You’ll Want to Read “The Yuletide Caper.”
By Jeff Salter
Today is Thanksgiving and soon it will be Christmas — the perfect time to read my second Christmas-themed novel.
Sneaking into a warm nursing home will take a few Christmas miracles.
The heroine of my new Christmas novel is a nurse working in a nursing home. When a brand new patient shows up late on a Friday afternoon — the day before Christmas Eve — without any paperwork, Lucia Alvarez is quite suspicious. But the attractive nurse is a lot more welcoming than the grim-faced aide, Martha, whose favorite patient had just passed away and vacated the bed now occupied by the elderly WW2 veteran.
It’ll be up to young Matt Clarke — passing through and now without any appreciable resources (since his truck was stolen) — to help keep the old guy warm and fed during this cold holiday weekend. If he gets to know Lucia a lot better, along the way, so much the better.
How can a down-on-his-luck 30-year-old possibly assist this old WW2 combat veteran who briefly needs shelter and food? On this cold Christmas weekend, Matt Clarke has his own worries—he’s a stranger passing through this small Tennessee town when his truck is stolen. There has to be an empty bed in this four-story nursing home because grizzled John Lester just saw the funeral home staff drive away with a body. If they do manage to get inside, perhaps they can fool the skeptical, lovely, young nurse, Lucia Alvarez. But what about the brusque aide who’s a stickler for rules and challenges the absence of a doctor’s referral and other vital paperwork? Is there any possibility of a future… for Matt and Lucia? Where’s a Christmas Miracle when you need one? Or two?
Two formats: E-book and paperback!
An excerpt from the opening scene:
[JLS # 563]