Toni DeLuca, the Italian owner of DeLuca Construction, finds herself confronted with doubts about her father and his possible deceptions—all because of the mysterious pink notes she’s been receiving.
Relations with Perrin Douglas who has a troubled history—but the first man in years who’s interested her—is building to a peak. Yet Perrin‘s own personal problems and his doubts about women and God, keep getting in the way.
Gossip, a Spanish proposal, an inheritance, and a sabotaged construction business may ruin Christmas for Toni’s employees as well as her own happiness.
Will a mysterious person succeed in pulling off the biggest scam Appleton, West Virginia has ever seen? And will this culprit destroy Toni’s last chance at happiness with the man of her dreams?
Toni DeLuca, single and owner of DeLuca Construction, is a sharp, competent employer. However, a recent spate of construction site sabotage and mysterious pink notes have her assessing everything in her life, including her recently departed father.
Perrin Douglas, a widowed father, recently moved to Appleton, West Virginia, and hired Toni to renovate his older home. He is a reclusive writer with a troubling past that causes Toni to question whether he is really who he says he is, leaving her hurt and confused. In addition, Perrin’s son, Blake, really likes Toni and is constantly trying to get them together-something Toni wouldn’t mind-since she’s falling for him. If only she could be sure Perrin wasn’t the saboteur.
Carole Brown has written a phenomenal romantic mystery with just the right amount of danger and intrigue to keep you on your toes.
I especially enjoyed this story, having a background in construction and renovation management/ownership myself. The anger and trepidation Toni exhibits, along with her concern and empathy toward her employees, is real and believable.
Sabotaged Christmas is a great book to curl up with in front of the fire and read. It is easy to become completely engrossed in and savor. From its romance and mystery to its interwoven messages of faith, you will enjoy this novel. (A sequel, Knight in Shining Apron, with characters from Appleton, is set to release this year. Chapter One is included in the back of Sabotaged Christmas-I can’t wait to read it!)