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The Happiest Season [Kindle Edition]

Rosemarie Naramore
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Christmas time may be the happiest season of all, but Maggie Dulane and her small son Rickey equate it with loss. Maggie’s husband was killed during the holidays two years before, leaving her to raise her little boy on her own.

Losing his father during the Christmas season has caused five-year-old Rickey to lose faith in Santa Claus—but the bright little boy has managed to retain his faith in God. He prays to Him each night to send him a daddy.

When the small family begins receiving unexpected visitors at Christmas time that cause all sorts of unwanted complications, Police Officer John comes to the rescue. The handsome officer is truly a godsend.

Has God answered Rickey’s prayers? He thinks so. But can he convince his uncertain mother that God has a plan for all of them?

Product Details

  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Rosemarie Naramore (November 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1SOP8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book December 20, 2012
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What five year old boy doesn't believe in Santa? Rickey Dulane, Maggie Dulane's little boy, doesn't believe in Santa. After Santa let him down, by letting his daddy die at Christmas time, so Santa can't be real. It breaks Maggie's heart that Rickey doesn't believe in Santa, but she is just trying to make a life for them since her husband had been killed by a drunk driver two years earlier. With another Christmas approaching, Rickey and Maggie are in a new place, a new house and making a new life, starting over. They just don't know how over they are starting, when a camel in the back yard changes their lives. The responding officer was a very handsome young man and the attraction that was between he and Maggie was a shock to Maggie, and to the officer too. More animals show up in Maggie's back yard, much to the delight of young Rickey, and the dismay of his mother.

This is such a fun story, I loved it. I laughed at the silliness of the animals and the funny things that happened and cried with Maggie as she agonized over the changes that were coming in her life. An absolutely wonderful Christmas story!! This author really captured these characters and portrayed them perfectly. Definitely a great book to share with your friends. 173 pages $2.99 US on Kindle 4 stars

This book was obtained during a free amazon promotion, My review is given freely and I was notpaid for this review, it is my honest opinion of this book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars is generous... February 19, 2013
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The man was a wuss. He supposedly let his ex wife make him cook, buy everything, build her and the man she cheated with a house, etc. Why would anyone want to dream about marrying this winner? She ran all over him and he was fine with it until she cheated.

Shallow characters.

His failed marriage was entirely the fault of his wife, who was also without one good quality. Apparently he did not notice he had married Satan... A divorce is complicated and is the work of two people, and no one is all good or all bad. Also, the fact that she desired reconciliation was glossed over. He'd moved on so his 'lifetime' commitment was no longer important, only a year later.

I'm not saying her cheating didn't give him an out, but this entire difficult decision got no discussion. He no longer liked her and the new lady was adorable, so he told his ex to stick it.

**Spoiler alert**

The cop is brought to her house several times because animals from a live nativity scene keep showing up. Then, he decides not only to do all the repair work for her each time, but also pays for it and completely manages getting the owner of the animals to reimburse. It's incredibly far fetched and silly.

Also, not trying to nitpick, but this was supposed to be an inspiring book, but neither of them were church goers, and the only prayers in the book were when the 5 year old prayed for a daddy.

Like I said, 3 stars is generous.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite an Okay Read October 30, 2013
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I could maybe stretch this rating to 2.5 stars.

I don't like to leave poor reviews but there just wasn't much to this book. The storyline was nice if you lived in the 1950s. The H and h were both weak.

Maggie Dulane is a widow with a five-year-old son, Ricky. She lost her husband two years ago around the holidays. She whines throughout most of the book and I didn't tolerate it very well.

John, a handsome sweetheart of a cop was a good hero. He did all the right things but was very soft. Too soft and seemingly too weak for me.

I'm sorry but I would not recommend it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great story, a very satisfying read November 13, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great for this time of the year. I had to give it only four stars since in one part of the story it seems that a page was omitted. If that was corrected, it would be perfect. Of course there will be readers that will say it is predictable, but it comes down to how the author gets you there. This author hit it right on the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not even that great as a free book July 15, 2014
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The author couldn't decide if one character's name was spelled Ricky or RickEy. The woman lead was OBSESSESSED with cleaning, seems to have no life outside of work and when she is at home with her son. Always obsessing about having enough money, but then she's always baking cookies (buying those cookie ingredients can get pricey), ordering her son pizza.

The man lead is divorced, and suddenly his ex wife keeps calling him, showing up at his apartment. I know that this is going to lead to the woman lead (who is a widow, by the way) getting in a confrontation with the ex (oh, the man lead doesn't tell her about the ex, so that will make it fun).

This just seems to be a poorly written book by a Christian who thought that she could write a romance novel. I got it free on Amazon, and even that wasn't enough to keep me reading, and believe me, I did slug it out until about halfway through before finally tossing in the towel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute March 16, 2013
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Cute but a little unbelieveable. The 5 year-old boy talked much to mature. And the book ended too abrupltly. It was as if the author got tired of writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay. April 9, 2013
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Not much of a story. The book did not hold my interest. I would rate this book as average. Would recommend it to other readers if they enjoyed very light short books. .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading
This book was lighthearted and wonderful. I couldn't put it down until I was done. It was a wonderful read.
Published 2 months ago by Judy p
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyable and fun read.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked the story
I liked the story, but I sometimes struggled with the writing style. Also, I'm not a fan of the religious basis of the book.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I would deeply recommend reading it
This was the sweetest story.It wasn't the usual Christmas story.It was very loving between mother son and a man.I would deeply recommend reading it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The Happiest Season by Rosemarie Naramore
Really enjoyed this great story about what God can do in your life if you just trust and believe in a second chance at love. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks Rosemarie
Published 2 months ago by rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sweet romance
Sweet, clean romance with a good illustration of how God sometimes answers our prayers in ways we do not expect. I recommend it especially for ladies who are new Christians.
Published 2 months ago by J. M. Struwe
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY GOOD READ
A Good Read. Made me feel good. Just a Good Story. Just need to believe in the Lord. Zzz see lo
Published 2 months ago by CHAS L
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, Sweet Book
Not complex, not suspenseful. Not hard to follow.
Just a loving Christmas story, with 2 adults and a sweet child. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Val
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet but......needs a proof reader
Who is your beta reader? There are spelling mistakes like: Rickey and Ricky. Also Johnnie and Johnny.
Besides that the storyline was funny and emotional. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars The Happiest Season
A delightful book. A very easy, fast read. The story of Maggie and her adorable son, Ricky .
Of course there is the holiday romance to top off the story
Published 3 months ago by Sue
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More About the Author

Rosemarie Naramore's fondest desire has always been to write fiction. She was delighted when her first romance novel, "Just in Time," was published by Avalon Books. She went on to write three other lighthearted romances for Avalon--"Armed and Disarming," "The Detour," and "Lacey's Homecoming," as well as a mystery entitled "The Listing Agent." When Amazon acquired Avalon in 2012, her second mystery/police procedural, "Deputy Down," was published under the Thomas & Mercer imprint. She is pleased that her romance novels have been released by Amazon under their Montlake imprint.

Rosemarie has self-published a varied selection of e-books available exclusively from Amazon. From middle grade horror to young adult fantasy, from romance to mystery, Rosemarie has tried it all. She enjoys writing in the aforementioned genres and may even explore others.

Award-winning author Rosemarie Naramore lives and writes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is married to a deputy sheriff. Her readers have no doubt discovered that law enforcement officers are often featured prominently in her books. She hopes you'll find her heroes and heroines 'arresting' and that her books provide an entertaining respite from the demands of busy lives.

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