Well friends, it is officially now my favorite time of year. Know why? Hallmark Christmas movies are playing, and I’m starting to read several Christmas stories. And speaking of Christmas stories, I want to tell you about a sweet collection of stories that just came out. It’s by a group of wonderful authors, and I’ll be spotlighting some of the characters over the next few days! WOOHOO!!! Today’s character comes from Janet Ferguson’s story, Falling for Grace.
Let me start by sharing the inspiration for the character.
Yeah, I’ll just let you stare at that for a moment. When you’re done drooling, wipe your chin and keep reading 😉
Here’s what Janet has to say about her hunky hero!
Hero Falling for Grace
Last October, I went to beautiful Santa Rosa, Florida, with some ladies for a girls’ beach trip. I heard a bit of construction on a deck nearby one day. The clear waters, the waves, the sunsets already had my writer brain sparking. I envisioned a woman coming to clear her head because her ex-husband had married her former best friend. Of course, she needed someone to cheer her up, so the guy banging around on the porch could look like James Marsden, right?
And the handyman could actually be part of a family that owns a huge hardware chain?
Yes, I’m a little weird. But these are the things I come up with on the beach!
The hero of Falling for Grace is named Seth Gibbs, and the sweet man is a bit broken. I don’t want to give away too much, but he’s suffered tragedy.
On a happy note, besides being a hardware guy, he loves to make things with his hands using all his tools and gadgets. He takes old metal and hardware to create something new. Sort of like God does with our messes and broken pieces.
Seth’s a believer, but he’s let his grief get him a bit stuck. It’ll take God working through a sweet woman to pull him out of the dark place he’s in.
My scripture inspiration comes from Isaiah 43:
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
Find out more about Seth by reading Falling for Grace!
And just in case you wanted another look……
Yep. I don’t mind picturing him at all when I read this story!!
About the Collection
Laugh, cry, and fall in love as you savor these brand-new Christmas romances from some of your favorite authors. Pair with a peppermint chai, hot chocolate, or your favorite wintry flavors, then snuggle down in front of the fireplace with a quilt over your lap… and maybe a purring cat!
Eight authors have joined together in this Christian romance collection that will leave you celebrating the gift of Christmas.
Until I Met You by award-winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson
After a difficult breakup, Brandi Prescott is taking a hiatus from men and focusing on her career, the Lord, and getting to know herself. Everything is going according to plan until one fateful, rainy morning in Seattle when a passing car drenches her and everything changes.
The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion by USA Today bestselling author Valerie Comer
The Cowboy Santa program is supposed to be a chance to help his neighbors. When Kade Delgado’s ex-fiancée, now a single mom, shows up on his list, neither of them are thrilled. Is there any hope for a second chance at love?
Hope for Christmas by Elizabeth Maddrey
When he arrived at the ranch, he wasn’t sure what he was looking for. She wasn’t looking for anything beyond stability for her son. Christmas might be a season of hope, but do they dare risk everything for love?
Can’t Live without You by Ginger Solomon
Clarissa Harding’s fiancé’s betrayal doesn’t hurt as much as learning her best friend, Sawyer Chasin, knew his brother’s secret and didn’t tell her. The marriage would have been fake, but her feelings for Sawyer aren’t.
Beautiful Heart of His by Lindi Peterson
Two wrongs don’t make a right has never been more true. Will Mason’s past wrongs push Scarlett away or help her fall in love with him?
Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini
Filled with grief and regret, Holly Christmas returns to Geneseo Valley and the family business, The Christmas Mansion. Can Kevin Holt restore her love for the season and the memories she left behind?
The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift by Publishers Weekly bestselling author Deb Kastner
Cowgirl Maisey Gray knows horses, not six-year-olds. But when her socially-awkward, VR glasses-wearing neighbor needs help creating the perfect Christmas for his nephews, it’s up to Maisey to make sure Cam and the boys have a Christmas they’ll never forget.
Falling for Grace by Janet W. Ferguson
Grace Logan needs a place to pick herself up now that her ex is marrying her former best friend. Grief drives Seth Gibbs to his family’s vacation home, and three years later, he has no plans to leave. Until Grace falls into his life.