And now to the Main Event:
A Romance for Christmas
By Kayelle Allen
A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It's Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.
Christine's young voice broke in on her thoughts.
put down the romance she'd been re-reading, the favorite she'd had since she
was sixteen. She'd sold all her others at a yard sale the previous week.
"What is it, sweetie?"
don't we has a real tree for Chribmas?"
don't we 'have'," she corrected. "Come sit by me." Dara patted
the couch and tucked her chenille robe closer around her.
arm around Matilda, her cloth doll, Christine climbed up beside her mother and
Matilda's going to need stuffing before
long. Her head flopped forward, face against her flat
chest. When did the lace on her dress get
so ragged? Dara smoothed the doll's dress. "Remember when Daddy went
home to heaven before Christmas last year?"
knuckled her eyes and yawned. "I 'member."
then Mommy got hurt in the car accident and couldn't go to work?"
took a deep breath. "Well, it meant there was no money for a real tree
this year. But I'm sure Santa will still bring you presents." Gifts Dara
bought by selling her entire collection of romance novels at a yard sale at her
friend Sherilyn's house. "And we drew a tree, right?" She pointed at
the crayon-bright drawing taped to the wall. Construction paper ornaments
decorated each branch.
it doesn't smell like a Chribmas tree."
hugged her. "I know, baby. I know."
will Santa leave his presents?" Christine pulled away and got on her
knees. "He can't put them under the tree, Mommy."
"Oh, honey!" She ruffled her daughter's
hair, swallowing the lump in her throat. "Santa will find a way." She
leaned forward and kissed her little girl. "We should get you in bed so he
can come. He can't leave presents while you're awake."
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This is a short (38 pages) sweet romance about a widowed young woman and her daughter struggling to make ends meet while she struggles with the cost of therapy from a hit and run accident. The Christmas looks very bleak. They can’t even afford a tree…or much in presents.
Enters a widowed policeman with a young daughter bearing good news that they’ve caught the hit and run guy and she’ll be getting a sizable insurance reimbursement from the guy’s insurance company. He’s also gathered up donations of toys for her little girl.
Seriously, how could she not fall in love with a guy bearing needed Christmas presents?
For those of you tired of sex in your romances, this is your book. It couldn’t get much better behaved than this one. They don’t even kiss. But they do have Christmas together, the girls get along, his parents like her, and try to help matters progress.
The two are cautious, but they are also cautiously optimistic at the conclusion of the story. Personally I prefer a stronger ending, but preferences differ by readers. In the real world, this ending would be a good one.
I give this 4 stars for being so nice through and through.
We need a 'feel good' story during the holidays.
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Kayelle Allen is a multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.
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