About this Book
Eden Martelli is too busy fleeing the clutches of danger to realize sheâ€™s running straight into the arms of a new love.
Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to thisâ€”on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solverâ€”for other people anyway. He left the sheriffâ€™s department to take over his familyâ€™s Christmas tree farm, but heâ€™s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.
When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beauâ€™s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks heâ€™s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicatedâ€”if a little guardedâ€”and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.
Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Edenâ€™s past catches up to her.
Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But whoâ€™s going to protect his heart from a woman who canâ€™t seem to trust again?
About the Author
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.
Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys… Learn More about Denise
This was a great love story! I enjoyed both Eden and Beau as well as the supporting characters, especially Miss Trudy. The story was well done with good suspense and relationship issues that will hit home with many readers. Because this is the first of a series there were hints of stories to come, but the secondary plots were extremely subtle and did not take away the focus of the main story, Eden and Beau. I am looking forward to what is to come with the series.
Beau was a strong leading man that was passionate but was also down to earth and practical. I loved how he cared about his family and friends. The relationships with his brothers was very typical. They could butt heads one moment ready for a brawl and the next minute supporting the other.
I found myself relating with Eden. She had been hurt by her deceased husband. Although there was not what many would call physical abuse, there was definitely emotional and psychological abuse. The thing I liked most about Eden was her fierce love of her son.
The story was really good. It moved well and I was never bored with it. I also liked the fact that the author didn’t resolve everything in a quick, neat package. She showed Eden in light of reality. I don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to give away too much. I’ll just say “Well done Denise! Well Done!”
Definitely buy this for my romance friends and family. No suspense and minimal action in this story. Definitely not the book for adrenal junkies.
Disclaimer:Â Â I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s 16 CFR, Part 255.
The Give Away!
I am giving away a copy of this excellent book to one lucky winner! Please fill out the form below. I’ll pick the winner on September 14th. If you win I’ll send the book to the address you provide.