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Santa Wore Combat Boots [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Witek
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99

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Book Description

Emma Turner feels like her life ended with the death of her husband. Three years later she’s doing the best she can for her children and moving through life on autopilot. She doesn’t believe true love can happen twice in a lifetime. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t believe in much anymore. Putting her trust in one honest man might be just what she needs to move forward.

Bound by duty Jake Nicklaus never imagined he’d cross the line and fall in love with the woman he swore he’d watch over. If only he’d died on that chopper instead of her husband, she wouldn’t be hurting. The only way to heal her heart is to show her how to live again. Finding the magic in Christmas is the perfect way to start.

Will one kiss under the mistletoe change their lives forever?

**This story was chosen as Best Holiday Short Story by the Syracuse Post Standard**

Product Details

  • File Size: 254 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Story Vault (December 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real winner for Christmas time December 21, 2011
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I loved it, while cleaning house to ready it for Christmas, every time I took a break today, I took it at the laptop and read more of this book. I finished it this evening, it brought some tears, it gave a lot of joy. Read it during the Holiday Season. You will be glad you did.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Story December 31, 2011
By Dale
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're in the mood for an inspiring Christmas tale, start here. Wonderful story about love, loss, grief, and new love, with plenty of complications. Very touching, heartfelt, and honest. Reminded me in a very good way of the movie "Always," with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter. It should remind us that with a family, it's not always about us, but others.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartfelt Christmas Story December 27, 2011
By Marion
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I really enjoyed reading Santa Wore Combat Boots. It is a very warm, uplifting story. The interaction with the soldier and the deceased spirit was presented very well. The story would make a great Hallmark movie. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must believe in the Magic! December 1, 2012
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All I can say is this book should be made into a Hallmark Christmas movie. I cheered and I cried (a lot). With having two kids recently enter into the military, this is every mom's feel good story. The characters were amazing. I started this story with a quick break in mind but I couldn't put it down until I reached the end (okay, so my family had to wait a little longer for dinner - they ordered pizza anyhow?) This is an author I will put on my list for future stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Santa Wore Combat Boots December 2, 2012
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This author really nailed the dilemma that often faces close friends of deceased spouses. In addition the accurate portrayal of a close military relationship both from a husband and wife as well as commander and close subordinate friend. In looking at the other reviews, most people got lost on the 'hottie' aspect and missed the more compelling tragedy that too often happens to military wives especially non-com and officers wives that are held to impossible standards by themselves and their services. A good inside look into the casualties of the wars left behind and the real lack of help for those families who have to survive the loss of the major income earner for their family. Well done !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good December 10, 2012
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Great uplifting short story,wish it were longer. Loved the romantic plot. Very good read never expected it to be so good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good December 4, 2012
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This is a great book about loving and loosing someone and being willing to open your heart up to love again. This is a book that will tug at your heart and make you see people who lose someone differently.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Take the time to comfort one person this CHRISTMAS. It is one times we all need extra love. Love your Family Today.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute and heartwarming
This book was very sweet and heartwarming. I would read the book again. It is a pg book and very sweet.
Published 4 months ago by Jennifer
4.0 out of 5 stars Review: Santa Wore Combat Boots by Barbara Witek
I am a huge fan of Christmas stories and will read them throughout the year. I am not sure where or when I picked this one up at, but with a cover like this, can you blame me? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Judy-Ree
2.0 out of 5 stars What?
I only got to 32 percent in this book.

I so wanted to love it. Loved the cover, loved the premise; but it just had some glaring issues that made me just stop. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ellen K
5.0 out of 5 stars combat boot Santa
I found the characters in the book easy to relate to. I began to root for Jake Nicklaus as he kept trying to fulfill the promise he made to his friend. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Book lady
4.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love that cover! Yum!
So. I saw Christmas. And I saw a freaking drool-worthy hunk of man candy and, well, I was in! With not a clue what Santa Wore Combat Boots was gonna be about. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anna's herding cats
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet read
I have to say I really found this story enjoyable. It was a sweet romance, showing the love growing, building on a foundation. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nickinic - Ebooks Galore
3.0 out of 5 stars quick read
This was a quick read, and cute story. The story had some plot holes that the reader is asked to overlook, which is why I can only give it 3 stars.
Published 9 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of emotions
This book made me feel so much.
Grief,, sadness, joy, hope and finally happiness.
Loved the characters. Cried for the sadness and smiled at the end. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Snowlady Sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best story read
This story truly showed the spirit of Christmas and love. I would recommend for everyone to read. I love this book to read again.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have!
I loved this book, it's kind of crazy when the character talks to a ghost or somewhat. Anything to make up to someone for Christmas and find the love you've been missing.
Published 9 months ago by Millie
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More About the Author

I live in upstate New York with my very own alpha-male and a loveable labrador who thinks he's the fourth child! Proud mom of an Army ROTC cadet, a soon to be college freshman and a teenage daughter who's involved in everything, there's never a dull moment in our busy household.

I'm a firm believer in love at first sight, second chances and creating your own destiny. Isn't that what romance is all about? Being a hopeless romantic helps me write my touching, emotional and heartfelt romances.

I also write Gossip Girl fan-fiction under the name Kyra Steele. You can find Kyra through Amazon's Kindle Worlds.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy a good glass of wine and getting lost in a book. I also love cross-country skiing and ice-skating (although I admit to not having done either in years!) hiking, anything crafty, and competitive family game nights (scrabble of course)!

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