Thursday, November 7, 2013

His Christmas Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid


Christmas stories seem to be the best ones. This one has the best characters, tough challenges that seem almost too tough. Sacrifice to make someone else happy and people coming together to help.

Will Desarro has plenty of personal issues. But he tells no one his problems. Will is shy and suffers PSTD. He is interested in Miranda but she triggers his attacks. He tries to stay away from her. Others are trying to get them together especially his boss and Miranda herself.

Miranda runs a Elderly residents. Because of all the people who are staying away because of the fire she might be going to loose her home and business. She thinks a lot about Will ever since he showed up when they had to evacuate to help her move the residents.
One of her ladies Mrs. Litey thinks he is her dead son home from the army.

Will visits Mrs. Litey when he thinks she won't be their. After Will's visit Mrs. Litey attitude is so much better. He can get her to take medicine or eat if she has been refusing.

The whole town of Sweetheart has been hurting since the wildfire did so much damage to the town and businesses. They are having a Wedding that they are giving away for free trying to get the word out that they were back in business.

It deals with the real problems of PSTDS and Alzheimer. Plus tough economy makes it a struggle for a lot of people to stay in business and take care of each others problems. This story is a romance that leaves you with a smile. That together people can help each other through tough times. There were a couple of love scenes that I skipped over.

One scene in the book was they were back looking at a old gold strike that still had old equipment talking about bringing tourists to the old claim and letting them pan for gold. I would love to be able to do that. Take a nice horseback ride and go panning for gold for afternoon. Of course when they were checking it out it was in Dec. A little too cold for that. But fun to dream of doing.

I was given this ebook to read and asked in exchange to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.
publication: November 5th 2013 by Harlequin American Romance 224 pages ISBN9780373754786

Description below taken off of Netgalley.


Nothing's been simple in Sweetheart, Nevada, since the wildfire that ravaged the charming little town. Miranda Staley is among those who've sworn to stay on and bring Sweetheart back to life. She loves running a group home for the elderly, but it's getting difficult to keep her business going. She could lose everything she's worked so hard to create.

On the day of the fire, Will Desarro helped save some of Miranda's elderly residents. The handsome ranch hand is a man of few words, but Miranda soon discovers that beneath that quiet exterior beats a heart of gold. Will can help save Miranda's home and her business—but only if their love is strong enough to conquer his painful past.

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