New Year, new love? When Tiffany Gallagher flies to London from L.A to spend the holidays with her family, she hopes the media obsession with her actor brother will be enough to get her sketches to the hands of the right fashion designers. Volunteering at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day and getting nowhere with designers aren’t part of her plan. Nor is having to travel with Mac, the wounded and cynical Scottish photojournalist also volunteering at the shelter, to get the New Year’s Eve she’d dreamed of, an Edinburgh Hogmanay.
Determined to prove to her family and to herself that she’s good at something other than shopping, she sets up an ambitious back-to-work partnership between the shelter and Pettett & Mayfield’s department store. But her scheme means she and Mac are thrown together, as he’s working at the shelter while he recovers from a bomb blast. When he turns the camera on her to help her get a modelling job, she begins to see past his wounds.
Neither is looking for love, but love finds them anyway, though they know it can’t last when their plans are taking them in different directions. Can they learn in time that no matter what they’ve planned, God’s loving purpose for their lives can’t be denied?
Includes New Year’s Eve dancing, a little kissing, and a doubting cynical hero, as well as British spelling. Complete with British English Glossary.
54,000 words, approximately 212 print pages