A Hummingbird Christmas by Karen Foley
A Glacier Creek Romance
Tule Publishing (October 17, 2017)
Cole Tanner doesn’t do Christmas. Abandoned as a child on Christmas Eve, he has no use for the holiday season. When his best friend’s widow arrives in Glacier Creek, Montana, determined to give her small daughter the fairy-tale Christmas she’s dreaming of, Cole is prepared to dislike her. He isn’t prepared for Joy and her daughter to insinuate their way into his life—and his heart. But when tragedy strikes, he needs a Christmas miracle to fulfill the one wish he never knew he wanted. Joy Holliday believes in miracles. She sees hummingbirds everywhere, and believes they are tiny messengers from Heaven. Despite losing her husband four years ago, she is determined not to dwell on the past, but to look to the future. Her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter, Piper, and ensuring she has a magical Christmas. In Glacier Creek she finds Cole, a man still smarting from the wounds of his past, determined to keep happiness at arms’ length. Can she save Christmas and show him the promise of a future with her?
“Santa was right! This is going to be the best Christmas ever!”
A Hummingbird Christmas has all necessary wonderful elements that I enjoy in a Christmas Romance story: small-town residents who support each other, a Christmas festival with all the events, lots of snow, Christmas decorations, sleigh rides, a person who avoids all things Christmas and a HEA. Add a small child and a dog to fully highlight the magical season. There is grieving in this story but there is also hope, love, and a promising future. I thought the Hummingbird “angel” was a perfect touch and made a believer out of me that it was a messenger from heaven. This is the first book in a new series. I see a lot of potential for this series and will check them out as they are released. This is the first book I’ve read by Karen Foley and I enjoyed it very much.
Copy provided by Tule Publishing via Netgalley
Reviewed by Lisa Reigel
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Foley admits to being an incurable romantic. When she’s not working for the Department of Defense, she loves writing sexy stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines. Karen lives in New England with her husband, two daughters, and a houseful of pets.