I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey
Published by Carina Press on November 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Christina Forrester is starting over. After a financial scandal sent her ex-husband to prison, she's left raising her young son without any of the comforts of their old life. Budgets, coupons, lawn care—you name it, she's learning to do it all on her own. Well, almost on her own—she'd be lost without Gail Broughton, the kind widow across the street. But when Gail's son comes home, Christina's vow to never trust a man again is put to the test.
Will Broughton left town because he was tired of being "that poor man" who lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. But years have passed and, with his dad gone and his mom alone, it's time to go home. Only his mother's not alone. She's taken Christina under her wing, and the beautiful and determined single mother awakens something in Will he thought was buried forever.
As Will and Christina are forced to spend more time together, feelings that are more than neighborly grow between them. And with Christmas coming and a child filling both houses with holiday cheer, it becomes nearly impossible not to embrace the joy—and the love—in their lives.
I expected a “feel good” holiday romance and was not disappointed!
Christina Forrester and her 7-year old son are starting over in a small New Hampshire town following her divorce from her former wealthy husband, now in prison for financial investment fraud. She’s struggling to make ends meet but on many levels, her life is so much better. Will Broughton returns home after a 5-year absence following the death of his wife, only to find his recently widowed mother has taken Christina and her son under her maternal wings.
It’s a lovely story of two lonely but healing people who were badly hurt and are a bit wary of investing in another relationship. Christina’s son, Nathaniel, is not only adorable but their bridge to each other. They redefine family during the holiday season and learn to treasure the time they have now.
I really liked how both Christina and Will were crafted…once broken but mending nicely. This is a perfect story for the Christmas season, not too sweet but extremely heartwarming. Loved it.
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