Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary: Holly Jacobs

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a month away!  To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists leading up until the conference.

The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One.  Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 17, 2014.

Spotlight on Contemporary: “A Valley Ridge Christmas,” by Holly Jacobs (Harlequin)


They were surrounded by other couples, dancing to the same song, but all he could focus on was Maeve Buchanan. As the song ended she took his hand as if to move off the dance floor. But Aaron didn’t want to go back. He didn’t want the moment to end.

As he had that thought, Maeve reached up and gave him a chaste kiss on his cheek. “Thank you.”

And suddenly, Aaron wanted more than a friendly peck on his cheek.

Without thinking about it, or weighing his action, he leaned down and kissed her on the lips. A kiss that told her without words that he thought she was anything but most women. A kiss he hoped told her how much he was growing to care about her. A kiss that said…

(Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)

Good luck to Holly and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!


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