The Best Gift

by Wendy Markham

Craes, LLC

Time Travel, Paranormal Romance

November 20, 2013

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

The Best Gift
by Wendy Markham

USA Today bestselling author Wendy Markham's heartwarming time-travel romance If Only in My Dreams was hailed as "a delight" (Booklist). Now the heroine of that unforgettable book returns in a brand-new holiday story of a love that once again transcends time...

Sometimes the best present is the future...

When Clara wakes up on Christmas morning next to her husband Drew, she's filled with joy because she has the perfect present: she's seven weeks pregnant with their first child.

But no sooner does Clara tell Drew the news than an earthquake strikes in nearby San Francisco. The next thing Clara knows she's waking up in bed—alone—and discovers she's three years in the future. Where is her husband and what has happened to the child she was expecting? Clara is no stranger to unusual occurrences, but the last thing on her Christmas list was to time travel...again.

Originally published November 2009 in mass market paperback by Signet Eclipse.



Wendy Markham's Bio

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.

In 2015, Wendy published three new novels: THE BLACK WIDOW (February), which concludes her cyber predator suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; BLOOD RED (September), which launches Mundy’s Landing, a new psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and NINE LIVES (October), which launches Lily Dale, a new cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Also this fall, her Wendy Markham novel HELLO, IT’S ME made its television premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith.

A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she’s won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction.

She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities.

Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and was a featured speaker at this year’s Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations in the metropolitan area.