Christmas at Seashell Cottage by Donna Alward
Release Date - October 2014
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
I love feel-good stories, and Christmas at Seashell Cottage is definitely a feel-good holiday romance. The story takes place in my favorite place on earth, coastal Maine, so that made it all the more enjoyable.
Charlie Yang's parents may not have been thrilled by her decision to move to Maine and become a small town doctor, but she's happy enough. She cares for most everyone in the town and has a charming cottage in a beautiful coastal town. In hopes of getting to know more people in the community, she agrees to help out with the decorations for the upcoming holiday.
While working on the nativity scene, Charlie comes face to face with a man she's admired from afar. Dave Ricker is a former SEAL and as he's new to the town, he needs friends just as much as Charlie does. She doesn't want to lose her heart to a man who may leave, but it's hard to resist.
While walking past the nativity scene one night, Dave spots something and finds an abandoned newborn in the cradle. It's this little baby boy who draws Dave and Charlie together. How long can things last when police are trying to find the baby's mother? Does Charlie really want to get into a relationship with a man who has made it clear he'll be moving on?
With this charming holiday story priced at less than $5, I can't imagine not ordering a copy. It's a sweet read, nothing too taxing, and it simply warms the heart. It's not overly long, so you can fit in reading around preparing holiday meals, baking cookies, or simply sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire for a moment of "me time."