"Great start for a debut author!!! Love does happen more than once."

Paula Winters does not have time to take a cruise, but thanks to her meddling daughters that is exactly where she is. With only weeks left before her deadline on finishing her newest book she needs to concentrate on 'not' looking for a man. Especially after losing her husband several years before, who wants that kind of heartache twice in their lives.

Derek Rawlins has work to do, but when his son insisted he meet other people he had no choice but go on the cruise his son set him up for. He was not ready to date again after losing his wife, getting close to someone again just to lose them was too painful.

While working, Paula and Derek meet by accident on the ship and are drawn to one another from the very beginning. Deciding to take time to see the sights and spend some time getting to know one another, they begin to wonder if falling in love can happen again. Unknown to either of them is what their children are up to; making sure they fall in love.

Debut author Franny Armstrong has written a wonderful story about a couple who are more mature than most and who have gone through heartbreaks that would scare anyone off ever finding love again. Loved the chemistry between Paula and Derek, and you can almost feel the emotions coming off the pages. Great start for this new author.

Reviewed by Annette Stone
Posted December 22, 2009


Widow Paula Winters, romance author, Paula R. Prentice, wasn't interested in meeting men when her daughters sent her on a romantic cruise so she decides to use her two-week vacation to finish her novel and do some Christmas shopping.

Widowed workaholic Derek Rawlins is only on the cruise at his son's insistence and figures he can get some work done, not because he has plans on meeting any women.

When they meet, Paula wonders if he's the romantic hero in her next novel, or someone she wants to keep in her life permanently. This Christmas will bring them more than one small package to fill them with joy!

Genre: Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Autumn Rose 40+, Holiday (Christmas)

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Small Packages: A Christmas Story
by Franny Armstrong

Red Rose Publishing
December 1, 2009
Available: December 10, 2009
ISBN #1604354895
EAN #9781604354898
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