Monday, October 20, 2014

A Holiday Proposal by Kimberly Rose Johnson



A Holiday Proposal by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Too early for a Christmas read? Maybe not. This will be my second holiday title reviewed so far this fall on NBN. ;)

Let’s begin with the summary:

Holly Miller Is Steering Clear of Mistletoe 

Just out of nursing school, Holly can’t risk any distractions. She knows a slip-up could cost a life. Like the mistake she made years ago that still plagues her conscience. When she runs into old high school friend Matthew Cook, she hesitates to let romance into her life. Even if the handsome baker is as delectable as his fabulous pastries.

She didn't notice him back in high school, but things have sure changed. Now that Matthew has Holly's attention, maybe the holiday season is the perfect time for him to show her that she deserves to have it all—work, family, friends and a love that lasts a lifetime.

And now, my review:

Holly believes she can control the future by limiting her own life. She’s punishing herself for that slip-up in her past. So, she’s the perfect candidate to find love. Right? I like how this story demonstrates that sometimes God brings love into our lives when we’re feeling the most unlovable, or disqualified. Even Holly’s mother doesn’t seem to love her like she loves her sister.

Humble Matthew pined for Holly back in high school. So, he’s thrilled when she’s back in his life. But convincing her to consider a romance with him isn’t going to be easy, even when she finally starts noticing him. Understandably, he’s protecting his heart where she’s concerned.

One of the story’s elements is things aren’t always as they seem, and perhaps people are hiding how they truly feel and why they act as they do. I liked the story’s setting at Leavenworth in Washington.  
The author didn’t shy away from some heavier life issues. I respect that.

Overall, a sweet holiday read. Enjoy!

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