Monday, October 24, 2022

Love by Delivery by Pat Simmons

Years ago, I wrote a novella, Love by Delivery, about a homeowner who fell in love with a delivery guy. That story came to my mind a few days ago when a wrong delivery showed up at our front door. It wasn't flowers, electronics, or Amazon Prime.

It was pizza!

This brings me to my "love by delivery" moment. A young man ordered pizza to be delivered to his girlfriend as a surprise....well, surprises work if the sender has the right address.

When the delivery man said the name of the recipient, my husband knew it was the neighborhood girl who had grown up with my daughter. "Macy" lived across the street in the cul-de-sac.

The boyfriend was on the phone with the pizza guy and to his credit, he knew the color of the garage door and the make of "Macy's" car in the driveway.

The driver was off to complete his mission. When I glanced across the street minutes later, the pizza had yet to be delivered because my neighbor hadn't answered the door. Poor deliveryman.

He was about to get back into his truck when she came to the door. Whew!

I'm not sure if the pizza was cold, but the surprise warmed her heart. 

Senior Accounts Manager Dominique Hayes has it all—money, a car, and a condo. Well, almost. She’s starting to believe love has passed her by. 
One thing is for sure, she can’t hurry God, so she continues to wait while losing hope that a special Godly man will ever make his appearance. 
Package Courier Ashton Taylor knows a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. The only thing standing in his way of finding the right woman is his long work hours. Or maybe not. 
A chance meeting changes everything. When love finally comes knocking, will Dominique open the door and accept Ashton’s special delivery?

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A doctor. A nurse. A matchmaker.

Charity McCall couldn’t have survived the holidays without her petite Goldendoodle. She named him Dr. Avery because he healed her broken heart after a bad breakup. She plans to spend the holidays on the road away from St. Louis with her pooch in tow.

Sawyer Kahill needs a fresh start, so he relocates to Raleigh, to work in the IT field. He’s enjoying life until his aunt has a health scare back in St. Louis.

He plans to bring her back with him after he suspects someone is trying to take an advantage of her. Every time he’s on the phone with Aunt Edith, she raves about Dr. Avery and his nurse making house calls.

The joke is on him.

Sawyer has no idea the regular visits are from a dog named Dr. Avery and Charity who is an RN by profession. His aunt refuses to budge from St. Louis. After a chance meeting with Charity in the hospital, he learns she now moving to Raleigh. Will their paths ever cross again? Not unless they both come home for the holidays.

Leave that up to the Lord and Aunt Edith.

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Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of forty-plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance and recipient of the 2022 Leslie Esdaile Trailblazer Award. Christmas Dinner was also an Emma Award winner for Book of the Year. Christmas Dinner and Here for You were featured in Woman’s World Magazine.

As a Christian, Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Visit her at

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