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What Child Is This (Frost Family Christmas Book 1) by [Carmichael, C. J.]
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Amazon Reviewers on What Child Is This
"What a fabulous, heart-warming story this was. Carmichael moved me to tears with her realistic characters and vision of small town life. Well written and moving, I recommend this book to any lover of romance." Katie O'Conner, Amazon Reviewer
"This, a novella, is a wonderful read! I enjoy C.J.'s style of writing. She keeps you interested, from start to finish. (I kept thinking what a great movie, this story would make.)" PATucker, Amazon Reviewer
"I really got pulled into this book. I've always liked small towns and this to me, is the picture perfect place to be." Jamie @ One More Chapter Reviews
Amazon Reviewers on The Frost Family & Friends Series

"I am loving reading these books about the Frost family. It's a little mystery, a little romance and a lot family." Kathy Hayes, Amazon Reviewer
"When I saw that C.J. was writing a 4th book in the series, I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to return to Carol Falls and see what all of the characters were up to... If you're looking for a wholesome romance...with a touch of mystery...this is definitely for you!" 
"The Frost Family & Friends books are heartwarming...with just enough mystery added to keep you wondering."

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Excerpt From What Child Is This...
This couldn't be happening. Lily looked into the bundle of blankets she'd pulled out of the manger and which she was now holding--oh, so carefully--in her arms. The bundle wriggled and a baby's hand emerged. The skin was fragile, but a healthy pink. Delicate fingers with paper-thin nails.

Gently she parted the blankets further, revealing a fuzzy pink cap and the face of a baby who appeared to have been born very recently. Today? Maybe even a few hours ago? It was hard for Lily to judge. Because the last baby she'd held had been so much smaller. So much weaker.

Suddenly the emotions she'd been battling all day got the best of her. A sob choked out from her throat, as if it had been yanked from her very heart. She turned her back on the people who were moving toward her, drawn by the sound of the baby's cries.

But the baby wasn't crying anymore. She'd stopped the moment Lily picked her up.
Lily escaped into the heated barn. Holding her breath, she peeled away the wool blankets that had been in the manger this morning. A third blanket, the one closest to the baby's body was different. It was a hand-made quilt, with a patchwork pattern of tiny pink, yellow and blue flowers.

The baby was dressed in pink flannel pajamas, the kind with tiny feet attached.

Lily couldn't breathe. She pressed the baby to her chest and waited for the wave of pain to subside, for her heart to resume pumping, her lungs to receive air.

The baby had dark blue eyes. They were gazing into Lily's face showing no sign of distress.

How long had she been in that manger?

Who had put her there?

The barn door opened again, and people swarmed inside. The first to reach them was Garret. Lily pressed the bundle into his arms. She couldn't hold her another second without falling completely apart. "It's a baby."

Garret received it awkwardly, glancing only briefly at the child, before looking back at her. "Lily?"

"What?" He should be paying attention to the infant. Why was he staring at her?

"You're crying."

She put her hand to her cheek and he was right. "Who is she?"

Garret glanced back at the baby before answering. "I have no idea."

Product Details

  • File Size: 340 KB
  • Print Length: 101 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First Christmas book of the year for me and I couldn't have started off any better! What an amazing start to a series.

Garret's a widower but that doesn't stop him from being a fantastic son and father. Garret helps his parents run the family Maple Syrup business in town. His mom is like most moms and sneakingly hires a cute blonde woman to work the business as well, but she has other thoughts in mind for Lily and Garret.

Duncan is Garret's son and tells Santa Claus that he wants to go to the North Pole for Christmas. Garret isn't quite sure how he is going to make this wish of Duncans come true but wants to make Christmas extra special since he doesn't have his mom around. The reason Duncan wants to go to the North Pole is so sweet and made me teary eyed... I wont post it in my review as it will ruin it for new readers but have kleenex on hand!

Lily has had some hard times in her past but finds an attraction to Garret even before finding herself under the mistletoe with him. When she finds a baby in the manger on the night of the big festival it stirs up feelings that she thought she was long over.

This is such a sweet book! With it only being a little over 100 pages, it is great to just sit and enjoy it all in one sitting. Believe me, you wont want to put it down anyways before it is over.
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I enjoy good clean romance books and Christmas romances this time of year are my favorite. This book is the first in a series of three:

Book 1: “What Child is This” by C.J. Carmichael
Book 2: “Home for Christmas” by Roxy Boroughs
Book 3: “The Holly & the Ivy” by Brenda M. Collins

I loved "What Child I This"! It was clean and romantic. It was an easy read that you could get lost in and enjoy a night curled on the couch with cup of your favorite warm beverage and forget the worries of the day. The books starts with Garret who runs a local business that his family owns and operates. His mother hired Lily, young beautiful women to come and work for their company. Garret Frost is Lily Parkers boss. Garret is a single dad who lost his wife and has not come to terms with her death and is living with him parents. Lily has a secret of her own that when a mysterious baby is found in the nativity scene makes her normal facade crumble. With everyone fighting the season Garret’s son Duncan is asking for a gift that Garrett cannot deliver.
Having lost my own mom this book was touching. Holiday seasons can be tough on those who have lost someone they love. However through love and friendship getting through those times can make it easier. Can Lily trust enough to share her secrets and heal her heart? Is Garret to lost to love to see it when it is in front of him the whole time?
I highly recommend this book to anyone. It is clean enough for teenagers although it is better suited for older readers based on the families and adults involved.

Warning: If you have book OCD like I do then you want to go ahead an purchase all three books and read them in the order above because they lead into one another. Not to mention have cliff hangers ;)
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This was a sweet Christmas story that I really enjoyed.

Garret Frost has been running Frost Farms, his parents maple syrup business, since his father retired. He is still suffering the loss of his wife and puts all his effort into the family business while trying to raise his young son Duncan and living in his parent's home. He needs a bit of help in the office and hires Lily Parker as the public relations manager.
Lily is hiding a past about her divorce, what went wrong in her marriage and why she left New York City to live in a small town in Vermont.
When a newborn baby is left in the manger of the nativity scene during Frosty Frolics, the annual fundraiser to help needy families in town. A lot of questions are raised about who she belongs to and why she was dropped off there. Plus, questions are raised about why Lily became so emotional any time she is around the baby.
What Christmas miracle will bring Garret and Lily together?

There is a cliff hanger to this book, so you will need to read the next (which I am off to do now). I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a good Christmas story.
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Garret Frost is the owner of Frost Farm and he’s also a widower raising his young son. Between running his family’s maple syrup business and making sure Duncan, his son, is cared for, Christmas is a stressful time. When he almost kisses his PR manager, Lily Parker, under the mistletoe, he stops looking at Lily as an employee then starts looking at her as someone he wants to get to know better.

Lily Parker left New York in hopes of escaping the tragic loss that ended her marriage. Although when an abandoned baby is found in the Sugar Shack’s nativity scene, the nightmare Lily endured comes rushing back. To complicate matters further, she’s starting to develop feelings for Garret.

What Child Is This is a heartwarming Christmas novella that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I’m so glad that I gave C.J. Carmichael a second chance.

Garret Frost has quickly moved up to the top of my list of favorite heroes. His wife and unborn child died and he’s trying to balance running Frost Farm and Duncan. When the only gift Duncan asks Santa for is a trip to the North Pole, Garret knows his son is going to be crushed. But what has Garret even more worried is the feelings he’s having for Lily.

He’s develop feelings for Lily but because of not wanting to get hurt again, when he starts getting close to her, he starts pushing her away. Although his feelings aren’t quite that easy to tamp down.

Lily Parker has endured the loss of a child and has been pushed away by the man she once loved. When an abandoned baby is found in the nativity scene, the loss she suffered springs up once again. To make matters worse, every time she gets close to Garret he pulls away and she been in that type of relationship before and she doesn’t want to go there again.
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