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"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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Gently she parted the blankets further, revealing a fuzzypink 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'dheld had been so much smaller. So much weaker.
Suddenly the emotions she'd been battling all day got thebest of her. A sob choked out from her throat, as if it had been yanked fromher 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 momentLily picked her up.
Lily escaped into the heated barn. Holding her breath, shepeeled away the wool blankets that had been in the manger this morning. A thirdblanket, the one closest to the baby's body was different. It was a hand-madequilt, with a patchwork pattern of tiny pink, yellow and blue flowers.
The baby was dressed in pink flannel pajamas, the kind withtiny feet attached.
Lily couldn't breathe. She pressed the baby to her chest andwaited for the wave of pain to subside, for her heart to resume pumping, herlungs to receive air.
The baby had dark blue eyes. They were gazing into Lily'sface 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. Thefirst to reach them was Garret. Lily pressed the bundle into his arms. Shecouldn't hold her another second without falling completely apart. "It's ababy."
Garret received it awkwardly, glancing only briefly at thechild, before looking back at her. "Lily?"
"What?" He should be paying attention to the infant. Why washe staring at her?
She put her hand to her cheek and he was right. "Who isshe?"
Garret glanced back at the baby before answering. "I have noidea."
- ASIN : B00FJFULYQ
- Publication date : December 5, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 340 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 101 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #900,655 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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story with two troubled main characters.
But they had undeniable chemistry between
them. There is a very supportive cast of
The Garret family owns and operates Frost
Farm Old Sugar Shack located in Vermont.
They make maple syrup.
Harold and Sylvia are getting ready for
retirement. Of their three children only
Garret is interested in taking over the farm.
He is a widower who has a 5 year old son.
His wife died due to a heart condition that
was a second pregnancy complication. He
lost her and the baby she was carrying. He
Moved into his parent house wth his son.
Sylvia hires a public relations person to help
her son. Her name is Lily Parker who comes
from New York. Lily is running from a bad
divorce. She has a secret she is hiding so
she is a workaholic.
What will happen between Garret and Lily?
Will they both be able to put their pasts
behind them to start new lives?
My favorite part of the story was the
Christmas baskets the Garret family gave
to the poor families in their community.
Add a young son who only wishes to go
to the North Pole for Christmas and a
baby found in the Farm's manager to
make for an enjoyable read.
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.
Blimey! Lily and Garret had amazing chemistry. It sizzled on every page. I honestly thought my Kindle was going to catch fire! And they were the perfect fit for each other.
The pacing was brilliant as well and I ended up reading this in one sitting. While I would have loved for this to have been a full-length novel, the relationship between Garret and Lily fit perfectly as a novella. And thank the ghost of Christmas dialogue conversations between the hero and heroine actually took place.
Although if you’re thinking What Child Is This wraps up the mystery of who the abandoned baby belongs to, it doesn’t. The mystery continues in the next two books in the series. While I haven’t read the next two books, I’m eager to read them and see if I’m right as to the mother of the child.
Overall, What Child Is This gave me the warm and fuzzies. The characters were intriguing, the romance sweet, and while the abandoned baby trope is often done in Christmas romances, I truly enjoyed how it was worked into this novella.
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.
At the end of the gathering, there is a newborn baby in the manger.....who would leave a baby..the elder frost parents foster the little girl they name Holly.
Garrett has a five year old son who wants to go to the North Pole.
This is just a sweet story with a few little twist and turns. Very
family oriented, very neighborly oriented....nice story to read around the holidays or anytime you want that warm and fuzzy feeling.