Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Holiday Courtship by Winnie Griggs (Texas Grooms)


A Wife by Christmas

As Christmas approaches, Hank Chandler is determined to find a wife to mother his sister's orphaned children. When schoolteacher Janell Whitman offers to help him with his niece and nephew, she seems to be the perfect match—but she won't accept his proposal. Instead, she insists she'll find him another bride before the holidays.

Janell moved to Turnabout, Texas, to put her past behind her and focus on her future—one that doesn't include marriage. But while she plays matchmaker and cares for Hank's children, she loses her heart to the two youngsters…and their adoptive father. If Janell reveals her secrets to Hank, will he still want her to be his Christmas bride?
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals (December 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2015

My review:  The Holiday Courtship by Winnie Griggs (Texas Grooms)

This is a tender story.   The setting for this is  Turnabout, Texas  November 1897.
It starts right out with the drama.  Hank Chandler has arrived in Turnabout with his 10 year old niece
Chloe and 8 year old Alex at the train depot.  Hank looks for his Aunt to pick them up but she sent a telegram she would be a few days late.

Chloe and Alex's parents had died in Colorado.  The same accident left Chloe deaf.  They really don't know their Uncle.

Janell overhears him about to leave the kids and luggage at train depot while he goes to rent a wagon.  She offers to take the children to the sweet shop with her to wait.  When Hank explains about Chole she offers to help them all cope.

Janell is a teacher.  She also dealt with her sister going deaf when she was 17.  So she can teach them how to cope plus take care of them for a few days.

Hank decided that he should marry for the kids sake.  He asked Janell but she said no.  Janell did offer to help him find a wife.

I loved how the kids wanted to step up and learn some sign language too.  The whole town knows that Hank went to get the kids after their parents died.

This is a clean read.  I loved watching them all get closer to each other and help each other.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of The Holiday Courtship.

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