Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Christmas In July: Review

About the Book:
Grace Flaherty had given up hope of ever seeing her husband again. After all, it'd been over a year since he went missing in combat. So when he strides through the door of her bakery in downtown Christmas one sunny afternoon, she can hardly believe her eyes. But her happily-ever-after is going to take some effort - because Jack has no memory of his family.

All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he couldn't wait to leave town. Now he's a local hero with a wife and son he doesn't know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love.

My Comments:
A quaint small town where everyone looks out for you.  A bakery that sells special treats.  A war hero--an escaped POW.  A cute kid.  What more could today's romance novel want?  Maybe a few less characters--this is the second book in the series and there were a lot of folks I couldn't keep straight and there were referenced to back story that I hadn't read--or maybe to future stories that haven't been published yet.  

I liked Grace and Jack.  Both were trying to escape a less than wonderful childhood.  Grace wants to trade the nomadic ways of a military brat for life in a small town where everyone knows you and takes care of you.  Jack wants to get out of the small town where everyone knows your business and tells you what to do and what you've done wrong.  Jack suffered a blow to his head and didn't remember he had a wife and son.  While in captivity he met a beautiful woman.  Which will he choose?  Since Jack had been gone so long, Grace had decided to move on with her life, and there in the wings, waiting for her was Jack's best friend.  Now Jack is back.  Who will she choose?

Both Jack and Grace are suffering from guilt over a situation that wasn't their fault.  I enjoyed watching them heal.  

All in all, this was an enjoyable read.  While there were bedroom scenes 

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley  Grade:  B- (would have been a B with a few less characters).  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review. I like to hear opinions about the characters when folks post reviews.

    Have a good week.


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