christmas with family by Donna Steele
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When Symone’s brother-in-law is critically injured and her sister has to fly to Germany just before Christmas to be at his side, Symone volunteers to look after her 4 year old niece, Rachel. Symone’s Christmas with family isn’t what she expected, especially when her brother-in-law’s hunky friend, a former soldier named Blake, shows up to help. Rachel is tired of spending time with Mr. Wrong, but is Blake Mr. Right? Blake wants what his friend has–a family–but his ex wasn’t the woman she pretended to be, and Symone is too tempting for him to trust his instincts. Is it possible she’s the real deal? This short story is packed with well developed characters with goals and motivations that make perfect sense. It was like reading the script of a Hallmark Channel movie. If you’re short on time but want to read a Christmas story this holiday season that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy all over, check out Ms. Steele’s novella, Christmas with Family.
Sounds like my kind of story – thanks for bringing it to my attention.