Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Border Collie Christmas / Nancy Warren

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. Warren is a popular teacher and workshop presenter who holds an honors degree in English literature. She lives in the 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 Pacific 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 Erin tries 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.

Format/Typo Issues:

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

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