Australian celebrity chef Jack Carter is determined to convince his estranged wife he’s not the smooth-talking workaholic she married six years ago. Olivia has invited him to Canada for Christmas, not for herself but for the sake of their daughter Scarlett. Jack willingly agreed, hoping this is the second chance he’s been looking for.
Olivia has been hurt too many times by her soon-to-be-ex-husband and she doesn't trust him anymore. But she has to deal with him for Scarlett's sake, because her child deserves to grow up with both parents.
But when Jack joins them in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Christmas and asks Olivia to reconsider the divorce, she is shocked. And more than a little worried that a part of her wants to say yes.
Jack promises he’ll give up everything for her and Scarlett, but Olivia is not convinced. Can he really turn his back on his high-flying television career in Australia and the lifestyle that comes with it?
Will ten days over Christmas be enough time for Jack and Olivia to mend their broken hearts? Or will it take Jack’s career or an unexpected accident to rip them apart again?
About the Author
Nicki is a city girl with a country heart. Growing up on a small family acreage outside Geelong, she spent her formative years riding horses, hand rearing lambs and pretending the neighbour's farm was her own. After spending time in a regional city in New South Wales in her 20's, Nicki's love of small country towns and rural life was further developed. For years Nicki dreamed of escaping to the country with her husband to live on land surrounded by horses, dogs, cows and sheep. Unfortunately, that's not likely to happen, so instead she continues to live vicariously through the lives of the characters in the books she loves to read and write. Nicki also dreams of living in Canada, but as that's also unlikely, she will keep visiting there and setting some of her books in the country that stole her heart 30 years ago. A voracious reader, Nicki always wanted to be an author. After returning to university as a mature aged student in her mid 30's to study nursing, she juggled full time study, part time work and raising four small children to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse in 2011. But Nicki's other dream - the dream to write - never left. In January 2014 she wrote her first book and she now divides her time between working as a Critical Care Nurse in the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit or in a busy local General Practice where she works as a Practice Nurse. These are the places where many of Nicki's stories and characters are imagined. Nicki and her husband Tim live in Geelong, Victoria and have four young adult children, two spoiled border collies and a Burmese cat. Life is always busy, always fun and definitely exhausting, but Nicki wouldn't change it for anything.