by Terri Reed
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 340 pages
October 4th 2016 by Howard Books
In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog—but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.
David Murphy never knew much about kids. But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David is granted custody of his six-year-old nephew, Troy, who he’s only seen once a year since he was born. He already has his hands full running his business, and he has no idea how to help the grieving boy. When Troy runs off one day, David finds him at a park playing with an adorable and rambunctious Bernese mountain dog—who leads him to Sophie.
Sophie Griffith has spent her life travelling around the world as a photojournalist. She has never stayed in one place for long, and her new assignment—helping her grandmother for a few weeks—is just temporary. Once Christmas day comes, Sophie is off the hook and can leave for a new adventure. Caring for her grandmother is a piece of cake—but caring for her new Bernese mountain dog, Riggs, is a different story. It doesn’t help that Riggs strikes up a friendship with a lost little boy one day at the park—and leads her to David.
Neither David nor Sophie have time for romance. But as they spend more time together, they start falling for each other even though they know it can’t go anywhere. Sophie will be gone after Christmas, and the last thing David needs is another distraction as he tries to comfort Troy. But as their faith and growing love for the boy and dog unites them, they wonder whether it’s more than a holiday romance…and maybe Troy might finally get his Christmas wish for a family.
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This book is all sweetness and Christmas goodness. If you are looking for a cute holiday romance then you should check this book out. Curl up, settle in. There is cookie baking, tree cutting and decorating, a visit to Santa and all sorts of traditional Christmas events.
Honestly though? It just may have been little Troy and the dog, Riggs who steal this show. Cuteness overload. David and Sophie both have hesitations in following up their attraction with a relationship. Good thing Grandma is there to push things along!
I enjoyed this book but I felt like the story was spinning in the same place for quite a bit, with the characters thinking the same thing over and over. It was a little slow moving, but the characters were likable and brought a smile to my face. Christmas stories during December are always fun to read!
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
December 11th: Launch
December 18th: Grand Finale
- 1 winner will receive a copy of Love Inspired Classic 2 in 1, Love Comes Home and A Sheltering Love, a light up angle ornament, a Santa bookmark, A Family Under the Christmas Tree bookmark, a manicure set, and a Tule Book Girl book bag (US only)
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