She then said goodnight to the cow before she left the barn.
Smiling, he closed the door and sat on the cot. He’d never met anyone who took time to talk to a milk cow.