Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Romance / Christmas
Approximate word count: 20-25,000 words
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Nancy Warren is a USA Today bestselling Harlequin and Kensington author who got her big break when she won Harlequin's 2000 Blaze Contest. She is a two-time finalist for RWA's RITA award.
popular teacher and workshop presenter who holds an honors degree in English literature. She
lives in the Warren Pacific Northwest and loves to write funny, passionate romances. You
can learn more about her on her website.
Erin Nash has sought refuge in a small cabin hidden in the
Northwest for the Christmas holiday. One cold, rainy evening a
muddy puppy, with a big red bow around his neck, shows up on her front porch. When she attempts to unite the dog with
his owner, she meets Jarad a man trying to raise a five year-old daughter,
Sadie, alone. Jarad begins to rethink the wisdom of getting his daughter a
puppy for Christmas.
This is a sweet romance novella about two grieving people who are brought together by a cute Border Collie puppy with no name. The characters are well rounded and their heartbreaks are real. It is heart warming as
Erin and Jarad accept the unconditional love of a puppy
and start opening up and sharing their own pain with each other. Jarad’s
mother, who is at fault for losing the puppy to begin with, is a wonderful
talkative meddler that adds humor to the story. Sadie is an adorable little
girl who steals everyone’s heart and it is delightful to watch her ever-changing
Christmas wish list.
The angst that develops between Erin and Jarad as
to run away, yet again, from her feelings is mild compared to other romances I
have read. This would probably be perfect for any young adult who liked to read
romances as the heat level is mild. This story is a fast easy read for those
who wish to escape for an afternoon.
Novella suitable for young adults.
I noticed a few missing words, nothing to throw me out of the story. So I am going to say no significant errors.
Rating: **** Four Stars