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Emilie's Christmas Love [Kindle Edition]

Joyce Lavene , James Lavene
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A romance at about 70,000 words.

It’s Christmas time in Ferrier’s Mountain, North Carolina.

Emilie Ferrier wants to adopt a child to fill her empty life. She’s given up any hope of meeting the ‘right’ guy. She can offer a child anything, except two parents.

Nick Garrett owns the mechanic shop that works on Emilie’s cars. He’s fresh out of the military, caring for his niece and nephew following his sister’s tragic death in a car accident. He promised her he would give her children the one thing she and Nick didn’t have: two parents.

Nick doesn’t know that Emilie is the rich woman who wants to adopt his niece and nephew. She invites them to her house for the holidays when she finds out they need a place to stay. Her plan is to convince Nick that she can be a great single mother.

Neither of them plans to fall in love.

Will a Christmas miracle make them a family?


Product Details

  • File Size: 626 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J. Lavene (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6VHADI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #423,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, romantic Christmas November 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Emilie Ferrier is an affluent, thirtyish single woman who lives with her eccentric aunt in a mansion in a small town named after a prominent family member. She is attractive and lonely, but wary of men. Married once to a fortune hunter she soon divorced. She teaches school to keep busy and have a purpose in life. She seeks to adopt a child, but is rebuffed. A survivor, she turns her attention to work, where she undertakes to help a troubled boy recover from the death of his parents. Soon she meets his guardian, a handsome newcomer to town named Nick who owns and operates a auto repair and towing business. Turns out he is guardian to his nephew and niece and seeking to find a suitable couple to adopt. Sparks fly between Emilie and Nick at first, but it is not easy going in the romance department. He wants his independence, and she wants his kids. What more can one say? All these characters are likeable. Other elements in the novel: Christmastime, a device called a "lover's arm chair," a moonflower, love talk, misunderstandings, a blizzard, a lost child, and much much more than one usually finds in a romance.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas story December 2, 2012
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What a great story to read for the holidays! It will warm your heart and put you in the holiday spirit. Joyce and Jim Lavene deliver again in this warm, romantic tale of love and hope. With a little sugar and spice added here and there to get everyone's heart pumping! Enjoyed this one very much.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emilie's Christmas Love November 22, 2012
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With each book I read by Jim and Joyce Lavene, the more I fall in love with the characters! Emilie wrapped her way around my heart and I fell deeply in love with this story! One of the best Christmas Love stories I have read in a long time! I recommend this book to all my friends and family as well as anyone who is a hopeless romantic around Christmas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice romance and story for Christmas and for anytime December 5, 2012
By Texasrn
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Although a predictable ending, the characters are so likeable and unusual that the story comes alive and the trip to that predictable ending makes the book special. I get tired of having a beautiful, flawless female lead paired with a handsome rich male lead. This story involves a lead female who believes her disability scars her physically and because of that belief she suffers from much more mental scarring. The lead male is not rich and he is struggling to make a bad situation better. Throw in a few enjoyable side characters and the story becomes delightful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-melting read! December 5, 2012
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This was a beautiful love story. There were a few bumps along the way, but nothing that was not resolved into a good ending. The two children and Emilie's Aunt Joda added a unique dimension to the story. Joyce and Jim make a great writing team. I highly recommend the book. It was a great read!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Brat
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I thought the premise of this book was sweet. And the story was different enough to keep me reading. However, there were three major inconsistencies that just took me right out of the story. As if two people had the same outline for the story, wrote their own version, then came together to cram all their best bits into one story without ever checking to see if that led to any problems.

I also wonder who the editor was and how he could have read this book and not pointed this out to the writers? If these problems were fixed then I would agree that not only is it good story but also a well written book.

The first inconsistency I found was the age of Amber. When Nick is describing the two children to Emilie in the school room, she asks what the age of the younger child is. He answers just under two years old. Then when Emilie meets Nick and the children in her fortune telling tent she again asks how old Amber is and Nick responds that she is a little over a year old.

I understand that a new father might not know exactly the month down to the day. But surely he realizes that those two time frames are vastly different, especially for a toddler. Considering most parents give the ages in months anyway. So was Amber 16 months old or 22 months old? He was potty training her, had had her for around a year and Adam said she was starting to talk shortly before their parent's deaths. So, I really found this inconsistency annoying, especially because the book was about the adoption and age was important in a way.

The second inconsistency was Emilie telling Nick she could not have children. In her fortune telling tent she comes right out and tells him she can not have children. He even says how sorry he is and tells her she would have made a wonderful mother.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emilie's Christmas Love Review February 2, 2013
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Emilie's Christmas Love was a perfect Christmas reading. I enjoyed the story and looked forward to each chapter. I would definitely recommend this story any time of the year to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE HAPPENS EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE A DISABILITY January 30, 2013
By Sandi
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WISH I WAS EMILIES SISTER....WHAT A SUPER SWEET YOUNG LADY.
LOVE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON STORY LINE.
OH YEAH, NICK WOULD BE MY KINDA GUY TOO.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Holiday Read!
I absolutely love this book. I read it two years ago and found it again this last holiday season. It's a keeper for me and I'm certain it will become a seasonal favorite. Read more
Published 5 days ago by LeahSay's Views
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story
I love this story. It definitely proves no matter how much money you have, it can't make you happy. Two lonely people brought together by tragedy and their mutual love for two... Read more
Published 1 month ago by christine west
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome book
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
What a wonderful story, I enjoyed it very much. I will definitely look for more books by these two authors..
Published 4 months ago by stylin
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This was the most Wonderful Christmas story that I have ever read! It was tender,funny,exciting,and sad all in the same story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 6 months ago by joanne
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best Christmas Alongside Avalonbay boneca right
Syntha this is the best Christmas but I read a long time thanks for writing will say that I'm just it is good but I hope I can send it tell you that you know.
Published 8 months ago by Joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful story
The Cinderella princess no matter what the guise is a story that never loses its appeal.... This story of Emilie and Nick is a new twist on an old tale... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sheralie
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
It was a good book, i liked to envision living where she lived. Dealing with all of the whispers of the people that knew nothing about her and the struggles that she faced.
Published 13 months ago by Jody HAmm
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
A great 2-3 day read. Heartwarming story with a small cast of characters and not a bit of drag. A little steamy at times which was a surprising change from the typical free Prime... Read more
Published 13 months ago by D. Carey
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Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, best selling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

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