- File Size: 184 KB
- Print Length: 35 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rebecca J. Vickery (July 7, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005BTLSI8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,913,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Christmas in Bayeux Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
After a lapse of nine years, the two characters, Aiden Seward and Noel Rousseau, get a chance to see each other again. They met the first time when Noel stayed with his family as a foreign exchange student. Aiden was only sixteen at the time but never forgot Noel. After he's discharged from the military, he's at loose ends because his parents died while he was in Iraq. He goes to Bayeux because he wants to resolve his loss by visiting the American World War II cemetery which is near the small town. There is a poignant scene when he and Noel visit the cemetery. I loved this bit of history because Burkhart skillfully portrays Aiden's feelings at remembering his grandfather's sacrifice during the war.
While reading this romance, I wondered what Aiden and Noah would do about being from two different countries;I was not disappointed at the conclusion. The sensual scenes are tastefully written and add to the richness of the story.
"Christmas in Bayeux" is the perfect short romance to enjoy during the holiday season or any time during the year, and I highly recommend it.
Aiden Seward is discharged from the military. His parents died while he was in Iraq. Feeling alone, he seeks solace by going to Bayeux to visit the American World War II cemetery. There he stays at Noel Rousseau's inn. She's a girl he met sixteen years prior when he was an exchange student. He never forgot their time together. Meeting her again brings back warm memories and the attraction he felt for her. Noel and he spend Christmas together. With her help, he may overcome the grief that has plagued him and move on to find happiness again.
Ms. Burkhart has a way of taking the reader on the journey across the ocean. Her descriptions of Bayeux add to the richness of the story. Christmas in Bayeux is a tender romance sure to warm your hearts for anytime of the year. I highly recommend it.
Great job! I'm looking forward to reading more of Stephanie's works. :)
Just released from the dusty war in Iraq, Aiden travels to the small town of Bayeux, France, only seven kilometers from Omaha Beach and the American World War II cemetery. There, waiting in a cathedral, is his friend from years ago in America, Noel Rousseau, the beautiful foreign exchange student who lived with his parents. They spend the next few days together, and as Christmas approaches, Aiden's heart thaws and expands enough to allow his feelings to pour in.
You will enjoy this beautiful story, rich in history and appreciation of the past, while living and falling in love in the present. I highly recommend "Christmas in Bayeaux."
The town of Bayeux is filled with history as the sight in France where the troops came ashore during WWII. The setting provides meaning to the story of Aiden's healing after the death of his parents while he was in Iraq. I loved his determination to win Noel's heart. He sets out to win her heart, not with money or smooth talking but with honesty and some holiday spirit!
The Christmas holiday is one of my favorites and Mrs. Burkhart's description of the holiday, makes me long for it to come again today!!
It is 2010 and nine years after Aiden and Noel met in US when Noel stayed with Aiden's family as an exchange student. They were both sixteen then. Although they fell in love, they hid their feelings from each other. Aiden is an Iraq War veteran. On addition to his experiences at war, his parents have died in a car crash while he was away. Aiden in search of finding stability visits Noel in Bayeux. Will they have the courage to face their feelings and overcome the gap of being from two different cultures?
A few memorable scenes are when Aiden and Noel visit World War II cemetery, they decorate the Christmas tree and Noel's Bed and Breakfast together, and when they accept their relationship is a permanent one.
The characters are developed well and the plot is simple and straightforward with tastefully written romantic moments sprinkled inside it, making this story an easy and quick read.