"The truth is, a man's success is measured not by what he has or what he can do but by who loves him. Until he is loved and feels love unconditionally, he is a ghost among us simply existing. I was sick of being a ghost."
Christmas will not mean the same for Peter Travis this year. He and his wife have just suffered a devastating loss and he now fears that she is retreating into the arms of another man. Peter befriends a homeless man. A decorated war hero and finds comfort in the man's words. A published author, Michael describes his time in the war in his novel Home, Now and it is within the pages of his memoir that Peter finds out the truth about real and ever lasting love. Peter's wife is devastated and her heart can not mend after the loss her and her husband have suffered. To make matters worse, a man has come into her life that threatens her marriage and even her safety. Although she trusts her husband, she is unable to confide in him. The man threatening her is sinister and is known to Peter. She is now left to fend for herself and attempt to save her marriage and sets out to protect Peter the only way she knows how - by deceiving him. Set in 2006 with 1980's flashbacks. Will Peter Travis find the happy ending that he seeks?
The morning light penetrates our bedroom window blinds, waking me. My head throbs and my mouth is dry. I expect a nasty hangover and I deserve it. Remembering, I reach across the bed towards Laura, frantically searching for her ring that I had gently slid back on her finger in the middle of the night. It was still there.
I know she loves me. She has never done or said anything to suggest otherwise. She is the type of woman who will make your ordinary day seem extraordinary. She has been known to come home with a new shirt for me or my favourite dessert just to show me that I am on her mind. Her morning kiss keeps me spellbound for the entire day. She is every man’s dream come true and I risked throwing it all away over a dozen lousy flowers.