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A Winter’s Wish Come True

A Winter’s Wish Come Trueby Lynsey James

Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published November 22nd 2017 by HQ Digital
3.5 Stars

 

My Review: This was a very sweet romance that I had planned to read at Christmas, but it got pushed back a bit. Cleo is still in love with her ex-boyfriend Scott who up and left her a year earlier to move to Australia. When he returns to Silverdale, he wants to get back together. He admits he has made a mistake and begs Cleo to forgive him. She is not willing to do that, at least not at first. As they run into one another a few more times, they spend one passionate night in bed. In the morning Scott is gone without even leaving a note. Once again, he has left her. When Cleo finds out that she is pregnant, she is not sure what to do. Having dealt with body dysmorphia in the past she is worried about dealing with a growing body. She is also still in love with Scott, but he had agreed to help raise the child, but not as a couple. Will they get back together? Will his old girlfriend Natalie get a hold of him again?

There is humour as well as angst in this story. Besides the fact that Cleo got herself pregnant, this could be a Hallmark Movie. Two twenty or thirty somethings dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, single parenthood, parents who dislike each other and some cranky hospital employees all add up to a nice romantic read. If you like feel good romance stories, then pick this one up, you will definitely enjoy it. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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Christmas at Conwenna Cove (Conwenna Cove #2)

Christmas at Conwenna Cove (Conwenna Cove, #2)by Darcie Boleyn

Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published October 9th 2017 by Canelo
4.5 stars
My Review: This was on my list for Christmas reads, but I got behind. Better late than never they say, and I am glad I got to it. I enjoyed meeting Grace and her parents as she was helping them to relocate to the beautiful Cornish village of Conwenna Cove. She is staying with them until New Year’s then heading home to Cardiff Wales, at least that is the plan. Everyone keeps talking about the magic of Conwenna Cove and encouraging her to stay. She is an author, so can work anywhere. As she meets people from the village she becomes more and more enchanted. When she meets the handsome veterinarian, Oli, who is a widower with two adorable children, she considers it even more. Dealing with loss is tough and people may grieve for years. Grace has vowed never to get married or have children of her own due to her brother having Cystic Fibrosis and dying 9 years earlier. Can she get over this and open herself to possibilities? A great romance whether it is Christmas or not. The characters are lovely. They are caring, friendly and loyal to one another. The animals are a wonderful addition to the story. There is a greyhound sanctuary close by and several of the villagers own rescued greyhounds. An abandoned cat and three kittens found in the playground end up at the vet hospital and need to find homes. All this is woven into the story of this wonderful little village. There is a bit of talk about cruelty to animals, but it is done in discussions of saving them and how can humans be so cruel. This is a very clean romance that will melt your heart. I recommend this story to any romance lover. Grab a warm blanket of glass of whatever you want to drink (wine did it for me) and take a visit to Conwenna Cove. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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Do You Believe in Santa? (Evergreen Lane #1)

Do You Believe in Santa? (Evergreen Lane #1)by Sierra Donovan

Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Zebra (Kensington)
4 Stars

My Review: This is one of those stories that would make a perfect Hallmark movie. There is a small town, a beloved if not eccentric main character, someone new to town, a situation that needs to be overcome and of course romance. The plot in the story was very well paced and I was pulled in right from the start.

Mandy Reese loves all things Christmas. As a child, she saw Santa Claus, the real one, and has been in love with the season ever since. She is jokingly called “Mandy Claus” in the small town of Tall Pine in the mountains of southern California. She works in the local Christmas Shop called The North Pole. Her mother has died so she is all alone. She wants to find a man to fall in love with, but her claim to fame seems to have prevented that from happening. When Jake Wyndham comes to Tall Pine to see if this is a place where the hotel chain he works for might want to locate, he meets Mandy. He feels an instant attraction to her and wants to get to know her better. Mandy wants to get to know Jake without him finding out about her Santa sighting. She and Jake really hit it off and date for the short time he is there. When the town council balks at the thought of a chain hotel moving in, Mandy and Jake work together to make it possible. They have just met, they do not want to lose each other already. What will Jake think when Mandy reveals the truth about herself? This is an imaginative, romantic, sweet, touching story about love, belief and of course Christmas. The characters feel real, they made me root for them. This is a clean romantic read. I enjoyed it and I am sure you will too. Continue reading “Do You Believe in Santa? (Evergreen Lane #1)”

Bear Creek Saddle Cowboy: Sweet Inspirational Cowboy Romance (The Bear Creek Saddle Series, 2)

Bear Creek Saddle Cowboy: Sweet Inspirational Cowboy Romance (The Bear Creek Saddle Series, 2)by Shoshanna Gabriel

Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Expected publication: December 26th 2017 by Shoshanna Gabriel
4 Stars

 

My Review: A friend of mine on Goodreads whose blog I follow, recommended this book to me based on my reading history. I got in contact with the author and received a copy to read. I am very glad I did. This is a romance with a christian base, that shows the power of prayer, love and the human spirit.

When Megan flees an abusive relationship, she picks Bear Creek Saddle Idaho to start over. She saw a picture of it once and fell in love with the peacefulness. Unfortunately, the city girl has no idea what it is like to live and camp in the forests of the wild mountains and finds herself in trouble. Zach, a cowboy and partner with some friends at the local ranch, comes to her rescue. When her abusive boyfriend tracks her down and show up in Idaho, the truth of her past emerges. Can she move on from those revelations? Will she end up back with Troy who verbally and mentally abuses and controls her? Will love win out? A very good story with great writing.

Shoshanna Gabriel used to write Erotic best sellers under the name Shoshanna Evers. After becoming a Christian, she was unable to write that type of story. Her skills as an author have not changed, just her genre. This is not a long book, but the plot and characters are well fleshed out. There is humour in the story as well as angst and love. If you enjoy a clean romance, pick this book up, you will enjoy it. I am now going back and reading the first one. This book however, can be read as a standalone. Continue reading “Bear Creek Saddle Cowboy: Sweet Inspirational Cowboy Romance (The Bear Creek Saddle Series, 2)”

One Wish in Manhattan

One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggotby Mandy Baggot

ebook, paperback 358 pages
Published October 2nd 2015 by Bookoutoure

An Amish Christmas Love: Four Novellas (Amish Christmas Love)

An Amish Christmas Love: Four Novellasby Beth WisemanAmy ClipstonKelly Irvin, and  Ruth Reid

Kindle Edition, Paperback (400 pages)
Published September 12th 2017 by Thomas Nelson
4 Stars

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A Cosy Candlelit Christmas (An Unforgettable Christmas #2)

A Cosy Candlelit Christmasby Tilly Tennant

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 26th 2017 by Bookouture
4.5 Stars

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Any Dream Will Do (New Beginnings #4)

Any Dream Will Doby Debbie Macomber

Hardcover, 310 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Ballantine Books
4.5 Stars

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The Valentine Quest (Love at the Chocolate Shop #5)

The Valentine Quest (Love at the Chocolate Shop #5)by Melissa McClone

ebook, First edition, 193 pages
Published February 2nd 2017 by Tule Publishing
4 Stars

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