Saturday, December 26, 2009
A Merry Little Christmas by Catherine Palmer & Jillian Hart
Dear readers, I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas!
Today's review is the second of the novellas in this collection. First, the back cover copy--
"Christmas, Don't Be Late" by Jillian Hart
When a misunderstanding caused millionaire Colton Nichols to be taken for Santa Claus by neighbor Amanda Richards's young son, Colton was determined to keep his distance. But the Christmas-wish letter Jeremy sent broke his heart--Jeremy asked only that his sick sister be well and his mom's heart not be sad. Colton found himself praying for just that--and wishing this family were his own.
And now my review--
I enjoyed this Christmas read. Usually Christmas novellas are light and cheery. This story was a bit heavier as it dealt with a young cancer patient. I have to say, though, that didn't turn me off reading it, even this time of year. I don't mind a heavier story so long as the ending is happy. (You'll have to read the novella to learn if that's the case.) The romance of the story seemed to take a secondary role with the love of a mother and her daughter at the forefront. Again, that seemed to work well since Jillian painted the maternal aspects very believably and warmly. I recommend this holiday story, especially if you enjoy novella-length stories this time of year.