Excerpt From Jaclyn Weist Book: A CHRISTMAS WORTH BILLIONS
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A Christmas Worth Billions:
The only thing Lily wants is for her children to have a nice warm home, and to make sure her family’s diner survives. When handsome billionaire David walks in and leaves a rather generous tip, he not only helps her little family, he also gives her something she hasn’t had for a long time—hope.
After the loss of his beloved wife, David moves to a small town in New York, hoping to escape the memories, along with the pressures of his life as the president of the largest ad agency in the country. The last thing he expects when he meets with his pastor is to run into the woman who will change his life forever.
David is willing to shower Lily with everything she needs, but Lily isn’t sure she can handle the kindness after everything she’s dealt with in the past. Will her bad memories keep them from being able to have a future together? Or will he be able to convince her that love is what makes life worth living?
The bell over the door rang, and the man from the church the night before came in. Lily’s heart fluttered, and she considered hiding in the back, but she took a deep breath and walked over to the counter. “Hi. What can I do for you?”
“Hey, how’s it going? I didn’t know you work here.” He smiled.
“I own the diner, but I’m usually in the back.” She wanted to check her hair to make sure it wasn’t a mess, but she kept her hands on the counter. He was just another customer. Another customer who was extremely good-looking.
He sat on the barstool. “Ah. I guess that makes sense. Can I get a coffee and some toast?”
“White or wheat?” She wrote down “coffee” in the notebook.
“Surprise me.” He rubbed his hands together.
Lily smiled and went to the kitchen to fill the order. She prepared the pieces of toast and poured his coffee before heading back to the counter. “Here you go.”
He laughed. “One white and one wheat. Clever.”
“Thank you.” She nodded and moved on to the next set of customers. She couldn’t help noticing that he kept glancing over at her, and she felt her face redden.
When he was finished, she walked over and picked up the cash he’d left to pay for his food. Her stomach dropped when she saw the hundred-dollar bill wrapped up in the smaller bills. She looked around to find him, but he’d already left. On the receipt, he’d written,
Buy something for those beautiful children of yours.
Lily’s eyes filled with tears as she rolled the money up and shoved it in her pocket, and put the rest into the register. She wanted to give it back, but Mary and Patrick needed coats. She closed her eyes and said a quick prayer of thanks before moving on to the next customer. She’d pay David back. Someday.
Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. Her books include Ring of Truth; A Christmas Worth Billions, Fashioned for Love; Endless: A Modern Cinderella Tale; The Princess and the Prom Queen; Magicians of the Deep; the Luck series--Stolen Luck, Twist of Luck, Best of Luck, More Than Just Luck, No Such Luck, and Just My Luck, a novella.
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