Friday, December 13, 2013

A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs (Texas Grooms #3)


An Unexpected Gift

Eve Pickering knows what it's like to be judged for your past. So she's not about to leave the orphaned boy she's befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson's offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they'll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays.

Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve's strength is giving him a confidence he never expected—and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he'll dare to win her heart—and make their family one for a lifetime.

My Review: A Family for Christmas

4 Stars

This is book 3 in the series. I had forgotten that I had read the first in the series a year ago. I liked it. In this book is Chance's story. This book can stand alone but would be better if you read the books in order.

This is a charming good Christmas story. With lots of relationships and good will as people pull together to become a family.

Eve Pickering is on a train traveling to a new town to start a new job when she meets Leo a young stowaway. When Leo is kicked off the train in a small town she gets off to make sure he has a place to go.

Chance decides to offer Eve and Leo a place to stay while things get worked out. He also gets Dotty a retired school teacher to stay with them and be a chaperone.

The characters are friendly, warm hearted and you want to stay and find out what is going on in their lives. I really enjoyed meeting and reading about them. Leo is 10 and has been an orphan for two years and ran away from neighbor who was mean to him. He wants a real Christmas this year instead of locked up in a shed like last year.

It tugs on your heart strings. I enjoyed the visit and want to go back and read more about the Texas Grooms.

The setting is Turnabout, Texas November 1895

I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of a honest review by Netgalley and Harlequin.
Published October 1st 2013 by Love Inspired Historicals 284 pages ASIN:B00CFX57I0

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