After Sarah’s grandfather passes away, it’s up to Sarah to pack up a lifetime’s worth of his possessions as she comes to terms with her grief. As she goes through his possessions, she finds a picture. The faded black and white picture seems innocuous at first, but something draws her towards it. As she studies the picture and the man inside it, she forgets her grief momentarily.
However, there’s more to the faded picture of a soldier in 1940s New York than she realizes, and soon she unexpectedly meets him—but he hasn’t aged a day. As they get to know each other, Sarah’s feelings begin to grow…
Fireworks is featured in The 4th of July Anthology
Winner for the Short Romance Category in the 2013 Sneak Peek Contest.
2016 Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Read – Reader’s Favorite
Praise for Fireworks
“Denise Alicea pens a moving story, in Fireworks that speaks of deep devoted love that lasts throughout time. Sarah and James are beautifully created. They tell a heartwarming story that touches the heart,” ~ Linda L. for Fallen Angel Reviews
“THE FOURTH OF JULY has it all, paranormal, historical and contemporary romances. The authors bring their own unique story with such intensity and chemistry between their characters. The sex scenes are designed to burn up the pages and romance that makes you sigh with each turn of the page. For this reviewer, anthologies always leave me wanting more. But, if it’s a short stories you want then THE FOURTH OF JULY is just what you’re looking for.” ~ Gloria Gehres
“Fireworks is a very short read and has little back story. That doesn’t detract from the overall imaginative plot of Denise Alicea. Even after her grandfather went to Heaven, he’s still trying to fix Sarah up on a blind date.” ~For Whom The Book Tolls Reviews