The Gift of Christmas Past
By Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
Publisher: Stonewater Books
Genre: General Fiction
Release Date: 10/10/17
Accused of arson—and with plenty of circumstantial evidence against her—Hadley decides to run away from her foster home instead of risking imprisonment for a crime she didn’t commit.
Enlisting the help of her friend Elliot and her well-to-do boyfriend Monroe, Hadley escapes the foster home but not the eventual legal proceedings.
With the help of her wealthy boyfriend’s family lawyer, Haley isn’t convicted, but she pays a high price—the couple is forced to break up by Monroe’s parents. Fast-forward 10 years, and Hadley unexpectedly meets Monroe again. The deep wounds of the past surface and they have to work through trust issues. Over time, Monroe’s parents get involved anew in attempting to keep Hadley and Monroe apart, but Monroe comes to a personal revelation that will change his life and Hadley’s forever.