Kim Watters

The Soldier’s Gift

Just in time for Christmas, a tall, dark and handsome Scrooge visits Holly Stanwyck’s holiday shop, threatening eviction. But once landlord Ethan Pellegrino sees the single mom’s plight, the former soldier becomes her protector instead. Suddenly he’s helping her with her struggling business and bounding with her troubled son. A wounded veteran come home to heal, Ethan is no stranger to sorrow. But something about the pretty widow fills him with hope. Will Holly be able to let go of her own painful past to see her future by his side?

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Reviews for A Season of Love

Romantic Times 4 Stars Reviewed by Leslie McKee
"Watters’ characters my prompt the reader to recall that, though grief and loss are part of life, each day is a gift from God. The small-town appeal and inviting characters lead to a satisfying conclusion."


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About Kim Watters

At twelve years old, I fell in love with romance after I borrowed a romance novel from the book shelf of my older sister, Karin. An avid reader, I was soon hooked on the happily ever after endings. For years I dreamt of writing my own romance novel, but I never seemed to have the time.

After I graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State) with a degree in Business Administration/Management, I moved to Chicago to pursue another dream of being an actress and model.

Tired after six years of the hustle and bustle of the city, I relocated to a small town in Arizona just north of Phoenix where there is no public transportation and the cowboys still ride their horses to the bars. The wide open spaces of Arizona gave me the inspiration to sit down and finally begin to write.

Eight years and three manuscripts later, I sold my first novel to Avalon Books and finally Harlequin’s Love Inspired a few years later.

I belong to Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., Valley of the Sun Romance Writers, and Desert Rose RWA.

I still live in that small town in Arizona with my son, Shane, daughter, Emily, three cats, and one neurotic fish and snail.


Also by Kim Watters:

On Wings of Love

Home Sweet Home

And Father Makes Three

Stake Your Claim

Healing Hearts


An Interview with Kim Watters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Kim, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is A Season of Love. Where did the idea for this amazing story originate?

KW: What can I say, I love kids and pets. But in researching ideas for this book, a friend of mine told me about something that stuck in my mind. The Arizona Army National Guard has a service for personnel being deployed overseas to care for their pets when there isn’t anyone else. I thought this was a wonderful idea and that gave me the inspiration to write this novel-with a few changes of course.

HH: What do you like best about Holly and why will readers identify with her?

KW: I think readers will identify with her because she’s able to confront her problems head on and manages to deal with all the things everyday life throws at her-even Ethan.

HH: What do you like best about Ethan and why will readers love him?

KW: Readers will love him for his compassion, his willingness to help others, and to go the extra mile.

HH: Who were your favorites among the other characters?

KW: Holly’s son Cameron of course, because kids, my own included, are always full of surprises. The principle was fun to write-the frog incident actually happened in my high school a long time ago. And of course, Abby, who had her own love story in Home Sweet Home.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

KW: I’m currently working on another book that takes place in the lovely little fictitious town of Dynamite Creek in Northern Arizona. This one revolves around a coffee shop and should be full of surprises for both Gavin and Jessica.

HH: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

KW: That’s a good question. I figured it out when I was twelve when I would mentally change the endings to stories to the way I wanted them to end. I also used to make up my own stories but never got a chance to write any of them down until I moved to Arizona.

HH: Do you have appearances, in person or online, planned for the fall?

KW: Unfortunately with my busy schedule of work and my kids, I haven’t had the opportunity set many dates outside of this one, so thanks so much for the opportunity to be here.

HH: What inspires you in your writing?

KW: Hmmm. Another good question. I love the written word. I also love creating stories that entertain but provide hope and a bit of escape to my readers. Let’s face it; it’s a tough and challenging world out there. If I can provide a few moments of happiness and some inspiration to a few people then I’ve done my job.

HH: What are you reading at the moment?

KW: Right now I’m judging entries for a Romance Writers of America chapter contest. I like giving back to the writing community that has done so much for me in the past and continues to do so on a daily basis.

HH: Do you celebrate Halloween, and if so, how?

KW: Boy do I ever. Just ask my kids. I have one of the most decorated houses on my block, both inside and out. I’ve thrown a Halloween party for the kids and their friends each year where I dress up as a witch. I also dress up on Halloween to pass out candy. This year I’m excited because I’ll be dressed an 1890’s saloon girl along with my daughter and my son will be a cowboy. Yes, I definitely love Halloween.

HH: Thank you!


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