Before I share my review today I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day and remember that Jesus came because you are dearly loved.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Two years ago this Christmas, Sadie Bennett’s beloved husband was killed in a tragic accident at the local sawmill. What was once her favorite time of year now haunts her, with its cheerful trappings a cruel reminder of the love she lost. The young widow would like nothing more than to hibernate until the festivities are over. When she finds herself assigned to the committee tasked with picking a Christmas tree for the town square of Little Hickman Creek, she begrudgingly agrees but determines to fulfill her duties to the bare minimum. As the search for a suitable tree gets under way, Sadie is dismayed to learn that one of her fellow committee members is a man she’s worked hard to avoid. Reed Harris owns the local livery, and while he’s friendly enough, good-looking, too, Sadie isn’t ready to invest in another relationship. In fact, she may never be ready, unless a Christmas miracle manages to thaw her frozen heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born and raised in western Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University, earning a degree in elementary teaching. In 1975, she married one of her childhood friends, and together they raised two lovely daughters. Now happily retired from 31 years of teaching,”Shar” enjoys reading, singing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandchildren.
This is a sweet, quick Christmas read. Sharlene paints a quaint picture of Little Hickman Creek and its residents.
Reed is a wonderful hero, who patiently pursues Sadie.
Sadie was a bit hard for me to read. She hung on to her past so much and seemed determined not to enjoy life or all the blessings around her. So I will say at first I didn’t care for her. But as the book went on and she opened up more I started liking her character a bit more.
This book is a good reminder that we can’t let the things in the past stop us from embracing our present and future.
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A copy of this book was given to me by The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.