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- Print Length: 172 pages
- Publication Date: November 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2CD0G3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
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Caitlyn's Christmas Wish Kindle Edition
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Caitlyn was pregnant when she and Grant separated and he has taken no time to be with her or their son. She has accepted the invitation from her ex-in-laws to spend Christmas with their family (minus Grant). The small town is in full festival mode with seasonal events organized by her ex-mother-in-law and ex-father-in-law, who is the Mayor. Caitlyn is warmly greeted by Grant’s older brother, Ridge.
Ridge has had his own marital troubles with an ex-wife who battered his ego. He is thrilled to help Caitlyn and her eight-month-old son. His affections grow as they spend time together and he becomes even more protective of mother and son when Grant shows up unexpectedly. Grant is clearly up to something, putting suspicions in Caitlyn’s mind and making it clear he is interested in winning her back, even if she comes with a small creature that he has no idea how to handle.
The story-line may not be new but it is nicely handled with the Christmas events making a busy backdrop. The story is told in third person pov but alternates with some scenes focused on Ridge, although most are with Caitlyn. This read very quickly and I liked the little bit of mystery the author built into Grant’s presence. I particularly enjoyed how she revealed and resolved his issues with a bit of light religious reminders. There is a nice blend of the true focus of Christmas with some sweet Christmas magic.
This is a light, enjoyable romance that I recommend, especially to those who enjoy a “Hallmark” like story. I liked the cover a lot too. I would like to try more titles by Ms. Walker, especially when I am in the mood for a clean, sweet romance.
I received this title from the author. My rating 4.25.
Author Laura L. Walker created a Christmas romance in her latest romance novel, Caitlyn's Christmas Wish. Caitlyn Drevier Reel's life has turned around on a dime. Divorced from famous singer Grant Reel, Caitlyn had a eating disorder and diet pill addiction. Grant's personality is selfish, self-center, a druggie, and unfaithful. He did not handle fame and fortune or family well. With help from her former in-laws, Charles and Jacinda, Caitlyn got her life together. Invited to Charles and Jacinda's for Christmas, Caitlyn and Brody travel to Danzy, Wyoming.
Subsequently, the first person she meets upon arriving, is Ridge Reel, Grant's brother. Brothers which are as different as night and day. The attraction between Caitlyn and Ridge is fast and mutual. Caitlyn craves home, family, security, and the love of a good man; things she never had with Grant. Ridge, a good but sad man, has tragedies to face and over come.
Working with Ridge, Charles, and Jacinda to make the Winter Festival an outstanding success for Danzy Wyoming, Caitlyn is finding peace and much more. Just when things are coming together, Grant appears on the scene. Does Grant have his own agenda? Why has he suddenly come home after a five-year absence? Why is he trying to get Caitlyn to return to him? Will all come right in the end? What does God have in store for all the players in this wonderful story for all seasons.
Come along with Ridge, Caitlyn, and Grant to the small town of Danzy, Wyoming for Christmas secrets, mysteries, and romance. My Romance novel review of Caitlyn's Christmas Wish follows below.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
Firstly, Author Laura Walker crafted a sweet clean romance which will grab you right away. I read Caitlyn's Christmas Wish in one sitting. Furthermore, Ms. Walker filled this story with emotions of the Christmas season and two people hurt deeply in the past. Secondly, this is a story of God's grace, redemption, and second chances. In addition, I found the plots surprising as Ms. Walker revealed the intricacies of Grants intentions and motives. Also, I found the pace steady and the characters well-developed. Ms. Walker featured Grant as the villain of the story. Presented as selfish, conniving, self-centered and thoughtless, I wanted to slap him silly, as my mother would say.
Additionally, Grant, Ridge, and Caitlyn have issues to resolve. Essentially, in order to move on and live life to the fullest, they must come to grips with those issues and learn forgiveness for themselves and others. Second chances do not come to everyone; these three will find the true meaning of life during the Christmas season.
Finally, in concluding the romance novel review of Caityln's Christmas Wish, I found Ms. Walker's writing style was clean, clear, and easy to follow. She provided a relaxing enjoyable read. Clearly, Christmas is a time of love, giving, forgiveness, healing, and family unity. Without a doubt, Author Laura Walker, created a story-line highlighting each of these attributes.
CAITLYN'S CHRISTMAS WISH, RECOMMENDATION:
Additionally, I thoroughly enjoyed this romance novel and gave it 5 well-deserved stars. Caitlyn's Christmas Wish is suitable for anyone who enjoys a well-written and developed story-line, as well as, a clean romance. Consequently, Ms. Walker did not need explicit sex to sell her story-line; her talent and writing skills did so alone.
FINALLY PLEASE NOTE:
In addition, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the novel with an honest romance novel review. Book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently all book reviews on line and on my blog, are my opinion. As a final note, this romance novel review was not influenced by the ARC.
Just when former model and single mother Caitlyn Drevier Reel has finally put her life on track after a divorce and six-month stint in rehab, she is surprised to receive an invitation from her ex-in-laws to spend Christmas with the family. After all, she reasons, her ex-husband Grant is constantly on the road with his band and it's only fair to allow them to get to know her young son, Brody. What Caitlyn isn't prepared for, however, is the spark of attraction she feels toward Ridge, Grant's older brother, or the sense of belonging to their wonderful family once again. Ridge, who is recovering from his own personal heartache, seems to feel the same about her. As they work together to ensure the success of the Winter Festival his parents have organized for their small Wyoming town, Caitlyn begins to envision a bright future. But will Grant's unexpected arrival keep her Christmas wish from coming true?
This was a fun, short Christmas story. It has some religious bits to it but they aren't overwhelming nor do they come across as preachy.
It's funny that I had just read another Christmas story that involved the main characters falling for the brother of her ex. As in that one, there's a bit of insta-love in this, but it's Christmas and magic happens at Christmas. And it's not like Caitlyn and Ridge didn't know each other before. I was able to buy into it.
And I love stories that include little kids.
4 1/2 out of 5 stars
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