Camille Eide, the author, is my wonderful critique partner and friend. Here’s a little information about her book and her character, Luke Nelson, Resort Manager, will answer some questions about Hawaii.
Love Christmas Romance? Short on time? Savanna’s Gift by Camille Eide is a novella to put you in the Christmas mood with the glow of twinkly lights, snow, cinnamon, evergreens, and an unexpected second chance at love.
Forced to return to the ski lodge where she once worked, Savanna Holt is reminded of one special Christmas and how ambition led her to make the worst mistake of her life: Leaving Luke Nelson.
Stunned to discover Luke never left, but worked his way up from lift operator to manager, Savanna sees the opportunity as a gift from God. She’s determined to win Luke back. But Luke wants no reminders of his past hurt, or a relationship with the woman who put ambition before love.
Can Savanna convince Luke she’s changed and her interest isn't because of his position? And when her dream job beckons, will she sacrifice her dream for a second chance at love?
Luke, have you ever visited Hawaii?
In the spring after Savanna sent me back her engagement ring, I went to Oahu, hoping to put some distance between the ski lodge and me where we’d spent so much time together. The sunsets were amazing and the sparkling clear ocean refreshing. I’d always thought it would be the ideal place to honeymoon since Savanna had never been anywhere but Oregon growing up.
What was your favorite part?
I spent a lot of time walking the beach. I remember the smell—the heady perfume of plumeria. It reminded me of Savanna, so I toured a volcano and steered clear of the beach.
After the holidays, would you like to visit the islands again?
I’d like that, but it’s hard to imagine hot sand and crystal blue water right now, the day before Christmas Eve when we're booked solid and have a lobby full of skiers because the lifts just shut down. We’re in the middle of a bad snowstorm, and I just got report of a snow slide on the highway. Travel to and from the lodge has just come to a standstill. And now, Savanna, my ex-fiancée, has just arrived in the lobby with a curly-haired little girl in tow. Of all the weekends for a slide to trap me at this lodge. Dodging molten lava from an erupting volcano is looking pretty good right now . . .
Thanks, Camille, for sharing with my readers! I just finished reading Savanna's Gift--what a delight! Of course I love that it's based in Oregon, but I also enjoyed the romance, the angst of regret, and the joy of restored relationships.
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Mahalo for visiting!