It’s a little early for me to think about Christmas but I just read a novel that has me thinking about the season and gifts and… ah… pound cake and Christmas roses and romance.
[amazon_image id=”0800720040″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Christmas Roses[/amazon_image]
As an Amanda Cabot fan, I’ve enjoyed her last three releases. However, I’m a reader who bases expectation on past reads but judges the current book on its own merit.
CHRISTMAS ROSES is a historical romance without Cabot’s usual element of suspense. Still, this one grabbed my heart and held tight, page after page. I worried about six-month-old Emma’s cough and shared Celia’s relief when a stranger arrived who knew how to treat the croup. I felt her loneliness and longing for romance.
As her year of mourning neared its end, two men in the mining town vied for her hand in marriage. Either would offer financial security and a father for Emma. But, Celia wanted something more. Her marriage to Josef had been arranged without love or courtship. Now, she longed for romance and the kind of love she’d read about in books; but as the parson’s wife kept insisting, Emma needed a father. Still, as impossible as it seemed that winter in Montana Territory, Celia’s heart longed for a man who would give her roses for Christmas. Should she give in to the longings of her heart when she need security and her daughter needed a father?
When I read the last page and closed the book, I leaned back with a satisfied sigh. It was that good! What more can I say? Except, Amanda Cabot brought the characters in this book to life. I feel I know them, and I’ll remember them from time to time.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher with no obligation. I’m reviewing it because I enjoyed the book and want to recommend it. I think you’ll like it. A click on the cover will take you to Amazon.com.