on Oct. 12, 2018 :
This was such a good romance. It was very sweet and had a Christmas setting but can be ready at any time.
Cole was comfortable with his life as a rancher and interim Sheriff. He and his little girl were doing fine on their own. But Cole’s mother, Mae, didn’t agree and was always trying to play matchmaker. He was tired of his mother’s interference in his life, and a bit annoyed by it. She was delighted when he told her she could hire someone with computer skills to get his office in order. Finally, she could help him in some way.
In the meantime, Mae had been looking after the little girl, Charlie. One day Charlie ran into an old garage after hearing an animal whimpering. Mae went after her but couldn’t get through the small space. It was at this time that Emma came by and stopped to help. She rescued the puppy and child. After learning that Emma was looking for a job and had just graduated from college, Mae offered her a job with a great salary and a place to stay. After the hard life Emma had, she couldn’t believe her luck at the offer.
Even though Mae did exactly what he had asked of her and hired someone to organize his paperwork, Cole was suspicious of his mother’s motives. Especially when he is attracted to the woman she hired. His wife leaving him when their child was still a baby turned him off women. He doesn’t trust them and does not want a relationship.
Mae was the best. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and loved. Cole was a grump at first but turned into a great guy once he accepted that Emma wasn’t like his ex. Emma proved she was dependable by organizing the business records and caring for Charlie. Even though she had low self-esteem, she knew she was good at her job and loved all parts of it. Especially Charlie. But Charlie was the one who’s everyone’s lives revolved around. As it should with a child. She was a sweet little girl with a cute puppy.
This story will pull you into the Christmas spirit and make you believe that miracles can happen.
I’m so glad I won this book from Library Thing. You’ve got to love a book that leaves you with a tear in your eye. This is a wonderful Christmas story and I definitely recommend it.
(reviewed 10 months after purchase)
on Jan. 15, 2018 :
I loved, loved, loved this novel. The characters were so likeable and interesting. You couldn't help but pull for them. It was such a good story, I felt that I was living the story right along with Emma, Charlie and Cole. I had not read Debra Holt before, so this was my first book by her. I can not wait to read another one. If you like a good modern day western romance, this is a book for you.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)