Couple by Christmas by Pat Simmons
Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 boxset (Sep 27, 2016)
Pat Simmons (November 26, 2016)
Religious & Inspirational/Holiday/Wholesome Romance
Holidays haven’t been the same for Derek Washington since his divorce. He and his ex-wife, Robyn, go out of their way to avoid each other. This Christmas may be different when he decides to gives his son, Tyler, the family he once had before they split. Derek’s going to need the Lord’s intervention to soften her heart to agree to some outings. God’s help doesn’t come in the way he expected, but it’s all good, because everything falls in place for them to be a couple by Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs.
God’s word is woven within this second chance love story. Set during the Christmas holiday, there is healing and reconciliation. The characters pray, listen to God, and are on their way back to their HEA. The author states there will be a continuation story. This is not a cliff hanger and you have a complete story. The lead male character has matured and admits his failures in their marriage. I wasn’t so taken with the lead female character who continues to hold her ex-husbands mistakes against him and has difficulty admitting the fault in herself. That aside, this is a very well written family romance that has you rooting for the couple.
I read this as part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 Collection. It is now available as a single title. I’ve also read that there is a sequel, Prayers Answered, coming December 2017.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pat is the multi-published author of more than thirty titles, and is a three-time recipient of Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. As a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth, Pat is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. God is the Author who advances the stories she writes. Currently, overseeing the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions, Pat has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped, sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and her administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter.