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The Gift (Bandit Creek Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

C.J. Carmichael
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What would you do if a child in need showed up at your door on Christmas Eve?

Kindergarten teacher, Amy Gold, is not the sort of person to flout the law. Especially since she’s dating the local deputy, Gray Cassidy. But an unexpected Christmas gift is about to change everything--not just Amy’s plans for a traditional Christmas, but her entire future, and Gray’s as well.


Editorial Reviews

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"Carmichael's dialogue sparkles..." Romantic Times Reviews

"When I tally up the books I've read at the end of the year this book will stick out on the keeper shelf..." Debbie K. Gilbert, Amazon, on The Fourth Child

"C.J. Carmichael's The Dad Next Door is remarkably well written. Her characters have depth...and her depiction of their emotions is spot-on..." Romantic Times

"Really good book with great characters....I  didn't want to put it down-" Ladyacct, Goodreads, on The Fourth Child

From the Author

My goal in writing a Christmas novella was to touch my reader's heart with a story and characters that capture the true meaning of Christmas. I hope I have achieved this with "The Gift."

Product Details

  • File Size: 1179 KB
  • Print Length: 37 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carla J. Daum (March 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KIVBRW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Christmas Story December 22, 2011
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It takes a skilled writer to weave such conflict and emotion into a short story. I read this in one sitting and finished the story with a smile on my face.

Set in the small town of Bandit Creek, The Gift is about the dilemma faced by a young kindergarten teacher, Amy Gold. It is a complex situation, made even more poignant by Amy's personal struggles and the difficult decision she's made about her relationship with Deputy, Gray Cassidy.

If you are looking for a short, emotional, feel-good read, then I think you'll enjoy The Gift!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good things come in small packages December 21, 2011
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I wish it would have been longer but what CJ packed into this short novella was brilliant. Characters you right away related to and rooted for and a conflict that tugged at your heart. There's a reason Ms. Carmichael had published over 20 books with Harlequin Superromances and this is yet another shining example of quality writing at its best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the season! December 15, 2011
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This is a great novella, perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It definitely helped get me in the mood to do all my Christmas wrapping, and wishing to go out to the mountains and see the winter wonderland.

Only thing I wish would be to make it longer, but I say that about almost all the books I read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Christmas Story December 15, 2011
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It's a Christmas story about a little child showing up at the doorstep on a snowy night in Montana's Bandit Creek. It's a sweet romance between a kindergarten teacher and a local deputy. And it's a dilemma about what is the right thing to do.

CJ writes memorable characters and intricate plots, even in a novella length, and she's included several town residents you may have already met in the Bandit Creek series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SWEET SHORT CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY December 5, 2013
By TC
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A quick easy read with sympathetic characters, The Gift combines Christmas, love and a dollop of tragic suspense. I will read this author again, hopefully in a longer book or novella.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and bittersweet. December 4, 2013
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The Gift was a short bittersweet story. I adored this book.
C.J. Carmichael always brings us great sweet heartwarming books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching Story December 3, 2013
By Angela
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A charming novella about love. The Gift was a delight to read. It should remind us of the best gift in life is God`s love .
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5.0 out of 5 stars To short. November 25, 2013
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I love a great story. Heartwarming. Carrying but just to short. Dora became a lucky little girl. As did Amy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Free kindle
Novella, short...got free on kindle.
Published 1 month ago by PATucker
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
The Gift was a sweet story. A bit awkward in parts, but overall, sweet.
Also, it's not a novella at all--a novelette (lengthier short story), yes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tatiana L.
3.0 out of 5 stars sweet and short
Heart warming story but felt like I missed a lot of the story as was sooo short. Very well written however.
Published 4 months ago by QueenbRoseb
3.0 out of 5 stars good fairy tale for adults
Nice read for adult bedtime,well written, good character development. Initially was annoyed as adoptive mom that child just showed up without introspection,angst and money outlay... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cheryl Carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gift
A very sweet story and quite charming. I totally enjoyed this short story and highly recommend this book if you're looking for something that is inspiring.
Published 4 months ago by carmen torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading!!!
Great Christmas story. This was my first read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to any one who loves seasonal stories.
Published 6 months ago by Cheryl Osborne
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
A sweet & poignant short story for the holidays, one that might be a bit unrealistic but that you hope would be true.
Published 7 months ago by Cher812
5.0 out of 5 stars It has everything in it for this season of God’s miracles.
I never read this author before, but after reading this heartwarming story, I’m going to try to stock up on her other titles. Read more
Published 7 months ago by bookworm2bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked very much
Such a nice little short story. NO thinking, just sit back relax and enjoy. This is a very light and entertaining story.
Published 7 months ago by J. Spann
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, even a little too cute
This is a sweet little story that is almost a little too sweet. The lines of good and bad are clearly drawn and everything is perfectly tied up in an ideal little bow at the end. Read more
Published 8 months ago by K. Johnson
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More About the Author

CJ Carmichael has published over 30 novels and has been nominated for a RITA award for her novels The Fourth Child and Perfect Partners. When it's time to take a break from the computer, she heads to the Rocky Mountains near her home in Calgary where she lives with her partner Michael and their cat, Penny. Check out all her books on her website: http://cjcarmichael.com.

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