Monday, September 7, 2020

Review: Miracle Creek Christmas

 About the Book:

Miracle Creek ChristmasWhen Riley Madigan moves to the sleepy mountain town of Miracle Creek, she hopes her new job as a high school art teacher will help her mend her recently broken heart. A little peace and quiet would be a gift this Christmas season. The last thing on her mind is love.

Former firefighter Mark Rivers has spent the last year recovering from burns sustained during a rescue operation. He’s been trying to piece his life back together but still struggles both emotionally and psychologically. When he meets Riley, he finally sees something that might bring some light back into his life.

When Mark asks Riley to work on a special nativity project, he finds himself falling for her quirky, unaffected ways. Riley doesn’t seem bothered by his scars, but is her affection for him real, or is this just another act of charity?  One thing’s for certain, in a small town that views Mark as a fragile hero, it’s hard to pursue a relationship without everyone in his business. And although Riley has sincere feelings for Mark, is she ready to risk her heart?

Broken hearts and lives are mended as the town of Miracle Creek comes together to celebrate a Christmas to remember.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this small town Christmas romance. I loved how everyone knew each other and how fast gossip spread. I love that Riley came to this small town to heal her broken heart and she did. I loved the moments between Mark and Riley - as they became friends and then something more. I enjoyed learning their back stories. I love how both the main characters needed each other in order to continue healing from their trauma.  I loved Mark's banter with his father.  I loved the description of the art work Riley created. I love how the two of them came together to create a project that would speak volumes to his father. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute. I love the Christmas ornament details.
Source: ARC sent for review
Library Recommendation: A great book for your public library's romance collection.

About the Author:

Krista writes contemporary romance, historical romance, and fantasy. She has lived in lush Oregon and rugged Wyoming, but Washington is her beloved home state. She likes to choose familiar settings for her stories and is grateful to have such inspirational places to choose from. She is a mother of six, gramma of three, a gardener and cook, loves to travel, laugh, and hike, and lives to make the best of what she’s been given. Find her on Instagram @kristajensenbooks.

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Book Details:
Title: Miracle Creek Christmas
Author: Krista Jensen 
Publication Date: September 8, 2020 
ISBN: 9781629727875 
Retail Price: $15.99 
Page Count: 368 
Proper Romance / Holiday / Contemporary 
Book Design: © Shadow Mountain 
Art Direction: Richard Erickson 
Design: Sheryl Dickert Smith

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