Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Book Review: Christmas on Bramble Lane

Christmas on Bramble Lane 
This book contains two new stories of the town of Marietta, Montana.
I'm familar with a lot of the characters already from different authors works and know I will enjoy these stories.
A Bramble House Christmas by C. J. Carmichael
This story starts out with Willia and her son Scout as they arrive at  the top of the snowstorm to spend a week at Bramble House in Montana.
She was a private nurse to a man who died, giving her a sapphire ring and the trip around the holidays. She had no clue as to the $50k when he had died.
Her son has just beaten cancer and is on the mend but she still mothers him. Love the traditions of the area as I've read of them in other books by other authors of the same town.
The story also follows Finn who is not only an illustrator of kids books but it was his father who had died. He and his sisters want to find out more about the nurse that tended to him when they didn't know how sick he really was.
Problem is they fall in love with one another as they get to spend a lot of time together doing fun things with the other townsfolk. Loved the mystery surrounding not only the ring but the family history.
Can't wait to read more of this series as the descriptions were very detailed I felt a part of what was going on.
A Christmas Miracle for Daisy by Jane Porter
 This Sheenan family book is about Cormac, Mac to his friends.
He is a single dad to a beautiful girl Daisy. He's just gotten a call, school lockdown, shooter on site.
His worse nightmare-he can't get to her....he's decided to just up and leave CA and head for Montana. He'd move his company and family to a safe place.
Story also follows Whitney who's part of the Sheenan media company. She's learned about her sick leave return that the boss had something to inform all of them.
She's been through many company takeovers and it's always Sheenan media company who is doing the buying-bringing in their own people, putting her out of a job.
She does date Mac for several years but broke up when her BFF and husband died leaving just Mac to take care of their daughter, Daisy.
What I like about this book is that she is able to keep in touch with Daisy with the girlygirl gifts she's been sending over the years, not letting the fact that she didn't get custody/guardianship take control of Daisy
Love the fact he's willing to move heaven and earth to make her safe-with family and relatives around.
Love how they participate in small town traditions to bring everybody together to share in the holiday joy.
With Kris Krinkle in town maybe a little magic, hope and faith, will find it's way to unite them all together, once again during the Christmas season....
When the book starts out it is with a school tragedy and it's great the author can turn the story around so you don't even think about the tragedy by the end.
Feel good story that you will treasure with all the turmoil these days in the world.
I received this book from the author  as a gift.

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