- File Size: 1168 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 5, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0776PCNPS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Hope's Gift: The Winters Family Christmas Novella (The Winters Family Series Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Annie has been picked on by guys her whole life. She’s use to guys referring to her as awkward Annie and being the brunt of their jokes. So when she meets Greyson she has a hard time believing that he’s truly interested in her.
Greyson is a firefighter for the Raleigh firehouse but when Greyson’s friend states that the Wilmington firehouse is short handed he finds himself volunteered for the job. Moving to Wilmington permanently was never part of the plan. That was until he met Annie. Annie is different from all the girls Greyson has dated. She’s kind, loving, funny and knows how to be herself. The fact that Annie connects with his sister Hope seals the deal in Greyson’s mind. The only problem is trying to get Annie to open up and give him a chance. It may not be easy but Greyson will do everything he can to prove he’s not like all the other guys and that she’s the perfect woman for him.
This is a sweet love story with nothing dirty. Greyson is tired of dating shallow women that can't handle the fact his sister has Downs Syndrome. Annie is a woman with no style who spends most of her time hiding in the background. Greyson falls in love with the fact that she's real and honest and doesn't treat his sister like she's weird. Annie can't imagine a man like Greyson wanting a woman like her. I really did like how these two were honest, kind and loving people. I had a little issue with Greyson thinking that he wanted a woman that was sloppy and sort of unkempt (he had always dated beautiful women who worked hard on their appearance). It irked me because I wanted him to not compare Annie to the women who came before. That's really my only gripe with the story.
I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a simple love story with a slower pace. It's a really sweet story!
I received a copy of this story from the author (this review is also posted on Goodreads)
Annie has an amazing and vivid imagination, she’s well read with little real life experience. She’s painfully shy, and perhaps with reason for Annie is a walking accident waiting to happen. To say she’s a klutz sounds rude and hateful, but in reality if there is a crack in the sidewalk you can bet that Annie will stumble over it – and boys have made bets on those kinds of things for years about Annie. When she lets you in Annie is the most devoted friend a person could ever ask for, but not too many people gain access to her inner circle. One word, one action that makes fun of her or an escaped giggle will turn Annie away from you forever. And rightfully so, for no one want’s to be the fool for every living creature around. So Annie keeps her head down, her true friends close and lives her life in her small apartment, tending her shop.
She dreams of a handsome firefighter who rescues her and loves her forever… her dream is about to become an awkwardly begun reality. When she actually falls at Greyson’s feet and just as swiftly disappears from sight he is captivated by a pair of surprised, beautiful green eyes. His intention is to find out more about the girl and he gets an earful from his fellow firefighters. He immediately shuts down their unkind comments, and sets about finding a way to get to know this angel for himself. A fast rescue from an almost accident gives him that chance – and shall we say the rest is a delightful, touching romance that will bring a smile and a tear with ease.
I enjoyed every moment in this world. Greyson is a strong, determined man with a love for his sister and a need to find that one woman who will love not only him but his sister as well for they are somewhat of a package deal. Hope is delightful with wisdom and a smile at any moment. Her baking skills will often help to break the ice and her sage advice to both Annie and Greyson will have them seeing truth where doubt once lived. Annie is a sweet young woman who hides behind lowered eyes, she isn’t willing to take risks for she knows the cruelty of people around socially awkward people like her. Behind her large glasses and outdated dresses lies a woman with so much to give to the right man… and that man is Greyson. I have no doubt that you’ll come to love all three of these main characters and happily spend some of your holiday reading time with them. I’d recommend this short story to any Romance reader, and I fully intend to catch up on the rest of this series.
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